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MSI Detective Perry Myers Non-Verbal Observations on the Governor’s Debate

By brittanyflohr in Chicago, Illinois, Politics at October 16th, 2014 | No comments

MSI Detective President Perry Myers was invited to the Fox 32 studios to offer insight on the non-verbal communications aspect of the gubernatorial debate on October 16, 2014. Through observing the candidates Quinn and Rauner’s body language, Perry was able to see a little more than typical due to his interview and interrogation training.

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Why Citizens Carrying Guns May Be a Good Thing

By brittanyflohr in Home Security, Illinois, Safety at October 9th, 2014 | No comments

There is a great article here showing why.

There is a lot of controversy concerning Illinois newly enacted “Concealed Carry” law.  Signs are popping up all over in businesses that don’t want guns in the work place.   Don’t get me wrong.  Guns are scary.  One bullet can kill and having a gun is a dangerous proposition.  When I was a child, my parents never kept a gun in the house even though my father was a WWII veteran and used it to defend the free world.  He killed the bad guys and used it with the respect it deserved.  Right or wrong, guns can be used to be offensive weapons or defensive guards.  It would be wonderful if one day we can use flowers and words to defend ourselves.  I really do wish for that time.  But reality is that guns are here and probably to stay.

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Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests’ Wi-Fi

By brittanyflohr in Crime, Privacy, Safety, Security, Technology at October 6th, 2014 | No comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Marriott International will pay a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees’ own Wi-Fi networks at its Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, forcing them to pay hefty prices to use the hotel’s own connection.

 Frequent travelers often carry personal Wi-Fi hotspots — tiny devices that can connect to the Internet via cell phone towers. For $50 a month, they can connect to the Internet on the move, often avoiding hefty fees charged by hotels, airports and conference facilities. Some people upgrade their wireless data plans to make their smartphones into hotspots.

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Why Your Passwords Should be at Least 24 Characters Long

By brittanyflohr in MSI Detective Services at September 2nd, 2014 | No comments

Earlier this month, my company, along with 1.2 billion other websites, was targeted by Russian hackers utilizing a massive “bot” attack. These bots aggressively attempted access to websites with username and password options.

Fortunately, we have very robust and secure servers preventing any harm to our infrastructure or members. But not every company can make that claim. Attacks like this serve as a good idea that it’s not enough to password-protect everything. You must create strong passwords that make it hard for hackers to get what they want. Read the full article »