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I’ve officially launched a weekly newsletter called Carey’s Weekly Security Tips. Every week, I’ll send out a short blurb on something you can do to improve your cybersecurity and/or protect your online privacy. By signing up, you will also receive a free copy of my booklet Carey’s Top Five Security Tips. I will probably be

Second edition available on Amazon!

The second edition of Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons is now available on Amazon.com! I’ve updated the book for Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan, expanded the coverage on mobile security and child safety, and updated much of the other content. It’s now over 30% longer than the first edition! Thanks to support from

Apple vs the FBI

I’ve been waiting to comment on this because more information seems to be coming out every day. Also, there has been so much written about this already that I wasn’t sure what I would have to add. But I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that this is a pivotal moment in our democracy, so

Pre-Sales of the Second Edition!

I’ve launched a KickStarter campaign for the second edition of Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons! This second edition will cover Windows 10 and OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), along with a host of other updates. This KS campaign is basically pre-sales of the book, with the idea of taking the proceeds and investing them in marketing

On the Ethics of Ad-Blocking

As the saying goes, if you’re not paying for the product, then you are the product. The business model for most of the Internet revolves around advertising – which in and of itself is not a bad thing. It may be an annoying thing, but passive advertising isn’t actually harmful. Passive advertising is placing ads

Second Edition in the works!

I was approached by the continuing education group at Duke University to give a lecture on computer security and privacy, which I did last October. It was quite the hit and I will now be teaching a 6-week course for Duke on the same topic, starting mid-April of 2016! I’m very excited! I’m planning to

Gone Phishin’ (LostPass)

LastPass is the password manager I recommend in my book and to anyone who asks. While there are a handful of good products like it, to me LastPass has a rock-solid security story and all the features anyone could want. You may have heard last week about a threat to LastPass called “LostPass” on the

Using Credit Freeze for Self Defense

Identity theft is arguably one of the worst things that can happen to a person, financially. When someone steals your identity, they can basically do anything you can do – including obtaining loans or credit cards in your name. And when the spending spree is over, you are left holding the bag. If it’s not