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Category: Content
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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • What/Why/How – you should always use a VPN

    What is a VPN? A virtual private network creates a secure tunnel between two sites via the Internet to protect your privacy. This is usually a paid service to ensure web browsing is secure and private while using public wifi or less secure wifi networks. What happens? Your PC connects to a VPN server, and […] The post What/Why/How – you should always use a VPN appeared first on .

  • Coolest MacBook Pro Touch Bar Features

    Sitting just above the keys, the Touch Bar displays an array of color changing functionalities. Check out just a few of the cool things the Touch Bar can do! Just like texting on an iPhone, the Touch Bar allows for predictive text. For even faster email responses. You can Preview and Edit your photos with […] The post Coolest MacBook Pro Touch Bar Features appeared first on .

  • Google Makes Photo Scanning a Piece of Cake!

    The holidays seem to give people the little push they need to start digitizing their photos. I hear it every season – “This is the year we are finally going to get all the old photos on the big TV and go through them!” and then it comes time to decide how, and the idea […] The post Google Makes Photo Scanning a Piece of Cake! appeared first on .

  • Faster Updates Promised for Windows 10 – Creators Update

    Microsoft is already promising big things for the Creators Update. Introducing Unified Update Platform (UUP), Microsoft’s answer to user feedback concerning slowness and drained battery life with Windows 10 updates. The UUP process allows for delivery of smaller files and could reduce the size of the update by 35 percent. The differential download packages ensures […] The post Faster Updates Promi...

  • VR add-on to make Oculus and Vive headsets Wireless

    Atlanta based company KwikVR is confident they can deliver a wireless VR headset device that is capable with both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. The device is less than a pound and is attached to your belt. It features two USB ports and an HDMI port. The company reports that the device delivers […] The post VR add-on to make Oculus and Vive headsets Wireless appeared first on .

  • Luggage Tag Code, Gives Identity and Flight Info to Hackers

    Researchers from German security company, Security Research Labs, recently revealed the poor security behind the current travel booking systems. Three of the largest Global Distributed Systems (GDS) handling flight reservations for worldwide travel are Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport. These three systems handle 90 percent of flight reservations. The poor security stems from these systems originatin...

  • Say Hello To Intel’s Optane

    Hello Optane! First Optane storage announced at CES in the low form of 16 GB and 32GB units to be used as cache, not primarily storage. It is anticipated that Optanes will gradually grow in densities and capacities over the next few years. 3D Xpoint is the technology that bases Optane. Memory cells sit in […] The post Say Hello To Intel’s Optane appeared first on .

  • Blasted by Phishing Calendar Invitations

    Have you been getting random calendar invitations from unfamiliar sources about events you have never heard of before? It seems we are not the only ones. Most of the calendar invitations seem to be coming from email accounts from other countries, promising deals on brand name products such as Ray-Bans. This is just another type […] The post Blasted by Phishing Calendar Invitations appeared first o...

  • Shopper Safety – Beware of Fake Apps and Wifi Hotspots

    Now that holiday shopping is upon us, security researchers are handing out advice on how to protect yourself and your information from cyber hacking. More and more shoppers use their smartphones while they are shopping, to compare prices and deals at other stores or online. Reports by RiskIQ, an enterprise security firm, estimates that 30 […] The post Shopper Safety – Beware of Fake Apps and Wifi ...

  • Android Trojan rerouters you to Rogue DNS server

    New Android Trojan virus reported by Kaspersky Lab, that goes by the name, Switcher. Switcher Trojan infects wifi routers through an infected Android, where an attacker can then reroute other users on the network to malicious sites. This is through brute force attacks against the admin interface of the router – using a predetermined list […] The post Android Trojan rerouters you to Rogue DNS serve...

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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • Do this and not that – Mobile Malware

    The three best practices to avoid mobile malware is to use an official app store, resist temptation to jailbreak your device, and keep updates current. Apple and Google app stores remain the most vigilant about mobile malware concerns. Google uses Verify Apps that runs in the background of modern Android systems to scan for spyware, […] The post Do this and not that – Mobile Malware appeared first...

  • Cisco PIX firewall and IOS software security vulnerabilities

    Cisco has released reports that a high priority security hole in its IOS software could have allowed hackers access to memory contents, and therefore confidential information, from more than one product in their lineup. Cisco has pinpointed cause of the vulnerability to  “insufficient condition checks in the part of the code that handles [Internet Key […] The post Cisco PIX firewall and IOS softwa...

  • Teenage hacker grabs massive data from 800,000 open FTP servers

    Not all teenagers are sneaking out in the middle of the night, one is sneaking into nearly 800,000 open FTP servers. The story begins with a security researcher, Minxomat, scanning IPv4 addresses to find nearly a million open FTP servers needing no authentication for access. This scan revealed that not only is no authentication needed but […] The post Teenage hacker grabs massive data from 800,000...

  • Take Back Privacy with Windows 10

    Windows 10 offers an option to help protect third parties from tracking your movements based on your connections to Wi-Fi networks. Under Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi, turn on the Use random hardware addresses setting. This will keep third parties from matching your Wi-Fi adapter’s hardware address with your personal information, and therefore […] The post Take Back Privacy with Windows 1...

  • Top 3 Identity Management Solution Recommendations

     Identity-Management-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provider aids with identifying individuals in a system (such as a country, a network, or an enterprise) and controlling their access to resources within that system by associating user rights and restrictions with the established identity. Okta Identity Management Okta comes highly rated for identity management, and for good reason. Rated best-in-class for...

  • Keep Conversations Private with End-to-End Encryption Messaging

    Messaging is one technological advance that most cannot live without. But most of us would like to rest assured that what we type will be for the eyes of the receiver only, and not a mysterious third party. Regardless of paranoia or worry about hacking, encryption is a sure fire way to protect messages as […] The post Keep Conversations Private with End-to-End Encryption Messaging appeared first o...

  • iOS 10 Wants to Help you Get More Beauty Rest

    You’ll find the new bedtime feature offered in iOS 10 in the Clock application. The first time you use the feature you will be walked through the functions. You may notice the application is now in dark mode, finally realizing most of us set alarms when we are already in bed or near sleep. Begin […] The post iOS 10 Wants to Help you Get More Beauty Rest appeared first on .

  • Turn Voicemail into Text with iOS 10

      Apple has always had a productive approach to voicemail, first with the visual listing of voicemails with the contact name, date and time attached, making it easy to browse past or go directly to the voicemail you would like to hear. The upgrade to iOS 10 takes this a little further, allowing for voicemail transcription, […] The post Turn Voicemail into Text with iOS 10 appeared first on .

  • Turn off read receipts for specific conversations in iOS 10

    I have my read receipts on and I love the transparency. In a world where we are always accessible, I hope that my read receipts provide my friends and coworkers reassurance that I am not simply ignoring their messages but rather I am not on my phone (which happens!!). I’d like to think this also […] The post Turn off read receipts for specific conversations in iOS 10 appeared first on .

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – no longer voluntary

    Great news for Samsung users that have been using their Note 7 with extreme caution the last few weeks, replacements will be in stores Wednesday, September 21st! The recall transitioned from voluntary to mandatory as the US government’s Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a deathknell due to the lithium-ion battery overheating. According to the […] The post Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – no ...

BVA

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • Galaxy Note 7 is FIRE. Literally.

    Due to the growing number of Galaxy Note 7 explosions, the FAA has put some restrictions in place for those that still dare carry the Note 7 around. Virgin Australia, Qantas, and Jetstart have banned passengers from charging their Galaxy Note 7 in flight. A proactive move for the airlines, as the Australian aviation authorities […] The post Galaxy Note 7 is FIRE. Literally. appeared first on .

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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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