Archive for September, 2016

VPN – Just for Watching TV Abroad?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is defined by whatis.com as: “A technology that creates an encrypted connection over a less secure network. The benefit of using a secure VPN is it ensures the appropriate level of security to the connected systems when the underlying network infrastructure alone cannot provide it.” This means that you create a network between multiple devices, similar to a LAN (Local Area Network) over unspecified distances, using a WAN (Wide Area Network – i.e. the internet). This allows you.

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RSS feed – Why they are still relevant 17 years on

Today we take a look at what an RSS feed is, why you come across them all the time and why they’re useful to have. The RSS icon, although bearing a striking resemblance to the overly familiar WiFi logo, is a different thing entirely. Both are colour agnostic (although RSS tends to be orange) and WiFi has three bars whilst the RSS feed has two bars (just don’t mistake this for a weak WiFi signal).    What does it do? RSS stands.

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Amazon Wants You To Push The Button

In a world of lazy solutions to eliminate consumer effort and increase orders, we’re faced with the likes of Deliveroo, Uber, Netflix; even Starbucks has an “order your coffee before you arrive” app to cut out the queue. The use of the internet and apps have played no small part in the successes of these services; and the downfall of the big name UK high-street brands like Woolworths, BHS and HMV. Not content with being the domineering force that has replaced these.

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Keeping Your Password and All Your Eggs In One Basket?

Everyone is acquainted with basic password security. The usual rules, like: Don’t use significant people in your lives names; Don’t use significant dates; Don’t use obvious hobbies or interests; Don’t use the same password for everything; and Generally just don’t use anything about you that people can easily identify. But even now, companies don’t trust their users to use sufficiently strong passwords, hence the ever popular strength check. But despite their best intentions even these are fundamentally flawed: “The meters, which often appear.

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