Friday, 31 August 2018

Top 5 Reasons To Fear Hackers

Thousands of hackers from all across the world go to Las Vegas each year for the Def Con and blackhat, which are security conventions where those who attend are warned not to send any confidential information across their wireless networks.

It’s traditional for computer hackers to showcase all their best exploits at these conventions, which ultimately leads to a ton of press attention, creating awareness to exploits that others were previously unaware of.

In this article, I’ve decided to list 5 reasons why you should be wary of computer hackers in today’s society.

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1. They can use GoPro to Spy on You

Imagine going mountain biking with your GoPro device attached to your helmet, oblivious to the fact that someone has hacked into it and can now spy on your every move. Professional and amateur video makers love to use the GoPro portable video camera, because of its internet connectivity. But this one feature that makes the device appealing is its biggest vulnerability.

Hackers have worked out tons of different ways of exploiting the GoPro device, with methods of controlling it and recording what is being displayed on the device. This could prove to be a serious security risk for military personnel who decide to use such cameras while on duty.


2. Hackers Love Lazy People

You should never be afraid to be that individual that has tons of different passwords but chooses to remember them instead of using one of those password managers. The safest place for your passwords is in your head. If you were to use one of these password managers, like LastPass, then it’d be in your best interest to ensure that the passwords are not stored in a cloud or on the internet.


3. Mobile’s Map Your Every Move

There was a security researcher that went by the name of Brendan O’Connor, who planted sensors all across a city, for the cost of $60 per sensor. These sensors were used to track signals, including mobile devices and cell phones, sending all this data back to a central database which mapped the signals. Because most people tend to travel around with at least their mobile phone, it meant that the sensor was able to track their every move.

This device went by the name of CreepyDOL, which wasn’t the most intriguing thing about it. The most intriguing thing was the fact that his project was government funded, and these sensors were just one of many ways that you can be monitored while out and about.


4. You’re Not Invincible

Even if you’re a careful individual, that doesn’t mean you can’t fall victim to one of these hackers. Even the best of them get hacked. Phishing seems to be one of the most common ways that even the most experienced computer users are hacked, by receiving emails that appear to be as authentic as can be.

The more intelligent scammers tend to think long term, they’re thinking about their gain over a considerable length of time. Hackers will steal credit card numbers, but the theft of such data has its short-term benefits and long-term. In the long term, they’d hope to use such information to steal one's identity.

You don’t want to fall into the trap of thinking your invincible. It’s this thought that can make you fall prey to one of these hackers; you want to be cognizant of all the things these people can do.


5. They Can Hack Your Vehicle

Car hacking, over the years, has become a very big trend. Hackers are capable of breaking into your vehicle using remote access and then tweaking things that are under your dashboard. You could be driving somewhere only to find out that your brakes are not working, or your wheels start acting up, or your fuel tank indicator is showing your fuel levels are full when in reality it’s empty.

A security research at Twitter was able to showcase these feats, just to let others know how real and terrifying this stuff actually is. If you visit one of these Def Con security conventions, then you should get an up close and personal demonstration of these vehicle hackers, and how they can adversely affect you.

Definitely, something you should be aware of, given the fact that these hacks are applicable to more and more cars.

This is a guest post written by Uchenna Ani-Okoye for Mazinoweb.com. Uchenna is a former IT Manager who now runs his own computer support website (http://www.compuchenna.co.uk). You can connect with him on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+)
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Payoneer The Best Alternative To PayPal In Nigeria

Being a digital entrepreneur was once something lots of folks never wanted to hear. This may be because they can’t actually pinpoint how to get their money after they have rendered their services to foreign clients. Most times the question is always, how do withdraw the funds? Especially if you belong to a freelancing platform like Fiverr, Upwork, Seoclerk, Freelancer,  99design, Guru.com, etc.

You could face the same challenge if you are an affiliate in any of the affiliate network/programs or probably you are a blogger earning from Google Adsense. Whichever one you chose to belong, you must be ready to at least discover a payment platform that will be the best.

Payoneer

When Nigerian started using Paypal, it was very awesome but some of the features other countries are enjoying were restricted from us. Though this never bothered the Nigerians community probably because we still do receive and send money, they can as well go to hell with their features.

The next phase was a massive ban for Nigerian leading to a lot of Nigerian accounts being disabled while people that have their funds lost them all.  As time proceeds the restrictions become worst to the extent that Nigerian can only purchase with this platform.

Meaning, if you are a Nigerian handling massive foreign countries you got to find a country that you can use to reach to your client.

Looking for the best PayPal Nigeria Alternative as at now? Then you got Payoneer. This is where Payoneer came to our rescue.


How does Payoneer work?

Payoneer is an international payment gateway that issues a master card that can be used to withdraw your funds even directly from your bank in Nigeria.

With this account, you are sure to withdraw your hard earning anywhere in Nigeria. To register on Payoneer, you need no special digital skill. Just with your internet and your computer or even your mobile phone and in a few minutes you would have forgotten that you created an account with them.

That’s how hassle-free the platform is. To register on Payoneer you will be required of the following.
Your Valid email address
A valid home address as this will be used to deliver your debit card to you.
A valid Means of Identification. You can use your Voters Card, National ID card or Driver license. Get a scanned copy of any of the card.
You must be 18 years of age before heading to that platform otherwise you won’t be eligible for having an account.

Some of the benefits of having a Payoneer account in Nigeria

You don’t need any form of VPN to help you register.
You don’t need to fake it before you can be able to open an account, unlike Paypal that you need to find an alternative since Nigerian is restricted to using certain features.
You can always order your debit card to help you make an online payment on site that requires master cards. (before it is free but now you have to order for it before you can be able to get it)
Registering on Payoneer is totally free and requires no special digital skills.
With Payoneer's master card you can withdraw from any bank in Nigeria.

Head to payoneer.com to sign up and start receiving funds easily and fast.
That’s it.
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Saturday, 11 August 2018

Can't Install App From Google PlayStore? Try This

If you are an android user, PlayStore is where you get a lot of apps for your device. Sometimes you may have tried installing an app from PlayStore but after downloading, it can't be installed.

The error message can be "App can't installed. Try again, and if the problem continues, get help troubleshooting (Error code:-103)". Sometimes this problem can be caused as a result of less memory space. If an app cannot be installed when you have much enough memory space, what can you do to fix the issue?


Well, there is something you try.

Go to Playstore App info and Clear data or Uninstall updates

Then go to Google PlayStore and try to download the app that couldn't be installed the first time. This fix may work for you if the problem wasn't as a result of memory full on your device.


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