Orin Thomas

Contributing Editor , Windows IT Pro

Orin Thomas is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a Windows Security MVP. He has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books for Microsoft Press, and he writes the Hyperbole, Embellishment, and System Administration Blog.

Posts by Orin Thomas

The increasing need for two factor authentication

One of the many takeaways from the Heartbleed bug is that username/password combinations are only as secure as the servers they are stored on. A mate....More

Incentive to hunt for exploits.

One of the shibboleths of Open Source development is that many eyes make shallow bugs. While this makes intuitive sense, one thing that Heartbleed....More

Android OS updates are critical to security

The best way to protect a device against malware is ensuring that it has an up-to-date OS. When Windows RT came out, I purchased an ASUS Vivo Tab RT....More

How can you ensure that BYOD user devices are secure?

How can you ensure that BYOD user devices are secure? In all seriousness, you can’t. I sometimes wonder if the BYOD movement, apart from its....More

Security: Ingredient, not icing.

A recent survey by Trustwave https://www2.trustwave.com/2014-security-pressures-report.html found that 80% of IT Pros reported being pressured to....More

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