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David Longenecker
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Christ-follower | Once mistaken for a cybersecurity expert | dad of 5 | @AustinISSA board | I write https://securityforreealpeople.com
Christ-follower | Once mistaken for a cybersecurity expert | dad of 5 | @AustinISSA board | I write https://securityforreealpeople.com

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Quick and dirty malicious PDF analysis
Friends and family regularly send me things they find suspicious or weird. Sometimes it turns out to be malicious, and other times perfectly fine, but I'm always glad to know I've instilled a proper degree of skepticism in my friends. My willingness to help...

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It's tax fraud season!
1040 Individual Tax Return , by 401kcalculator. Used under license CC BY-SA 2.0 It's tax season. That means it is also tax fraud season.  Early in the year is prime time for tax-related scams targeting both consumers and businesses. I see these start to app...

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How to be your daughter's hero, DFIR edition
Every now and then, my day job pays dividends at home. Shortly before Christmas was one such occasion. My daughter (a foreign exchange student my family is hosting, but she quickly became a daughter to us) had just spent a weekend with a friend. The friend ...

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The downtime before the new year is a great time for some housekeeping. Here's your periodic reminder to update the Fraud Alert on your credit report every 90 days. It takes 10 minutes to do, and it's a very strong defense against a crook opening financial accounts or credit in your name.

It's also a good time to review your credit report from one of the bureaus (I recommend staggering your schedule - look over your credit report from Experian in January, from Trans Union in May, and from Equifax in September, for example).

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2016 has been a bugger of a year for many. Rather than stew over the loss of family members, friends, and icons of our adolescence, my cousin asked a simple question: "what's the best/coolest thing you did in 2016?" I thought to reply with a picture - but as I scrolled through my camera roll I found it has been an amazing year of memories, too many great experiences to pick just one picture. So here are some smile-worthy pictures from my family's 2016!

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Silver linings: 2016 in pictures
2016 has been a bugger of a year for many. Rather than stew over the loss of family members, friends, and icons of our adolescence, my cousin asked a simple question: "what's the best/coolest thing you did in 2016?" I thought to reply with a picture - but a...

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"Ho! Ho! Ho!" or "Oh No No!"
It's December! A time for family gatherings, vacation travels, Christmas shopping - and holiday scams. Here are a few tips to make sure "Ho! Ho! Ho!" doesn't turn into "Oh No No!" Shop with credit cards - never debit As chip card readers slowly become commo...

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Six steps to block credit card fraud
Just over a year ago, I put together a simple guide to dodging financial fraud; it quickly became one of the most popular posts on this site. Given some recent cyber events, now seems like a good time for an updated version. How many times have you replaced...

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Tom Hanks is not dead - an ugly malicious advertisement
This post is a work-in-progress as I analyze the malicious link. What I do know so far is, Tom Hanks is not dead, and the fake news link on Facebook leads to a malicious website. No, Tom Hanks is not dead. However, a malicious advertisement circulating on F...

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November 8 is about more than just the Oval Office
The bulk of this was written a year and a half ago. This election cycle has brought about caustic attitudes, and a very large number of people stating they simply would not vote this year.  I have for the most part stayed out of any political discourse this...
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