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How To Erase Data From A Hard Drive
Data is important to everyone.  The last thing you need is someone you don’t know getting hold of your information.  It is important then, to know how to erase your data from your computer. You may need to do this because your computer is being sold or given away... Read more
How to Set Up A Passcode On iPad
Security is a big thing these days isn’t it?  It is a wise move to lock down all of your devices in one way or another.  Take your tablet for instance.  By setting a passcode on your Apple iPad, you can protect your data in case it is lost... Read more
How To Manage A Friend/Relative’s PC
If you are asked to help out on occasion to ‘fix’ a friend’s PC, chances are that you really could do the job simply in a few minutes.  In such a case it is irritating to have to organise both your time and your friends time to sort out... Read more
How To Keep Your Children Safe Online
The Internet is a place filled with so much knowledge and entertainment, that you would not be able to come close to seeing even half of it in your lifetime.  Everybody should have access to this wonderful tool of information, from young ones to older ones alike.  A massive... Read more
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ Update Available
Ad-Aware+ is a top Antimalware program which can provide you with comprehensive malware protection. Ad-Aware+ gives you real-time monitoring, threat alerts and updates its database automatically so you can relax in the knowledge that you are protected. With Ad-Aware+ installed you can feel free to shop and bank online.... Read more
Download The Latest Malwarebytes Antimalware Update
Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is able to detect and remove malware, which the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware does this by monitoring every process and then stops a malicious process before it even is able to start. Some Key Features of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware: Light... Read more
Ebay Advise Users To Change Their Password Due To Hack
eBay has been compromised!  It seems someone has hacked into the system and account users have been asked to change passwords in order to ensure personal accounts remain safe and secure. At the end of February and early part of March, eBay employees were compromised when log-in details were... Read more
Microsoft Comes Out Top in EFF Privacy Report
Earlier this month, the ethical question of whether Microsoft may be compromising cutting edge research was raised by someone from the inside – something that cannot be taken lightly, whether you’re in the sector or not. Something new has come up, though, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) releasing... Read more
How To Protect Your Data
As we all store an increasing amount of sensitive information on our smartphones, protecting our data is vitally important. Just consider, the last time you connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, did you even stop for a moment to consider what risk you were putting your private data under? I... Read more
Xbox One Secure Login Hacked By 5-Year-Old
We all know kids are smart. Just how smart? Well, many are smart enough to figure out how to get into cookie jars, behind locked doors, and they always figure out where you’re hiding the candy. I’m never very amazed when I hear that a young child figured out... Read more
Cyber Security To Be Taught in UK Schools
The UK government has just outlined plans to teach children as young as 11 about careers in cyber-security. These new proposals were welcomed by the Cyber Security Skills Alliance. Speaking on its behalf, Sir David Pepper said a national shortage of cyber skills was “a key issue” for businesses... Read more
You Are At Risk Every Time You Use A Wi-Fi Hotspot!
Europe’s top cybercrime police officer has warned that sensitive information should not be sent over public wi-fi hotspots because there is a risk that hackers can steal it. Troels Oerting, who is head of Europol‘s cybercrime centre, says that rather, personal data should be sent over a known and... Read more
McAfee Stinger Update Has New & Enhanced Detections
When it comes to internet security, there is a plethora of choice from various providers. McAfee is a well known name in antivirus and its Stinger product promises to detect and remove malware threats. Although its not a replacement for full fledged antivirus software, McAfee Stinger is a quick... Read more
Use Yahoo Video Chats? You May Have Been Spied On
Everyday, it seems, there is new information released that makes individuals question how private their “private” lives really are. If it’s not revelations about the NSA intercepting our telephone calls and/or our emails, it seems to be something along those same lines. Unfortunately, in the year 2014, it doesn’t... Read more
Download HotSpot Shield Now For Internet Security
Hotspot Shield is an internet security and privacy solution that builds a VPN between your device and its internet gateway. This stops any hackers or snoopers from spying on your online activities and protects sensitive information such as credit card details. The software also boasts features that include protection... Read more
Kaspersky Announces Anti-Phishing Browser
Cyber security specialist, Kaspersky Labs, have just announced ‘Safe Browser’ for Windows Phone.  Kaspersky announced the launch at MWC this week.  The browser is an alternative to Internet Explorer, which protects against phishing attacks.  It does this by automatically blocking dangerous links. The browser is available now on the Windows Phone Store... Read more
New Android Malware Can Re-install Itself
We all know that Android is the world’s most popular smartphone operating system.  Unfortunately it follows suit then, that criminals would develop some of the most harmful malware created for use on that platform. A program called Android.Oldboot represents the first-ever Android bootkit: a Trojan that can reinstall itself... Read more
Forget About Passwords…How About Passwatches & Passrings?
If you’re a person who is tired of having to remember password after password, there may be good news on the horizon for you. Anymore, it seems as if there is a password (or multiple passwords) for everything. After a while, all of those different passwords can get ridiculously... Read more