WannaCry: The Worm that Ate the World

WannaCry: The Worm that Ate the World

The WannaCry ransomware managed to infect an unprecedented 230,000 systems spread across 150 countries. Find out what it is and how you can combat it.

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How Prepaid Internet Might Help U.S. Web Woes

How Prepaid Internet Might Help U.S. Web Woes

Verizon and Comcast have both announced the launch of prepaid Internet broadband packages. This might actually help invigorate innovation in the United States’ Internet market.

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Some Ugly Truths About Zero-Day Exploits

Some Ugly Truths About Zero-Day Exploits

You probably know and have heard about “zero-day exploits,” but there are some ugly truths that you would rather not know as you get deeper into it. Here are some of them.

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Do U2F Security Keys Really Keep You Safe?

Do U2F Security Keys Really Keep You Safe?

The U2F security keys are inserted into your USB slot and allow you to log in quickly and easily. But are they really useful and do they keep you safe? Let’s find out.

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Is Antivirus Relevant Anymore?

Is Antivirus Relevant Anymore?

In the late ’90s antivirus was almost a necessity in every computer. In these modern days are AVs still able to protect you from threats as advertised? Is antivirus relevant anymore?

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How to Properly Diagnose Computer Noises

How to Properly Diagnose Computer Noises

If you are hearing noises coming out of your computer, here’s a guide to help you diagnose computer noises, isolate the problem and repair it quickly and efficiently.

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Can China Enforce a VPN Crackdown?

Can China Enforce a VPN Crackdown?

The Chinese government intends to crack down on unauthorized virtual private networks in an effort to more easily regulate the Internet within its borders. Can it really enforce a VPN Crackdown? Let’s check it out.

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Is HTTPS Always Necessary?

Is HTTPS Always Necessary?

Since 2007 the ubiquity of “https://” in URLs has increased almost exponentially. Is using HTTPS everywhere necessarily a good thing?

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Does The FCC Protect Internet Privacy?

Does The FCC Protect Internet Privacy?

With a new set of rules that would compel your ISP to ask questions before gathering your data, is it actually going to protect privacy for people on the Web?

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Why Did Windows 10 Flop?

Why Did Windows 10 Flop?

Even though Microsoft is actively pushing Windows 10, its market share is still far behind Windows 7. Did Windows 10 flop? How did things get this way?

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MTE Explains: What is Vapor Chamber Cooling?

MTE Explains: What is Vapor Chamber Cooling?

A lot of high-end laptops or CPU/GPU coolers are using “vapor chamber” as a selling point. How is this better than the traditional cooling techniques? Let’s find out.

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Are “Smart Billboards” An Invasion of Privacy?

Are “Smart Billboards” An Invasion of Privacy?

Yahoo submitted a patent for a “smart billboard” that uses demographics to show targeted ads to passerby. Is this “smart billboard” considered an invasion of privacy? Let’s find out.

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Did The U.S. “Give Up” Control of the Internet?

Did The U.S. “Give Up” Control of the Internet?

The United States has relinquished control of IANA to ICANN, effectively giving up its influential stake on the Internet. What does this mean? Did The U.S. just give up control of the Internet? Let’s find out!

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Would an Online Court of Law Be a Good Idea?

Would an Online Court of Law Be a Good Idea?

A proposal was put forth to establish an online court for claims totaling up to 25,000 pounds. Would this be beneficial or spell disaster for the country?

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The Security Caveats of NFC Payments

The Security Caveats of NFC Payments

Many people like the convenience of NFC payment but are not aware of the potential risk behind it. There are a couple of things you should know before you hop onto the bandwagon of convenience that contact-less payments provide.

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MTE Explains: What Is a “Man in the Middle Attack?”

MTE Explains: What Is a “Man in the Middle Attack?”

For an attack carried out over the Internet to be successful, the hacker behind it has to be clever. And nothing demonstrates wit more clearly than the “man in the middle attack”. It’s time to make people aware of what a “man in the middle” (MiM) attack is and some best practices that could prevent it from being carried out.

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Differences Between Privacy And Security & Why You Should Care

Differences Between Privacy And Security & Why You Should Care

The words “privacy” and “security” are often used interchangeably. Understanding the difference can help you make more educated decisions on how you choose to share your information and what software you choose to use.

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Are Ad Blockers Bad for Consumers?

Are Ad Blockers Bad for Consumers?

Many people are using ad blockers to block ads. The question is will publishers be hurt by ad blockers and will users suffer as well?

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Is Google Competing Unfairly?

Is Google Competing Unfairly?

Google is constantly facing litigation for unfair competition, so do you think Google is competing unfairly or it is clear of any wrongdoing?

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What Is a “Moonshot” Technology?

What Is a “Moonshot” Technology?

Almost everything that has made human progress possible is thanks to something Google likes to call a “moonshot.” What exactly does it mean? Let’s find out.

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Are Air-Gapped Computers Hacker-Proof?

Are Air-Gapped Computers Hacker-Proof?

One of the simplest approaches to security is air-gapping (disconnecting the system from the Internet entirely). But, is an air-gapped computer hacker-proof? Let’s find out.

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Can the Internet Ever Really Be Policed?

Can the Internet Ever Really Be Policed?

Is it practical to attempt to police speech on the internet – whatever form this kind of action may take? Should the Internet be policed? Let’s discuss.

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Is Thinner Hardware “Better”?

Is Thinner Hardware “Better”?

Many hardware manufacturers have pushed their research departments to come up with ways to fit more hardware into smaller spaces. Is this a good thing?

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