Archive for the Security & Privacy Category

Safer Driving with Android Apps

Safer Driving with Android Apps

Automatically block/hold texts and calls while driving. Automatically lock your phone. Three apps available which can help out: Drive First by Sprint, DriveMode by AT&T, and Safely Go by Verizon. They can each restrict inbound phone calls to a list. They all block texts and you can […]

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Quick Tips to Help Protect Kids Online

Quick Tips to Help Protect Kids Online

Surfing the Internet is a risky activity for kids and as parents you have to monitor your children’s Internet interactions. The best way to protect kids online is to make sure they do not go on the Internet without adult supervision. However this is not always practical […]

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Do you need Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware programs on your Mac?

Do you need Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware programs on your Mac?

Well I suppose it really depends on you and exactly what you do, or maybe it really doesn’t? Are you the kind of person who constantly and wildly installs and runs random programs they come across? Or are you the kind of person to come across an […]

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Basic Tips to Secure Your Smartphone

Basic Tips to Secure Your Smartphone

Smartphones have now become a major necessity for many people whenever they want to maintain contact with their loved ones and friends. But when these major necessities have been lost or stolen, your personal security is always at risk. All important information saved in your Smartphone can […]

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How the NSA Cracks Encryption Using Math

How the NSA Cracks Encryption Using Math

Check out this video for a great explanation on how the NSA cracks encryption using math. The actual equations used are very simple however they use huge prime numbers for the variables. The video helps explain the basis behind Elliptic Curve Cryptography.

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LastPass – your personal password vault

LastPass – your personal password vault

  We are plagued by the necessity to have a multitude of passwords. Some sites have basic complexity requirements and others do not. Some require you to change your password on a regular basis. Keeping track of all these passwords can be a nightmare. LastPass is a […]

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