Security

3 Types of Passwords That Are Way Too Easy to Guess

Put in the wrong hands, your employees’ login credentials can be the key to a massive security leak. Though you can set up every possible security system, you may be at a loss if your employees’ passwords are too easy to guess. Even the strongest firewalls and encryption software in the world won’t be able to do anything if somebody was able to log in by guessing and inputting somebody’s credentials. Here are a few of the most embarrassing passwords that are so easy to crack that people shouldn’t have bothered setting them at all:

Continue Reading

Identifying Malware on Your Computer

Cybersecurity is a growing threat, and hackers and cybercriminals are making their malware increasingly complex and difficult to detect. And unfortunately, many websites and companies are even having difficulty keeping track. According to published data, as many as 600,000 Facebook websites get hacked a day, and even major brands like the New York Times aren’t unsusceptible to attacks

Continue Reading

How I Backup Data Files Automatically So I Won’t Worry About Losing Files

Protecting your data files with a good data backup plan is one of the most important tasks you can perform to keep your data safe from hard drive failure, malicious software, or just accidental file changes or deletions. For me, I have been talking about various data backup plans since I started this blog, and with over 600GB of personal photos and videos stored on an external hard drive, I also take data backup very seriously.

Continue Reading

4 Ways to Protect Your Smartphone from Being Hacked

You already know that you need to protect your laptop and desktop computers from hackers. A lot of people, however, never stop to wonder whether their mobile devices are also susceptible to these threats. Since your smartphone is essentially a small computer, there is a possibility that someone will try to hack into it to steal your private information. You can protect yourself by following these four tips.

Continue Reading

How I do More with My Plex Media Server by Keeping it Simple

When I was looking at setting up my Plex Server, the one thing that I really wanted to make sure was that I kept the entire setup simple. I wanted to set up and manage a server that could stream media files to my devices, and not much beyond that idea. This meant I didn’t need a high-end and powerful computer to accomplish the goal, but I did have to make sure the system could handle at least three media transcoding operations at a time.

Continue Reading

Security in Online Gaming

Humans naturally like to feel safe. It is a characteristic that has stayed with us from the Ice Age, although now we are fighting internet hackers rather than Sabretooth Tigers. The web is a fantastic marketplace that many of us could not do without. The amount of money that flows through it every day is astronomical and needs to be safeguarded at every turn to stop these online fiends committing raids.

Continue Reading

Why My Data Hard Drive Errors Didn’t Affect Me

My external hard drive is where I store all my important files such as photos, videos, and personal information. Most, if not all, of the files I store on that drive cannot be recreated, or would be very difficult and time-consuming to recreate. This is why I am always ensuring that drive is available for use, and protected.

Continue Reading