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What Does CAPTCHA Mean?

What Does CAPTCHA Mean?

CAPTCHA: It’s a Way to Distinguish Machines from Men… and Women Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart is quite a mouthful to say isn’t it? So let’s stick with the acronym: CAPTCHA (pronounced “KAPT-chuh”). CAPTCHA, as the explanation of the acronym implies, determines whether an online request or submission is…

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Buying Smart

Don’t Let Vendors Sell You Hacker-Friendly Technology Take these steps to be “security smart” when buying technology Before you invest in new technology, especially with a new vendor or manufacturer, you need to make sure you’re not inadvertently purchasing a problem just waiting to happen. This is especially important if the devices, gadgets and systems…

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Computer. A checklist for shoppers.

A Guide for Buying a New Computer

Even though smartphones and tablet sales continue to grow, most people still want to have either a computer at home or a laptop they can take wherever they go. If it’s time to replace your old computer or get a new one for a family member, it’s a good idea to brush up on what…

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Using a ‘brute-force’ attack, hackers still break passwords

Does Brute Force Password Cracking Still Work? If you challenged a friend to crack your password, they’d probably try entering some of the most commonly used passwords, your child’s name, your date of birth, etc. If you challenged a seasoned hacker to crack your password, they’d probably do it in under a minute, thanks to…

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Clear your computer browsing history for privacy.

Clear Your Browsing History: It Keeps Your Searches Private

Every time you visit a website, your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.), saves a copy of every page that you visit. This list of web pages – and associated data like title page as well as time and date of visit – forms your Web Browsing History. The web browser software does this…

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What is Browser History?

Every time you go online from your computer, your browser saves a copy of every page that you visit. That’s right: Your computer and Internet browser—whether you use Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or something else—keep track of where you’ve been and a history of what pages you’ve seen. That’s not something they’re hiding from you…

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Hide Your IP Address to Be More Anonymous Online

If you don’t know already, it’s virtually impossible..and too late…to be anonymous online. For years, social media sites—and virtually every site online—have been scraping together bits and pieces of your online browsing habits. What for? Mostly to create an eerily accurate picture of who you are. Some people may not realize (or care) about how…

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What is a Cable/DSL Modem?

First of all, you need to understand what a broadband connection is and how it works. According to Dictionary.com, broadband is “a high-speed, high-capacity transmission medium that can carry signals from multiple independent network carriers. This is done on a single coaxial or fiber-optic cable by establishing different bandwidth channels. Broadband technology can support a…

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