Have you recently received a package from FedEx, UPS or another delivery company? If you’re like many Americans, the answer to the aforementioned question is yes. After all, Amazon alone sends about 3.3 billion packages worldwide yearly, many of which are delivered to customers in the United States.
Computer viruses are part of life in our always-on, always-connected world. They’ve been with us since the early ‘80s, though the Internet made them much easier to spread. But you don’t have to be afraid of them. With a little understanding and preparedness you can avoid the pitfalls of a computer virus and keep your computer in top shape.
Voice assistants are always listening, unless you tell them not to. If you have privacy concerns, it can be hard to find how to opt out of some of the more intrusive listening. If you’re one of the people that’s concerned about privacy with some of these voice assistants, there are ways to turn them off—here’s how:
With WiFi and telephone signals, the farther you travel from a router or docking station, the weaker the signal becomes; luckily, it’s easy to improve internet signals with the help of WiFi extenders and repeaters, which are both WiFi boosters.
How you can protect your home and personal smart devices and learn about the most hackable smart devices.
A firewall is a security device or special software that protects your computer and peripherals from intrusion and other security threats on the Internet.
There is a security flaw in Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2), a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An adversary can break the encryption between a router and a device. Then, they can steal sensitive information, like credit card numbers, emails and passwords.