Security Concerns and Technology

Conventional logic argues that electronic security should improve in tandem with progressions in computing technology. Unfortunately, this is not the case. When companies such as ADT, Honeywell and others began including automated home security in their packages, leaving remote access to homes available via smartphone, it was inevitable that a new threat would arise from…

Secure VPNs For Australian Users

A Virtual Private Network creates a secure tunnel between a device and the Internet. Any information that is passed to or from the device is encrypted. Therefore, even if the connection gets intercepted, it will be of no use to anyone. Information can only be decrypted using a decryption key. Most VPN connections use 128-bit,…

Safety Comparison: VoIP Vs. Traditional And Mobile Phones

One of the controversies surrounding the VoIP technology, also known as “Voice over IP,” is whether it’s secure or not. Making phone calls over the Internet with services like Skype or Google Hangouts has a ton of advantages, but security is often a concern. One major question people ask when comparing phones that use traditional…

Recent Privacy Issues Surrounding Social Media

Social media usage rates have increased at an incredible speed over the past decade. In 2006, a Pew survey revealed that only 5 percent of adults used the major social networking sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. When they repeated the survey just six years later in 2011, that number had risen sharply to 50…