Monthly Archives: July 2013

Canary, the portable “home security” solution

Keep an “eye” on your house via the app.

Apple Developer Site Breach

“In the notice posted to the site, Apple explained that some developers personal information like name, e-mail address and mailing address may have been accessed. The note does not mention passwords, or if password hashes were accessed. ”  Link

Do you use Tumblr on iOS? Change your password.

Tumblr has released a new version of their iOS app and are urging users to change their passwords.  It appears that the app did not use secure protocols to transmit the password.   Link

HIPAA security breach case settled for $1.7 million

The managed care company WellPoint Inc. has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1.7 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.  This case sends an important message to HIPAA-covered entities to take caution when implementing changes to their information systems, especially when those changes involve updates to Web-based applications or

My Favorite Freeware Sites (Windows)

My top 3. Gizmo’s Freeware – Ranked choices based upon function. Ninite – Install the most popular freeware via one app, pick and choose. Filehippo – Greater selection than Ninite but install one at a time.

JFF – Nerf Sentry Gun

July Patch Tuesday/Reboot Wednesday

It’s time to patch your PCs.  Run Software Update (Mac) or Windows Update.   Microsoft Patch List Adobe Patch List

Dropbox wants to connect everything Digital for you.

“With its new Chooser and Saver options — the first of a planned family of features the company calls Drop-ins — developers can make Dropbox the “open” and “save” windows in their apps”   Link

Google releases fix for Android security hole

“Google has found a fix for a vulnerability in Android’s security model that could allow attackers to convert 99 percent of all applications into Trojan malware.” It’s up to the carriers (ATT,Verizon, etc.) to push the patch to their users.   Link

Apple Security Update 2013-003

All Lion and Mountain Lion (10.7, 10.8) should update using “Check for Updates” in the Apple Menu