A Crash Course on How Spyware Works

Whether you realize it or not, there are probably individuals and organizations that are tracking your online activities. Your web browser may contain cookies, for instance, that disclose your browsing activities to websites and online services. There’s also the possibility that your computer is infected with spyware, which can prove even more harmful to your…

Sleep vs Hibernation: Which Laptop Power Setting Is Best?

With their compact design, laptops are undoubtedly convenient and easy to use. The downside, however, is that many of them have a short battery life. If your laptop isn’t plugged into a wall outlet, it may run out of battery power relatively quickly. You can extend the battery life of your laptop, however, by using…

DoS vs DDoS Cyber Attack: What’s the Difference?

There are dozens of cyber threats facing small businesses today, two of the most common of which include denial-of-service (DoS) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. During these otherwise common cyber attacks, a hacker will attempt to overwhelm a victim’s network by flooding it with requests. As the victim’s network becomes bogged down with requests, it…

5 Cyber Threats for Remote Workers

Have you started working from home recently? You aren’t alone. With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, millions of people have begun working from home. It’s a form of a social distancing that slows the spread of this otherwise highly transmissible disease. As a remote worker, however, you may encounter several cyber threats that, if ignored,…

What Is USB 3.2? Get the Facts

Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are found on countless computers and electronic devices. Whether you own a desktop, a laptop or both, you’ll probably discover that it has several USB ports. Using these ports, you can connect a variety of peripherals to your computer, including a mouse, keyboard, printer or even an external storage drive.…