SECURITY

How to Secure Your Online Payments

One of the scariest things that can happen online is to have the credentials of your payment methods stolen. Naturally, the more you shop online, the more you are at risk, and if your information does end up stolen, a hacker can use it to commit identity fraud or drain your bank account. To prevent that from happening, there are several different things that you or your company can do that will further improve the level of your security. Don’t Fall for Phishing Scams The first thing that you should do is to start with the basics. To steal the...

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What are the Risks of Bitcoin Mining?

The rise of bitcoin signaled a new era of how currencies are perceived in this digital age. Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology that many experts say will challenge even the fiat currencies we use globally. The essence of digital currencies such as bitcoin is that they are created digitally by the vast network of computers engaged in peer-to-peer communication. All the interactions and transactions between these computers are clumped together in blocks and noted in that so-called public ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoins are the virtual currency like no other – some even use them to...

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What Are the Dangers of Using Pirated Software?

It’s no big secret that people pirate software all the time. Whether it is games, programs, or even operating systems like Windows, people find it a lot easier to pirate software than to buy it, and the biggest reason for that is because it is simply a lot cheaper. For example, some programs cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to purchase. However, is pirated software actually free and is there a cost to pay for using bootleg versions of any program or a game? It might surprise you, but there are actually several reasons why you shouldn’t use pirated...

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How to Think Like a Hacker?

The Internet has become our world. That is not a good or bad thing; it is a fact. We work, communicate, develop, share, shop, have fun and do it online. In our modern, virtual world, we have incorporated almost everything we know and own. Millions of our most delicate information continuously circulate the network. We feel exposed and threatened, and the feeling is justified. But what do we know about the dangers lurking online? Data attracts a lot of attention and opportunists. In the sea of digital valuables, you can always find someone with bad intentions. Who are the Hackers?...

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