Security

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Ultimate Guide to Phishing Protection

For those of you who are not familiar with the phishing term, here is a simple definition: phishing consists in personal information theft (through any means) in order to get access to one’s bank accounts. Of course, the final goal is to steal money. Those who practice phishing are called cybercriminals. In 2008, there were more than 5 million phishing victims in USA alone.

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