The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

If you’re a complete newbie to the world of technology, you might find yourself scratching your head when you hear about “The Internet of Things.” In this post, I’ll shed a little light on this modern phenomenon that’s all about increasing interconnectivity in virtually all aspects of our day-to-day living.

First of all, what is the Internet of Things?

Keeping Trolls Away With Twitter’s New Quality Filter

Keeping Trolls Away With Twitter’s New Quality Filter

The Internet is undoubtedly one of the most pivotal innovations of the 21st century. It has changed so much about every aspect of human lives and its impact is probably most evident in how people communicate. Nowadays, communication and the spread of ideas is not just quick, it’s instantaneous, particularly when we’re using social media platforms like Twitter.

Fingerprint theft: Should we be concerned?

Fingerprint theft: Should we be concerned?

Before touch identification-based security was introduced, most of our smartphones required only a passcode or a pattern to unlock. Now, after Apple introduced its Touch ID system, it seems more and more smartphone companies are integrating fingerprint-scanning technology to their models.

Beware of frauds on your friends lists

Beware of frauds on your friends lists

Billions of people are on social media these days. For those with bad intentions, that’s a worldwide pool of potential prey for them to victimize. We’ve all come across a “fake” account at one point in our lives. Though most of these are created by people who simply have too much time on their hands, other fraudulent accounts are created to serve far more malicious purposes.

PayPal’s giant contribution to CyberSecurity

PayPal’s giant contribution to CyberSecurity

Six years ago, in an effort to protect their customers, PayPal came up with a brilliant idea that turned out to be an effective solution against fraudulent email senders and domain spoofers. The company enlisted the help of industry behemoths like Google, Apple, eBay, Microsoft, Yahoo, and others, and together, they created an open Internet method called the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance specification, also known as DMARC.

Secure your Android smartphone with these apps

Secure your Android smartphone with these apps

While there’s been some debate as to the need for mobile antivirus apps, there’s no denying the fact that there are hundreds of malicious apps and software out there just waiting to latch themselves onto our Android device’s operating system. Because of the Android OS’ open source nature, it’s no surprise that the amount of malware targeting the platform has been steadily increasing over the past few years.

Though some may argue that Google is already doing a great job of protecting users at the device and cloud level, the risks are still difficult to ignore, especially with stories such as this out there.

If you’d like to avoid any potential security risks to your Android device, take a look at these great security apps: