Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the kids in your life? How about a fuzzy knit sweater? Too itchy. A pair of mittens? They’ve probably got dozens. Some peppermint chocolates? Just think of the cavities.
When it comes to gift-giving in 2015, the magic word for both givers and receivers this year is technology. Kids and adults alike are pining for new technological gadgets that can do things most of us never dreamed of in holiday seasons of the past. Read more…
- November 12th, 2015
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Got an Android device? Here are 7 security layers to keep it safer.
It’s fun to be scared by frightening costumes and pranks at Halloween. Heck, who DOESN’T like a good DIY zombie get-up? But one thing that’s definitely NOT fun is being hit by a real-life cybercriminal who is trying to hack into your PC or steal your identity.
After all, ghosts, witches, and haunted houses are one thing. Having your PC turned into a zombie, your email hacked by a cybercriminal, or all the data on your computer held ransom by a cyber con artist – well that’s something altogether different.
- September 29th, 2015
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Mobile Security, PC security
A Whole Lotta Users Goin’ On
The uber-popular messaging app, purchased by Facebook last January to the tune of 19 billion dollars, boasts over 900 million users and has a highly engaged user base. In fact, after the epic merger, Mark Zuckerberg explained the company’s logic in the purchase saying “WhatsApp is the only app we’ve ever seen with higher engagement than Facebook itself.” Those must be some dedicated 900 million users.
- August 12th, 2015
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Do you love getting text messages? Well, here is one reason to not love them – Stagefright. It’s a vulnerability that was recently exposed on the Android OS.
Despite its rather frightening name, Stagefright started its Android life innocently enough. It is simply the name of a media playback library buried deep inside Google’s mobile OS. The vulnerability that is its namesake, which takes advantage of flaws within the open-sourced code mobile OS, was discovered last month by researchers at a security firm named Zimperium.