Staying secure in 2017

Ghost in the Shell is why I flat-out refuse to have any electronics inside me, no matter how cool they might seem. This logo was made by some guy going by the handle motwaaagh

Have you ever seen the old Ghost in the Shell series? It was awesome, you should watch it. More importantly, though, it’s becoming more and more relevant: far too many computers today are vulnerable to malware.

Last week, a multi-continent attack crippled Britain’s National Health Services, among other individuals and groups. How can you ensure your own computers are secure?

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Birmingham’s Bike to Work Day is May 19th: what you need to know
Zach Riggins, Jason Bierley, and Brian Toone took B2W day to an awesome extreme and pedaled all the way to Tuscaloosa! – via and Terri Brewer

I’ve posted before supporting Birmingham cycling, so when I got the opportunity to work on the upcoming Bike to Work Day, I jumped, exams or no exams! Continue reading “Birmingham’s Bike to Work Day is May 19th: what you need to know”

Citizen, Agent, or both? The FBI Citizen’s Academy explained

Cloudy days are actually the best days to take a photo, because light diffuses evenly – image via Justin Childs

Most likely, the extent of your involvement with the FBI is limited to what you’ve seen on the X-Files or the Blacklist.  The Bureau just isn’t something the average citizen comes into meaningful contact with.  But being an “average citizen,” as peaceful and routine as it might be, might not satisfy you.  I’m not saying you should commit a string of felonies across state borders (please don’t), but how does one get involved with the FBI?

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