Tag "Security tips"
We’re never going to be able to plug up every hole in every bit of software, but Apple’s solution to a new set of flaws Trend Micro has discovered is pretty simple: withdraw the app altogether.
There may well be a sucker born every minute, but you don’t actually have to be that person, with the government and an internet security group chiming in to talk about a new scam and what you can do to avoid it.
Security issues, vulnerabilities, and scams, sheesh, owning a smartphone seems harder than it should be, so if you're at all concerned about how you can be safe with a smartphone, here are some tips.
You might have thought two-factor authentication was the way to keep your online identity and logins to websites and services safe, but Symantec -- the makers of Norton -- has picked up on a scam that can fool this, too.
Security is one of those things we all have to be conscious of, and this week, doubly so, as Norton sends word of it being National Consumer Fraud Week. Are you aware of the cons being played online with you?
It’s the end of the week, and while many of us are ready to kick off the shoes and let the weekend begin, we feel like it’s worth checking out some password tips to end Privacy Awareness Week, which has been running all week, but has probably been ignored by most people.
When it comes to passwords, some people just don’t understand that they should be something that takes a little bit of effort to guess, and isn’t just the first six or eight numbers you can prattle off. And yet, the worst passwords of the year indicate some people still haven’t learned.
Every so often, a scam or a virus makes its way into the GadgetGuy inbox, and we get to see what other people get to see in order to help you understand it. Today, it’s one of those days, so if you see a Dropbox scam, here’s what not to do.
How dangerous is it to use the WiFi at a local cafe? You could just have your information harvested and used against you if there’s no internet security, says Sophos, which travelled across Sydney looking for open wireless connections and found quite a few.
February 14 is supposed to be a day of love and happiness, almost to the point where you can hear Al Green singing to you at all times of the day, but if some nasty mobile software is downloaded, it could spell bad news and sadness for those involved.
The era of free laptops from state schools may well be drawing close to an end, at least for the moment, but the requirement for students to have these computers is hardly over, and this opens up new issues for parents to discuss with their kids.
Free wireless networks are everywhere these days, and many stores have actually gone out of their way to offer free WiFi so shoppers can stay online while they search for the perfect item, but all may not be good with these freebies.
It seems like we can't go a week without a major security breach and the listing of thousands of passwords to be made publicly available online. So what do the experts think you should do to keep yourself protected?