Forget about love, a modern Elizabeth Barrett Browning would wax poetic over the “depth and breadth and height” of tracking technology on the internet.
In our blog, we’ve already shown you several different types of interesting ransomware, each with their own peculiarities. Maktub for example, has a streamlined, clean and easy“payment-page” that perfectly explains how one can get the encrypted files back.
Google pushed out the latest version of Chrome Thursday afternoon, fixing five issues, four of them critical.
If there is a big topic related to SPAM that has been used for years and years, most of us would agree it’s… Viagra sales. It is really interesting to see those mails on the junk folder of our mailing service, trying to sneak in the desired inbox and capture our attention at least for a second.
The past year was full of achievements, but the security outlook for 2016 is going to be even more challenging.
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After January 12th, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates.
People using Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 will no longer receive security or technical updates after Tuesday, January 12th. This means that the older versions of Internet Explorer can be exploited by hackers which puts your computer and your data at risk. One last patch will be released January 12th with a reminder to upgrade your browser. If you do not upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, you will begin to receive “End of Life” upgrade notifications urging you to make the switch to Internet Explorer 11. Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 users should upgrade to Internet Explorer 11. Windows 7 users with Internet Explorer 9 or 10 should upgrade to Internet Explorer 11.
Choose a different browser
If you want to stay with a Microsoft product, then you also have the option to switch to Microsoft Edge, their latest, most modern browser, but you must also be using Windows 10.
This is a good opportunity to try another browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. We recommend Google Chrome as an alternative to Internet Explorer because of its security features and automatic updates.
There are plenty of alternative browsers to switch to as well; those that specialize in gaming, privacy, media consumption, and other things. Check out this listing of 10 obscure, highly specialized browsers from PCWorld.
How to check which version of Internet Explorer you are using
- 1. Open the browser
- 2. Click the gear or Question icon on the top right
- 3. Select ‘About Internet Explorer’ and a pop-up will appear with the version of your browser