Category: IT Security


DDoS AttacksDDoS attacks have been on the rise over the last few years, and have affected some of the most well-known financial and banking institutions in the country.

While hacking has always been a problem for website administrators, DDoS attacks are a newer weapon in the arsenal of internet hackers. The problem with DDoS attacks, apart from the damage they can cause, is that they are very hard to trace. Hackers can remotely control huge networks of botnets, directing them to attack target websites. Because they use millions of these zombie troops, hackers can afford to take their time and be more patient with a DDoS attack. Continue reading

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Home Security AppsIf you have anything of value in your home, you may be a target of a burglary. Here are a few tips for safeguarding your home using the latest gadgets and apps.

Theft and robberies are a few of the most common crimes which can occur to anyone’s home at any given time.

According to statistics, an American home is robbed every ten seconds. These crimes can result in huge losses, both financially and emotionally, for victims. For this reason, it is crucial to take precautionary measures to safeguard your home. You will be surprised to find the number of high-tech options you have for burglar-proofing your home. Continue reading

AndroidIt’s all fun and games until it’s not a game, and Balloon Pop 2 is a woeful game but it is an excellent theft mechanism.

Balloon Pop 2 was likely developed by the same individuals who operate and control WhatsAppCopy.com.

This spyware application will steal the messaging history of the popular WhatsApp messaging service and upload the stolen information to WhatsAppCopy.com.

Since the malicious activity of this application was discovered the Balloon Pop 2 game has been removed from the Google Play market. Anyone who may still have this application installed on their device would be wise to remove it immediately. Continue reading

Cloud ComputingCloud storage is growing among businesses but there are certain things you must know about your storage company to get the write coverage to protect your data.

Companies everywhere are quickly learning about the revolutionary storage method for their data.

Cloud computing services are a cost-effective and convenient way of storing one’s data without having to invest in sometimes costly external hard drives.

Further, there is an infinite amount of storage so you never have to instruct your employees that they have to delete older files to make room for new ones.  Another advantage of this type of storage solution is that you are able to access the data at any computer or device with internet capability.  Although using cloud has many positives, you still need to be concerned about whether or not your data is safe. Continue reading

Data SecuritySmall businesses are easy targets for cybercriminals, yet many don’t have security in place to protect their data. The cost is often the company itself.

Small businesses are just as vulnerable to data loss as large enterprises. In fact, small businesses may be at greater risk because they make easy targets. This is because their security is not as sophisticated as that in large businesses, as many small businesses, either due to cost constraints or lack of awareness, try to get away with the bare minimum of protection. Continue reading

Arrest Apps

There are various apps today mostly designed for business and leisure purposes. However, there are also arrest apps that help arrested people get help fast.

The number of arrests today is nothing new considering that people have always been getting arrested for years. What makes it different today is the techy ways people have begun utilizing to alert or inform a person’s loved ones and friends that the person is being arrested.

Technology developments have paved the way for smartphone apps designed to send out alerts or notifications which highlights the way people are now dealing with arrests and how they secure bail for quicker release. Continue reading

Choose the Right Antivirus

Choosing the right antivirus software for your computer is a very important task.

Antivirus helps protect not only your identity, but also personal accounts such as email accounts and social media accounts. Depending on what type of virus gets into a computer, identities can be stolen or spam can be sent in large amounts from a number of accounts. Antivirus helps ensure neither of these instances happens. In a few easy steps, you can choose the best antivirus software for your personal needs.

Narrow Options Down

The first step in choosing antivirus software for your computer is to narrow down the options. Depending on what type of computer you are using depends on what kind of antivirus software is available. If upgrading your computer is an option in the near future, consider this also when narrowing down what type of antivirus software to use. A great site that compares different antivirus software programs is toptenreviews.com Continue reading

Mobile SecurityA developing technology The use of mobile phones to connect to the Web is over twenty years old, just a year older than the Web itself, but the danger of threats to one’s identity and personal computer files from online by viruses and malware have only recently begun to be understood, and similar threats to smartphones, many of which are unique to those devices, have been realized by the average citizen even more recently.

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Technology makes the home safer

We all like to think of our houses as safe places, but are they really? Statistics have revealed that at least a third of all injuries caused by accidence occur in the household, which also has the second highest incidence of accidental death of all places; only on the highway do more such deaths occur in a year. People slip in bathtubs or on wet floors, fall off counters or down stairs, get electrocuted and have other kinds of accidents. There are basic safety measures that can be taken to avoid such accidents and these can be supplemented by the many safety apps that can be installed on your tablet or smartphone. Of the five such apps discussed below, all are compatible with the iPhone and the price of each one is indicated.

1. Child Proofing Checklist

Because children are both more prone and more vulnerable to accidents than are adults, their safety should be a top priority for every family that has them. This app comes in the form of a checklist that contains all the things you need to do to childproof your home, arranged in categories so that you can easily navigate through it. Each time you complete something on the list, you can check it off. You can also mark items as N/A and update the list each time you access it. The price is 99¢. Continue reading

Digital forensics

Geo-tagging is a key part of images that can be used in many cameras and programs in London these days.

Geo-tagging is where an image will retain a series of geographical details. This is used as additional details to make it easier for people to figure out what is in a listing as the information is being posted in some way or another.

Geo-tagging is a key to validating information and to see where items came from. Digital forensics London often entails the use of geo-tag forensics to find clues relating to criminal investigations among other critical functions.

This function is particularly convenient in cases when GPS technology is utilized. Many portable devices that take photos have GPS receivers that can take in data with geo-tagging in mind. Therefore, it should be relatively easy to figure out where an image has come from by taking a look at the latitude, longitude and altitude readings that came from any particular forensics readout. Still, not all devices are going to be all that direct with regards to finding or listing information on where something might have been located at a given time. Continue reading

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