Auto Complete Passwords: Safe or Dangerous?

Auto Complete Passwords: Safe or Dangerous?

Auto-complete for passwords is a feature commonly used in browsers today. It is a mechanism that allows usernames and passwords to be automatically entered into a web form. Only around 20% of US internet users have unique passwords for each online account. Many people have to manage dozens of different passwords and see auto-fill as a convenient feature that cuts down on time. Others use a dedicated application to manage

How to Clean Your Laptop

How to Clean Your Laptop

If someone asked the average individual what objects they used the most, would it be their vehicle? Probably not. Sports equipment or cookware? Highly unlikely. No, all the computing devices they own, along with the devices used by their family members would likely come to mind. Both at home and on the job, most people use a conglomeration of desktop machines, laptops, tablets, and smartphones for hours on end every

Data Replication vs. Data Backup – Understanding the Difference

Data Replication vs. Data Backup - Understanding the Difference

Even in recent years, the most cost-efficient data restoration mechanism available for small and medium-sized businesses, was simply to ensure they maintained regular data backups. This was not necessarily ideal since any restored data came from a previous point in time, and the restoration process to recover data was potentially quite lengthy. This meant a business could be down perhaps even for several days, and any data that was recovered

Warning – The Most Effective Social Engineering Attacks

Warning - The Most Effective Social Engineering Attacks

Although it may seem as if hackers, criminals, and thieves prefer the challenge of attacking only seemingly impenetrable computer systems, this is not necessarily the case. While it is true that companies do need effective security measures in place to handle these types of impersonal attacks, hackers still frequently turn to more traditional methods of cyber attacks for one good reason. As IT security methods continue to become more sophisticated,