Unfortunately, one rule of thumb is if hacker wants in, there is always a way.

The hacking and security markets are very large, we do a ton of stuff to make sure malware and virus’s, are stopped at the front end of everything we do and we continue to improve this.

Security unfortunately is really only as strong as the end users, if people follow the simple logic of changing their passwords at least once per quarter and make sure they are strong, not the name of their dog, or their birthday, but a real password like “XcOvv899!@#”  Then this alone very much reduces any chance of ever being hacked.

Also, not opening emails that appear strange, deleting spam (without opening the email), and emptying their trash on a regular basis also help to mitigate these problems as well.

There is no real tool or system that can really handle it all with a 100% guarantee.

And those are just a few of our thoughts on this.

I sure hope the Russians that hacked the IRS did not get my info, or anyone I have ever known!!!  I also heard it was a ploy to steal personal info, and what they really did (that has been somewhat suppressed) was to route refunds that were coming to taxpayers electronically to themselves, and made millions doing so.

— MB

ABOUT THE MORTALS OF QUESTAVOLTA

We are not nerds and while we occasionally understand a small part of what the founders and technical guys are talking about (mostly they explain stuff in terms of cakes and pies), we are all Internet users. We thought it would be fun to share some of our own ideas and views amongst the more technical stuff the boys are going to put up here.