Brent Berkel

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Password breach teaches Reddit that, yes, phone-based 2FA is that bad

Attackers steal password data, user messages, email addresses, and more.<p>A newly disclosed breach that stole password data and private messages is …

IT security

How to recover deleted files

You need a document, photo or other file that you're sure was deleted. You've searched your hard drive. You've scoured the Recycle Bin. No sign of it? Don't panic. As long as you act quickly, you can usually bring that file back to life. And to accomplish that feat, you'll want to turn to a …

Operating Systems

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3 Reasons Why Storytelling Should Be A Priority For Marketers

When I started at Procter & Gamble, we had 30 seconds (at most) to engage and communicate with a consumer. The emphasis was on identifying the single most important idea that we needed to convey and then communicating that to consumers. When I left P&G to work for a catalog/online sales company, I …

Marketing

9 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be Extremely Successful

Are you headed in the right direction?<p>"Is working at the grocery store a good job?" my 13-year-old daughter recently asked. "Don't give me the long answer, dad. Please just say yes or no."<p>We all could argue over the definition of success. It means something to different to everyone. Some of you …

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

Are timeshares worth it? Possibly, if you buy smart and plan in advance

Many people are desperate to shed their timeshares. That provides bargains for timeshare enthusiasts like Angie and Mike McCaffery of Los Angeles.<p>The retired couple have paid as little as 50 cents for “used” timeshares. They’ve parlayed their timeshare weeks at four mainland U.S. resorts into …

Virginia Beach

Pros and cons of that $10,000 Amazon delivery business offer

If you've always dreamed of starting your own business, Amazon (AMZN) has a deal for you. But you may want to think twice before you accept it.<p>In an …

Small Business

Meet the 8 spooky AT&T buildings that almost certainly also serve the NSA

The Intercept reveals "parts of one of the world's most powerful eavesdropping systems."<p>In a new article published Monday, The Intercept has now …

You used to build a wall to keep them out, but now hackers are destroying you from the inside

Some time in 2017, a casino in North America hired Darktrace, a British cybersecurity company, about a data leak it was experiencing. Most …

The Best Bottles of Kirkland Booze to Buy at Costco — Including the Vodka and Beyond — Shopping

Costco's private-label brand, Kirkland Signature, has practically earned superstar status, with everything from olive oil to laundry soap earning …

VPNFilter malware has infected a million routers — here's what you need to know

A recent discovery that new router-based malware, known as VPNFilter, had infected well over 500,000 routers just became even worse news. In a report …

Managing an Employee with a Bad Attitude? Just Focus on What This Person Does.

An employee who complains is tolerable if you set guidelines for what is acceptable behavior.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I teach leadership programs all over the country, and one of the most significant questions I get from leaders and managers in my programs is how …

Leadership

The Elite Microsoft Hacker Team That Keeps Windows PCs Safe

One of them jailbroke Nintendo handhelds in a former life. Another has more than one zero-day exploit to his name. A third signed on just prior to …

The FBI wants you to factory reset your router. Here's how to do it

Good news, everyone! Remember that FBI reboot-your-router warning in response to Russian malware VPNFilter? Turns out it's worse than originally thought, and a lot more people are going to need to do a lot more than just reboot their routers.<p>According to a new report from security firm Cisco Talos, …

The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U.S. city to date.<p>On March 22, Atlanta’s connected systems city-wide were hit with a ransomware …

Bye, Chrome: Why I’m switching to Firefox and you should too

The time has come.<p>You’re probably sick of hearing about data and privacy by now–especially because, if you live in the United States, you might feel like there’s very little you can do to protect yourself from giant corporations feeding off your time, interests, and personal information.<p>So how do …

7 Reasons To Start A YouTube Channel Now (And First Steps To Take)

Have you considered starting a YouTube channel? YouTube stars are influencing generation Z’s buying habits and career ambitions on an astounding level, millennials check YouTube at least once a day on average, and even gen Xers and baby boomers are in on the action, watching videos at least …

Marketing

Shipping containers create modern media lab at Bard College

The project cost just over $200,000<p>Stackable and transportable, shipping containers continue to be a popular medium for architects. But Bard College’s new media lab is not your standard prefab shipping container building. Yes, it’s got that corrugated metal exterior. Yes, it was built in mere hours …

A Location-Sharing Disaster Shows How Exposed You Really Are

There are plenty of guides available on how to protect your data, how to secure yourself online, and how to stop digital snoops from tracking you …

Net neutrality dies on June 11th

Net neutrality is done for in the US as of early next month.<p>The Federal Communication Commission’s rules protecting consumers from discriminatory behavior by ISPs are officially scheduled to come off the books on June 11th. The final portion of the order revoking the rules is scheduled to be …

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

New Facebook Messenger bug installs itself, steals your passwords

A “nasty” new Facebook Messenger malware has been uncovered that can install without you knowing and steal your passwords.<p>Called FacexWorm, the …

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Be a Servant Leader

Organizational effectiveness relates to a leadership style that seeks to put employees' needs as the highest priority.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of "servant leadership” may be new to you, but it is a concept (or perhaps, a philosophy) that has been …

Leadership

7 clear-cut signs you've been hacked

Smart hackers don’t get caught. They break into your device, steal everything they can, and finish without a trace. Sometimes they leave a trail of destruction in their wake – malware, weird ads, confused relatives, and even a drained bank account or stolen identity.<p>One of the side-effects of …

Logging

60 Percent of Small Businesses Fold Within 6 Months of a Cyber Attack. Here's How to Protect Yourself

The vast majority of cyberattacks happen to small and midsize businesses. Take these four steps to protect yourself before it's too late.<p>Picture this: It's tax season, and your HR director receives an email from someone who's pretending to be you--the CEO. The HR director thinks that the email is …

Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities

An advanced type of malware can spy on nearly every Android smartphone function and steal passwords, photos, video, screenshots and data from WhatsApp, Telegram and other apps. "ZooPark" targets subjects in the Middle East and was likely developed by a state actor, according to Kaspersky Lab, which …

A Georgia Hacking Bill Gets Cybersecurity All Wrong

In March, the Georgia State General Assembly passed a bill that would make it illegal to access a computer or network "without authority." Georgia …

WhatsApp founder sends Facebook users a coded message by quitting | John Naughton

Jan Koum’s exit reportedly followed clashes over Facebook’s attempts to weaken encryption of the messaging service<p>Early in 2009, two former Yahoo employees, Brian Acton and Jan Koum, sat down to try and create a smartphone messaging app. They had a few simple design principles. One was that it …

Privacy

Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet …