Articles By Mike Leahy

Mike Leahy is an attorney in Annapolis, Md., and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Mike can be reached at mike@mgleahy.com or via his LinkedIn profile.

  • Never Forget a Password Again

    Never Forget a Password Again

    Mike Leahy

    by Mike Leahy
    On Sep 15, 2017

    In the wake of the Equifax hack, we reached out to online security expert Mike Leahy to tell you exactly what you need to do to ensure your online accounts are protected from hackers.

    An article in Cybersecurity

  • Weekly Update: You’ve Been Hacked (You Just Don’t Know It)
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    Weekly Update: You’ve Been Hacked (You Just Don’t Know It)

    Mike Leahy

    by Mike Leahy
    On Jun 14, 2017

    An illegal, massive database of passwords has been discovered on the internet…

  • Email Scammers’ Tricks Revealed
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    Email Scammers’ Tricks Revealed

    Mike Leahy

    by Mike Leahy
    On Nov 18, 2015

    Email scammers are a crafty bunch. Their objective is to get you to divulge confidential information: your passwords, Social Security number, credit card information, and so on.

    Obviously, you’re not going to just hand that over — which is where the crafty part comes into it. These fraudsters have a whole host of tricks up their sleeves to appear legitimate and to fool you.

    In this article, I’m going to reveal how their scams work and show you exactly what to do to protect yourself against them.

  • Protect Yourself From Thanksgiving Holiday Scammers
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    Protect Yourself From Thanksgiving Holiday Scammers

    Mike Leahy

    by Mike Leahy
    On Nov 26, 2014

    The holidays give us a time to relax and let our hair down. And if you’re so inclined, they also give us the opportunity to nab some real bargains. But if you plan on going shopping on “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday,” one thing you must be cautious about is identity theft.

  • Never Forget a Password Again
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    Never Forget a Password Again

    Mike Leahy

    by Mike Leahy
    On Sep 10, 2014

    I have heard from a number of people about their apprehension about risks associated with using password managers. Their fears center around vulnerabilities to hackers and questions about just how safe these kinds of services are. Today, I will discuss several ideas that should provide you with additional peace of mind about using password managers.

    An article in Security

  • An article in Politics, Technology

  • The Police's License Plate Loophole

    The Police's License Plate Loophole

    Mike Leahy

    by Mike Leahy
    On May 19, 2014

    Does owning a gun mean you’re guilty until proven innocent? Considering what happened to one man from Florida, that might be the case. But there’s more to this story than just a case of police overreach. Police departments across the nation could be implementing a new technology that puts the burden of innocence squarely on your shoulders.

    An article in Politics, Technology

  • Why Heartbleed Will Change the Internet as You Know It

    Why Heartbleed Will Change the Internet as You Know It

    Mike Leahy

    by Mike Leahy
    On Apr 18, 2014

    The Heartbleed bug is a massive security flaw that could put you and your personal information at risk. And while there are things you can do to limit the damage and protect yourself, you haven’t yet seen the ramifications of this security disaster. The Internet in the post-Heartbleed world won’t look like anything you’ve seen before.

    An article in Technology