Future Computer Security Trends

Future Computer Security Trends

Computer security is latest and greatest topic discussed nowadays due to the rapidly evolving technology and the huge amount of sensitive information we store in our computers and other devices. Unfortunately there are a lot of hackers and other cyber threats that are out there to get a hold of this data. So to counter this security threat, new trends are always coming up and changing for the better. Therefore we bring some information security trends that you should keep an eye out for: Cloud service is expanding and so are the attacks on private and corporate data   The use of cloud service is constantly expanding meaning that people and businesses are storing more and more valuable data wirelessly. This provides a good opportunity for hackers to crack the code and target endpoints. This can include stealing your passwords, gaining access to mobile devices or the treat to confidential information that these hackers can tamper with or make public. So the best way to counter this threat is to strictly scrutinize your third party vendors that provide you with these cloud services.  This is because companies that simply host cloud services might not have the ability to effectively protect your sensitive data. Make sure that your cloud access policies are strong and secure and that you use passwords that are tough to crack.   Rise in mobileware   Mobile phones have long been a target to cybercriminals and specially the android phones. But a rise is expected in the number of these malicious apps because making an app and putting it on the store is becoming easier than...
Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems, part 2

Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems, part 2

In our previous blogpost, we explained to you the dangers of having a bulky antivirus program on your PC. It can not only slow down your computer but can cause it to crash, freeze or behave erratically. You cannot go without an antivirus because that would be irresponsible so a good way to avoid these problems while still having your PC protected at the same time is to use a light yet effective software such as PC Cure +. The program solves all the grave issues mentioned above as it is easy on the PC speed. It is most certainly not a resource hog as you will find that simple tasks such as opening your web browser or a Word document are easy to do. They will not take several minutes like all the other antiviruses programs out there. This is all because this particular antivirus allows you to schedule your background scan at any time you want! The real time scan of Antiviruses is generally heavy and extremely time consuming. So when your Anitivirus program decides to do it when you are working on his priority tasks, your computer will dramatically slow down and there will nothing that you can do about it. As for PC Cure + you can actually go in the settings and schedule the scan to your time of preference. This means that you can ask for the scan to take place late at night or at times when you will not using the computer at all. The major advantage of this particular feature is that the scan will take place when the computer...
Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems

Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems

An Antivirus software (and a good one at that) is absolutely essential for your computer’s security. To protect your computer’s important files and sensitive data it is important that you defend your PC and all other devices in the best way possible. Therefore hundreds and thousands of people turn to antiviruses for protection. Now this is a very good decision indeed but can sometimes do the very opposite, rather than improving your computer it can actually affect its performance drastically. Choosing an excellent, well thought out antivirus is as important as any other thing for your computer and below are some disadvantages we want to warn you of as heavy and bulky antiviruses are not as great as you might be led to believe. Your computer’s memory is limited. This means that there is a limit to the resources you can use on your computer. By installing a heavy antivirus program you can actually be slowing down the entire running speed of your computer as a whole. Either this or some applications might run painfully slower than they did before. So an overzealous antivirus program badly affects your computer’s speed and the ability to effectively perform tasks. The reason this is so is that these antiviruses may be running background checks on your computer at the worst possible times, possibly when you are working or doing something important. More many of these background scans are set to take place weekly by default. Keep in mind that these scans can take hours and hours to complete and also consume a lot of your PC’s processing power. This doesn’t stop here...
The most important computer security threats that you need to be aware of

The most important computer security threats that you need to be aware of

Security threats to computers are always evolving. Therefore we need to constantly change and innovate on how we protect our devices and keep them safe and secure. Here in this blog post, we mention some of the most important threats that you need to be aware of. This is so you can better equip yourself and not fall prey to these dangerous problem causing issues. So what are the threats? Viruses: In terms of frequency, viruses are the most widely prevalent. Viruses infect the computer without the user’s knowledge. They keep on replicating themselves and grow to vast sizes. In the worst of cases they damage the computer by deleting files or formatting the hard disk. These viruses also clog up the computer’s memory to slow it down and cause erratically abrupt changes in its functioning. Even after removing a virus, its after effects can still be very dangerous as many viruses leave back doors for their counterparts or other codes to exploit. So using this back door, another form of a virus can easily enter your computer. According to Statistics Brain, viruses dominate 57% of the threat that we currently face at the moment. Spam: These are the kind of junk or unsolicited emails that almost everyone gets in their email inboxes. Spamming can be used to send and collect information from people. Suspicious emails that ask you to download attachments such as zip files, pictures or documents. They also send you to other pages through a link or can ask you to reveal personal information such as our social security number, bank details or other data in...
Why is malware harmful for your computers?

Why is malware harmful for your computers?

Why is malware harmful for your computers? In this rapidly evolving world of technology, computers are used more and more to process and save endless amounts of valuable data. This data requires enhanced security as there are many hackers and other threats out there that will do everything to get a hold of your confidential data. So we will educate you about the several aspects of malware that help you better protect your personal devices such as your PCs, mobile devices and other important intellectual properties. The Basics: What is malware? Malware includes a range of a malicious software that directly attack your computer and install themselves to infect your devices. The range includes several programs that can be as insignificant as annoying every day pop ups to deadly viruses that take your machines as hostage and disrupt their daily functions. How Does It Affect Computers? The most commonly known type of threat: viruses lie in the malware category. Viruses infect your computer and delete important files, clog up memory or wipe the hard disk causing you to lose significant data. There is also adware, a botnet that actively displays all sorts of advertisements when you are connected to and using the internet. Spyware is a very dangerous form of malware that can go as far as to hurt you financially. It starts gathering private and sensitive information as soon as it infects your device. This means that’s it keeps a record of your information such as your IP address, the websites visited and your overall computer information. Zeus or Zbot is an example of a dangerous spyware took...
Facebook’s 10 Year Plan Revealed

Facebook’s 10 Year Plan Revealed

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, has just laid out its future 10 year plan that aims at guiding and steering Facebook towards not only its strategic business objectives, but also greater success over the next decade. So What’s Ahead for Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, announced that Facebook was going to explore multiple and diverse fields. Of these include jumping into virtual reality, artificial intelligence, drone and bot technology, and telecom infrastructure. Virtual Reality: Mark had always been a vocal fan of virtual reality and therefore, Facebook developed a 360-degree camera system called Facebook Surround 360 as its first step towards VR. Apart from this, they have also taken an active initiate towards acquiring the market leader in Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift VR. The plan is to make an artificial immersive environment for all its users so that you can enjoy the beach side, or the Amazon forest just by simply putting on your goggles. With this new technology boom, Facebook plans to engage with its users even more. Smart Bots: Facebook has also decided to launch smart bots for messenger. This means that you can feed these bots a sample of your conversations and they learn to answer questions or reply to different variations of content that you ask for. An example would be checking in with a movie bot. You can just casually chat with it and it will feel like you’re talking to an actual person. Your questions to the bot can include the latest released movies, ratings, show times and more. This is easy and convenient and its full potential is yet to...
Discover 4 Major Benefits of a Cleaner PC

Discover 4 Major Benefits of a Cleaner PC

We all want our PCs to be working at their top performance, fastest speeds and maximum capabilities. All of this can actually be enhanced by simply using a clean PC that is not cluttered with unnecessary junk files. Some of the major benefits are listed below: No More Slow Computers When a PC’s hard drive is preoccupied and cluttered by useless temporary files, it seriously hampers its ability to perform well and at top speed. This is because all the files on the computer start to run slower than they normally would if the PC had free space available for more important and high priority operations. Even right now, end users and consumers use web browsing heavily, accessing information from the internet and downloading random items. But when the web browser’s unnecessary files such as history, recent activity, temporary or redundant files, new folders and random downloads accumulate, the result is a slower PC performance. This can easily be taken care of if your PC is cleaned and has enough free space.   No More Reliability Issues Apart from increasing the speed of your slow computer, when a computer has maximum drive space available, its overall reliability score also increases in the same way. This is because when bulky files occupy most of the space on your PC, not only can it cause slow performance, but it can also risk your computer suddenly shutting down, stalling, freezing and or crashing at random. By keeping your PC clean, you’re actually helping your PC retain its reliability and ensuring its smooth performance for the future. A clean PC is a reliable...
McDonald’s is Seriously Upping the Virtual Reality Game

McDonald’s is Seriously Upping the Virtual Reality Game

What is Virtual Reality? – For Those Who Don’t Know Virtual reality is one of the biggest trends right now in the tech world. It is also known as Immersive media or computer simulated reality that naturally combines your reality with the virtual world. Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created by computers using advanced software that makes the user accept it as a real environment, thereby superseding their beliefs. The simplest form of this is a 3D object that can be explored on a computer from all 360-degree angles. How McDonald’s Has stepped Into Change the Virtual Reality Game Experience Virtual reality can be experienced through headsets most commonly known as Head-mounted displays. Now, what McDonald’s has done is that it has given you the very ability to create these VR headsets through plain old cardboard. Yes! McDonald’s’ extremely iconic and foldable Happy Box which offers kiddy meals now has the ability to turn into a VR headset. The headset is called Happy Goggles and it is currently available in Sweden. The reason this is so out of the box is because not only is it DIY, McDonald’s Happy Goggles is also very similar to Google cardboard which allows the users to fold it and turn it into a headset. How Does It Work? First you purchase the happy meal deal. Then you can assemble the box by folding along the dotted lines. These dotted lines provide easy instructions. Then the headset also comes along with two plastic lenses that you can pop in. These lenses link virtual reality into action. After your headset is ready,...
Facebook is Taking Security to a Whole New Level

Facebook is Taking Security to a Whole New Level

Anyone who uses modern technology today understands the importance of security. This not only concerns your mobile devices, but also includes all your different application accounts – be it Facebook, WhatsApp, and your email too. Even with a social media platform as large as Facebook that connects millions of people around the globe, impersonation and harassment continue to be a major issue that springs up far too frequently. Therefore, issues like these also need to be dealt with on a higher level and priority basis. Why Does Facebook Need to Increase Its Security? Facebook needs to increase its security because harassment and impersonation is definitely a cause of concern. Even though not everyone’s accounts are affected by this at least, a lot of people are being targeted and put at risk. It is generally believed that women are most vulnerable to such mal-practices and it is never a bad idea to increase your security. Even Facebook itself announced that the purpose of implementing this new security policy and control was to make people feel safer and more secure while using Facebook worldwide. Actions for inappropriate pictures will also be added to the platform to help. How Is Facebook Increasing Its Security? Facebook is carrying out this key strategic decision by embedding a tool in its system that automatically sends you an alert if it detects that another person is impersonating your account. This is done if someone is detected using your name or your profile picture, either way the consequences are not pretty. The entire process works in a systematic way. Facebook instantly alerts you by sending you a...
Celebrities and the Apps They Use

Celebrities and the Apps They Use

With the rapid growth of technology and apps, a number of applications have been created to suit our needs and the needs of elite individuals in our world, particularly celebs. Celebs need to keep themselves virtually flawless and extremely relevant to the time. With so many celebrities who influence the way the world is perceived, here are some pretty cool applications that help them to do so. This is a list of the ones we think everyone can use to help attract more fans and followers. Creative Apps That Aren’t Just for Celebs Celebrities are thought to be super-humans who have perfect skin and everything that almost everyone else would love to have. They influence us a lot in many aspects of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. There is a cool application that makes celebs look extraordinarily more attractive. The app that Kim Kardashian uses to edit her photos before she shares them on her social media profiles is known as “Perfect365”. Your friends and family members won’t recognize you after using this photo-filtering and effects app. It’s an efficient photo-app that has about 20 image alteration tools that help polish complexion, brighten teeth, and enhance your best features. There is another really cool app that allows actors and film producers the ability to read through their scripts and make notes on them as well. This one is specifically preferred by Marlon Wayans. The application is known as the “iAnnotate” app. If you have documents you need to edit or revise, try this iAnnotate. Popular Apps That Help Relax Of course, we all have stress and love a good game....