Archive for 'Security'

How Secure Are Private Browsing Features?

How secure are private browsing features? In 2005, the first private browsing feature became available, and it wasn’t until 2008 that any other browser other than Safari 2.0 offered it. When Google Chrome was released, “Incognito” mode became a favorite for Windows users who fancied the appeal of a private browsing experience (mainly to avoid […]

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Securing Smartphone Card Readers

Mobile security seems to be a misnomer of sorts. We are now living in a generation when mobile technology has impacted several aspects of human living, but at the same time we are exposed to the threats of identity theft and cyber fraud. It seems as if the extent of the benefits brought about by […]

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Our Data – Importance of Fault Tolerance

Our Data – Importance of Fault Tolerance

Our Data – Importance of Fault Tolerance is found in computer environments that allow the systems to continue to operate in the event there is a failure. I like to think about the term even on the most basic level of our data usage. Our Data – Importance of Fault Tolerance, to me, is not only […]

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How to Make Your Company’s Website Hacker-Proof

How to Make Your Company’s Website Hacker-Proof

Trends come and go in the shadowy world of cybercrime, and the latest trend involves breaking into commercial websites to steal personal information that can either be sold or exposed online for the entire world to see. From intimate photos to credit card information and from dating profiles to business account credentials, hackers wish to […]

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Mobile Security Threats: Is Your Smartphone Spying On You & Why

Mobile Security Threats: Is Your Smartphone Spying On You & Why

Mobile devices are slowly outnumbering desktop computers as the system of choice for online users. In fact, a recent report from TechCrunch estimates the number of smartphone users to balloon to 6.1 billion by year 2020. This huge growth in the mobile market should come with a warning, though. Unsuspecting mobile users may have absolutely […]

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Big Data = Big Security Concern for 2016?

Big Data = Big Security Concern for 2016?

Along with the Internet of Things, Big Data is the most significant trend that will affect information technology and security in 2016. Big Data is a term that describes the diverse processes of data discovery, collection and analysis from various sources for the purpose of advancing information technology and computing. Big Data presents a number […]

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Windows 10 Security Features Explained

Windows 10 Security Features Explained

After years of research, development and experimentation, Microsoft was finally able to deliver an operating system that could rival Windows XP in terms of global impact. Windows 10 is the result of a legendary development cycle that started with Windows 7 and culminated with a product that improves upon Microsoft’s efforts in the areas of […]

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Tips for Businesses to Improve Their Cyber Security

Tips for Businesses to Improve Their Cyber Security

We seem to live in two separate worlds: a world of tech and a world where we choose to ignore technology. Most of us (the younger generation in particular) are in the growing troupes of starting entrepreneurs and small companies taking advantage of the rise of the Internet to feed our families and make our […]

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