Technology

Lessons learned from the Podesta email hack

December 30, 2016 - 17:35

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

The hacking of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s email provided a lesson for us all. It was an amazingly simple phishing email that caused his password to be revealed. An email was sent to Podesta’s gmail account saying someone had used his password to login to his account from the Ukraine and he should change his password. It included a link to change the password.

Advice on personal identifications and passwords

December 30, 2016 - 15:14

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

One of the most difficult aspects of security is uniquely identifying a user and verifying that they are who they claim to be. This is normally down through a username and password. The username uniquely identifies the user and the password verifies that they are that user.

Tech Talk: Staying safe while supporting small businesses online

December 24, 2016 - 13:53

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

The Internet has enabled small businesses to open with low upfront costs. This enables them to create a storefront on the Internet that can be reached by people all over the world.


Rocco Maglio, CISSP

Tech Talk: Five free MP3s a day from your library

December 15, 2016 - 13:53
Freegal app

The Hernando County Library provides the ability to download a few mp3 songs each week. These songs are yours to keep forever. This is through an app on your phone Freegal or via their web site http://hcpl.freegalmusic.com. If you know your library card number and your pin, you can use this service and start building a collection of songs today.

The conundrum of fake news and the internet

December 03, 2016 - 18:08

Rocco Maglio is a Certified Internet Security Systems Professional. He has over 20 years of experience in software engineering.

With the recent Presidential election, the issue of “fake news” has been making headlines. The Washington Post recently ran an article entitled “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say.”

Tech Talk: Hernando Broadband to compete with Brighthouse, AT&T

November 13, 2016 - 14:54

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

There is a new Internet provider in the county: Hernando Broadband. They are competing with Brighthouse and AT&T's DSL. They are using a technology called fixed wireless broadband.


Rocco Maglio, CISSP

Tech Talk: Understanding simple home computer networking

October 22, 2016 - 14:28

Rocco Maglio is a software engineer with over 23 years of experience. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Setting up a network can seem daunting if you are uninitiated. There are three items that you see: IP address, subnet mask, and gateway. The IP address is the number of your machine. It will be something like 192.168.1.51.

What information does the internet know about you?

October 20, 2016 - 18:10

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

Companies on the Internet can collect information about you any time you are online.

Usually you have several browser windows open. You are logged into facebook or google in one window and browsing in another window.

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