The digital world can be a scary place. There are cybercriminals from every corner of the world looking to steal our credentials, rip us off, and cause all kind of chaos. Malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks are just a few examples of threats that we need to be wary of. Scammers behind these attacks have no scruples and will use every tool in their playbook to find new victims.
Recently, an online security researcher discovered what is called a zero-day security flaw in a major website plugin used by a large number of people and companies. This security hole allows hackers an inside track to stealing information, photos, and possibly even more from within a website. The worst part is that this glitch has most likely been around for some time, which may have given hackers plenty of time to get into a multitude of websites. You may have been impacted too.
Smart speakers are some of the must innovative tech we have seen in some time. With the ability to do virtually anything, these devices can make your life easier and more convenient. The Amazon Alexa is one of the most popular of these and the way to activate her is to say "Hey Alexa..." then when you give her a command she does it just like that. Now you can use Alexa to listen to your favorite Komando Podcasts at anytime. It's as easy as "Alexa, play the Komando on Demand podcast.”
More people than ever are getting rid of overpriced plans and are turning to leaner and cheaper online streaming TV services. But, of course, if you want to stream online TV content on an actual TV, you will need a streaming device of some sort. Be it a Roku, an Apple TV, a Chromecast or an Amazon Fire, this will simplify your transition from a cable TV service to a streaming one.
Halloween is the first big holiday of the season and that means decorating your house to be as spooky and festive as possible. There are some cool tech items you can get that help you step up your home decoration game in a big way. I've created a list of items that you can get online now that can take your normal decorating plan and turn it up a notch. It's time to get festive!
You may not know it, but you might be vulnerable to being hacked right now. And it might not just be your computer. If hackers get into this one device they can virtually get into every other device in your home. Even your home security system. I'm talking about your router. Most people don't realize just how vulnerable the typical router is. The larger problem is that many popular router brands have a gaping security hole and it doesn't look like they are going to do anything about it.
If you've been using a PC for a while, you probably know that you can add software, like photo editors, graphics programs, productivity apps and much more. What you might not know is that Microsoft also has tons of free software programs. Here, I've rounded up five of my favorites.
Are you sitting at your desk? Go ahead, reach down, and open your desk drawer. You know the one. It’s the drawer that holds a couple outdated cellphones, a tangle of paper clips, and mystery cables from long-gone devices. You probably have a small herd of USB flash drives in there, forgotten, unused and unloved. It’s time to give them purpose and a new lease on their electronic lives.
As our phones become more and more secure with biometrics, facial recognition has become the latest way developers are making phones more difficult to break into. But with these new innovations, it has led to police trying to keep up. This is why Apple has made some recommendations to law enforcement on how to make sure they can get into these new iPhones. And you won't believe what they are telling them to do.