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official blog of marquis montgomery: complete with notes, rants, reviews, tips, and tricks.

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The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

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For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/10/30/40-must-android-apps-power-user/

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/10/30/40-must-android-apps-power-user/

Lavabit and Silent Circle join forces to create the ‘Dark Mail Alliance’ for NSA-proof email

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The recently closed email services Lavabit and Silent Circle, both of which shuttered their email operations following revelations about the extent of the NSA’s and GCHQ’s Internet snooping capabilities, have formed the “Dark Mail Alliance”.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/10/30/lavabit-silent-circle-join-forces-create-dark-mail-alliance-nsa-proof-email/

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/10/30/lavabit-silent-circle-join-forces-create-dark-mail-alliance-nsa-proof-email/

A cord cutter’s dream come true: Comcast offers HBO without cable service

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It happened, cord cutters… it really happened. Following a report from DSLReports, it appears as though Comcast has made a new Internet service plan available in some markets that really is a cord cutter’s dream come true.

http://bgr.com/2013/10/25/hbo-go-no-cable-comcast/

http://bgr.com/2013/10/25/hbo-go-no-cable-comcast/

How Snowden’s Email Provider Tried To Foil The FBI Using Tiny Font

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Right before Edward Snowden told the world it was he who had leaked information about some of the government’s most secret surveillance programs, the FBI was hot on his trail. One of the places they looked was Lavabit, the company that hosted Snowden’s email account.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228878659/how-snowdens-email-provider-tried-to-foil-the-fbi-using-tiny-font

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228878659/how-snowdens-email-provider-tried-to-foil-the-fbi-using-tiny-font

Goodbye Microsoft Security Essentials: Microsoft Now Recommends You Use a Third-Party Antivirus

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Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows Defender on Windows 8) was once on top. Over the years, it’s slid in the test results, but Microsoft argued the tests weren’t meaningful. Now, Microsoft is advising Windows users to use a third-party antivirus instead.

http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/

http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/

Researchers reverse-engineer the Dropbox client: What it means

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This past February, at Mobile World Congress, CEO Drew Houston mentioned that Dropbox, the company’s file-hosting service, surpassed 100 million users, and those 100 million users upload over a billion files to Dropbox servers each and every day.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/researchers-reverse-engineer-the-dropbox-client-what-it-means/

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/researchers-reverse-engineer-the-dropbox-client-what-it-means/

Apple neglects OS X privilege escalation bug for six months, gets Metasploit on its case…

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Six months ago, we wrote about a risky bug in the sudo command, the Unix equivalent of Run As… on Windows. You use sudo to run an operating system command as a different user, usually root, the all-powerful Unix administrator account.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/08/29/apple-neglects-os-x-privilege-escalation-bug-for-six-months-gets-metasploit-on-its-case

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/08/29/apple-neglects-os-x-privilege-escalation-bug-for-six-months-gets-metasploit-on-its-case

Introducing Toopher and Duo Support for LastPass

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We’re excited to announce that two new options join the family of multifactor authentication methods we support with LastPass! LastPass now supports Toopher and Duo, both of which can be run from your Android or iOS smartphone and are free for consumers.

http://blog.lastpass.com/2013/08/introducing-toopher-and-duo-support-for.html

http://blog.lastpass.com/2013/08/introducing-toopher-and-duo-support-for.html