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Deb Shinder
Works at TACteam
Attended North Texas State University
Lived in Dallas metroplex, TX
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Everybody's talking ... about the OpenSSL vulnerability. Here's the scoop.
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Can being good at what you do be a bad thing? It can if your computer skills make you the logical suspect when someone around you gets hacked. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Hacker? People who aren't tech savvy, that's who.
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Thanks for the review, looking forward to more insight into what I can do with mine.  Your enthusiasm toward the lens kit you have made me put it in my cart at Amazon, and itching to hit the checkout button.  Although just a few as of yet, the reviews are glowing.  
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Small business employees who work from home work longer hours but report higher levels of job satisfaction. Read my article: 
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Think working for the biggest company is the dream job? For some it is (it works for my husband  ) but "survey says" computer-using employees who works for a small business enjoy a higher level of job satisfaction than the average American worker. See my article on the GFI Talk Tech To Me blog:
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If you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to hide. Are you absolutely sure of that? This is an expanded version of a former blog post about the perfect storm created by the combination of ubiquitous surveillance technology and bad lawmaking.
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Once upon a time, we cared. We were willing to go to battle over the question: Which OS is the best? Today, more and more of us have divided loyalties, switching from PC to iPad to Android phone without a twinge of guilt. Do operating systems matter at all anymore? Read my take on that over on GFI's "Talk Tech to Me" blog.
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"As we go forward into a cloudy future"

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Check out my article about the future of computing on GFI's "Talk Tech to Me" Blog:
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My contribution to "The 12 Apps of Christmas." See my RunKeeper review:
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Microsoft bringing back the Start menu AND letting you run modern UI apps in a window? Great news for Windows users; not so great for Stardock, who was probably making a whole lot of money selling third-party programs that let you do both of those things. But kudos to Microsoft for listening to the customers (finally).
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They did not bring back the Start Menu, only the Start Button. Stardock is still the best solution!
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  • TACteam
    Owner/CEO, 1998 - present
  • Eastfield College
    Instructor & police academy course coordinator, 1991 - 1997
  • North Central Texas Regional Police Academy
    Course coordinator, 1990 - 1991
  • City of Seagoville
    1986 - 1990
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Introduction
I'm a technical analyst and writer, Microsoft MVP (enterprise security), former police officer and police academy instructor. I love my cats, dogs, kids and husband Tom (not necessarily in that order!). You can find out much more about me than you ever wanted to know over at www.debshinder.com
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I've written or contributed to over 25 books including "Scene of the Cybercrime" for Syngress Publishing & "Computer Networking Essentials" for Cisco Press. I write two weekly newsletters, WXPnews and Win7News, a weekly column for TechRepublic called Microsoft InSights, and articles on smartphones and cybercrime. I'm lead author/blogger for ISAServer.org and Windowsecurity.com. I'm a past president and ten-year member of the Eastfield College Criminal Justice Training board, former city councilmember, former HOA president and dabble in politics a little, but I'm trying to kick that habit. I belong to the NRA, TSRA and Second Amendment Sisters, and my weapons of choice are: a sweet smile, a sharp wit and an HK P7.
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  • North Texas State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Eastfield College
  • North Central Texas Regional Police Academy
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder, Debi Littlejohn
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TouchPal Keyboard
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TouchPal, the future of input! Annoyed by typing errors on touchscreen? Want to try the new sliding instead of tapping? Now you have a cho

On Risk-averse Behavior and Self Preservation
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Around a decade ago when I was living in Northern California, I witnessed something incredible I'd like to describe for you. My wife and I h

It's Microsoft Patch Tuesday: October 2012 | TechRepublic
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Deb Shinder gathers the information you need to make the right deploy decision when applying Microsoft’s October 2012 patches in your organi

Chick-Fil-A & The Nazi Card
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The left has painted the religious right as a nasty little troll that is a threat to science, that wants to take away the rights of gays and

I am grateful to Dr. Huber and the staff at AHR for the consult last week regarding the diagnosis and prognosis that we got from our regular vet for my Siamese cat, Bobble, who was in end-stage renal failure. I appreciate their frankness about her chances, as it helped me make the decision as to whether to put her through something I knew would stress her terribly and might even hasten her death, in an attempt to save her. Bobble passed away peacefully in her sleep two days afterward. I’m very glad that she was here at home with me by her side instead of in a hospital, hooked to IVs and catheters. Some doctors might have urged me to have her undergo the treatment in order to collect the fees. I appreciate that Dr. Huber didn't do that. What he told me certainly wasn't what I wanted to hear, but it's better to know the truth than to be given false hope. His kindness and that of the staff won’t be forgotten.
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