IT Matters

Are you being watched? The bad side of webcams

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Many people fall into two groups when it comes to Internet security: those who don’t care about it or those who care a little too much. While reaching a happy medium may seem difficult, it’s a task that’s very doable as long as you bother to stay up to date with current vulnerabilities. Past and recent news tells us that our webcams are vulnerable to hacking, so you’re probably wondering how seriously you should take those warnings. Should you be worried?

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Samsung is about to unleash breakneck WiFi speeds

When it comes to WiFi signals, the routers many of us have in our homes today are hampered by barriers such as walls and other electronic devices that interfere with the signal. Because of this, routers never quite deliver the speeds manufacturers claim they’re capable of, especially when multiple devices are involved.

In a recent announcement, Samsung Electronics claims to have solved this problem by developing new technology, and get this – this new tech will boost WiFi speeds fivefold!

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Enhance your Firefox browsing experience

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Mozilla Firefox is a great browser that has long remained at the top in the battle of Internet web browsers. It is very fast when it comes to speed and has plenty of great downloadable add-ons and customizable options in its arsenal as well.

While it’s already great as is, a little tweaking and knowledge of a few shortcuts will give you a buttery-smooth Firefox browsing experience. Read on to find out how you can maximize your use of this open-source browser.

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The 411 on dealing with online identity theft

What is online identity theft? It’s when someone collects your personal information to open your online accounts, using whatever they find there for their own personal gain (or amusement). An identity thief can be anyone – it could be someone from a different country or even someone close to you. Identity thieves have different motives as to why they attack, from wanting to steal your credit card information to the desire to ruin somebody’s reputation and everything beyond and in between.

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