9 Signs Your Smart Home Device Has Been Hacked


Smart home gadgets have quickly become an indispensable resource, yet also pose serious security threats. Hackers could use these devices to gain access to personal data or spy on you or monitor activities within your house - potentially leading them to gain control and damage your house by breaking in or accessing other parts.

Smart home devices often go unnoticed. Over 75% of people remain reluctant to disclose personal data; yet most remain open to using this type of technology in their home.

Cyber security threats remain a top concern as we increasingly turn towards smart living. Hackers could have compromised your smart systems without your knowledge.

How can you recognize when a hacker ha...


Online Security: Examining the risks posed by browser extensions


Browser extensions have become as ubiquitous as mobile applications, yet many only end up installing and using a handful of them. Google Chrome features over 176,000 extensions which provide users with additional functionality and customization options.

Browser extensions can enhance your browsing experience while simultaneously posing risks to both your online privacy and security.

We will explore the dangers associated with browser extensions in this article and shed light on their possible threats, providing insight into how you can protect your online presence.

Browser Extensions:

Benefits and Risks Browser extensions have quickly become popular due to their convenience and versatility, wit...


Prior to replacing slow PCs...

temp-post-imageYour team's productivity and efficiency is of vital importance to you. Slow computers make it hard for them to work, which may in turn have an adverse impact on their overall business performance.

There are various methods you can employ to enhance the performance of Windows 10 or 11.

Here are a few...

Restart Your Computer

An IT support professional's favorite tip, restarting your computer can do wonders for its performance. Rebooting will clear away background processes, programs and memory data which has built up over time and is an easy way to fix common performance problems caused by long term computer use.

Manage Startup Apps on Windows 11

Windows 11 permits many programs to register as auto...


Gamers beware! Hackers have targeted you.


Since long, gamers have not been the primary focus of cybersecurity efforts. Instead, most often you hear of cyber attacks against businesses or identity theft due to phishing schemes affecting individuals - however hackers are now targeting gamers directly.

Cyberattacks against gamers have increased exponentially, as cybercriminals target gamers as potential exploitable digital vulnerabilities increase. Meanwhile, gaming industry expansion and user participation is driving this rise - leaving hackers more opportunities than ever to target gamers with attacks.

Cyberattacks against young gamers will increase by 57% between 2022-2023.

Risks increase significantly for young gamers who enjoy popula...


What is Microsoft Secure Score (MSS)?

temp-post-imageSecurity should always be a top priority, no matter the size or industry of your company. Microsoft 365 Defender's Secure Score measure reflects this importance - here is more on how Secure Score works and can benefit your business in this article.

Secure Score is a tool designed to assess your security posture. Microsoft Best Practices are used as benchmarks against which to compare your settings and activities, providing advice on how to strengthen security as well as pinpoint potential areas of weakness.

Administrators can view their current security score in the dashboard. It takes into account all Microsoft identities, apps and devices as well as having a target score; Microsoft warns you...


Top 10 cyber security mistakes of small companies


Cybercriminals can launch sophisticated attacks. Most breaches occur due to lax cybersecurity practices. This is especially relevant for small and mid-sized businesses.

Small business owners tend to overlook cybersecurity. Perhaps they are focused on expanding their company instead, thinking they are less at risk from data breach and believe it to be too expensive an expense.

Cybersecurity is not only a concern of large corporations; small businesses are just as vulnerable. Cybercriminals see these vulnerable organizations as attractive targets due to their perceived vulnerability.

Cyberattacks have had an adverse impact on at least half of small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Over 60 percent o...


Be wary of a new, devious phishing scam

temp-post-imageAnother day, another scam. Here's one that is particularly insidious.

Cyber criminals have evolved, creating increasingly intelligent malware. One such virus even impersonated an established brand to gain entry.

Email from an e-signature service widely utilized.

Email attachments will consist of an empty picture containing empty svg images carefully embedded within an HTML file (please be patient).

Clever malware that bypasses security software.

Your business could be put at risk as the code within this image redirects users to a malicious website.

By simply opening an attachment, it's possible for malware to infiltrate your device or network and put your data at risk of ransomware attacks, leavin...


These Sustainable Tech Habits Will Improve Your Bottom Line


Sustainability has become an essential aspect of today's society. Eco-friendly practices are growing in popularity among businesses around the globe and not just because they have positive environmental outcomes; they can also bring significant cost-cutting advantages.

Sustainable technology habits shouldn't just be adopted for carbon emission reduction purposes. They should also increase efficiency, cut costs, and draw in environmentally conscious customers.

Going green can save money and help the environment at once. We will explore some sustainable tech habits you can adopt that are both good for the planet and good for your wallet.

1. Energy-Efficient Hardware & Appliances

Energy-efficient a...


Monitor the Dark Web for Opportunities


The Dark Web is an important hub of illicit activities. Even legitimate businesses cannot ignore its presence entirely. In this article we'll outline its details, and show why monitoring its millions of pages could prove advantageous.

In the mid-1990s, the US government established the Dark Web to allow spies and other intelligence agencies to exchange information freely. Journalists and law enforcement agencies still utilize it today; additionally it may also be utilized by people living in countries which restrict open communication.

The Dark Web is an online space where illegal activities take place, such as counterfeit money trading and child pornography. Users may also access counterfeit ...


Here Are 9 Reasons Why Airplane Mode Is Worth Utilizing Even If You Aren't Travelling


Airplane Mode is a feature most of us are familiar with. Chances are, you have used it before when traveling abroad - or perhaps in everyday life when not traveling anywhere special! But did you know there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Airplane Mode than just flying abroad? Not necessarily! Here are a few reasons to turn it on even when not traveling!

1. Battery Life Is Precious

No one would argue with the importance of prolonging smartphone battery life, and Airplane mode is your go-to weapon to do just that. By disabling any applications running in the background (such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features) Airplane mode can protect against unnecessary drain on battery power; and thus...