How Do Websites Keep Your Data Safe?

Data protection and preventing identity theft are a top concern for most people when they go online. You may not want to, but with many websites and online services it has become a necessary evil to provide personal information when becoming a member, making a purchase or just expressing an interest. This could include your The post How Do Websites Keep Your Data Safe? appeared first on TechSpective.
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Can Bitcoin Be Hacked?

Cryptocurrency—Bitcoin in particular—has seen a huge surge in popularity recently. This is partly due to a dramatic increase in the value of Bitcoin, which is currently trading at its highest ever rate of $8099.99 per coin. However, with all this fuss surrounding the digital payment system, people are starting to wonder, “Is my money really The post Can Bitcoin Be Hacked? appeared first on TechSpective.
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Quickly Disable TouchID or FaceID with Emergency SOS Feature

Apple added an Emergency SOS feature in iOS 11. It provides a very cool and useful function by design, and also gives you a very easy way to quickly disable TouchID or FaceID authentication. Emergency SOS The Emergency SOS feature is designed to provide quick access to critical medical information and a way to contact The post Quickly Disable TouchID or FaceID with Emergency SOS Feature appeared first on TechSpective.
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Review: CloudBerry Backup Desktop Pro

I can’t stress enough the importance of backing up your data. A hardware malfunction could wipe out your data in the blink of an eye. A ransomware attack could encrypt all of your data and hold it hostage. Backing up your data should be a top priority and it should be simple. The reality, however, The post Review: CloudBerry Backup Desktop Pro appeared first on TechSpective.
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What Is a Firewall and How Does a Firewall Work?

As you begin to learn the essentials of computer and network security you will encounter many new terms: encryption, port, Trojan and more. Firewall will be a term that will appear again and again. So, what is a firewall? What is a Firewall? A firewall is basically the first line of defense for your network. The post What Is a Firewall and How Does a Firewall Work? appeared first on TechSpective.
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Change All Default Passwords and Usernames

Wireless network routers and access points—as well as many IoT and smart home gadgets—typically come with a built-in web interface that you can access to change the options and configuration settings, like the Wi-Fi password or the DNS settings. Like many other computer applications, accessing it is as simple as knowing the username and password. The post Change All Default Passwords and Usernames appeared first on TechSpective.
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5 Steps to Create Secure Passwords

One of the problems with passwords is that users forget them. In an effort to not forget them, they use simple things like their dog’s name, their son’s first name and birthdate, the name of the current month- anything that will give them a clue to remember what their password is. For the curious hacker The post 5 Steps to Create Secure Passwords appeared first on TechSpective.
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Experts Stress Better Election Security Following DefCon Report

There has been a lot of rumor and speculation about the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the possibility that the results were manipulated or hacked in some way. While investigations continue and there is no hard evidence I am aware of that any successful hack of a voting machine played a role in the 2016..
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Black Duck Releases Free Tool to Help You Avoid Becoming the Next Equifax

Equifax recently became headline news for all the wrong reasons when it revealed it had been the victim of a data breach that exposed the sensitive financial history and personal data of more than 140 million people. Equifax also shared that the attackers were able to gain access by exploiting a well-known vulnerability in its..
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CCleaner Performance Optimization Comes with a Side of System Compromise

Anyone who has used a computer running the Windows operating system knows that performance seems to deteriorate over time, and it can be helpful to clean things up and optimize the system every once in a while. CCleaner is a popular free software product developed for just that purpose. Unfortunately, it seems CCleaner itself was..
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