security

What is Encryption? (& How it Works to Protect Your Data)

There is a lot of information in today’s world. From emails to website data, photos, videos, etc. all bouncing around the world wide web to your computer, phone, and TV sending data within your own home network to each other, […]

What is Malware? The Most Common Types, How They Work, & How to Easily Avoid Them All

The total cost of malware in 2015 was about $500 billion dollars. In 2019, that jumped to $2 trillion, and it’s expected to hit $6 trillion in 2021. To put that into perspective, all of the US’s retail sales throughout […]

How to Make a DIY Smart Home Security System (No Monthly Fees!)

We no longer live in a time wherein order to have a security system at home, you have to call the likes of ADT, Brinks, or some other giant security conglomerate to come and install expensive cameras, alarms, etc. and […]

6 Super Easy Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy

There’s a lot of talk about protecting your privacy online lately (big thanks to Facebook for a good portion of that coverage). And even though it’s a buzzy topic right now, it’s not without some merit. There is more and […]

What is Ransomware? (& How to Prevent It)

You’ve probably heard about ransomware at some point. In case you haven’t though, Ransomware is a name given to a type of hacking attack wherein a computer is infected with a virus that encrypts all the data on a computer […]

Best Antivirus Software in 2018?

Someone recently asked me about the best antivirus software in 2018, and honestly, I wasn’t quite sure which one to recommend–there are a lot of them out there. Turns out though, there is one that seems to be at the […]

Microsoft AI Powered Cameras

Microsoft’s AI Powered Camera Recognition for Businesses is Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Movie (Video)

During Microsoft’s developer conference Build a bit ago, Microsoft demoed something that I thought was pretty damn cool. The new tech they’re using can analyze images from everyday security cameras to detect people and objects and then automatically direct those […]

3M Privacy Filter

Why a Privacy Filter on Your Gadgets is a Brilliant Idea

Ever catch someone looking at your screen? You know, when you feel someone’s eyeballs looking over your shoulder, turn and catch the last moment of them quickly turning away? It’s interesting to think about, really. I mean, I know I’ve done […]