Friday, August 26, 2016

8 Tips to Protect Your Phone and Money From Hacking

A growing number of Americans use mobile phones to access their bank accounts, giving savvy criminals an opportunity to remotely hack into devices and steal banking credentials. The following are some tips that can help protect your device – and your money.
+ Even though your phone likely came with software that is on the lookout for bad guys, you may want to install an anti-malware program – particularly if you use the device for banking transactions.
+ Know what you are installing. Only download apps from official sites and only download what you really need.
+ Be careful about using open wifi connections in public places if you are conducting personal transactions, especially financial ones.
+Don’t mess with your phone’s operating system. There may be a good reason why it won’t let you download a particular app.
+ Use additional authentication features that are offered on the phone, such as a fingerprint. If you’re using a password, make sure that it is different from your non-banking passwords.
+ Don’t click on unusual text messages, particularly if you don’t recognize the sender.
+ Keep track of your bank accounts and keep an eye out for unauthorized transactions. Even a seemingly small withdrawal could be the work of a hacker who may be testing the credentials with the intent of doing more damage at another time.
+ Quickly report any unauthorized transaction to your bank. The sooner you do so, the more likely you are to get your money back without complications.

25 reasons to love Linux

25. There is no autopilot. I am the king of my machine. —Anupam Datta
24. Nowadays stuff just works. No hunting for obscure firmware etc. Plug and play. Done in the open. That's truly, wow. —Jan Wildeboer
23. It is possible to customize Linux in multiple ways: via the kernel when compiling it and in user space. Plethora of free apps. —Eugene J. Markow
22. One thing I like about Linux is the fact that it's absolutely free. That includes price, ability to modify the code to your own specs, etc. No restrictive licensing, etc. —James Takac
21. Don't ask what Linux can do for you, it is already done, but what code you can apply for Linux! —Vladimir Cicovic 
20. Working in the terminal is awesome. Makes me look like a badass tech guy in front of the people around me when typing those commands. —Nilesh Sarkar 
19. When I ask "How do I send data via the serial port?" on a Linux forum, I get relevant answers and help. Other forums responses be like "Have you tried the parallel port? —Eric Lovejoy 
18. The freedom to edit my GUI however I see fit without worries about end user license agreements. —Jesse Woodside 
17. A huge selection of applications, tools, widgets, and other software. —Nathan Leach 
16. It gives you the feel of being a real programmer, or a hacker! —Sai Charan
15. There is no limit to what you can do. If you can imagine it, you can make it. —Jeroen Tuijn
14. It is less risky when it comes to virus attack... and of course its an open source! —Kefilwe Mosesanyane
13. The power to customize and create my own specific operating system to be used for any purpose. —Rasyid Sahputra
12. The main thing I like about Linux is there are no wizards. When installing software, it just does it and that includes all the dependencies. —Shaun Henderson
11. My machine loves it! The way I have total control over everything. It's a love story that is inexpressible. —Rhitik Bhatt
10. There's always something new to learn. —Alexander Golubets
9. Stability, resource friendly, safety. —Alwan Rosyidi
8. The freedom. —Maja Isaksson
7. Terminal <3 alizai="" hahrukh="" nbsp="" p="">
6. The commands :) file handling and big data analysis :) —Sum Aira
5. Light-weight, flexible, stabile, safe. —Tomasz MikoĊ‚ajko
4. There is more than one topic why I love Linux. But I think because it is available for everyone for free, makes the world a little more free. —Tux von Kybermann
3. The ability to freely download, run, change, and distribute the operating system to as many computers as I want. Not everyone can afford to purchase a copy of Windows every 3-4 years. Everyone can afford Linux! —Jonathan Niccolls
2. It's the Swiss Army knife of computing. —Gary Alexander
1. Everything. —Ayoub Arahmat