Tag: Electronics

21
Jan

Ransomware: The Biggest Cyber Threat In 2021

Written by: Jay H. Ask anyone what the most notable story was for 2020, and they will likely tell you it was the coronavirus global pandemic. However, a massive digital transformation also took place, with cybercrime rates spiking to all-time highs. Cybercriminals directed ransomware attacks at sensitive industries such as health care, education, and government institutes. Unfortunately, these attacks show

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13
Jan

The End Of The Adobe Flash Player Era

Written by: Jay H. On January 12, 2021, Adobe officially pulled the plug on its renowned Flash Player web browser plug-in. Now, instead of displaying Flash content, users see a warning advising them to uninstall Flash Player. Once a crucial part of the early Internet, the media player has suffered a slow end since Adobe announced their plans to eliminate

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30
Dec

What Is HTTPS And Why Is It Important?

Written by: Jay H. 4.66 billion users are active internet users, and that number grows daily. We use the web to stay connected to loved ones, shop, browse social media, and find information. However, many internet users often do not consider one thing when browsing: checking the address bar for the “HTTPS” prefix. What is HTTPS? HTTPS stands for Hypertext

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21
Dec

What Are The 3 Types of Cloud Computing?

Written by: Jay H. According to 451 Research, 90 percent of enterprises are on the cloud. Cloud computing offers various benefits, including cost-effectiveness, daily backups, unparalleled mobility,  extreme reliability, easy scalability, and better security. Within the cloud computing umbrella, there are three main types of cloud computing: Software-as-a-service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Let’s discuss each type. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

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16
Dec

How To Protect Your Eyes From Blue Light

Written by: Jay H. Most people use their digital devices for a significant number of hours in their day. Canadians average six hours per day connected to the Internet with any device, and this number is only growing as our digital life becomes more entwined with our physical life. With all of this time in front of screens, people are

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9
Dec

How To Secure Your Wi-Fi Network

Written by: Jay H. Your router is your gateway to the Internet, and vulnerabilities can allow others to access your network and data. Whether it be piggybackers (people who mooch your Wi-Fi) or nefarious hackers, you want to keep your Wi-Fi safe and secure. Learn how to secure your Wi-Fi network with these simple steps. 1. Change the wireless password

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27
Nov

How To Tell If Your Computer Has A Virus

Written by: Jay H. Computer viruses do more than only slow down your computer – they can impact your PC’s functions, download more malware, spread to other computers, and delete or steal your files. So, learn how to tell if your computer has a virus and how to prevent them from infecting your PC in the first place. Types Of

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18
Nov

Zoom: New Features To Combat Meeting Disruptions

Written by: Jay H. Zoom has introduced new security features to combat disruptive meeting participants, in conjunction with other tools to keep meetings secure. New Security Tools Suspend Participant Activities The new security features include hosts’ option to temporarily pause their meeting and remove a disruptive participant. Hosts can stop all video, audio, in-meeting chat, annotation, screen sharing, and recording by

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12
Nov

Coronavirus Cyberthreats in 2021

Written by: Jay H. The coronavirus has impacted all aspects of our lives, including cyberspace. Businesses were forced to quickly transition their workforces to remote environments, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to strike. As the pandemic continues into 2021, expectations are that these attacks will increase. In a report released by cyber threat intelligence provider Check Point Research, there are three

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10
Nov

Connecting 98% of Canadians To High-Speed Internet By 2026

Written by: Jay H. Months after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians rely on the Internet for work, school, and communication. However, many communities still don’t have access to the proper infrastructure needed for this new digital reality. So, the Government of Canada is working to connect all Canadians to high-speed Internet. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an investment

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