Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.
Although not an official part of the holiday season, having October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a good thing. If people can take an awareness of cyber security and turn it into positive actions, maybe the good guys can win the war for the Internet....read more
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has effectively banned all government agencies from using products made by Russian antivirus company Kaspersky Lab. DHS Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) directing Federal Executive Branch...read more
The war against malware (short for "malicious software") like viruses, spyware and rootkits is a constant cat-and-mouse game between malware writers and distributors (the "bad guys") and those who write, update and use antivirus and antispyware protection tools (the...read more
If there's one word I'm tired of hearing, it's the word "breach." If masked thugs with machine guns hold up a bank, does the news media call it a "breach?" If a burglar breaks into your house and robs you blind, do you call 9-1-1 and cry, "I've suffered a breach!" If...read more
“There’s nothing important on my computer, so I don’t care too much about Internet security. Why would anyone want to mess with me?” “My business is too small for the big Internet crooks; why would they bother to hack my computers?” People express sentiments like...read more
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Got a call from “The Microsoft Windows Technical Department,” telling you they have discovered problems with your computer? Better watch out, or you could get RIPPED OFF! Fox 25 News, Oklahoma City. January 5, 2013.
For folks whose computers, cell phones and cameras were smashed by the storms in Oklahoma, maybe their irreplaceable family photos and personal files can be saved! Fox 25 News, Oklahoma City. May 23, 2013.
Beware of wifi hotspots setup by scammers trying to rip you off! This story touches on the basics of what is a complex issue. Fox 25 News, Oklahoma City. February 10, 2014.