Security

Microsoft’s ‘Better Together’ Update Will Connect Most Minecraft Platforms

Microsoft, who purchased Minecraft and the company who designed it in 2014, is now looking to make the game bigger, better and, more importantly, more unified. The ‘Better Together’ update will allow Minecraft players on most platforms to finally interact with each other. The update is made possible thanks to the Bedrock Engine which is responsible for …

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The Ransomware Attack Isn’t Over—Here’s How to Protect Yourself

If your computer’s running on Microsoft Windows, you need to take these steps—right away. Here’s why: in case you haven’t heard, hackers exploited a vulnerability in older Microsoft Windows servers to execute a large-scale global cyberattack on Friday using ransomware — a malicious software that holds your computer hostage for ransom — and a hacking …

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Would You Trust This Company? How Data Breaches Hurt Customer Confidence

Tim Critchley, the CEO of the call center phone security company, Semafone, recently opined in a piece on CSO Online that “the reputational damage suffered by companies who fail to protect personal data can translate directly into a loss of business.” Critchley’s comments came in the wake of Target Company’s 2013 sales losses of over …

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Can home security buy you peace of mind?

Some gadgets offer us distractions or escapes from the real world. Some offer us shortcuts and practicalities. But home security gadgets, if they work as they should, offer more than that. They offer us peace of mind. In fact, prestigious security experts Banham have found that better home security actually leads to better mental health. …

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Why Everyone Should Install Antivirus on Their Macs

Antivirus, as the name suggests, is simply software with the main purpose of fixing a virus-infected file, or removing that file from your system. If you have worked on a Windows computer before, you might remember how regularly one could be bombarded with viruses. People with PCs have generally accepted this, and most install antivirus …

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An iCloud scam that may be worse than ransomware

Ransomware – malicious software that encrypts your files and then demands payment to unlock them – has become a major scourge of the Windows world. Mac users just had their first brush with such threats last week, with the appearance of the KeRanger ransomware. However, shortly before KeRanger, I encountered a ransomware event in the Mac …

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Protecting Broadband and Wireless Internet Users

There has always been a lot of discussion about the amount of privacy that broadband and wireless internet subscribers should have. This argument, however, has usually been between the privacy laws concerning private citizens and the government. This debate has now headed in a new direction with the Federal Communications Commission targeting internet service providers. …

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What’s the difference between antivirus and anti-malware?

It’s the $64,000 question. The ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. (And no, the answer isn’t 42.) Whenever someone begins their search for online security, they ultimately discover there are two major types of protection: antivirus and anti-malware. Which leads them to the inevitable query: What’s the difference between antivirus and anti-malware? Virus …

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How to Protect Children on Smartphones and Tablets – #infographic

“It is a known matter of fact that modern children grow up and go hand in hand to smartphones and tablets, which seem to be irreplaceable these days. One can hardly imagine going out without taking a cell phone along. At the same time, it turns out to be complicated to realize how dangerous all …

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