Returned refreshed from your holiday only to find your bank account has been emptied? There may be several reasons for that: Either Internet-access costs were sky high or cyber criminals have hit. We have heard some truly horrific stories from users who dropped their guard in terms of IT security while on vacation.
On the Internet, security threats can be lurking around every corner, and this fact has trained many people to be alert about online safety at all times. With that said, there are times when it’s important to be even more aware of potential problems.
It’s only midday and you’re already running low. As fantastic, versatile, and useful modern smartphones are, their battery doesn’t last particularly long. While you can’t avoid this, you can at least make the most out of your phones battery capacity.
USB devices are everywhere, and they come in the form of flash drives, webcams, keyboards, and so on. One of the attractive things about USB is that you just plug in a device and it works. That convenience is nice to have, but it also presents a real danger.
Finally, a chance to put your flying skills to the test thanks to onboard Wi-Fi. But won’t the smart hacker in row 27 also be able to take control of the flight stick? The simple answer is “no”. That said, while airplane electronics are secure this may not necessarily be the case for your notebook or tablet.
Everybody uses browser extensions. We use them because, sometimes, they make our life easier on the Internet. For example, for translating, shopping or searching. In the last couple weeks, we monitored rampant spreading of browser extensions with new machinery for harming the user – via the publishing of unwanted advertisements.
Cisco researchers discovered today an exploit on Amazon.com, YouTube.com and more than 700 other websites that infects visitors via the standard advertising running on these sites. The exploit, which has been dubbed “Kyle and Stan,” is especially effective because it infects both PC and Mac users.
Before the user is able to enjoy an app, Android goes wild asking for permissions. “Either or” is the motto: If you don’t agree to every single permission request, you can’t use the app. For some apps, this can really spell trouble.
Booking vacations online is super convenient. Here are a few tips to get you started so you can enjoy your holiday from the very inception.
We had so much fun with one of the most trending topics on Twitter yesterday that we felt the need to give the “good cop” version of events. Here are some really awkward situations you might get yourself into if you don’t have an antivirus on your smartphone.