Security Archive

REALTOR® Secure

Chicago, August 17, 2009: The Center for REALTOR® Technology today announced that the REALTOR® Secure program will be focusing more on security education and awareness and will be re-branded as REALTOR® Secure: Understanding and Identifying Your Personal, Corporate and...
September 2, 2009

A Case for Simple Two Factor Authentication

Chris and I have recently been talking about how to more easily provide two-factor authentication to MLS and association websites.  For those that don’t know what two-factor authentication is,  Wikipedia gives an indepth overview.  But simply put, two factor...
June 4, 2009

Cheap and Effective Backup

I started a project to install a file backup system for my home systems.  I have Windows, Linux and Mac systems on my home network with file types ranging from small text files to huge recording sessions.  I didn’t...
January 1, 2009

Privacy at Risk?

I have been reading about privacy concerns related to Flash-based Local Shared Objects (LSO).  If you are interested privacy matters, I recommend you follow the above link or this one from Slashdot and read up. LSO has been around...
October 20, 2008

Banning SPAM is Unconstitutional?

I saw this headline over the weekend on the Washington Post: Va. Ban On Spam Is Ruled Unlawful E-Mail Restriction Called Violation of First Amendment [Note: I would have provided a link, but registration (free) is required.  After registering,...
September 17, 2008

Some secure fun! – Part 3

A while ago, we produced some videos related to security in order to try alternative means of getting the word out on security.  Traditional means were not working.  We tried white papers, a website and e-mails.  The second video...
July 6, 2006

Info security: U – R – IT

The key to security is embedded in the word itself: U R IT If not you, then who? If not now, then when? During your typical day, you may be exposed to situations where you are vulnerable to a...
June 22, 2006

Some secure fun – Part 2

A while ago, we produced some videos related to security in order to try alternative means of getting the word out on security.  Traditional means were not working.  We tried white papers, a website and e-mails.  The second video...
June 21, 2006

Some secure fun! Part 1

A while ago, we produced some videos related to security in order to try alternative means of getting the word out on security.  Traditional means were not working.  We tried white papers, a website and e-mails.  The first video...
June 17, 2006

Security policies and procedures

I had a post yesterday that focuesed on the security events at Midyear. However, given the attention that the recent breach of personal information at the Department of Veterans Affairs has been receiving, it might be a good time...
May 23, 2006