ContentWatch Security Blog

Wed

Feb 29, '12

Last week I spoke at a community event, educating 200+ parents on the dangers of the Internet, the ways teens may circumvent parental controls, and what parents can do to help maximize Internet protection in the home. It was time for Q/A when one parent rose her hand to ask, “How can I know if my child is looking at pornography?” I gave my response, which related to child behavior and the signs of addiction, but another parent chimed in to offer another clue: the amount of malware or viruses found on the computer. If the computer is constantly infected by viruses or malware, he explained, it's probably because someone in the house is visiting malware-hotbeds, which often take the form of porn websites.

Tue

Aug 9, '11

Last month I read an article about some city hall workers in Dallas Texas. Among other information this article revealed that many of the workers had spent as much as 68 hours on facebook.com over a 3 month period. Personally, I don't find this number shocking at all, there are many other studies showing that many employees spend as much as 1.5-2 hours a day using the Internet for personal use.

Wed

Dec 30, '09

The Internet has proven one of the most stunning innovations of the modern world. You can get information on almost any topic, from history, to current events, to weather, driving directions, movie times, and much, much more.

Thu

Jan 22, '09

Times have changed. There was a time when you could put up a big URL list and block every distracting or inappropriate website your employees or students could ever think of going to.

Well, you can still do that, but now all the surfers have to do is use httpS instead of http, and they're off and surfing the bad waves again. Plus, half the content your users are accessing isn't even browser-based. You've got Bit Torrent, You Tube, Hulu, Pandora, whatever. So now it's not just content, but it's also bandwidth.

Did you know that? And even if you did know that, what's the solution? Most Internet filters fix the secure site problem by simply blocking secure traffic. Which is great until you actually need secure web traffic. What about bank sites? What about 401k sites? What about, you know, ALL the secure sites you use every day? Blocking all SSL traffic could cripple you.

The ContentProtect Security Appliance does what other products can't

Tue

Dec 27, '11

Smartphones and tablets can be hazardous to your health. Consider that truck drivers and cabbies, police officers and road construction workers, and doctors and nurses like Facebook, texting, and Angry Birds just as much as you. And they do these things while at work, just like you.

Thu

Jan 15, '09

You'll hear me say this pretty often on this blog: Is the content you're getting the content you want? With the economy this bad, nobody can afford even a little reduction in productivity. And really, our products are as much about economics as anything else.

Fri

Feb 14, '14

Scarlet Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt recently starred in the film, Don Jon. Despite the theme being a popular one, it portrays a subtle opinion that opposes mainstream Hollywood opinions: pornography will hurt you.

Mon

Dec 9, '13

Mobile devices are convenient for many reasons; with mobile devices you are always connected, they are easily accessible, and cost efficient. However, as with most things, they have their inconveniences too. Easy to access also means easy to steal (physically.) Being constantly connected makes it easier for hackers to steal personal information and data. For these reasons, it is essential to protect mobile devices. Read the following for some helpful tips.

Wed

Dec 18, '13

Adobe recently announced that they were targeted and hacked. The sophisticated hackers leaked nearly 150 million passwords and usernames and shared all the information on public websites. The classified information spread and affected many social media profiles and other accounts; several pages and inboxes were filled with advertisements and spam.