Category: security

Choosing a Business or Residential Internet Plan

If you’re an ordinary home user, with an internet connection in your own house you might think that the choice of connection plans is fairly limited. However if you look beyond the standard residential plans most ISP companies have a range of business plans too which although usually slightly more expensive may offer better value […]

The Truth about Online Privacy

When you sit at your computer, idly surfing the web have you ever considered how secure that information is? I mean do you imagine that everything’s completely private and no-one knows what you do online? Most people, probably expect something in between – mostly private but perhaps the feds could find something out with a […]

Using Privacy Tools – VPN Software

The market for online privacy is growing with people becoming increasingly concerned about how there data is being used. The reality is that there is little normal protection for most of your online activities unless you take action to secure them yourself. One of the most accessible solutions if you’re serious about protecting your data […]

Old Fashioned Authentication – Passwords

We might watch films everyday where people get access to buildings with retinal and palm scans but the reality is that still our major authentication method involves a PIN or password of some sort. It does seem old fashioned but the reality is that it does work to some extent despite some security drawbacks. For […]

Monitoring Kids on Football Forums

It sounds a very specific title for a post, which is true, but I think it highlights an important issue with what we allow our children to access online.  Take for example my son and his friends, who are all football mad supporting a variety of teams across the country.    All fairly sensible children […]

Irish Conduct Research on Computer Education

There is a sense that technology education has always been playing catch up in Ireland, and a new piece of research suggests that this isn’t changing.  Although there is a proposal for introducing a coding element to the computer syllabus, there’s still a very long way to go with no clear defined national strategy in […]

Teenagers Downloading Torrents – Some Advice

Have you ever wondered how your teenage son or daughter manages to watch all the latest films, downloads all the top hits from their favorite artists all on a small allowance,  Well the reality is that they are almost certainly not paying for any of these, it’s much more likely that they are using torrents. […]

BBC Enters VPN Battle

For years now, literally millions of people have been sidestepping the region locks of one of the world’s most popular websites – the BBC. The UK national broadcaster is one of the forerunner of streaming online videos with it’s BBC iPlayer application. However this is technically only accessible if you’re based in the UK, otherwise […]

Desktop Choices for 2017

Do people still buy desktops? You’d be justified in asking in whether there’s even a market for the trusty PC anymore, but millions are still sold every year all round the world. For some jobs, mobile devices simply aren’t capable yet. Even though many consumers are favoring smaller devices these days, desktops still serve a […]

Choosing your VPN – Ubuntu Options

You know you need a VPN right? Even if you’re not that bothered about your privacy, it’s essential that you keep your online data secure. That web site promises SSL, it promises end point encryption but do you believe it? Anything that passes through simple HTTP does so in clear text – a VPN encrypts […]