Spyware is a modern plague. It’s dastardly, devilish and insinuates itself into millions of computers without people being aware of it. Find out just what spyware is, what it does, where it comes from, how to avoid it and how to get rid of it by reading on.
An enormous security flaw has been discovered that threatens the entire Internet. Dubbed Heart Bleed, its panicked internet services providers and sent many system administrators – the people who look after an organisation’s computer networks – into a bit of a frenzy.
18 million email accounts hacked in Germany
– stolen details used to make online purchases
– website available to check which email accounts have been compromised
Sometimes the speeds of our Internet connections are not what they could be. If you’re feeling a bit frustrated at your connectivity speed read on for a few tips on how to get things moving a little faster.
Back in the day, when connecting to the Internet via a dial up modem was accompanied by an odd medley of electronic tweeting and whistling sounds, connections used to slow down in the late afternoon. It was often attributed to the fact that America was waking up and people on the other side of the Atlantic were yawning their way onto the Internet. This meant that the pipes that Internet traffic travelled down became more congested hence connections predictably became slower in the afternoon.
The good part is that removing unwanted toolbars in Firefox is much simpler than getting rid of them from Internet Explorer, so it should all be very easy.
We’re all familiar with the curse of the seemingly endless spinning wheel or non-stop hourglass. And it’s always seems to happen on those days when you need it functioning on at it’s fastest!
Computer viruses come and computer viruses go. But they’re always present. Some slip by without much attention, others cause tremendous damage. Some have slowed the internet to a crawl; others have sought to control every machine on the planet. Get the inside track on some of the most notable.
Hackers have been targeting a security hole in the popular word processing application Word 2010. The attacks are limited at the moment to unnamed targets, possibly a number of organisations, but in the meantime Microsoft has issued a temporary fix pending a full investigation.
Microsoft has just announced that Word 2010 has a vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers.
If you’ve got a toolbar that is driving you nuts and you can’t for the life of you figure out how to get rid of it, this article is for you. Many of the toolbars you might have come across, offer no real service except to deliver advertisements, and in some cases, can be malicious.
Adam is a teacher and blogger from Boston.
The ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) trend sounds like a great concept, and many employees love the idea of connecting to work via their own tablets and smartphones any time they want. BYOD in the workplace push is certainly growing, as witnessed by a survey of 1,000 ZDnet and TechRepublic readers earlier this year which concluded that 44 percent of companies already have BYOD policies and 18 percent plan to add them in the next year. Though more employees are requesting this approach, IT directors still struggle with issues like security and compliance.