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firefox - going down

A couple of months ago we published an article highlighting how the once popular Firefox browser is slowly but inexorably losing favor with users, you can catch up with that article here: Firefox Slowly Slipping into Oblivion? So, here we are in October, another quarter has flashed by, and I thought I’d take a look, Read more

wordpress-logo

This is round three in a series of articles about WordPress and creating your own web site. In this post, I will briefly cover installing WordPress. WordPress is very easy to install and, in many cases, your web site hosting service will install it for you. “Easy” is an over-used term which is generally pushed Read more

HomeDepot-logo

Last week, Brian Krebs warned of a suspected data breach at Home Depot stores across the US and Canada dating back to April this year. Unfortunately, that breach has now been confirmed. Even though it appears that the PINs tied to debit cards were not compromised, Brian’s latest report on the breach warns that multiple Read more

Google-Chrome-64bitLogo

At long last the much anticipated stable version of Google’s 64-bit Chrome browser is available for download. According to Google, the 64-bit Chrome edition excels in three areas; it is faster, more secure, and more stable… but then Google would say that, wouldn’t they. Both Mozilla and Google have been working on 64-bit versions of Read more

Do You Email?

Categories: Email, Internet
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mailbox

Is Email on the way out? That’s a bit like asking ‘Do you still watch cable TV?‘ and not quite as off topic as one might think. As for cable/terrestrial TV, no, I don’t watch it anywhere near as much as I did before, thanks to the Internet of course and in large part due Read more

edward snowden - interview

Here’s a unique opportunity to hear Edward Snowden’s take on the internet, surveillance, and privacy, direct from the horse’s mouth. Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of Read more

featured -chrome

A recent analysis of Chrome browser extensions performed  by USENIX, The Advanced Computer Systems Association, has revealed a relatively high number of malicious and suspicious extensions, many of which have been downloaded by millions of users. In a PDF document issued by USENIX detailing their findings, the researchers noted: The amount of critical and private Read more

feature -ie

An upcoming update for Internet Explorer will add a new security feature that blocks out-of-date ActiveX controls. In a move described by Microsoft as being specifically about ActiveX, the new feature will be managed per medium of an active blocklist. At this early stage the list contains just one offender – Oracle’s Java ActiveX control Read more

6 Google Search Tips You Should Know

Categories: Internet
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google-search

We all know how versatile Google search is but here are a number of additional tips that you may or may not be aware of. Math in a Search Box Did you know that answers to mathematical calculations are instantly available right there from within Google search? Simply type your calculation into the Google search Read more

Which Browser is the Most Secure?

Categories: Browser, Security
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top 6 browsers

In fact, is there any such animal as a “most secure browser”. This is the question Skybox Security set to out to answer – as they ask in their opening statement, “What defines the degree of security of software? How can one evaluate the security of a web browser when lacking clear definition? So, the Read more