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Use This App To Pinpoint Dangerous Drivers.
The open road is full of jerks and road rages, and a new app is taking them on. Nexar asks you to mount your phone to your dashboard, and it will monitor surrounding traffic. If someone starts driving dangerously, it will ask if you want to record what's going on with a 30-second video.

Return of the smartphone attack

Return of the smartphone attack

Due to the recent WannaCry ransomware exploits, business owners are refocusing their efforts on protecting computer networks. Despite that, many leave one key device unaccounted for: their smartphone. The truth is hackers can exploit the technology in your smartphone to conduct malicious acts, and one of the most common is Bluetooth technology.

Goal Setting Doesn’t Work

(And Santa Clause May Not Exist)
When we were kids, we thought we could write down a list of everything we wanted and mail it to the North Pole. When we grew up, we realized there wasn’t really a big roly-poly guy who delivered presents. A real person had to earn the money, march through shopping malls, wrestle the presents home, wrap them up, and place them under the tree.

Are your website’s images hurting your SEO?

Are your website’s images hurting your SEO?

Small- and medium-sized businesses are often tempted to relegate their search engine optimization (SEO) analysis to the free reports offered by online platforms like WordPress and Google Analytics. Unfortunately, those reports rarely provide the detail you need to start making improvements, and one of the things they tend to glaze over is image optimization.

Choosing a web browser: Which one is safest?

Choosing a web browser: Which one is safest?

Managing business-level cybersecurity is no simple task. Tens of thousands of users are finding that out the hard way as they confront the issue head on in the wake of an international ransomware epidemic. Although many cybersecurity strategies require professional IT support, a great place to start is assessing the security of your web browser.

How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered tools for source code management, but they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including their backups. One cyberattack later, and Code Spaces was out of business. Their killer had used some standard techniques, but the most effective was getting an unwitting Code Space employee to help — likely via a phishing attack.

Precautions against WannaCry ransomware

Precautions against WannaCry ransomware

The WannaCry ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s files and extorts them for money, has already affected thousands of machines worldwide. Unfortunately, the success of this attack is just the beginning. According to security researchers, other hackers will probably develop stronger WannaCry variants in the coming months.