The recent murder of Robert Whiteside (by three 20 year olds looking
for money to buy drugs) should be a warning to those who have minimal
security, and a wake up call for those who have become lax about the
security they do have.
I had just received an email from him, a couple days earlier. It
sure woke me up, when I found out that he had been killed, and I had
a long talk with my family about changes we need to make. Maybe it's
time to take some n= ew measures, or time to upgrade what YOU'VE got?
When you combine your family residence with your studio you need to
be 300% more careful than those who work in a retail location. It's
so easy that constant watchfulness when you are "home."
How do you tell whether those guys ringing your doorbell are just
selling something innocuous, or planning something treacherous - like
what happened to Robert?
Watch what you put on your website and what you say on the forums.
Some things should stay between you and your clients. Other things
are better discussed off the forums in relative privacy.
Anyone can trace the ownership of an email identity or a website
with a little effort. and with the spy programs available nowadays I
can see your place from a satellite quite well, and that's just a
free download, I imagine that if I bought the program I could
probably count the hairs on your head! In real time!... Think about
what the bad guys can do with that kind of
What I am saying is if someone wants you they will find a way. You
need to take measures to slow them down. I can find you, your phone
number, address, and other personal - from just your
name, for $15 on the Internet. Map quest will then take me straight
to your door...
Pay attention. Stay vigilant! What happened to Robert Whiteside may
turn out to have been preventable.