Lets face it. Security is like a fire insurance policy. You pay up front and: if there is a fire, the loss will likely be less if you pay too much (money, effort, productivity) up front it's a bad deal If you buy the wrong...

Not long ago I talked to an attorney client. We worked with him on a case which involved a federal suit by a public employee. Our part was recovering details of activity on a work computer but it went beyond the usual hard drive imaging...

This is a story about passwords. When you see something in the news about "compromised credentials at Target" it usually means that a password was used to break in. If someone can guess that my used-everywhere password is "Fido" they don't have to mount a...

Check out the metadata using your favorite picture viewer or IrfanView. Metadata in photos has allowed us to demonstrate that some photos of stolen goods were taken AFTER the theft was reported to an insurance company. Interesting situation! After the receipt of our report it...

It's nice to have help with software. I can remember in the mid '80s trying to figure out how to use Supercalc and WordStar with no support. A bit later Microsoft did something revolutionary. They began answering the phone when customers called. Wow! that was...