Tips And Tricks

How the Internet of Things Got Hacked

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in Tips And Tricks | 0 comments

How the Internet of Things Got Hacked

There was once a time when people distinguished between cyberspace, the digital world of computers and hackers, and the flesh-and-blood reality known as meatspace. Anyone overwhelmed by the hackable perils of cyberspace could unplug and retreat to the reliable, analog world of physical objects. But today, cheap, radio-connected computers have invaded meatspace. They’re now embedded in everything from our toys to our cars to our bodies. And this year has made clearer than ever before that this Internet of Things introduces all the vulnerabilities of the digital world into our real world....

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I Turned Off JavaScript for a Whole Week and It Was Glorious

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Tips And Tricks | 0 comments

I Turned Off JavaScript for a Whole Week and It Was Glorious

There’s another web out there, a better web hiding just below the surface of the one we surf from our phones and tablets and laptops every day. A web with no ads, no endlessly scrolling pages, and no annoying modal windows begging you to share the site on social media or sign up for a newsletter. The best part is that you don’t need a special browser extension or an invite-only app to access this alternate reality. All you need to do is change one little setting in your browser of choice. Just un-tick the checkbox that enables “JavaScript” and away you go, to a simpler, cleaner web....

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Google’s Three Tips for Sabotaging the Cybercrime Economy

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Tips And Tricks | 0 comments

Google’s Three Tips for Sabotaging the Cybercrime Economy

With hackers and the security research community constantly finding new ways to break every piece of software that touches the Internet, it’s easy to get lost in the endless cycle of hacks and patches and hacks. But one team of Googlers and academic researchers has stepped back from that cycle to take a broader view of the maelstrom of scams, fraud and theft online. The result is a portrait of the digital underworld that goes beyond the traditional idea of corporate security to sketch the entire supply chain of online crime from hacking accounts to cashing out—focusing on where that chain...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+: 12 things you need to know

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Tips And Tricks | 0 comments

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+: 12 things you need to know

Samsung has introduced the better, sleeker Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Note 5 updates to its mega-successful giant phone lineup. Both new phones try to give users as much screen space and processing power as possible in a more solid and slimmer design than their giant-screened predecessors, the Note 4 and the Note 4 Edge (now rebranded S Edge+). “We’re still betting big on big screens,” said JK Shin, Samsung’s mobile CEO, during the company’s “Unpacked” event in New York on Thursday. Pre-orders for the devices began Thursday afternoon, and they will be...

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The Windows 10 Security Settings You Need to Know

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Tips And Tricks | 0 comments

The Windows 10 Security Settings You Need to Know

So you finally installed Windows 10 and joined the ranks of the other 67 million users. You open your browser to search for a place to grab lunch, and Bing already knows your location. You notice that all the banner ads are geared toward your secret knitting hobby. And when you open Cortana to ask what’s going on, she knows your name and the embarrassing nickname your mother calls you. This may seems like a stretch, but you’d be surprised by the amount of personal information Windows 10 collects from its users—information including phone numbers, GPS location, credit card numbers, and even...

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12 things you didn’t know you could do with Gmail

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Tips And Tricks | 0 comments

12 things you didn’t know you could do with Gmail

Gmail is one of the world’s most powerful and well-built tech tools, but there are ways to make it even more amazing. Some features are hidden within Gmail itself — through the Settings and Labs tab; others have been built by third party developers. (Just remember, third party apps will have access to all of the contents of your emails.) Here are 12 ways to customize Gmail, or completely transform it. Schedule messages to send, or read later 1. Preschedule messages. If there’s a better time to catch someone with an email but you know you won’t be around to push the...

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