Avoiding a baby monitor hack

A June 2016 headline from the San Francisco Globe read: “Stranger hacks family’s baby monitor and talks to the child at night.” And if you were hoping that this oddball hacker was just talking or goofing around, your hopes have to be dashed because he was saying extremely “disturbing messages into the device.” What happened? Not only was the hacker …

How Much Data Your Apps Collect About You?

With today’s never-ending selection of smart devices, the number of apps offered to us is at an all-time high. Maybe you’re into games, perhaps you like more social media apps, or you enjoy educational apps. Regardless of the topic, if you find yourself downloading apps on a regular basis, you may be surprised to hear what kind of data these apps collect …

The Top 10 Internet Security Tips You Must Follow

Connecting an unprotected computer to the Internet is an invitation for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of different viruses. It’s also a green light for any would-be hacker interested in stealing your personal information and compromising your privacy. Think that your information isn’t of value to them? Think again – personal information theft is at an all-time high these days. Even having …

Secure your wireless router

How to Secure your Router

The internet has opened up countless of doors for millions of people since its inception, and with wireless networking (WiFi), it has become even easier to access and browse the web. However, with the popularization of WiFi, the security of many home internet connections has been compromised significantly, and many consumers don’t even know they are at risk. Unlike the …

Protect your computer

How to Protect your Computer from Malware and Viruses?

Even though you may not be tech savvy, you are aware of viruses and malware on the internet. Every time you log online, you leave yourself and your computer vulnerable to attack by viruses and other malware. Malware is short for malicious software that is designed to infiltrate your system without your permission, often causing damage to software, loss of data or …