Posts Tagged 'internet security'

One man’s trash is another man’s new identity? Yes, because that “junk mail” you toss in the garbage contains valuable data about yourself. A crook bent on identity theft can potentially have a field day with your discarded pre-approved credit card applications, bank statements, etc. Using a paper shredder before throwing out letters and documents […]

I’m sure you’ve heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you’re in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about. Heartbleed is a kink in encryption software, discovered by security researchers. It is a […]

NOTE: McAfee has released a Heartbleed Checker tool to help consumers easily gauge their susceptibility to the potentially dangerous effects of the Heartbleed bug. You can access the tool at: http://tif.mcafee.com/heartbleedtest =========== Many of you may have been hearing the term “Heartbleed” over the past few days and wondering what exactly that is, and why people are […]

Till the age of 10, a child lives in an idyllic world of his own creation, where only his games and parents are often enough to keep him blissfully happy. But come the tweens and teens, there is a sea-change in his attitude to life. Suddenly the child is besieged with hitherto unknown emotions, ideas […]

Here’s a thought experiment for you: you have to face off against six opponents in rock-paper-scissors. You have to beat them all in a row and on the first try. Fail, and you start over again. Succeed, and you win a fabulous slice of pizza. You have an infinite number of tries. Would you be […]