Do you trust your VPN provider? A new study by shows us that a good number of VPN providers keep some type of log files. These statistics come right from the providers online privacy policies. Make sure to choose wisely, you have to look deep into that fine print.  They checked out  115 VPN's,  26 keep more information than you might care for them to have. For their list of reviews click here.


If you use the master password function on Firefox or Thunderbird you may want to look at using the new lockbox extension. There have been reports of the master password function being insufficient. make sure to read instructions. And may this help all of us who use multiple browsers.

You write an email. No reply. You send another email. No reply. You’re halfway through a third email and you stop. What happened to the first two? Junk folder? Were the messages just ignored?

In the 21st century, our inboxes are flooded. The average adult will receive 92 email messages per day in 2017, according to The Radicati Group, a technology market research company. That doesn’t even count the spam that pours into our accounts. The longer we wait for an answer, the more we wonder whether the message was seen at all.

woman stealing money


Since I touched on this subject last week I wanted to give some  some tips to help mitagate embezzlement:

 Deposit daily and reconcile monthly: loose cash is too tempting, and reconciling the bank statement each month helps catch any irregularities early.

Keep track of petty cash. The money in a cash drawer can prove to be too tempting for some employees. Require that all petty cash transactions have a petty cash slip or log to support them, and require two signatures on petty cash refill checks.

Students will learn to detect, defeat cyber-attacks on simulated network

CONWAY — Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that a $500,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education will be provided to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to help pay for a fully functional dedicated cyber range for educational training—a first-of-its-kind operation. This “cutting edge tool” in high tech cyber security training will be housed on the campus of UCA and is a complementary initiative to support computer-science education in Arkansas.

nw3c embezzlement stats

Unforutunatly or fourtunatly we sometimes uncover things for our clients that are unplesent to deal with.

Here is a list from the nw3c of warning signs to look out for while being vigilant of employee fraud or embezzlement:

 An employee who refuses to take vacation time can occur because they are afraid that theft will be detected while they are absent

 An employee who continually works overtime

 An employee who wants to take work home

Arkansas is the first state in the nation to require all public high schools to provide classes in computer coding. The Governor also provided $2.5 million a year for four years to train teachers and support K-12 computer-science education. Bet you didn't know that Arkansas had recently become leader in computer-science education. Here is the full press release below:

Gov. Hutchinson Applauds President’s Focus and Support for Computer-Science Education Nationwide

map of the quiet zone

Did you know we have a wifi and smartphone dead zone?
The National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ) is a large area of land in the United States designated as a radio quiet zone, in which radio transmissions are heavily restricted by law to facilitate scientific research and military intelligence. It is located in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, and a small part of Maryland.

Tesla remotely upgraded select Florida Tesla owners’ cars to expand their mileage capacity in an effort to ease and assist with Hurricane Irma evacuation efforts. Way to go !! The ability to unlock or lock down certain features in a car is super cool!

Title: Vroom Vroom!!
autonomous car

The U.S. House unanimously approved a  proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls by putting federal regulators in the driver’s seat and barring states from blocking autonomous vehicles. Advocates hope self-driving cars can help reduce U.S. road deaths, which rose 7.7 percent in 2015, the highest annual jump since 1966. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a 2014 study that U.S. traffic crashes cost society $836 billion a year in economic loss, with human error behind 94 percent of crashes.


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