iSD in the Tech Age!

Net-self-defense, we spend an exorbitant amount of time on our physical defense training and then we forget that our lives are in just as much danger of "Grave Financial Harm" or Financial ruin (Death) as if we are attacked by a street predator. Research and studies show, from the security experts in this field, that Anti-virus and Firewall suites only catch about 5% of the threats out there and those same folks tell us that it is in all probability worse at the Enterprise levels.

My goal here is to educate myself, and by proxy, pass on what I learn to others so that each individual who is connected at any level can take steps to achieve some semblance of security in their electronic on-line lives. We are so deeply imbedded in modern technology that to not take appropriate actions to learn iSD or internet self-defense in the technological age is just foolishness.

My goal is to provide enough of a foundation that readers, like me, can take the appropriate actions, i.e., apply those fundamental principles of technological methodologies to safeguard one of the more important, actually critical, strategies and tactics to defend ourselves from grave economical harm or even economical/financial death or ruin from nefarious predatory hacking processes.

Nothing in this blog is definitive, it is meant to set a foundation of knowledge, understanding and awareness so that you are not one day blindsided by some effort to steal your very life out from underneath you so fast you feel like you have been hit behind the ear and knocked into a daze of confusion, fear and finally anger where your tech-life falls apart and ruins your real life utterly, completely and with no light in sight down that dark, empty and black hole.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Billions Sold, Sound Familiar

Demolocke’s Agenda Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link)

Long ago in a world far, far in the past a fast food place put this on their signs and now you too can put this on your computers and media devices so that you can remind yourself that selling billions of devices that don’t directly effect you, indirectly you betcha, is not a good thing, it is dangerous, crafty and like identity theft a real bear to beat and get corrected. The onus is on YOU!

“Gartner Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected each day, Gartner estimates. If only a fraction of these new IoT devices are shipped with sloppy security defaults — such as hard-coded accounts and passwords — the IoT problem is going to get a lot worse in the coming years.” - Krebs on Security

Just reading about the numbers is causing my blood pressure to rise and my vertigo to spin while my body does the hoochie-coochie with the chemicals my brain is releasing under the old flight-fight survival triggers. This shit is really scary. Don’t even get me started on the Banks iPhone/Smartphone ATM automation, Arghhhhhhhhhh! READ ABOUT ATM AUTOMATED TELLER FRAUD HERE!

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