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Josh Long
Works at MacTech Magazine
Attended Northcentral University
Lives in Fremont, CA
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#TrueCrypt has been audited! But is it safe, and should you use it? http://bit.ly/1ExBqvP ☜ My latest article at +Intego's #Mac #Security Blog

Topics: #infosec #crypto #encryption #data #cryptography #Windows #software #opensource  
Close to a year ago, I wrote an article entitled "TrueCrypt is Dead; What Does This Mean for Mac Users?" after the developers of the source-available* disk encryption software abruptly terminated t...
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The 3 Hottest Physical #Security Products at #CES2015 : http://bit.ly/1zelH2j  —my latest article!
#Apple #Mac #iPhone #hardware #biometrics #encryption #infosec +Intego
You already know where to turn for the best Mac security products on the planet. But as any good security practitioner will tell you, it's important to take a layered approach to security. That's w...
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Can your #Mac run OS X #Yosemite ? Are you safe if you still use #Lion ? What can you do if your Mac can't be upgraded? Find out in my latest #Apple #security article!
Link: http://bit.ly/1wxqo59 (published at +Intego) #infosec #OSX
Apple recently released a new version of its Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite (version 10.10). Like last year with the release of Mavericks, Apple chose to continue supporting all the same Macs ...
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#TrueCrypt is Dead; What Does It Mean for You? http://bit.ly/U9pgWi (My latest +Intego #security article) #infosec #encryption #Mac
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My latest article at +Intego's Security Blog— #Security Month in Review, Part 2: #Vulnerabilities and Patches: http://bit.ly/1kh7IMB

Topics include: #adobe #apple #mac #ios #windowsxp #xp #heartbleed #infosec
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My latest article at +Intego's Mac Security Blog — #Security Month in Review, Part 1: Database Breaches, #Passwords to Change http://bit.ly/1jZyU8t #infosec
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Hey, remember #Heartbleed? It affected more sites than you realized… http://bit.ly/QcrjWLHuge list of popular sites (including several NOT on lists by Mashable, CNET, CNN, etc.). Did you miss any of these? Change these #passwords! #security #infosec
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Watch the +Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform #LIVE in 1 hour! (8:30 AM PDT; 3:30 PM GMT) https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch Don't miss it! #MoTab #LDSconf 
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Do you have an old-school #AOL Screen Name #AppleID ?
Today (March 31, 2015) is the LAST DAY you can convert it, or you'll forever lose access to #iTunes purchases and‬ #iOS app updates!
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204268

(To be clear, if your #AppleID username contains a full @aol․com address you don't need to convert it; this only affects Apple IDs that contain just an AOL Screen Name without @aol․com at the end.)

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Apple Security: 2014 Year In Review
Did you catch the important computer security stories of the past year? Make sure you're as secure as possible…
http://bit.ly/14zQMQX
(my latest article published at +Intego's The #Mac #Security Blog)
#Apple #vulnerabilities #infosec #CloudSecurity #iCloud #Hearbleed #Shellshock  
The computer security stories seemed to be virtually nonstop over the past year, so there's a good chance you may have missed some stories. Make sure you haven't missed anything important—read on f...
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Homestar Runner and Strong Bad Email are soon to return, says Matt Chapman himself! Full 1-hour #podcast interview:  http://jeffrubinjeffrubinshow.com/episode/123-homestar-runners-matt-chapman/ #HomestarRunner #StrongBad
Homestar Runner's Matt Chapman stops by to discuss where the show came from, what happened to it, and why it's finally coming back. https://soundcloud.com/
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#Funny 1-minute +CNN clip of +Morgan Spurlock (of Super Size Me fame) helping #Mormon missionaries do selfless service: http://bit.ly/1leBFOp #lds
Morgan: "I don't even help my friends do things!"
As he tags along with missionaries doing selfless service, Morgan embraces the idea of doing good and helping others. Tune in Sunday, May 11 at 10pm ET.
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Security & Network Specialist, Podcast Producer & Host
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  • MacTech Magazine
    Podcast Producer and Host, present
  • MacMod
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Fremont, CA
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Computer security geek. Podcast Producer at MacTech Magazine. LDS.
Introduction

My name is Josh Long (also known as "the JoshMeister"). I'm a computer security geek and a Latter-day Saint. I podcast and write about Apple, tech, information security, and religion. In recent years I've also been known for writing and podcasting about the TV show LOST.

I currently work full-time as a computer Network Specialist for a large organization, supporting numerous sites throughout the largest geographic county in the contiguous United States. Additionally, I'm the Podcast Producer and Host for MacTech Magazine, and I'm also known for my computer security blog, "the JoshMeister on Security."

I have three degrees including a master's degree in Information Technology concentrating in Internet Security and a bachelor's degree in IT concentrating in Network Administration (summa cum laude), and I've taken doctorate-level coursework in Business Administration and Computer and Information Security.  I'm a CompTIA Security+ and Network+ certified professional.

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My computer security research has been featured or mentioned by notable tech news outlets and security sites including: CNET (including in Elinor Mills' InSecurity Complex column; also republished by CBS News), ZDNet UK, Lifehacker, Computerworld (also republished by PCWorld, Macworld, CIO, PC Advisor, and InfoWorld), Yahoo! News, The Register, ExtremeTech, MacFixIt, TWiT Tech News Today, SC Magazine, StopBadware, Sophos Naked Security / Sophos Security Chet Chat, heise Security / The H Security, Norman Security Center, Cyber Crime & Doing Time, Unmask Parasites, DNS-BH, Low End Mac, MacTech Magazine, and more.
Education
  • Northcentral University
    Business Administration, Computer and Information Security (completed some Ph.D. coursework)
  • American InterContinental University Online
    Information Technology, Internet Security (MIT)
  • American InterContinental University Online
    Information Technology, Network Administration (BIT)
  • Chaffey College
    Computer Information Systems (AS)
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