Category Archives: Technology

How to Not Get Scammed when Buying a Phone 101

When looking for a phone, you might be put off by the staggering prices carriers have their phones at. You will be tempted to look for a phone from a third party such as craigslist, eBay, flea markets and other places for selling phones for a lower price. If you decide to do this, please follow these steps in order to avoid any unpleasant situations.

 

Always remember to take these steps before buying

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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is the newest way hackers will try to get money out of you. And it’s very sneaky and effective.

You’re working on your computer, maybe writting a report or saving some pictures you had from a vacation and all of a sudden you see a pop-up on your screen that reads “You’re files have been encrypted, you have 48 hrs to pay $500.00 or you will never get those files back”.

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Apple’s Ethical issue with security and freedom

 

The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.

So what does that really mean for us? Apple acknowledges that we put very intimate, secret, delicate information in our phones, tablets, and computers. Everyone has some form of data that is private and wouldn’t want anyone to find or get so Apple added encryption to their devices in order to protect that data.

This is awesome because it means you can have stuff on your phone without having to worry that some hacker, stranger or frenemy will find your hidden pictures, private messages or the like.

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The most used passwords in 2015. And people don’t learn…

Hi and welcome to my first blog of 2016, where we’ll look at the most used passwords of 2015.

Every year SplashData compiles a list of the most used passwords for that year, and this year is the fifth year doing it and people seem to be using the same passwords over and over again. Not just because they add more numbers or make it a little bit longer their password will be any more secure.

These are the results based on leaked passwords over the year.

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