Security

  1. Why is my computer fan so loud?

    When your computer is under load – due to, say, playing a game or running video editing software – the components inside have to work harder than usual, which causes them to produce more heat.

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  2. Kernel panic! What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device?

    If you’re confused by the avalanche of early reports, denials, and conflicting statements about the massive security issues announced today, don’t worry — you’re far from the only one. Here’s what you need to know about Meltdown and Spectre, the two huge bugs that affect practically every computer and device out there.

    What are these flaws?

    Short answer: Bugs at a fundamental level that allow critical information stored deep inside computer systems to be exposed.


    Security researchers released official documentation — complete with nicknames and logos —  of two major flaws found in nearly all modern central processing units, or CPUs.

    It’s not a physical problem with the CPUs th...

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  3. What is phishing?

    Phishing

    What is phishing?

    Phishing is the attempt to get sensitive information such as bank details or passwords from someone by masquerading as a legitimate person or company. The word Phishing is a homophone of fishing due to the similarity of using bait to catch a victim.

    How do you know it’s a scam?

    There are different forms of phishing tactics. Most phishing occurs by using a disguised link in an email pretending to be from well-known companies asking to confirm details. Criminals may also try to trick you into giving away your personal information via Social Media messages or text messages. Criminals may try to fool you into installing a malicious software (malware) which can track and record the information you enter into your computer. Below are s...

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  4. Apple vs FBI - What have Apple been asked to do?

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    As you may be aware, Apple has received a court order to assist in accessing the iPhone of the San Bernadino killer Syed Farook. Apple has agreed to assist but won't back down on one thing. So what exactly has Apple been asked to do?

    FBI Apple Court Order Source: FBI
    1. Prevent the phone from erasing itself
      If certain security settings are enabled, after 10 failed attempts at entering a passcode, an iPhone can erase the personal data on the device. T
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