The 2020 Bruceb News Year In Review

The 2020 Bruceb News Year In Review

We made it to the end of 2020! Almost done with Season 4 of the miniseries from hell, “The Decline And Fall Of The American Trumpire.” The next 29 days will move at a pace that makes glaciers look speedy, just like the last nine months. The best we can hope is that...
Cybercrime Is Boring

Cybercrime Is Boring

The phone rings. It’s a scammer. “I’m calling from Microsoft about a problem with your computer.” “I’m calling from the IRS to discuss your past-due tax bill.” “Would you like to contribute to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation?” Don’t sympathize with the...
Security Tip: Are You Available For A Scam?

Security Tip: Are You Available For A Scam?

An email comes in from a co-worker, usually someone higher up than you. It’s short, just a few words: “Are you available? I need your help as soon as possible.” “Are you available” messages are a scam. Your email response will go to a...
Is Zoom Safe To Use?

Is Zoom Safe To Use?

The world has adopted Zoom for video chats with friends and family while we shelter, for good reasons: it’s free or inexpensive, it’s easy to use, and it works very well. Naturally, there’s been a backlash, because, I don’t know, good things...