Justin Unton

Justin Unton was previously a technology consultant at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. He left the firm in 2014.

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Recent Posts

What I Learned from Getting Robbed: Part 1

LastPass – Why You Only Need to Know One Password

Two-Factor Authentication: What It Is and Why You Need It

Getting to Know Windows 8

Google Reader Is Dead. Long Live Google Reader!

What I Learned from Getting Robbed: Part 1

Posted by Justin Unton

June 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM

At first, we thought it was our cat, Oscar, who had caused the mass destruction in our living room. We even laughed it off, thinking that he must have seen a fly and done his best puma impression to track it down and pounce on it. That all changed as we went down the hallway to our bedroom and saw the contents of our drawers strewn about the floor.

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Topics: Technology

LastPass – Why You Only Need to Know One Password

Posted by Justin Unton

May 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

This is going to sound crazy, but I only know two passwords: one to get into my two-factor authentication device (Google Authenticator) and one to get into LastPass. We discussed two-factor authentication in our last post, and now I’d like to tell you why using passwords is going to be a thing of the past.

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Topics: Technology

Two-Factor Authentication: What It Is and Why You Need It

Posted by Justin Unton

May 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Two-factor authentication is becoming increasingly prominent and necessary in today’s security-driven world. For those among you who don’t know what it is or why you need it, after reading this blog post, you’ll not only understand two-factor authentication, but also want to sign up for it on all of your sites and devices.

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Topics: Information Security, Technology

Getting to Know Windows 8

Posted by Justin Unton

March 22, 2013 at 2:30 PM

When Windows 8 was released in October 2012, I posted about it on our internal message board for financial advisors, hoping to get some questions, concerns, reviews, or comments from them. Now, five months later, Windows 8 has invaded our lives. The feedback I’m hearing from advisors and their staff members is typically “I don’t know how to use this thing!” or “I fear Windows 8."

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Topics: Technology

Google Reader Is Dead. Long Live Google Reader!

Posted by Justin Unton

March 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM

If you never used Google Reader as your RSS reader, you are lucky. You won’t know what you are missing. You also won’t know the pain that I am experiencing right now. I’m having thoughts like, “I won’t know how to use the Internet anymore,” and “How can I convince Google to change its mind?” Alas, July 1, 2013, will be the last time that the world will know the beauty that is/was Google Reader.

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Topics: Technology

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