Tag Archive: Security


Become an IT Security professional for $29

The world of IT Security is ever-changing and fast-paced and with increased worries over black hat hackers, the demand for IT security professionals is increasing as well. Whether it’s important credit card information or private data from a company, hacking is a real problem that is best fended off by people who hack themselves. If you’re interested in getting into this field, you have probably wondered how do you even begin to understand the certifications required to step into this  [Read More…]

Tracking your pet with TrackR creates a false sense of security

Using a TrackR device to keep tabs on your pet works, although it’s not as convenient and easy as you may expect it to be.

It’s spring time, which means we’re all itching to get outside and enjoy the warm sun — and that goes double for your pets. Whether you try to keep close tabs on your pet or keep them fenced in your backyard, there’s always a risk that your furry friend might make a  [Read More…]

Nest preparing new security camera with 4K video, fresh design

Nest isn’t resting, releasing a fresh indoor camera with new features.

Nest, perhaps known best for its popular smart thermostat, is reportedly ready to refresh its Nest Cam camera with new features and a higher resolution. The Google-owned company most recently refreshed its camera lineup with an outdoor-ready version near the end of 2016.

It’s a 4K camera … but you’ll only get 1080p out of it in the end.

The new Nest Cam will have a  [Read More…]

More Android phones are using encryption and lock screen security than ever before

An increasing number of people are making the right decisions.

We like to harp on security here from time to time, but it’s for good reason. Many often have a false sense of just how secure their private data is on their devices — that is, if they’re thinking about it at all. Your average smartphone user just wants to access the apps and people they care about, and not worry about security.

That’s why it was  [Read More…]

Samsung renews deal to use McAfee security software on Galaxy S8, smart TVs and PCs

Yes, people do still care about security apps on their phones.

Samsung and McAfee have announced that they have extended their collaboration to put McAfee’s security software across a wide range of Samsung’s devices, including the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, smart TVs and PCs. The deal brings the McAfee LiveSafe application to Samsung PCs with a 60-day free trial, McAfee Security anti-malware software on Samsung TVs and the McAfee VirusScan app on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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Why you should care about Android malware and the importance of security patches

Android is secure, but your phone probably isn’t. 3.5 million pieces of malware in 2017 means that matters.

When you’re king of the hill you are a target for everyone and everything. Sometimes that’s great — LG’s G6 is an awesome phone that wants to compete with the Galaxy S8 because the GS8 will be the king of the Android hill. Other times it’s not, and security company G Data takes a look at one of those  [Read More…]

Aukey WatchTower review: Low-cost connected security done mostly easy

Aukey is a longtime seller of, well, all things electronic. Turns out that means IP cameras and an integrated security system, too — and at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

Save 20% off WatchTower: Aukey is helping us help you by giving 20 percent off the WatchTower series if you use code AUKEYWMN at checkout. The code is good through May 13. Do it to it!

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Pixel and Nexus images with May 2017 security patches now available

Right on schedule, Google device owners have access to the latest security patches.

For those who want to be on the bleeding edge of security with your Pixel or Nexus, Google has just released the latest factory images and OTA files that include the May 2017 security patches. The Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player have Android 7.1.2 with the latest patches integrated, while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 get the latest  [Read More…]

Google won’t be providing security updates for the Pixel beyond 2019

As part of the ongoing effort to improve the security of Android, monthly security updates are provided for each device to include the latest security patches so you don’t have to wait for a major release. These updates are only provided for a certain amount of time before it is considered you should really be […]

Galaxy S8 security: Which unlocking method should you use?

The Galaxy S8 comes with several different ways to lock your phone. But they aren’t all equal when it comes to keeping snooping eyes out of your stuff.

We think everyone should lock their phone and be sure to enable a find my phone feature that can erase it if it gets lost or stolen. This is the best way to make sure someone can’t just pick it up and rifle through all your stuff. The Galaxy  [Read More…]