Security

Will Smart Homes Revolutionize Home Security?

Smart homes have made the leap from Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact. Innovative new tech firms are releasing home security systems which promise greater convenience and control. Consumers now have an expansive range of smart home security systems to choose from, as their popularity continues to rise and the demand for them grows. Most allow you to …

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5 Myths and Misconceptions About Endpoint Security

For any security strategy to be successful, endpoint security must be taken into consideration. Protecting the network isn’t enough; you must also secure all devices that connect to the network in order to prevent harmful malware from finding an entry point, and to thwart hackers who may use unsecured devices as a means of gaining …

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Google’s ‘SOS Alerts’ Offers Guidance and Information During a Crisis

I recently posted about Google’s new 911 feature, which aims to help users figure out where they are so they can tell 911 operators in case of an emergency. Yesterday, Google launched ‘SOS Alerts’, a system that will alert you to any imminent danger in your vicinity, show closed roads and provide phone numbers for …

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Kids, Don’t Text and…Bike?

That is essentially the message parents all across the Netherlands are trying to get through to their children. While we’re worried about texting and driving and developing apps to prevent phones from working in moving cars on this side of the pond, Dutch developers are doing the same – for bicycles. It really should come …

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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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