How does a phishing scam work? Former ethical hacker Jason Hart explains

Phishing scams are designed to trick you into revealing your usernames and passwords. The most common way this data is obtained is by: you clicking a link you believe to be genuine that ends up downloading malware on your computer—which then reads your keystrokes revealing your details you entering your details on a site or … Continued

What are physiological biometrics?

Biometrics is the science of analyzing physical or behavioral characteristics specific to each individual in order to be able to authenticate their identity. In the literal and most simple sense, biometrics means the “measurement of the human body”. If you have a relatively new smartphone, you may well be familiar with using your fingerprint to … Continued

What is a DDoS attack?

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ll have probably heard about DDoS attacks. It was recently revealed 73% of organizations across the world had suffered one. Massive DDoS attacks have recently been launched on the popular news magazine, Newsweek, and the cybersecurity journalist, Brian Krebs’, website. So what are they, and is it possible … Continued

What is HDR?

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. High Dynamic Range refers to contrast and color within a still or moving image. With an HDR picture, there is a far greater contrast between the brightest and darkest elements, providing a greater sense of depth. At the same time, color range is expanded to give a much more … Continued

What is UHD?

UHD stands for Ultra High Definition, the next standard in TV and display resolution following Full HD. It’s also commonly referred to as 4K. Whereas traditional Full HD is limited to 1920 vertical columns and 1080 horizontal rows of pixels, Ultra HD has a total resolution of 3840 pixels by 2160, meaning pictures can pack … Continued

What is a smart button?

You might have seen new smart buttons being launched by a range of technology companies. However, it isn’t immediately obvious what they are. Well a smart button is actually part of the Internet of Things, a concept where everyday objects are connected. A smart button is quick a simple idea. They are Wi-Fi or Bluetooth … Continued

What is the IoT?

The IoT stands for the Internet of Things. It refers to a growing network of devices that aren’t just traditional computers or smartphones, which connect to the Internet to collect and exchange data. Examples of IoT devices include everything from smart watches and fitness trackers to connected cars and smart energy meters. Being connected allows … Continued

What is VR?

VR stands for Virtual Reality. VR uses a head mounted display unit and 360 degree sound to virtually transport users to another place. The display unit tracks the user’s head movements, allowing him or her to look around in the virtual space, and feel as if they are really there. VR technology is currently primarily … Continued