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Monitoring your childrens’ internet usage to keep them away from harmful people can be a daunting but crucial task. Unfortunately there are people on the internet intent on exploiting children, so it’s our duty to protect them from danger. So how can we be sure nothing is going on beyond what we can observe in plain sight?
While you were taking it easy this weekend, over 1 million pages on hundreds of websites were taken over by hacker group Anonymous and made to display a contentious political message. Though the attack was quickly contained, many Israeli corporate websites, including those of Coca-Cola, Groupon, Toys R Us, McDonald’s, and Fiverr, were affected (to be precised, all websites were the local domains of .co.il address, so mcdonalds.co.il, cocacola.co.il etc., but it also included international Fiverr.com with 40 MM monthly visitors). Had a few sharp security researchers not quickly detected the vulnerability and its embedded ransomware code, the economic damage could have cost millions, if not more.
Leon Schumacher, co-founder and CEO of Pretty Easy Privacy, was kind enough to sit for an interview with Safety Detective’s Aviva Zacks so she could ask him how he sees hackers both as a threat and as a solution.
Safety Detective’s Aviva Zacks had the opportunity to sit down with Uri Rivner, BioCatch’s co-founder and CCO, to ask him about why his company focuses on securing the data of the financial sector, what “vishing” is, and where he believes the cybersecurity industry is headed.
Just a few years ago, cell phones were simple machines that made calls and sent text messages.
Today, they’re sophisticated, pocket-sized computers.
And much like full-sized computers, they are prone to all sorts of problems and malfunctions — including overheating.
Android phones may be lower-cost, more diverse in terms of features, and (in my opinion) more interestingly-designed than their iOS competitors. What they are not, however, is more secure.
If your computer is running slow, don’t panic.
Slower PC performance over time is a completely normal side-effect of regular use and can be caused by anything from a full hard-drive to a hardware failure.
It’s also usually at least somewhat reversible with these quick and simple clean-up tips.
When it’s time to disconnect from your computer, there a few different options to consider.
You can simply close your laptop and put it into Sleep mode — that’s usually the easiest thing to do.
Or you can manually put it into Hibernate mode. You can also completely shut it down.
The thought of having one’s email hacked is devastating. I personally know that if I lost access to my email, I’d immediately lose a lifeline to some of my closest friends and business associates. What’s more, my email address serves as the hub that connects me to my bank, my social media accounts, my e-commerce accounts, and more.
Anyone who gains access to my email address would very easily be able to access these connected accounts as well.
In short, if my email address gets hacked, I’m going to have a very bad day. What precautions should you take?