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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Megaupload Shutdown Has A Silver Lining

There was mega news in the file-sharing world last week as Megaupload was shutdown by the FBI for infringing copyright. This is good news for the entertainment industry, but what about us? Well, the raid might have actually improved our computer security. Ruled by Mr. Dotcom, the Megaupload empire spanned … Read More

What You Should Know Before Jailbreaking

It took a while this time, but hackers have finally “jailbroke” the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. It’s now possible to load non-Apple approved software onto your up-to-date device – something many have been longing for ages. The question is: Should you do it? When hackers “jailbreak” a device, it … Read More

Who Has Access to Your Social Media Accounts?

We’re quite good at keeping track of apps on our smartphones. But what about on our Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts? There are probably hundreds of applications that you granted access to your personal data, but then forgot all about. Most of the apps we use are these one-hit wonders … Read More

Can OLPC $100 Tablets Get the World Safely Online?

Fancy an Android tablet computer for $100? Well, that’s exactly what One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this week. After years of research and various models, the new tablet – the XO-3 – boasts an 8-inch 1024×768-resolution screen, a 1GHz Marvell ARMADA PXA618 … Read More

Be Careful Who Your Facebook Friends Are

With new Facebook security threats surfacing every few weeks, it’s important to be careful who your friends are on the social network. Or rather, who is posting and pretending to be your friend. The latest Facebook scam imitates a friend on Facebook who has already fallen victim to the security … Read More

The Future of TV Unwrapped at CES

Despite what theatres would like us to believe, it seems like the future for TVs – at least for 2012 – is not just 3D. Earlier this week, LG showed off its brand new interactive TV at CES, the annual consumer electronics exhibition held at Las Vegas. Created to entice … Read More

GameOver With Just One Click

As online banking is becoming more common also among the less tech savvy, cyber criminals see this as nearly endless potential to – er – grow their business. Generally speaking, online banking is safe. The vast majority of financial institutions have implemented the latest technologies to ensure their customers are … Read More

New Years Resolution You Should Keep

Along with losing weight, taking up a hobby and spending less money on useless things, sometimes it’s nice to make some achievable New Years resolutions. How about protecting yourself – and your friends – from hackers, data theft and fraud with minimal effort? Resolution: I Won’t Give My Friends Viruses … Read More

WiFi Setup Flaw Allows Easy Router PIN Guessing

If you’ve bought a new wireless router in the last three years, watch out. A security flaw inside a feature created to make wifi safer may actually put you at risk. The problem occurs in the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function. It’s a standard feature on almost all modern routers, … Read More


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