Category Archives: Privacy

Why doesn’t Outlook show pictures in some messages?

Well, you must have seen this thousands of time by now.

Picture not shown in email messages Outlook

Pictures are not downloaded. That is obvious. What is NOT obvious is what has MY PRIVACY to do with it? The mail was sent by someone else – including the pictures in it. So how does it affect my privacy?  Read on to find out the logic and the action you should take.

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Are you applying updates to Windows and Office?

I have never talked about patching and updates on this blog before. But I though I must address this because it is a very important security lacuna which must be plugged.

Follow the instructions in this article to ensure your PC / Laptop is being updated with the latest security patches. In the context of security, you don’t trust anyone – including yourself! You have to assume that everything will go wrong and then protect against those risks proactively. No choice.

This article is written for non-technical users.
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Are you leaking sensitive information via email without realizing it?

Problem

  • We create documents and send them to people outside the organization
  • Nobody wants to leak sensitive information intentionally. If you are caught, you will be in trouble
  • But without realizing it, inadvertently, we often leak such information all the time.
  • Don’t believe me? Read on…

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