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Is Spyware On Your Computer? Here’s How You Check

If you’re an avid user of the internet, spyware is something you should be concerned about. A lot of users ignore online spying, with the belief that it has no effect on them. However, if you have ever typed out your financial or login details with your computer keyboard, read your mail, or do anything with your computer you would consider private, chances are you were being watched. Spyware could be installed on your computer for a lot of reasons; to monitor your emails, call logs and messages, to steal your credit card or login details, or even to view your browser history. Apart from compromising your privacy, spyware slows down your computer, making it difficult to function optimally. There are lots of ways Spyware could get into your computer. Most people would not consciously install spyware on their device, so hackers design them in the form of Trojans. When you install programs that are not trustworthy or visit malicious links and websites, spyware can make its way into your...

Sep 24, 2018

How to Prevent Yourself From Being Hacked

The internet is the gateway to so many opportunities, and for some people, it has become just as important to their daily lives as the food they eat. On the flip side, the internet makes us vulnerable to a lot of individuals or organizations with malicious intent. With information being so easy to access these days, all anyone needs to become a hacker is just a computer and internet access. This makes every single internet user a potential victim of hacking. Fortunately, there are actions you can take to protect yourself from hackers. Here are a few of them. Enter private information on secure websites only There are numerous websites claiming to be trustworthy all in the bid to rope you into divulging sensitive information like passwords or credit card details. You have to ensure that the website is authentic before you enter sensitive details into any field. A good way to check is to make sure the connection with the site is “ https:// ”, which means the site is encrypted and...

Sep 24, 2018

College Entrance Exams Are Going Paperless But Digital Inequality Is Still Prevalent

The Harvard Political Review raised questions recently about the fact that two of the most prominent college entrance exams, the ACT and the SAT, are now offering digital versions of the classic exams — and what that means for those affected by the digital divide that still exists. Although our world is shifting to a digital-first reality, the fact of the matter is that not all students have the same access to technology or the same level of digital reading comprehension. Therefore reading and executing the test on a computer can pose a larger challenge for some students than others. In general, research shows that digital reading tests differ from reading on paper because our brains engage in a different way, making it so we don’t engage with reading the same across platforms. Because of the ways many schools are evaluated based on test scores, this might also suggest that the change could force some schools scrambling to focus on sharpening students’ computer skills immediately....