Out of all the malware currently being distributed around the internet, ransomware is one the most terrifying ones. Using scare tactics, it seeks to force people to pay a ransom, else lose all their important files for good. Fortunately, as scary as it is, ransomware can be easily avoided by taking a few simple precautions while online.
SQL injection is a form of hack that lets the hacker run SQL code against your database. Hackers can steal or destroy data, but they can also insert malicious code into your database. SQL injection is common on WordPress sites. If you own a website and download plugins on your site, this article will help you understand how SQL injection works and what you can do to be protected from it.
Saving a password in a browser might seem like a bad idea from a security perspective. But not really. For certain types of malware, saving a password in a browser could actually be a security measure. Very specifically, it can add a layer of security against keyloggers. This article explains what keyloggers are, and how saving your password in your browser could protect you against them.
Referrer spam is a black hat marketing technique that spoofs user agents and tricks webmasters into visiting a malicious web host. Referrer spam shows up in your traffic reports such as Google Analytics, and some webmasters are concerned that the spam affects SEO and search engine rank. This article describes referrer spam and how you can deal with it.
Twitter’s unique design allows it to easily capture real-time, location-specific insights and sentiments about anything from current events to emerging trends to economic data. By analyzing public tweets for specific keywords, forecasting tools with a high level of accuracy can be (and have been) developed. This article discusses some real world examples of how tweets have been used to make predictions.
Windows 10 will be the next major release of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It is scheduled for release late 2015. The question on many people’s minds, however, is: “What happened to Windows 9?” It seems a little illogical to move from Windows 8/8.1 straight to Windows 10. This article discusses some partially confirmed and mostly speculative reasons why Microsoft decided to ditch Windows 9 even though it was the next obvious version number, and move straight to Windows 10.