Security

7 Ways to Protect Your Gmail Against Unauthorised Access

Email is the most invaluable asset of anyone’s identity on the web. You use email everyday and have all the important information stored in your inbox. All your social networking accounts, website registrations, Paypal accounts etc are connected and controlled by your email and thus it makes sense to completely secure your Gmail account and prevent unauthorised access. Choosing a strong password is not enough, you should be well aware how people try to gain access to other people’s email accounts by unfair means. Here are some useful tips on securing your Gmail account and avoid getting hacked: (more…)

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3 Password Tools That Can Simplify Your Life — And Protect You From Hackers

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The recent news that someone using your computer can see all of your passwords stored in Chrome with a few clicks made me aware of something that I had known — but ignored — for a long time: I have five or six passwords for dozens of accounts.

I’ve heeded the warnings and tried to come up with secure passwords that combine letters, numbers, capital letters and symbols. But often, I’m unable to remember a password and find myself wasting time resetting it.

Enter “password management” tools. These services generate unique passwords for each site that requires one. Your codes are all stored in one central place, which can be unlocked with one master password. (So be sure you don’t forget it.) (more…)

How to master iOS security: 5 simple ways to increase data protection and privacy

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Security is one of the most important, yet oft-neglected facets of modern mobile life. Whether you’re using an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, your entire life, and a lot of your friends’, families’, and associates’ lives, are right there on your device. From contact information to location data, messages to photos and video, website logins to payment methods, if someone gains access to your device, and your stuff, it can make that life, those lives, annoying at best, catastrophic at worst. Adding security does require more time and effort than going without, but nowhere nearly as much time and effort as it takes to recover after your stuff is spied, stolen, or otherwise violated. It’s security week on Talk Mobile, so while you probably already know the basics, we’re going to share the very best of the tough stuff!

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Online Security Tips

Does someone want to transfer millions of dollars into your account because they don’t trust their relatives or their government is after them?

Does someone want to pay you to cash cheques and send them the money?

Received a mail from a lady requesting for a long distance relationship? 

Has a dying person contacted you wanting your help to give his money to charity?

Have you sold an item and are asked to accept a payment larger than the item amount?

Did you receive a mail congratulating you on winning a lottery you never entered for?

This are avenues that scammers use to get their preys. (more…)

Cashless Banking. How to protect your Money.

Cash is something that can be destroyed or stolen without chance for recovery by the victim.  In a cashless society, you could still have theft, but there are better chances of reversing the charges when there is an intermediary under contract as a merchant with the provider of the cashless transfer instruments.   This adds to the fees that we all will have to pay to maintain the cashless systems, but it also provides incentives for improved security, the cost of which is often spread across all consumers of the systems, and not just the people who happen to be in riskier environments. (more…)

Free Alternatives to Paid Software

When you buy a new pc/laptop and you switch it on fo the first time. You will be welcomed with messages from companies such as Norton, Nero, Microsoft, TuneUp to mention a few. Your excitement will be short lived when you get the message “you have 30 days left to try the product”. 

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In this post, we would be providing you with free alternatives to some paid software. (more…)