The next time you see a software notification on your phone, don’t ignore it. Here’s why. Software is flawed. There are security holes in almost every application or game we use. There are minor flaws, which can lead to local loss of data. There are greater flaws, which can lead to hardware damage or seriousContinue reading “Tap Dancing on the Edge”
Category Archives: Privacy
I’ve Ad Enough
Ads are everywhere. In magazines, newspapers, by the side of the road, on TV, all over the Internet. There is a constant effort to brainwash us into spending our hard earned money. Even if we’re really good at not falling for it, it’s a hassle. It’s a constant background noise that drives our focus awayContinue reading “I’ve Ad Enough”
Nothing To Hide
My life is completely exposed. A quick Google search would tell you my name, the name of my company, my work history. My every detail lies bare. Why, then, do I care when a company like Facebook forces me to share my details with it? Does Google really care about my browsing history? They alreadyContinue reading “Nothing To Hide”
“I’m calling about your accident”. “This is HMRC, please call us back for the tax refund you are owed”. The number of scam and spam calls made on a daily basis is astounding. It feels like the phenomenon is out of hand. What’s more frustrating is that our phones are helpless. They can only recognizeContinue reading “Smooth Operator”
Blink Twice if It’s You
Our every login is compromised. This is a fact. I’ve explained this in an earlier post. I also offered a solution. Not using the same password for many accounts reduces the risk. So does opting for complex passwords. Using an app helps. It doesn’t make it go away, though. In truth, nothing can give usContinue reading “Blink Twice if It’s You”
These days I still get a few letters a week. It’s the end of 2020, so that surprises me a bit. But, here we are. A few of these letters I need to file. Others I can scan and then dispose of. The rest I can dispose of straight away. There is a small problem,Continue reading “The Shredder”
Abracadabra? Open Sesame? Err…
Having secure passwords has never been so important. Hackers are working overtime and passwords are leaking left and right. You can check if any of your passwords was exposed here. Now, what password did I use for that website? Man, this is hard. I have so many accounts, on so many different websites. On topContinue reading “Abracadabra? Open Sesame? Err…”
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Block the Meanies
There are plenty of active ad/spam/virus blockers out there. Quite a few of them are decent. I will likely even write about some of them at some point. But if there’s something I appreciate, it’s an elegant solution. When it comes to blocking all the meanies, stopping them at the source is as smart asContinue reading “Block the Meanies”
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