Tag: Security

Picking BitDefender For Antivirus Protection

I’ve been using Bitdefender for several years. I started using Bitdefender when I started referencing the AV-Comparatives website that independently tests the performance and security of antivirus software. Prior to that, I had been using Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender. Unfortunately, by using Windows Defender, it allowed malware to infect my PC and it basically …

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Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2016

It’s hard to believe that there’s people in the world that are working just as hard to infect and steal your personal information as there are making a living at trying to protect you from those threats. That comparison may be off by quite a bit. There’s quite a few vendors/products on the market that …

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Internet Explorer Security failures – Again.

Internet Explorer Security problems has once again risen the browser to the top of the world’s most UNWANTED list. Internet Explorer was released in 1995; it’s been almost 20 years since Microsoft’s Internet web browser has been in circulation/available.  You would think after almost 20 years of having a web browser in circulation and being …

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Google Chrome Is The King Of Internet Browsers

Google Chrome has done very well for itself in a short period of time. Chrome is a modern browser that was built on existing technologies with the concept of streamlining and improving web browsing, performance, but at the same time having the highest level of security. Chrome has been able to do this fairly easily. …

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Microsoft Windows Defender provides ZERO protection – nice try?

Yes. Microsoft’s Windows Defender provides ZERO protection for your PC [Windows 8]. That’s what the latest antivirus testing from AV-TEST.org says. The question begs, why would Microsoft even continue to offer it? Wait. What’s Windows Defender? It used to be Microsoft anti-spyware, but the application has evolved over the years from just anti-spyware to Microsoft’s …

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The Encrypted Internet: The Security Effects of Edward Snowden

Regardless of how individuals may feel about Edward Snowden and the information that he leaked about the surveillance that the NSA was doing; the results of what he provided is going to be a tipping point in how the Internet handles communication going forward. The NSA has confirmed that it doesn’t intentionally collect information on …

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‘Cloud’ Storage and my 3 concerns

For the past couple of years everything ‘new’ has been about the development of the ‘cloud’. The new operating systems from Apple and Microsoft are going to integrate cloud storage as a primary function to the operating system. I understand the function that cloud storage can provide, but my overall opinion of cloud storage is …

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Adobe Flash gets automatic updates – as it’s dying.

One of the things that I hated about Adobe, and Adobe Flash was that it was one of those applications that was absolutely required to constantly be updated; consequently unless you wanted to miss out on a lot of content over the Internet you had to have Adobe Flash installed on your local PC, to …

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Smartphone development is just a repeat of the PC evolution…

If you’ve been around long enough to remember Apple vs. IBM. Or when Commodore C64‘s were better than TSR-80 [coco’s]; from there, you can reference everything I’m going to say here. I’d presume this comes around with being in tech long enough to see it circle back around and repeat itself. It started with the …

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Facebook [in]Security Should Concern You…

With over 800,000+ members in Facebook, you would think that Facebook would have better safeguards in place to protect the members, but one thing Facebook continues to do is put members information and security risk by not taking proper measures. Facebook failed to properly implement games and other applications with Facebook, exposing members information and …

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