How to properly dispose off your hard drives

How to properly dispose off your hard drives

Data is valuable. Your pictures, legal documents, chat logs, and even saved video games are all things you wouldn’t want to be public. Today, people generally go to great lengths to protect data, but devices age and don’t last forever. When we need to replace them, we often don’t think about what happens to the data that is still on the drive, and how people might be able to access it. Most computers have a hard disk drive, or HDD, which are disks coated with a magnetic metal layer. They rotate similar to a CD or vinyl record and read by a sensor at the tip of an arm. HDDs are…

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RSA Encryption Cracked

RSA Encryption Cracked

It has long been known that even the best encryption system can be broken more easily if its users don’t do a good job. Sometimes what constitutes a good job can be difficult to work out. In World War II the cracking of the German Enigma code was made easier by the way messages always started in the same way – providing some known plain text to compare against the encrypted text.

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Can my router catch a virus?

Can my router catch a virus?

A router works like a small computer and runs customized software designed for a particular purpose. Routers have operating systems, often a graphical interface, and are usually connected to the Internet. Just like all computers, routers can be infected by malware, though the attack vectors and the potential harm can be very different to a computer hack. Routers Have Security Problems Big price differences between routers are often confusing to consumers as, unlike with personal computers, the quality difference is not always obvious. As routers are normally tied to a physical location, it is also rather difficult to test their reliability in different environments, unlike with highly mobile laptops or smartphones.…

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Staying Safe without Antivirus in Windows 10

Staying Safe without Antivirus in Windows 10

Computers has with time become a friend of humans, replacing human2s best friend Dog. Well it isn’t all gloomy on computers, they also have an economy ful of dynamisms. Protection is the next thing all computer users think of after aquiring them. Whether it is cold or hot, one component of protection we are particular at in this article is Antivirus Software. As Wikipedia puts it; “Antivirus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses, hence the name. However, with the proliferation of other kinds of malware, antivirus software started to provide protection from other computer threats. In particular, modern antivirus software can protect from: malicious browser helper objects…

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