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Four Ways to Reduce the Prevalence of Ransomware

Out of all the different kinds of computer viruses out there, many people can agree that ransomware is one of the worst. This particular type of virus will barricade all of the data on the computer behind a paywall, often one that is exorbitantly high or exclusively in Bitcoin. As one might be able to imagine, it can be devastating when this happens to a family computer in the house; however, it is several times more threatening to business computers and any computers that could have potentially sensitive data on them. Because of how dangerous these viruses can be for computers, it is important to know how to deal with the computer viruses. Thankfully, there are several different ways that you can reduce their prevalence.Continue reading

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4 Environmental Benefits of Recycling Your Old Cell Phone

At least in Canada, most cell phone contracts are for two years, making customers eligible for new hardware after this period of time. People usually take advantage of this and while having a new cell phone is beneficial, it leads to a lot of perfectly usable ones sitting around collecting dust or being thrown out when it could be put to better use and help the environment. Electronics recycling should be considered and below are some of the environmental benefits of doing so.

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5 Common Technology Problems Detected By A Security Assessment

It seems like an almost daily occurrence that the media is reporting on some type of IT security breach in recent years. These events are becoming more common because, in short, security is cracked more frequently as technology grows more complex. Aside from the reported instances of breaches, there are countless unreported security breaches on a daily basis, many of which are rather insignificant, but some of which are substantial and worthy of concern.

Security assessments often focus on system management, but it’s not uncommon for experienced professionals to expand outward in order to identify possible problems. In order to better understand what an assessment team looks for, below we’ll look at a few of the more common ways systems become compromised.

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7 Alternative Ways to Charge a Laptop

If you are looking for an alternative way to charge your laptop, do you know all the different options? You are never out of options to charge your laptop, whether you have access to traditional charging sources or not. While charging times vary for each charging option, exciting times are ahead with a promise of a portable hybrid supercapacitor that can charge your laptop in under a minute.Continue reading

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7 Popular Companies Using Chatbots for Business

Pop culture has taught us to be wary of artificial intelligence, when they aren’t travelling back in time to murder the mother of our future saviour, they’re malfunctioning on spaceships, viewing us as the ultimate threat to our own safety.

In actuality, though, A.I. has resulted in some fairly hilarious missteps. In 2026, Microsoft attempted to create a twitter bot that could converse with the general public by breaking down the most popular phrases and hashtags and respond to questions in kind. It took less than 24 hours for the whole experiment to go horribly awry, with the bot suddenly becoming aggressively racist.Continue reading

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