Technology

Tech Talk: Five free MP3s a day from your library

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

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

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

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?

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.

How to avoid online scams

Rocco Maglio, is a Certified Internet Security Systems Professional (CISSP). He has worked in the web and software industry for over 20 years as a software architect and engineer.

A continuing problem with the Internet in the anonymous nature of users leads to it being a popular place for scammers. They can send emails that convince you to give personal information and police will not have a way to trace where the email went.

Tech Talk: Looking for a job? Learn cybersecurity.

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

A constant refrain is that the Tampa area is in need of cybersecurity talent. The problem is that most job openings are for people with experience, so how do you start out? There are many college programs to get you started, but most likely it will require more than a college degree to get your first job in cybersecurity.

Is your smart phone invading your privacy?

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

Smartphones do so many things for us, that many people are lost without them. They provide an assortment of tools: phone, contact book, day planner, calculator, instant messenger, and more. You can answer many questions by simply googling for the answer. You no longer have to spend wakeless nights trying to remember who was that actor in that movie.

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