With more people working from home due to the novel 'COVID-19' coronavirus pandemic, the internet has become more crowded than ever.
Fact or fiction? Reality or fake? In the modern days of technology and internet, the line that differentiate the terms are blurring.
With computers becoming more capable and AI becoming more advanced, deepfakes have become a public concern. Introduced by a user on Reddit, the technology has evolved far faster than many people have anticipated.
Because the technology is providing the ways for people to fake videos, the implication is terrifying.
Virtual Private Network, or 'VPN', has become a term almost synonymous for internet security. There are a lot of things going on during a VPN connection, making the term complex to explain.
VPNs as a matter of fact, come in many different shapes. It can be overwhelming to distinguish them all and also between the technologies they use, let alone knowing what type of VPN is the best choice for your needs.
Cryptocurrencies are those digital assets that boasts transparency and anonymity. Designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, cryptocurrency has a world on its own.
And with its wide adoption throughout the world, there are terms that some may find confusing.
For example, there are what people call cryptocurrency “whale,” “bear,” and “bull".
Scammers are smart. They can use their knowledge and experience, as well as all the available tools at their disposal to trick victims to do their bidding.
One of the methods of scam, is called 'email spoofing', which can be described as the fabrication of an email header in the hopes of tricking the recipient into thinking that the email originated from someone or somewhere other than the intended source.
Another way of saying it: email spoofing is when someone sends an email with a forged sender address.
The older the wiser. Or to be more precise, 'another year older, another year wiser'.
On the internet, the older a domain name gets, the more it should be respected. According to SERPWoo, an search engine results page checker, the domain age for the top 20 websites on the internet hardly had any domains that were under 1 year old - like almost zero.
"The thing is, it was rare the domain was within the top 10."
In the modern era where people are always connected to the internet, the society has changed dramatically.
With more capable internet connection and an increasing amount of devices to choose from, practically everyone wants to have their own smartphones and dedicated internet connection, just to enjoy the abundance of 'activities' that can be done on the internet.
And with the more and more devices put online, and more and more people connected to the internet, the more information would be shared. As a result, we became dependent of the technology.
Old may not be obsolete. But when it comes to smartphones that hold sensitive information, old translates to troubles.
Smartphones as we know them, didn’t exist when computers were as huge as en entire room. Decades later, mobile phones were created. But since mobile internet was not yet available, those phones were literally "dumbphones".
At that time, tech evolved slow, as years can pass without significant innovation.
But when "smartphones" hit the market, like all in a sudden, mobile technology started to speed up tremendously.