Bandwidth. The data world’s equivalent to Black Gold. With life migrating to the digital world more and more everyday, everyone is fighting to get their worth of this prized resource. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) promise faster and faster speeds to residential and business users and faster dedicated speeds to enterprise-class users. But are they actually providing these speeds or are they fudging the numbers to build a customer base?
With modern advancements in computing, consumers are demanding more and more data. We think its really interesting how these technologies work, which devices play an integral role in allowing other devices to communicate, and hope you do too! This article provides a simple overview of the types of devices that comprise a network and how they interact to transmit information from one place to another.
Privacy of personal information is a contentious issue. In a day and age when people share more information about themselves than ever before, intentionally or not, there is an intrinsic value in privacy that we cannot forsake.
Data Privacy and anonymity afford us protection, ensuring certain information cannot be used to harm us.
Data Privacy protects our bank accounts from being robbed and safeguards our health and welfare from the eyes of those who would target us among the masses.
Do you know how to tell a legitimate email from a targeted phishing attack?
Sometimes it’s not easy to tell what’s real and what isn’t, even for the most sophisticated email user. This article will help you or someone you care about learn what to look for so that your information stays safe.
Within the past few years, there’s been an increase in the ability of the average email user to detect and delete spam. This has not gone unnoticed, particularly by the spammers who have a direct financial interest in obtaining our confidential information. Because of this, the percentage of people who respond to spam has remarkably decreased. Now, though, we’re seeing an increase in the type of targeted spam known as phishing. We’ve entered the next evolution of email scams, and things are just heating up.
There has been a lot of discussion about net neutrality lately, but it’s a topic that can be difficult to understand. This article briefly looks at the recent background (why it’s in the news), and both sides of the debate. If you have any questions about net neutrality, let us know in the comments section. Thanks.
So here’s a list of things a lot of us do, but shouldn’t, along with things most of us don’t do, but probably should. These should make your passwords more secure and easier to remember.
I’ll skip trying to re-explain everything and just link to: http://heartbleed.com/
The short version is that OpenSSL versions in the last ~2 years are vulnerable to having basically any confidential information stolen. Any exploited servers are vulnerable to having previously sniffed traffic decrypted, even after patching out the vulnerability. It is recommended that you regenerate your SSL private keys and certificates, even after patching, and revoke the previous certificates with your certificate authority.
All in all, very bad. Approximately 1/3 of the Internet is effected. FRII is advising all customers to take this extremely seriously (as we are) and take every precaution. FRII has already patched all potentially vulnerable portions of our infrastructure, and any potentially compromised certificates will be revoked and replaced as soon as possible.