Everything we do today is digitised, whether it’s taking photos, creating documents, saving music, watching movies, chatting with friends and so on. Given this investment how would you feel if you lost some of your precious files? Read on and get some tips on protecting your digital treasures.
The irony in creating super tough passwords is that they’re easy to forget, or if you scribbled one down somewhere and then loose the paper or it’s been digitally erased, you’re back to square one. Or even minus square one if it was the password to your computer. But all is not lost, it is possible to retrieve your password or even circumvent the requirement.
There are all sorts of things you can do to get ahead, as a thousand plus self-help books testify to, but not many mention the need for shining online profiles. But the law of the boomerang, everything that we say and do has a habit of coming right back to us, is equally applicable online as it is in the real world, in fact more so given that social media platforms reach so many more people. So, read on to discover how to ensure you have a positive profile that protects your online reputation and always presents you in a shining light.
With smartphones and other mobile computing devices changing rapidly, you may have wanted to switch from an Android device to iPhone or iPhone to Android for some time. But the likelihood is that you’ve been put off by the thought of transferring your data between devices. Well, it’s not as complex and teeth grindingly frustrating as it used to be. In fact, it can now be startlingly simple.
You can use Google Drive which is always a useful option; it allows you free up storage on your phone and having a least one back up of your photos. It safeguards against loss or theft of your iPhone.
You might not give much thought to that little neon-light blinking box in the corner other than that it provides you with internet access. But your router is a hidden box of tricks; you can use it to tighten security, speed up downloads, get faster streaming services, even if you don’t know your router’s password.
US law enforcement hauls high-profile hackers into the law courts, Russian government unsurprisingly supports hacking, WordPress sites targeted by malware, Tesco remains silent on photo site hack, chip giant Intel aims to protect computers on wheels (cars) and some cyber students creepily ‘kill’ human dummy – with remote hacks.
Remotely accessing someone else’s computer is a great way to help them out, whether it’s just walking them through a few steps on a new program they have or helping children remotely with homework – and thanks to remote access programs it’s real easy to do.
Buyers of second-hand Android phones may tell you that they will wipe your phone before they sell it. It’s best to treat this claim with a little narrow-eyed suspicion as the evidence suggest it’s often not true. Why not learn how to wipe your phone yourself so no trace of your personal life remains on it, before you pass it on?
Viruses can be an irritating menace or they can be devastatingly destructive. We’ve put together an infographic that highlights the major viruses of the past three decades and just how vulnerable the internet can be to these destructive strings of code.