Tag Archive: secure


Chrome browser will soon mark all HTTP pages as ‘Not secure’, because they aren’t

Google wants you to know which websites are safe and which aren’t.

Google wants to rid the web of sites not protected by HTTPS encryption, and it has told us how it is going to do its part to let everyone know that “regular” HTTP sites are “Not secure” in Chrome version 68.

Coming in July 2018, whenever a user navigates to an HTTP site in Chrome the Omnibox will spell it all out.

It’s important to  [Read More…]

Artists secure 5 years of increased payment from streaming services

This is a big win for the music industry.

Streaming services such as Spotify and Google Play Music are things that I use every single day, and when you think about it, they really have changed the way people purchase and listen to music. Opening an app on your phone and having access to millions upon millions of songs is way more convenient than stocking up on physical CDs, and while consumers have benefitted greatly from this transition, the  [Read More…]

Nest Secure vs. Ring Alarm: Which DIY security system is best?

Two well-known tech companies have competing — but also different — home alarm systems. Which one’s right for you?

For as smart as our homes have become — with damned near every device you can buy today connected to the internet, and probably with some sort of smart assistant baked in — alarm systems have sort of lagged in the past. Legacy companies continue to dominate, in no small part because there traditionally was very little for homeowners to do other than  [Read More…]

Google starts using more secure packaging for trade-in program

Who’d of thought cardboard was better than a plastic sleeve?

Leading up to the launch of the Pixel 2, Google started a trade-in program to help drastically lower the cost of its shiny, new phone. Quotes for the trade-in program are more than reasonable, but it hasn’t been without its fair share of hiccups. One of the main complaints we’ve heard is that the trade-in kit Google sends out is pretty flimsy, but it looks like this is now  [Read More…]

For only $2.75 a month you can use NordVPN to secure your browser’s connection

Security is important.

Have you ever stopped to think about how much of your day you spend connecting to networks that aren’t your own? Whether you’re working at a Starbucks, trying to finish something up at the airport before your flight, or sitting in the public library, odds are you’re connected to a network that isn’t the most secure without even thinking about it. Daily we do things like accessing our bank account, pay bills, send personal  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8’s Secure Wi-Fi VPN now powered by McAfee

McAfee’s now in charge of Secure Wi-Fi’s backend.

Earlier this month, Samsung released a new app for the Galaxy Note 8 called “Secure Wi-Fi” that aimed to protect users when on public Wi-Fi networks from potential threats and attackers. This came as a result of the KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi vulnerability that was discovered in October, and Samsung’s now upgrading its Secure Wi-Fi service thanks to a new collaboration with McAfee.

With this collaboration, McAfee will now be  [Read More…]

Best ways to secure and unlock your Galaxy Note 8

Any method that keeps your Note 8 locked is a good way, but some are better than others.

We’ve said it a million times (and we really mean it): your personal information, financial details, address book, photos and all the rest of the “stuff” on your phone should only be seen by people you want to see it. That means you should pay attention to the things apps you install want to do with all of it,  [Read More…]

Google unveils Tez, a secure mobile payment system for India

There’s a new mobile payment service in India, and it’s directly from Google.

Google has unveiled a new mobile payments system for its growing Indian customer base called Tez that attempts to work with the country’s growing UPI standard to reach millions of customers overnight.

Long rumored to be developing a custom mobile payment solution for the unique demands of the Indian market, which is largely made up of inexpensive Android phones without NFC (precluding the use  [Read More…]

BlackBerry tipped to start licensing its own version of Android dubbed “BlackBerry Secure”

BlackBerry has an extensive legacy of integrating security and privacy into its smartphones. As the complexity of mobile devices has increased, BlackBerry has continued to focus on providing the best security solutions for its (mostly) business customers. Case in point, all the company’s Android products come with the DTEK security suite on board. And according […]