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Cyber Security: Is the government doing all it can to protect your information?

Cyber-security expert, Michael Hayden, recently shocked the world by announcing that following the U.S.A. Freedom Act Americans are “definitely not safer.”  He argued that this policy change will make no significant difference to the safety and security of everyday people. The act, which striped the NSA of their right to collect bulk phone data, is merely the first of many steps required to create true online safety.

The Freedom Act was precipitated by the news that Chinese intelligence officials had stolen millions of personnel records from the Office of Personnel Management. People were astonished to learn that this kind of data theft was even possible.…

The Hacker News : My Parents Need a FixMeStick

The principles underlying the FixMeStick are tried and true, and are no surprise to anyone in Internet security. The engineering challenge is to get the principles to work on a mass scale for non-technical consumers. What we’ve done with the FixMeStick is implemented these principles (separate clean device, multiple scanners, no dependency on untrusted code) on a consumer device that anyone can use.

We tend to get one of two responses from security and IT Pros that learn about the FixMeStick:

1 – I can build that myself for free using an ISO from an anti-virus company.

2 – I love it, a solution I can send to my friends and family that won’t come back on me.

The security guys are The Hacker News are in camp #2: The FixMeStick : My Parents Need This