Link Love: Security Week Follow-Up

If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you’ll know that my house was broken into last October. Hoping to learn from my own mistakes and keep you, my fine readers, from making the same mistakes, I hosted a Safety Week. Well, clearly, I didn’t go far enough because on Friday, we were broken into…

Safety Week: SuperDuper Back-Up

For serious back-up and data recovery, I recommend SuperDuper!. It has actually saved my bacon in the past so I can say with certainty that it works. In layman’s terms, SuperDuper! quickly and easily creates back-ups and clones of your hard drive in case of emergency. This is not Time Machine, that stores iterations of…

Safety Week: 1Password

Once you’ve password protected your computer, locked all the doors and windows and backed up all your data, what could possibly be left to do? Protecting your passwords and making them as secure as possible. Thanks to 1Password, you can store all your passwords within one application under a master password. Also, 1Password can generate…

Safety Week: Hidden

Next up in “Safety Week” is Hidden. It is an app you store on your computer that, when activated, will track your computer’s location, collect pictures using your iSight camera and snap screenshots of your computer in use so you can see what the thief is doing with your computer. All the feedback on the…

Safety Week: STOP Tags

For a nominal fee of $25, STOP tags offer a visible deterrent on any portable electronic device with a permanent adhesive sticker that requires 800lbs of pressure to remove. The sticker includes a bar code with the owner’s tracking data. Underneath the sticker is a permanently etched mark that says “Stolen property” asuuming a thief…