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What is RAT Malware, and Why Is It So Dangerous?

  4 MIN READ  |     489 views  |     19 June 2019

If you’ve ever had to call tech support for a PC, then you’re probably familiar with the magic of remote access. When remote access is enabled, authorized computers and servers can control everything that happens on your PC. They can open documents, download software, and even move the cursor around your screen in real time.

Limit How Long Google Keeps Your Data With This Overdue Setting

  3 MIN READ  |     324 views  |     2 June 2019

GOOGLE PUT SECURITY and privacy features front and center as it kicked off this year's I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, on Tuesday. The company went so far as to say that “security and privacy are the central theme” of its upcoming Android Q release. But let’s say you want to take some control over what data Google has about you right now. As of today, anyone with a Google account can start limiting how long their data gets stored using new settings the company announced last week.

The WannaCry Security Legacy and What’s to Come

  5 MIN READ  |     381 views  |     3 May 2019

Those who were hit by the WannaCry ransomware found themselves in great pains. Their systems and data had been encrypted on them, and they would remain encrypted, unless a demand for payment, typically $300 to $600 worth of bitcoin, was met.

A Second Life for the 'Do Not Track' Setting - With Teeth

  3 MIN READ  |     493 views  |     5 April 2019

Initially, the concept was applauded for solving the pernicious problem of invisible online tracking. All the major web browsers added the DNT setting to their configuration. It was on the radar of the Federal Trade Commission, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation created a semi-standardized approach.