Cyber Security

by Patrick Chiang ·Posted 03/14/2018
Running a retail business is no easy task. There’s plenty to do and too many things to worry about—especially security. With the convenience of mobile payments and paperless billing, more and more businesses have opted for tablets as their primary medium. Aside from a point-of-sales role, tablets can also be used as advertisement to display your company’s catalogue via a user-friendly touch interface. In this transition of how we shop and
by William Min ·Posted 04/07/2017
There are many reasons you may want to clear your browsing history, not all of which are X-rated (reminder: this is a family-friendly website). Maybe your browser keeps bringing up the URLs of old websites you no longer visit (sorry, MySpace). Or maybe your browser keeps auto-filling your old address instead of your current one into the shipping-address section. Sometimes, it’s good to start from scratch. But before you decide to terminate your entire existence on your browser, you should know what info each option deletes. You can delete the
by Chris Goldin ·Posted 05/01/2017
Any form of security or protection is only as good as its weakest link. When it comes to cybersecurity, that weakest link is almost always people. As convenient as it is to blame security breaches on smartphone or computer operating systems, people are usually the ones to blame for security mishaps. It doesn’t matter whether your computer web browser is vulnerable to viruses if you download and install spyware yourself because you clicked on some shady ad that said it would speed up your computer if you did so. Malware doesn’t need to use a
by William Min ·Posted 04/20/2017
Microsoft made it no secret that it wanted Windows 10 to give you a personalized experience. The company wanted you to get your local weather forecast without keying in your zip code, or have Cortana send an email or text on your behalf via voice input. Unfortunately, this means that Microsoft must collect a great deal of data on how you use your computer. If you’re uncomfortable with that, here are some tips on how to increase your privacy on Windows 10. Advertising ID What it DoesYour advertising ID allows Microsoft to personalize the ads
by Alec Kubas-Meyer ·Posted 03/29/2017
Back in high school, I was sitting in the computer lab and looked over to see a classmate on a Santa-themed shopping website. I asked him what, exactly, he was doing there, and he waved me over. In a random fill-in box about halfway down the page, he put in a URL that was blocked by the school’s filtering system. Suddenly, the shopping site disappeared, replaced by the blocked page. Thus, I was introduced to the world of proxies. Proxies are services that allow you to bypass filtering systems via misdirection. Rather than going directly to
by Patrick Chiang ·Posted 05/01/2017
We spend a lot of our time online browsing Facebook, tweeting Tweets, snapping Snaps, and posting selfies on Instagram. And that’s not all. We also rely on emails, online shopping, banking, and plenty of other services and websites. What this means is that your information is hardly yours anymore. Sure, the sites you visit can claim they’re safe and protected, but how much trust do you place in them? Even massive multi-million dollar companies have been breached and had data stolen, so what makes you think yours is safe? The truth is, none of