Archive for author: Brett Bogler

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Why Having the Right Kind of Password Is Important

Our online passwords protect some of our most important data; here’s how you can protect them. Having the right kind of password is important, but how frequently it is changed matters a great deal too....

US Government Bitcoin Ransomware Attack

More than 20 municipalities in the US have been hit by ransomware attacks this year alone, the software has grown rapidly by an internet worm that spreads copies of itself by hacking into other computers on a n...

Significant Security Flaws

Big name companies have made public this week some major security flaws in their devices. While it is not uncommon for companies to disclose information on potential vulnerabilities, this week the sheer number ...

There’s 80 times as much gold in one ton of cellphones as there is in a gold mine, says Federico Magalini, an expert on electronic waste.

There’s 80 times as much gold in one ton of cellphones as there is in a gold mine, says Federico Magalini, an expert on electronic waste. That means there’s enormous potential for recycling — and yet, most of u...

Apple jams Facebook’s web-tracking tools

“We’re shutting that down,” declared Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi, at the firm’s developers conference. He added that the web browser Safari would ask owners’ permi...

Mozilla Stops Facebook Tracking With a Firefox Add-On

  Mozilla Stops Facebook Tracking With a Firefox Add-On   “You can continue to use Facebook as normal, but Zuckerberg can no longer track you around the web.” – PC Mag’s Matthe...

Cost of Free Downloads: Sinister Bug Found in uTorrent Apps

A critical vulnerability has been detected in two versions of uTorrent, which is one of the Internet’s most widely used BitTorrent apps. Gaps in the system were discovered by Google Project Zero. Accordin...

The Best Laptops of 2018

The Lay of the Laptop Land The market has undergone major changes in the past few years, and there’s likely to be more confusion in the notebook aisle now than at any other time. Today’s models enc...

The Linux ranger: What is it and how do you use it?

The Linux ranger: What is it and how do you use it? The Linux ranger is a file manager that works in a terminal window and provides a smooth way to view and edit files. For those of us who cut our technical te...

Cisco says within three years, most if not all workloads will be cloud based

“Cisco says by 2021, 94 percent of all workloads will run in some form of cloud environment. Even on-premises workloads will run in a virtualized environment.” stated  Andy Patrizio, from Network Wo...