Posts Tagged ‘infographic’

Virus DetectedA good antivirus program is an integral part of any computer user’s security strategy.

If you’ve ever wondered how these programs detect malware on your computer, you’re not alone. Let’s look at the various ways that antivirus software keeps your computer safe from viruses, worms, spyware and more.

Background Scanning

Most antivirus programs run in the background on your computer, performing what is known as “on-access scanning”. Behind the scenes, the software is checking every file you open before allowing you to run it. This scanning isn’t limited to executable files: Archive files are checked for compressed viruses, and documents are checked for macros that can cause harm to your computer. (more…)

Internet PrivacyThe internet is a great place to share your thoughts or photos of special events and celebrations. Many of us regularly upload personal details and images that we are willing to share with our friends using various social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

The level of personal data and information that we provide through the internet is used in a variety of ways, some of which we are comfortable with such as providing personal details for account verification or setting up an online account, but there are also legitimate concerns that some of this data is collected and used against our wishes, and this is beginning to make a growing number of us feel more than a little uncomfortable.

Personal financial information should still quite rightly remain off-limits but the details held about you on sites like Facebook are marketing gold, allowing companies who gain access to this data to target people with adverts and offers that match your personal likes and interests. (more…)

Stats Of SmartphonesAccording to statistics, the share of average website’s mobile traffics equal to up to 25%, and what is more important, the index keeps on growing steadily. As per marketing analysts’ point of reference, a 65-70% increase in the number of devices should be expected by the year of 2016 witha vast legion of mobile users to reach nearly 200 million. It seems that we’ll inevitably face a rapid surge of mobile trafficin the next few years, heated by innovative technologies introduced in neoteric gadgetry almost on a monthly basis (it is hard to grasp it, but a 8-10 years old top Pentium’s performance is a no match to an imposing number of brand-new mobile devices and smartphones in particular).

A piece of statistics

Mobile traffic is absolutely crucial when it comes to marketing campaigns, conversion and revenue generation of course. Therefore, 10% of eBay’s traffic is represented by mobile visitors – the company has managed to earn 5bn in 2011 and crazy 7bn in 2012 solely from mobile traffic. Popular gambling and betting oriented websites report of 20-25% mobile visitors approximately, while payday and installment loans services admit thatthe half of their visitors drop in at their resource via a mobile device. (more…)

whitehatDo you want to spend the rest of your life in a boring office doing typical corporate nonsense, or do you want to get paid for hacking? For many teens and young adults, this is a dream come true. Spending your days destroying viruses, outsmarting other hackers and being the hero that thwarts a cyber terrorism attack. While this might seem like a fantasy, the truth is that you could be doing this for the government. Ethical hackers are needed, and you can fulfill this need while making a good amount of money.

Hackers Required

Did you think that the computer science niche was overcrowded? You would be right in most cases, but this isn’t true with cybersecurity. Only about five percent of all available positions have been filled. That allows you to leap into one of the many remaining jobs. Not only that, but the need for security experts is rising because cyber terrorism is becoming more common. (more…)