Password managers are an essential tool to keep your personal information safe, allowing you to set really strong passwords and making them easy to use so you don’t have to remember the complex password formulas you have created. We’ve flagged up eight of the most popular – check them out, there’s sure to be one for you.
Welcome to part II of how stay anonymous online. This blog largely goes a little technically deeper than part 1 but that doesn’t mean to says it’s technically complex. Some of the steps are quite easy and require little more than downloads rather than tinkering around with settings. If you’re serious about protecting your online privacy, then this is for you.
The idea of privacy online has just about been blown out of the water following the relatively recent revelations about government snooping. That said, there are some simple steps you can take, often requiring no more than a few seconds of your time, to protect your privacy whether its anonymous browsing or whether you simply want to stop your browsing activities from being tracked. In the first part of this blog we look at some really simple steps you can take that effectively stop you from being tracked and stalked by ads.
Unsurprisingly this week’s headlines have featured a lot of jaw jaw about Talk Talk who with three cyber breaches in a year clearly do not listen listen. People are upset, disturbed and not a little angry. One website is advising customers how to get out of their contracts. M&S and British Gas have also experienced some cyber embarrassment – as have their customers who have had personal details put on public view. A botnet consisting of 900 CCTV cameras has been discovered while out of work Russian IT workers may just well be gearing up for an assault on Western critical infrastructure, because – they’re out of work.
From out-of-control cars and hacks that come beaming into your radio riding the notes of a song, to the perils of ‘butt dialling’ and the inevitable growth in cybercrime it’s a week full of hacking shenanigans, more flaws and disturbing insights.
The fall-out from the hack of the Milan-based Hacking Team continues with all sorts of revelations about how the powerful would like to continue spying on the largely powerless. Adobe Flash vulnerabilities continue to be revealed while the US National Security Agency will be pretty hacked off following the discovery of its latest spying techniques. Meanwhile users of a website that facilitates affairs must be feeling nervous as hackers promise to spill the beans on names, addresses and even sexual fantasies.
CEO stalked by hacker group, company taken down; free BlackBerry devices loaded with snooping software handed out to rival politicians; New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and Wall Street Journal go offline all within a few hours of each other; unsurprising revelations about the UK police seeking out spying software and more.
When you buy a new laptop or computer it’s tempting to whip it out of the box, plug it in and fire it up immediately. Of course, you just want to see how good, fun and fast it is.
There’s rarely a quiet moment in the world of cyber miscreants and the past week testifies to this. From a newspaper columnist being threatened by Anonymous to retract her ‘strong’ opinions, to a private eye being jailed for hiring hackers, it’s all going on. And of course, another major flaw has been discovered, this time in Adobe Flash Player.
Have you ever had a problem with a slow internet connection? Is it something that happens consistently? Does it happen even when you only have a few devices connecting to your network? If so, you might have someone leeching off your Wi-Fi bandwidth.