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Yearly Archives: 2012

Keep Your Children Entertained Online this Holiday Season

It’s great to have the family together for the holidays, but sometimes it can all get a bit too much. Cooking the turkey, wrapping a thousand presents and hiding the whiskey from your uncle can all be a bit stressful, and that’s without the difficulties that children on school holidays … Read More

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Malware in the Watering Hole

Just when we’re getting accustomed to the terms malware, phishing and DDoS, someone, somewhere creates an even more obscure internet security term: the “watering hole”. But what does it mean – and how big a threat is it? On the web, a “watering hole” has the same meaning as in … Read More

Your Browser’s Giving Away Your Password

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We trust internet browsers with our entire online lives, from pictures to personal banking. But did you know that there is a very easy way for anyone using your computer to access your passwords? If you’ve ever clicked “save password” when you enter your details into a website, your browser … Read More

Keeping your PC or Mac Up-to-Date

Despite the huge safety benefits, a lot of computer users don’t keep their computers up-to-date. But why do we (I’ll admit, sometimes I skip updates too!) fall into this trap? I think it as similar to taking out the garbage. I know I should do it but sometimes I wait … Read More

Stop Using Internet Explorer (for now)

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We love the internet, which is why we’re adamant that you should be safe when you surf. That’s why I’m urging people viewing this page on Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9 (which will probably be around 40% of you) to switch to a different browser right now. And if … Read More

Getting Rid of Your Old Computer

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Getting a new computer is great – everything is so much faster and easier to do. But what happens to your old PC? Keeping it in a box under the stairs until it becomes even more out-of-date isn’t going to help anyone. The better options – sell it, donate it, … Read More

What Video Game Guild Wars 2 Tells Us About Hacking

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I originally thought there wasn’t much a video game – especially one set in a medieval fantasy world – could teach me much about internet security and hacking. In fact, I learned just how much data hackers have on us, and why we all need to be more careful.  As … Read More

How to Turn Off Java to Save Your Computer

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Java is a software platform that, even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve probably still used it on your computer, Mac or Windows. It’s installed on nearly every system out there, so you might be upset to learn that there is a very real threat for computers with it … Read More

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iPhone Text Message Dangers & What PC Users Can Learn

With smartphones getting more and more advanced, it’s surprising to see that the iPhone has succumbed to an issue with one of the oldest mobile technologies: SMS (text) messaging. And it’s an issue that could cost you your savings. When text messages are sent they contain information regarding both the … Read More

Back to School: Computer Security to Teach your Children

It’s back-to-school time, and while many parents will be worrying about stationary and uniform, there’s one aspect of school life we shouldn’t forget to brief our children about: computer safety. Most parents are well-aware that children can scuff their shoes and lose their pencils, but they’re not prepared for the … Read More

 

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