5 Ways Data Can Be Stolen From Your PC or Network

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Got your data security sorted? Reckon there’s no way anyone can steal data from your computer or network devices? Great! That must mean you’ve solved the worst security problem plaguing corporations around the world.

In truth, data security is complex and difficult. If you think you’re completely secure, it probably means there are vulnerabilities you just aren’t aware of. That’s why it’s important to know the following ways data can be stolen from your PC or network drives.

1. USB Stick

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They fit in your pocket or hang on your keyring. They’re compact, easily hidden, and even able to be […]

Google Is Making HTTPS the Chrome Default

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With well over half of all websites now encrypted, it’s time to think of HTTPS as the default option rather than the exception. That is, at least, according to Google, which is changing the way Chrome handles secure vs. non-secure web pages. And about time too.

Over the last year there has been a push to switch all websites to use HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure). Google has been especially keen for sites to make the switch, and with more sites complying, it’s time to change the way we view the web.

Switching From HTTP to HTTPS

At the moment, sites that […]

7 Ways Wi-Fi Cameras Can Make You a Better Parent

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Being a parent is tough. No matter if you’re raising a toddler or a teenager, there are times when you really need to have eyes behind your head.

Thankfully, a new generation of wireless cameras can help parents keep a closer eye on their children.

1. Monitoring If Teens Made Their Curfew

Keeping an eye on your kids doesn’t mean “big brother” style surveillance or that you don’t trust them. It’s simply automating a part of parenting. There’s very little sense in staying up until midnight waiting to make sure your teen makes curfew, when you can let technology do the staying up […]

5 Free Security Tools You Likely Haven’t Heard Of (But Should Install)

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You probably know that your online security is important. But are you using the right tools? Various online attacks target computers every minute of the day, and while standard antivirus tools are good, they’re not designed to cover every base.

The following free security tools will help you to improve your system and network security. You’ve probably never heard of them, but they’re vital to your ongoing online security.

Why Haven’t I Heard of These Tools?

You’re probably thinking, “I have an online security suite installed already, why do I need these tools?”

The answer is simple: online security suites can’t look after every […]

5 Private Things Websites Learn About You Without Your Knowledge

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Browsing the internet seems like such an innocent activity, doesn’t it? You search Google, visit a few websites, and read interesting information. Would you be surprised to know that websites are collecting lots of information about you as you read?

The following five things websites can learn about you when you visit may shock you. In every case, you should understand what your browser is sharing with the owners of those sites, and how you can prevent it.

1. Where You Live

One of the easiest pieces of information a website can learn about you, is where you live. This is because the […]

Protect Your Mac With 8 Free Security Tools by Objective-See

Security tools are a necessary evil in the face of a growing Mac malware threat. Fortunately you can protect yourself and restore peace of mind with the right tools, like Objecive-See‘s bounty of freebies.

The project is the brainchild of Patrick Wardle, a security researcher who created a range of tools to secure his own computer. He’s since released them all for free, and maintains a repository of known Mac malware for research and educational purposes.

Let’s take a look at the lineup and how you can use these tools to better protect your Mac.

1. Do Not Disturb

What It Does: Get alerts […]

Dangers, Risks, and Security Problems

You may have heard the phrase “your health is your wealth.” It’s one of the reasons the US spent over $3.2 trillion on healthcare in 2015 alone.

With so much money floating around, it’s only natural that a lot of businesses have entered the healthcare market—including technology companies.

Medical technology sometimes feels dated, but companies are intent on dragging those devices into the 21st century. And while internet connectivity might seem like a great feature to have, there are some real dangers and issues that could surprise you.

What Are Medical Devices?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines a medical device as “any instrument, […]

4 Reasons to Set Up a VPN on Your Router (Instead of Your PC)

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You have a VPN account, and want it to run on all of your devices. Unfortunately the VPN service provider limits you to five concurrent connections. What can you do?

The answer is to set up a VPN on your router. Here’s why you should do that, and what problems you might face.

1. No Need for Individual Device Setup

When you sign up for a VPN, you’ll almost certainly get the option to install it on several devices. You might use this provision to set up the VPN client on a desktop PC, a smartphone, tablet, perhaps a media streaming device (like […]