Category: security

Should We All Be Using a VPN?

Twenty years ago, the internet played a fairly small part in most of our lives. It was to most people something of interest, perhaps to play around with little more than an interesting toy. Of course, that’s changed now and most of us probably use the internet every day.  Can you imagine arranging car insurance […]

Main Advantages of a Tablet PC

Many observers of technology and the IT media specifically have watched carefully while mobile devices have developed. At the moment it feels like we’re at some sort of crossroads where mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other devices are all vying for the technological edge. There’s even been some resurgence of the pocket computer which we […]

Checking Your IP Address on a Windows System

This is How to check your IP address in a Microsoft Windows Operating System Here are a set of instructions for checking and troubleshooting the configuration of your IP address. Checking your IP address is one of the easier pieces of networking information to obtain. It can be done in a few simple steps, and […]

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. […]