The Showdown Between Bug Bounty Programs and Penetration Testing

The Showdown Between Bug Bounty Programs and Penetration Testing

Netflix started a “bug bounty” program that compensates hackers who report vulnerabilities to the company. The question, however, is whether bug bounty programs are really more effective than having an in-house penetration testing team.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Just How Secure Are Blockchain Elections?

Just How Secure Are Blockchain Elections?

Sierra Leone participated in the first ever blockchain election in March 2018. Does simply using a blockchain to power the voting process really provide such a secure environment? Let’s find out.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
What Is “Right to Repair” Legislation? [MTE Explains]

What Is “Right to Repair” Legislation? [MTE Explains]

The latest “Right to Repair” legislation has several implications for customers but also for the market as a whole, all of which warrants a significant amount of discussion regarding all these effects.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Why Are Smartphone Sales Declining?

Why Are Smartphone Sales Declining?

While the smartphone era has led to an explosion of innovation, the amount of “new” seems to be running out, as manufacturers in 2018 are having trouble attracting new buyers.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
What Makes Two-Factor Authentication Flawed?

What Makes Two-Factor Authentication Flawed?

Two-factor authentication has been a very powerful way to make sure that you’re the correct person to log in to your data and access data, but there’s some bad news: it’s flawed.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
What Is the Ultimate Performance Feature in Windows 10?

What Is the Ultimate Performance Feature in Windows 10?

Windows 10’s various power options won’t let you squeeze every bit of performance out of the system you have. A new Ultimate Performance feature introduced by Microsoft in Windows 10 can change all of this.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Why Is YouTube Labeling State-Funded News Sources

Why Is YouTube Labeling State-Funded News Sources

If there’s one frustration people often have, it’s that they don’t know what news sources they can trust. YouTube took this into account when it planned a new feature that will label state-funded news sources.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Should Facebook Let Users Define Fake News?

Should Facebook Let Users Define Fake News?

Facebook is considering letting its users define what exactly is or isn’t fake news, through a series of surveys. It’s time to explore the idea in depth and consider the potential pitfalls in this strategy.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
802.11ax WiFi: The Next Big Thing in WiFi Standards

802.11ax WiFi: The Next Big Thing in WiFi Standards

The 802.11ac WiFi standard was not enough for massive stadiums and large auditoriums with many users. This is where 802.11ax WiFi standard comes in. Find out how it works and what it has to offer.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
How Blockchain Works and How It Affects You

How Blockchain Works and How It Affects You

Blockchain technology has always been associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but it is so much more than that. Find out how blockchain works and how it’s helping many industries operate more efficiently.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
The Untold Story of Facial Recognition Authentication

The Untold Story of Facial Recognition Authentication

Facial recognition was touted as a secure authentication method by Apple, but the fact is that it is not as secure as you think. Here are some of its downsides that you should know about.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Why Do Executives Hide Data Breaches?

Why Do Executives Hide Data Breaches?

Whenever a major company suffers a data breach, an amount of time seems to pass until the victims are informed. Why is this so? Let’s find out.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
How Location Tracking Works Over the Internet

How Location Tracking Works Over the Internet

When you are online, your computer/browser gives your location away. Here’s how location tracking works over the Internet and how you can protect yourself.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Should Twitter Double Its Character Limit?

Should Twitter Double Its Character Limit?

Twitter has been known for its 140-character limit. but it announced that it is extending the character limit to 280. Was this the right move? Let’s find out.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Should Facebook Have a Temporary Unfollow Feature?

Should Facebook Have a Temporary Unfollow Feature?

A new feature uncovered in Facebook is the ability to “snooze” or temporarily unfollow a friend. This feature might actually prove useful in the long term. Let’s find out more about it.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Everything You Need to Know About Usenet

Everything You Need to Know About Usenet

Usenet has been used for a very long time, and now it has come back with a vengeance. Find out what Usenet is, how it works, and how it can benefit you.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Eye Tracking: Useful Feature or Just a Gimmick?

Eye Tracking: Useful Feature or Just a Gimmick?

A new technology in Windows 10 can track your eye movements and allow you to navigate the PC. Is this eye tracking feature really useful or just a gimmick? Let’s find out.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
A Paranoid Buyer’s Guide to Shopping Online

A Paranoid Buyer’s Guide to Shopping Online

For those who are hesitant to do shopping online out of safety concerns, here are some ways to minimize the risks involved when making online transactions.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
MTE Explains: How DDoS Protection Works

MTE Explains: How DDoS Protection Works

You may have heard of DDos, or even encountered one before, and are looking for ways to counter it. Here’s how DDoS protection works and how you can counter it.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -