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Google & Amazon Deal Death Blows To Adobe Flash

I’ve posted about why the Adobe Flash browser plug-in needs to die many times here on DMM, and it really boils down to security. Or rather, the security holes in that plugin. Major tech players are getting fed up with the Flash problem, and have started making moves of their own to protect their users […]

Other Dating Sites Targeted By Hackers

It seems that when the recent, massive hack of Ashley Madison exposed how weak security was on that site, hackers were motivated to take a closer look at online dating sites in general. What they and online security experts are finding is that most online dating sites are highly vulnerable to attack.     PlentyOfFish […]

Microsoft’s Free Youthspark Program Teaches Kids AND Adults Online Safety

If you’re feeling less than confident about helping your kids stay safe online, you’re not alone. Kids today are often much more tech-savvy than their parents, but that doesn’t mean they’re doing all they should to protect themselves on the internet. From the youngest kids all the way up to the octogenarians, most consumers could […]

Tech Pros’ 3 Most Important Online Security Precautions Are Easy…And You’re Probably Not Taking Them

The 2015 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security conducted a study of both experts (people with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a tech professional) and non-experts in the most important things they do to stay safe online, and the results are pretty surprising.   Not only are the pros taking precautions most […]

DMM Mailbag: When You Google Someone, Will They Know?

What Does Googling Get You? You can “Google”, or do a web search, on anyone. It’s not illegal, and in my opinion there’s nothing wrong with it. After all, when we’re talking about ordinary people (as opposed to famous people, whose private stuff becomes unexpectedly public in hacks all the time) the only results you’ll […]