Sad, but true: If you spend a lot of time on your computer, there’s no doubt that you’ll experience data storage problems at some point, whether it’s a mechanical failure or a failure on your part. In this increasingly digital world, data is becoming the most important thing you can create. When that data – personal, financial or otherwise – is lost, by golly you need to get it back.
There have been concerns about the security of your files in Dropbox. Recently Dropbox added another layer of security similar to Google’s two step verification. When you enable two-step verification, whenever you want to login to Dropbox, you will need to use your password, and a security code that will either be texted to your mobile phone or generated by a mobile authenticator app (available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7).
The good folks at AVG have released their latest suite of antivirus and security products. Title AVG 2013, the suite includes AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013, AVG AntiVirus 2013, AVG Internet Security 2013 and AVG Premium Security. For users of the popular free program (2nd most popular antivirus download on Download.
By now, most the WWW is abuzz with the security compromise at Linkedin. It is good to note that the team at Linkedin have been quick to respond and have blocked all the compromised accounts requiring you to reset your Linkedin password. Affected users have also been informed by email.
Almost every site on the web today has some kind of tracking inbuilt, be it the simple ads that you see or the pieces of code to track site visits or even the social networking buttons. Some may retain this information as you browse from site to site, while others don’t. The power to choose who to stop tracking is present, but is limited with most browsers requiring some kind of an addon / plugin.
How to Detect the Spyware and Malware Spywares and malwares are considered to be a greater threat than computer viruses. This is because the detection of a spyware or a malware in the computer is very tough and you cannot be sure that a spyware or a malware is present in the PC, until the time you notice the loss of data or the popping up of unwanted advertisements. This is the reason why it becomes highly imperative as a computer user to know how to detect as well as cure a spyware or malware attack.
Its pretty clear that we all need to have use a powerful anti-virus software to protect our computer from possible threats. It’s important that we make sure to check if its making all the updates with the newest virus definitions and do a full system scan to stay protected all the time. This may use a lot of system resource while in use and eventually slows down your Pc.
Fed up of spam in your Inbox, especially from forums, social networking sites, websites etc. where you shared your email at one point of time?
scr.im is a new service that allows you to convert your email into a URL that ensures that a user keen on finding out your email goes the extra step.
You can begin by entering your email address on the site and choosing a URL.
Hit Protect my email and you’re email address will, well,… be protected!
You can then enter the URL of your choice in Twitter, Facebook, in HTML pages, on your blog, in forums etc.
If you’re like me, you’ll have hundreds of accounts all over and you’ll need to remember an equal number of usernames and passwords.
Good security requires you do not keep the same password for all your accounts and so it would totally impossible for you to memorize all the passwords.
This is where password managers come into play. A password manager will allow you to save the username and passwords for your various accounts and visit the site and fill in the password and login to the site.
Here are five completely free software that allow you to manage your passwords.
LastPass is a Firefox or Internet Explorer browser add-on that stores all of your passwords locally and synchronizes all of them to any other browser (with the same add-on) using 256-bit AES encryption.
LastPass includes added features of sharing passwords with your friends, importing and exporting data, generating secure passwords. It also allows you synchronize your accounts with your online LastPass account and use bookmarklets to fill in the passwords.Read More »Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords
There was a time I swore by AVG as an antivirus. Though I have Nod32 installed on my laptop, I installed AVG on any and every computer I came across. Sadly, v8 is a total mess and I quickly switched over to Avast which is really excellent.