Apple started a recall of select MacBook Pros with 15-inch displays earlier this summer after complaints the laptops were catching on fire. The problem has been traced to faulty lithium batteries. Apple has a list of what models are affected by the recall on their website.
When it comes to our smartphones, tablets, and computers, we upgrade these regularly. During the time we use the devices, we tend to collect a lot of data, music, videos, pictures, and other files we do not want to lose. To ensure you do not lose any of your data, let’s take a look at some effective ways on how to safely transfer data to your new device.
Gaming systems today have essentially become a type of computer. While gaming consoles have not reached the stage where they are easily susceptible to viruses and malware, like other devices, there are still ways hackers attempt to gain access. One of the most popular methods is to attack online gaming accounts.
Our reliance on touchscreens has grown exponentially over the past several years. From smartphones and tablets to touchscreen laptops and desktop computers, we have grown accustomed to tapping the screen for various apps, tasks, and other functions.
A growing problem in Florida is the use of skimmers on credit card machines. Skimmers are small devices attached over the actual card reader. When you insert your card, the device reads your card information and then sends it electronically to the person who installed it.
Skimming devices have grown more complex in recent years. As soon as steps are taken to identify current devices, the criminals have already developed a new method of skimming card numbers.
We’ve all been there before: You are working on your computer and all of sudden for no reason the computer shuts itself down and won’t power back on. Then there are times we accidently delete a file we did not intend to and worry it is lost forever.
Fortunately, with either of these situations, your data may not be permanently lost. The most important thing to do is to stop using the computer until you can troubleshoot and diagnose what went wrong. Deleted data is not always permanently gone right away. However, it could be lost if it gets written over.
How confident are you that all of your passwords are secure enough to keep a hacker out? Hackers have hundreds of ways to steal people’s passwords so you may not be as safe as you think. Hackers are always hard at work trying to come up with new ways around the latest anti-hacking advances. Their goal is to find a way in and prove the newest protection methods do not work.
New Year’s is a time for resolutions about all those things we want to accomplish in the coming year. For most of us, it means revisiting old resolutions we fell short on in previous years and making some new ones. No matter what resolutions you make for 2019, remember to include some or all of these:
From scammers to hackers, fraudsters attempt every holiday season to take advantage of you if you are not careful. With the holiday season underway, it is a good idea to take a look at some of the more common holiday scams you may encounter and what you can do to prevent becoming a victim.
- Fake Online Websites
Scammers and hackers will create “look-a-like” websites that mimic popular online retailers. The key difference is in the web address, which will be something similar, but not the actual website. For instance, shop-amazon.ca instead of amazon.ca or amazon.com.
Are you among the numerous people that like having access to the latest smart home devices? If so, you could be leaving your smartphone, tablet, and computer all at risk of hacking. Many types of smart home devices are built with convenience in mind but not necessarily security.
From smart refrigerators to televisions and voice activated assistants, there are many devices you could have around your home that are not secure. Many of these devices are “always on” and “always connected” to the internet over your home wireless network.