When it comes to cyber attacks and hacking, passwords are in the same league as aged, indolent security guards, employed by companies that prefer a false sense of security over actual protection. Users’ habits of keeping short or simple passwords, or ones based on personal details easily found on their Facebook profiles, have caused credible organizations to lose faith in the concept of “strong password security”.
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If you have a smartphone or a tablet, there’s a good chance that you have mobile apps on it. For many, it’s the reason we buy the devices in the first place. Apps often give us near-PC functionality without having to lug around an “archaic” laptop or even a netbook. The industry, as can be seen in this infographic, is becoming monstrous.
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Smartphones are in a constant state of connecting. Even when they aren’t necessarily “doing” anything, many of the apps sitting on the phone are trying to connect with this database or that information hub to get the data they need to work. In some cases, they’re attempting to get this information at all times.
In this tough economy and job market, it’s a smart move to keep adding to your knowledge base. One of the most sought after skills is computer programming. Unfortunately, going back to school can be an expensive and time consuming endeavor. But, obtaining programming literacy doesn’t have to be expensive. From traditional universities to innovative startups offering a chance for employment upon completion of their program, we’ve found the five top places to learn how to code on the web, and best of all, they are free.
It’s hard to believe that the Acura brand has been in America for a quarter century. There was a time when luxury cars were either American or German and Japanese vehicles were the economic selection during a time when gas was starting to skyrocket. Now, 25 years later, Acura continues to be a force in the luxury automotive market.
It’s possible to run from a tornado. Hurricanes normally have a lot of warning that precedes them before they hit land. Ice, heat, and other environmental challenges can be dealt with. Earthquakes and tsunamis, on the other hand, can devastate without warning.