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Hacking an Internet-Less PC With Its HDD Led & A Drone

At first thought, it might seem impossible to pull data from a computer that’s not connected to the Internet. How can a system be hacked without a direct connection? Well as it turns out, Read More →

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The Internet of Things (IoT): Changing Cyber Security

The Internet of Things and all of it’s ‘Things’

The Internet of Things is the collection of physical devices connected to the Internet for control and feedback purposes. We have long passed the age where the only things connected to the Internet were computers and smartphones. Modern homes can have a myriad of objects connected to or accessible from the Internet. Smart TVs, video game consoles, thermostats, door locks, vehicles, even Read More →

How to Protect Your Data from The NSA

Domestic Agencies Such as The NSA Have Been Spying on Everyone for Decades

NSA Logo Cybersex Information SecurityWe all knew it. Even before Edward Snowden blew the whistle we all knew it, we just didn’t know how deep it went. Not only was the US spy agency doing its spy agency stuff abroad to our perceived enemies, but it was also doing it to Read More →

8 Effortless Tactics to Protect Your Data From Hackers

It seems that celebrities frequently have their phones and computers targeted by hackers intent on stealing photos, many of them highly personal, which are then leaked to the Internet. Although the stories tend to conjure up images of some dark underground movement in which faceless geniuses hack into mainframe computers using sophisticated tools and password cracking programs, the reality is Read More →

Backup Made Easy: 7 Simple Methods to Backup Your Data

Why should you backup your data at all?

Hard Drive Failure

The number one reason to backup your data regularly is hard drive failure. A recent report released by BackBlaze, a cloud backup provider who uses about 30,000 hard drives in their data centers, showed that average failure rates can be as high as 25% depending on how you use your hard drive. That means if you have 4 computers that each have a single hard drive, 1 catastrophic crash per year wouldn’t be out of the norm. Every single hard drive in existence will eventually fail if run long enough and Read More →