MacBook Pro Stand

MacBook Pro Stand 3d printed to hold the device vertically between two monitors

Scratching an itch (but not the MacBook Pro) I love my MacBook Pro, and with the M2 Max chip using multiple monitors is a godsend. The problem is that with two huge monitors on my desk, having space for the laptop is a challenge. Luckily I have a couple Bambu Labs X1C 3D printers, some […]

Mobile Device Security – Tips and Tricks for General Users

How Secure Is Your Phone? Image created with DALL-E of a hand holding a cellphone with a lock icon on the screen

Mobile Device Security – Tips and Tricks for General Users: a post in a series of articles for general endusers to better protect themselves online. In today’s world, our mobile devices have become an integral part of our daily lives. They store our personal information, allow us access to our finances and healthcare information, help […]

Backup & Encrypt: Secure your Digital Life

Encryption of local device to protect your data

In today’s world, safeguarding your personal data is more important than ever. Cyber threats and data loss are a growing concern, and taking the necessary steps to protect your valuable information is crucial. In this post, I will guide you through the process of encrypting your data using BitLocker for Windows devices and FileVault for […]

Online Identity – Protecting yourself from Theft

Identity Protection - Protecting yourself online

In this digital age, protecting your online identity is essential. Cyber criminals are constantly on the lookout for ways to hack into your accounts and steal your sensitive information. One of the best ways to enhance your cybersecurity is to use strong, unique passwords for each of your online accounts and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) […]

Protecting yourself Online: A Beginner’s Guide for Information Security

Information Security - Tips and Tricks

In today’s digital age, information security is more important than ever. With cyber threats on the rise, it is crucial for everyday users to understand the basics of protecting their personal data. In this article, we will discuss key principles, strategies, and best practices to help you strengthen your online security. By the end of […]

Ransomware Detection & Response

Ransomware terms tag cloud

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise in recent years, causing significant financial and operational disruptions for organizations across various sectors. This brief guide covers essential ransomware defense strategies, including understanding what ransomware is, implementing technology solutions and process controls, and preparing your organization to respond effectively to a ransomware attack. Ultimately, some of these […]

More OWASP fun with ChatGPT

OWASP Security - three monitors one malicious choose well

Continuing to mess around with my research into things I can do with the ChatGPT-4 Large Language Model and training developers on some basics of the OWASP Top 10 secure coding vulnerabilities. In this week’s episode, I have expanded on the prompts I used in prior articles, and have gotten the AI to go deeper […]

ChatGPT-4: not always what you ask

ChatGPT? Artificial Intelligence mapping of the human brain. Image used under Creative Commons License ... "Artificial Intelligence - Resembling Human Brain" by deepakiqlect is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Shall we play a game? In my continuing saga of messing around with OpenAI‘s ChatGPT-4’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Large Language Model (LLM), I have noticed that its not always what you ask it, but rather how you phrase your questions ChatGPT-4 rightly has a number of safeguards in place to prevent it from providing information […]

ChatGPT 4.0 – more blogging via Artificial Intelligence

[Author’s Note] The following was part of my testing of artificial intelligence (specifically ChatGPT’s) ability to write technical blog posts and also create training materials for developers to better understand secure coding practices. I used ChatGPT 4.0 for this and may go back and refine the prompts I used to get more complex examples, but […]

Fooling around with ChatGPT 4.0

Messing around with ChatGPT 4.0 So, like a lot of people I have been intrigued by ChatGPT and now that the 4.0 version has been released, I’ve signed up for a paid account to see what else I can do with it. I’ve gone down a few rabbit holes with the previous release, messing with […]