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Internet Security And Smart Phones



In most countries around the world mobile technology is available, and most people with access to mobile technology own the technology. In 2015 there were 1.4 billion smartphone sold, this was 10 percent up on 2014.

The statistics show that five out of every six phone sold was running on an Android operating system, and one in seven was using Apples iOS operating system.

A major smartphone manufacturer predicts that by 2020 there will be nearly 6.4 billion smart phones using the global networks; that is almost one smartphone per person in the world.

As technology evolves these smartphones are becoming even more advanced, most have very powerful processors, using 4G networks and have high bandwidth connectivity. This means that the smartphone is now as powerful as many computers, and many people use phones as their main technology. Therefore, the smartphones contains valuable personal information.

Smartphones are becoming an increasing target for the cyber criminals. This means that the criminals are investing in more sophisticated attacks to gain access to personal data. Android operating systems are the main target for cyber criminals, although in 2015 Apple devices also had their systems compromised by the cyber criminals.

With the development of PayPal, Samsung Pay, Android Pay and various other well-known mobile payment systems, smartphones and mobile devices are an ever growing market for the hackers to exploit.

The development of App stores has proved to be very attractive to the cyber criminals. People remotely install the apps, browse, purchase and pay for goods using software that can be easily infected with malware. Many users download the Apps from their infected desktops, which is a cross-over threat to the user.

The Android operating systems tend to have a less stringent screening process, which is why the number of malicious iOS Apps is so much smaller than for Android.

In 2015 there was an increase of 40 percent in the number of Android malware variants than in the previous year. There were more than three times as many Android Apps classified as containing malware in 2015 compared to the year earlier. This represents a staggering 230 percent increase.

Many industry gurus predict that as mobile technology advances, most people will use this technology as their primary form of IT technology, and with the number of people having access to this technology it is a cyber criminals dream.

Therefore, manufacturers, app developers and users must place a lot of emphasis on smartphone security. In the event of a cyber-attack it is imperative that every organisation has a disaster recovery procedure that has been proven to efficiently restore company data.

Simple And Easy Steps In Setting Up A Wireless Router



Setting up a wireless network will allow your devices to connect to the internet from anywhere around the house, without messy wires as long as your location is within the range of the routers connection. Make sure to have these things for a fast and easy installation and configuration process: PC with wireless network adapter, active high-speed Internet connection, and a computer with wired network adapter and a router-specific setup software.

Find the router that is right for you. Wireless routers come in a variety of shapes and sizes with different features. Before purchasing, you must have the idea on where to put it. A MiMo type router is your best option if you plan to connect multiple devices at the same time, with different speeds. Your router should be able to support 802.11n or wireless-N which offers the most stable and high speed internet connection.The following steps to setting up your writer will be very easy and simple:

Step 1: Connect the wireless router to the PC

Connect router to the modem using an Ethernet cable. Connect the modem to the WAN/Internet port on the router. For a more stable and faster connection with no extra configuration, you can connect your computer, TV or video game console directly to the router using an Ethernet cable. At least one computer needs to be connected via Ethernet so you can adjust your router settings.

Step 2: Set-up your wireless router

Some routers come with a disc to setup the software. Insert the disc on your PC, just follow the instructions and youre good to go. For those that do not have a disc, you can set it up manually. Open a web browser in the computer and find the IP address of the router, it may be printed on the label of routers packaging, if absent, you can search the router model on the web to see the default address.

Enter the default username and password which can be found on the packaging label. Usually the username is admin and the password is admin or password. Some routers may allow you to leave these fields blank. When logged in, you will see the routers main menu. Leave the internet section at default settings unless specified by the internet service provider. Name your Wireless Network. Choose WPA2-PSK as the encryption method for the best security. Create password that is difficult to guess or decode. Save your settings. To protect your router, you may change its username and password form the default. You can prevent devices from getting access to some websites by using built-in blocking tools found in the Security/Block section of the router.

Step 3: Connect device to your Network

Turn on the WiFi setting on your phone. Find the network name that you made and then connect. Input the password and youre done.

How To Install Rear View Camera

We have all heard horror stories about people reversing over a pet, or even worse, a child. The truth is that rear view mirrors just don't provide enough visibility of what is going on behind your car to avoid an accident. Most newer cars come with rear view cameras and now you can purchase and install your own to maximize driving safety.

Here's how to install rear view camera:

1. Buy A Rear View Camera Kit. Most kits come ready with everything that you will need to install the camera as well as a handy instruction manual. You should not need to purchase any additional materials however you should read the box to ensure that the kit is all inclusive.

Alternatively, you can approach a local car mechanic or parts dealer to provide you with the best car rear view system for your make and model of car. They will probably also provide an installation service for you, minimizing the hassle and fuss in getting the latest technology installed on your car.

2. Install The Rear View Camera. Simply follow the instructions for installation that come with the kit. Those of us who are not particularly handy may need some extra help.

Do a little research and check out reviews to find the most user friendly car rear view system camera kit. Also look online for videos that will give you a step-by-step visual guide to the installation process. Make sure that any video material is relevant to the brand, make and model of rear view camera that you have purchased.

3. Get The Necessary Tools. You shouldn't need anything more than a wrench and a screw diver to complete the installation. The wrench is to remove your rear licence plate to place the camera and the screw driver to tighten any screws.

However, in some cases, a hand drill may be necessary to make hole so that a wire can be passed into the trunk of the car. Just read the car kit you want to purchase to ensure you have the necessary tools.

4. Test The Camera Kit. After installation you should check whether the rear view camera is fully operational. If there are any problems, look for trouble shooting tips in the user manual or online. Check for any loose connections or wires that have been incorrectly connected.

Should you not be able to solve the problem, you can contact the manufacturer for advice.

DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

Are the days of the DSLR over? If you believe everything that is being promoted in the digital camera media, then this just might be true. If you talk to professional photographers, then you might just hear something a lot different. What we would like to do is take an objective look at the issue of DSLR or mirrorless. We agree that mirrorless is the future but that doesn't immeditely spell the death of DSLRs. We would like to go over who DSLRs are best for why mirrorless full frame camera will become what most pros and enthusiast will own in the next 10 years.

An argument for the DSLR. I must admit that I'm not a fan of DSLR camera. Yes, I love that they are full frame but for anyone who uses any sensor size smaller than full frame, they are too bulky, heavy and the new mirrorless APS-C and full frames are a better choice. One ares where DSLRs remain to be best is in the amount of native lenses that are available to them. One huge complaint about the most popular full frame mirrorless, the Sony A7 is that it doesn't truly have the lens selection that a professional would need, it doesn't have a lot of fast primes. Also, DSLRs still boot more technology within them and are better for video. DSLRs are not dead yet but they will likely be yesterday's technology in the next 10 years.

The Benefits of Mirrorless Cameras - Basically if you are using anything smaller than full frame, you should own a mirrorless camera. The weight of a DSLR just isn't worth it. The future of digital cameras and even the creation of mirrorless cameras are based on the evolution of how people use digital cameras and how the experience of them can be made better. With a mirrorless, you use today's technology and not the mirror reflex and optical viewfinders of the past. You instead have access to electronic viewfinders that allow you to see the exposure changes while your eye is up to the camera, you get a smaller form factor that is easier to carry and as the full frame versions of these cameras become mature, we will see better lenses for them as well.

So when it comes to DSLR or mirrorless, it is a personal choice, it is a choice based on needed features, lenses and what you need to get the job done.