How do you get more people to visit your website? It’s a tough question, isn’t it?
After a few hiccups along the way, including a pullback due to Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) issues, the next major Windows 10 update is finally starting to roll out.
You don’t think about your car until you get a flat. You don’t appreciate your phone until the screen cracks. Cybersecurity is something you take for granted, until someone hacks your account, steals your bank info, and spreads compromising pictures of you all over the internet.
Most people know about virus protection. They avoid weird websites and spammy messages from mysterious people. But some things we just don’t think about: Are you sure no one has access to your webcam? If you live in a high tech home, are you aware that strangers can hack your smart appliances?
Here are five ways you may still be vulnerable, along with tips on how to safeguard your family, your finances, and your personal data.
In this digital age where everyone everywhere is interconnected via the magic of the internet, there will always be groups of cybercriminals looking to take advantage of us. We hear of data breaches, malware attacks, ransomware and phishing scams constantly - it seems like we are under attack around the clock.
And it's true, online security threats never stop. They are lurking in every corner of the web, waiting for that inadvertent click, that hasty install, or that vulnerable gadget that can be exploited.
Don't be shocked, but an unpatched and unprotected PC can get hacked in less than five minutes when connected to the internet!
This means knowing the signs that your gadget is hacked or compromised is critical. Why?
Time is of the essence when you're dealing with malware and data breaches and detecting them early enough is key.
Here are the top seven signs that you've been hacked:
Computers live by Murphy’s Law: “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” Which is why, at some point, your computer will freeze, or flicker, or even shut down. Most of us are comfortable using computers as long as everything is going smoothly.
Maybe your old computer is just running slowly.
Below are five common computer problems that you can usually solve yourself. Computers have many moving parts, and you may eventually decide to call in reinforcements. But with a little direction, you may be able to fix minor issues all on your own.
It happens to everyone at some point. You're doing something on your computer, whether it's an important project, some aimless browsing, or trying to beat your high score on Solitaire, and without warning, something goes wrong. Your computer shuts down, or the screen flickers or freezes.
Sometimes it's just a glitch that goes away quickly. But sometimes you wiggle the mouse, click the buttons a few times, tap some keys on your keyboard and get nothing. Your 21st-century piece of technology is useless. So, what do you do next?
Most of us are comfortable using computers as long as everything is going smoothly. But, when something goes wrong, we don't know where to begin. That's why we've put together five common computer issues that you can usually solve yourself. You just need to know how to troubleshoot the problem. Take a look at these tips so that you're ready the next time your computer acts out and be your own IT manager.
It's a sad reality that's been coming to a head for years now.
What does that mean for your data and personal information? Simply put, it's not safe. Data breaches are constantly being reported, and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon.