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Tor – Practice Safe Surfing On The Web

In May of last year, I wrote an article titled “Anonymity on the Web – the Tor Browser” (http://wp.me/p2J68t-1q). When I wrote the “Anonymity……” article, I was concerned about how much information I was imparting to websites each time I visited one.  After some investigation, I discovered The Tor Project.  They provide a free open source […]

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LarryTalksTech: A look back at 2012

Some Reflection The end of a year usually brings about some reflection and I thought this would be a good time to look back at the roots of LarryTalksTech, comment on some of the articles written during 2012, and provide updates where applicable. In The Beginning… I’d been kicking around the idea of writing a […]

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Keep Your Mac Safe For Free Part 4 (The Little Things)

Semper Vigilans There are plenty of programs waiting to attack your computer in cyberspace: malware, virus’s, trojans, worms, phishing, and other assortments of strangely labeled nasty code. Their purpose is to take your personal data (credit card info, phone numbers, addresses, license numbers, social security numbers, etc.) off your computer.  This information is then sold […]

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Anonymity on the Web – Tor Browser

Developed by the Tor Project, Tor is free open source software that allows you to surf the web with a high degree on anonymity.   Initially, your web request (for the website you will eventually connect to)  is bounced through a number of server relays, and through this process, your IP address (your online identity) is […]

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Keep Your Mac Safe For Free (On the Net) Part 2

In last week’s blog entry (http://wp.me/p2J68t-u), we discussed these “free” ways to keep your Mac safe:  Keep the Mac OS X up to date, turn “off” Java, adjust settings in Adobe Flash Player, install an anti-virus program, set up your built-in firewall, and password protection.  This week, we’ll discuss how to keep your Mac safe […]