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Wireless networks have certainly brought a lot of convenience to our lives, allowing us to work and surf from almost anywhere—home, cafes, airports and hotels around the globe. But unfortunately, wireless connectivity has also brought convenience to hackers because it gives them the opportunity to capture all data we ...

Two major trends in the technology industry are the movement of communications to all IP networks, while another major trend is the increasing prevalence of APIs (Application Programming Interface). In computer programming, an API specifies how some software components should interact with each other. Using a popular site like ...

According to the latest 'VoIP & UC Services and Subscribers' report published by Infonetics Research, both VoIP and Unified Communications are set to tread on their growth path over the next 4-5 years. The study notes that the global business and residential VoIP market grew 8% over 2013 to ...

I’m sure you’ve heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you’re in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about. Heartbleed is a kink in encryption software, discovered by ...

…think again, even if most of your wireless network activities revolve around your personal and family life. There are seven lies about wireless protection; have you fallen prey to any of them? #1 “I’m protected with my password.” Even an amateur hacker can get past a password. Don’t think that WEP ...

Security truths evolve—meaning, they change, and you must keep up with this, particularly with wireless security. Advice for wireless security can quickly become outdated. There are actually three big wireless security myths swirling around. #1. Limit the IP address pool to restrict number of devices that can connect. Even if your ...

Online users need a VPN (virtual private network), a kind of service that gives you online security, and Hotspot Shield’s service has a free version. A VPN hides your device’s IP address and interferes with any company trying to track your browsing patterns. Many online companies take peoples’ data without ...

With Wi-Fi, your data is literally in the air, up for grabs by anyone with the right tools. It needs protection from nearby users who may want to freeload off you (which can slow you down) or…hijack your accounts. You need encryption. Especially when you’re connected in airports, hotels, coffee ...

Who would have ever thought that that marvelous invention, the smartphone, as well as your tablet and PC, would give you cause for concern about hiding from spies? And when I say spies I mean anyone who has a vested interest in your information whether that is governments foreign ...

A squirrel? Yep. Turns out those cute, furry creatures love fiber optic cables, and not necessarily because they are easy to scamper across. Journalist Andrew Blum discovered this when a squirrel chewed through a fiber optic cable serving his office and knocked him and the rest of his office offline ...

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