Taking the bite out of the non-malware threatAnother round of viral attacks apparently masquerading as ransomware brought operations across industries to a halt last week. And the targets were anyone from multinational shipping corporations to even Chernobyl, of all places.
3 ways to avoid being phishedA phishing scam is when malicious emails target a company’s customers by pretending to be from a legitimate email address. They will typically use the company name, but with an extra word or character slipped in.
The insurer which spam emails its own staffThe country’s largest insurer is sending fake phishing emails to its own staff to test them on their ability to identify scams. Its 3500 staff are sent a phishing email once a month and those who click on links are then sent an instant reminder to undertake cyber security training. “We started with something quite simple.”
Google unveils VR headsets that don’t need smartphonesWhat the Google started at last year's I/O conference, where it announced the Daydream mobile virtual reality platform and headset, is now complete with the announcement of Google's new, standalone (no smartphone needed) VR headset project that uses inside out tracking it calls WorldSense.
10 best Google Chrome tips, tricks and time saversNetscape Navigator may have started many people surfing the web some 21 years ago but nowadays Google Chrome is king of the waves. Celebrating its ninth birthday in September 2017, Google’s gateway to the web launched back in 2008 and was the first mainstream browser to combine the address bar and search box – and so Read more
4 Easy Fixes To Modern Gadget Problems That You Definitely HaveOriginal source article by Kari Megeed We all love our gadgets – they make life so much easier for us and allow us to do so many things that we could never have imagined, but they also create many problems… 1. Your phone running out of battery so ridiculously quickly. This one is probably everyone’s Read more
Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crashUber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another badly damaged vehicle. The car - a Volvo SUV - was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, on Friday, Uber said. No one was hurt.
WordPress 4.7.3 Security ReleaseWordPress 4.7.3 has just been released. It is the third in a series of recent security releases for WordPress core. WordPress 4.7.2 was released on January 26th to fix a now famous WordPress defacement vulnerability. WordPress 4.7.1 was released on January 11th which fixed a vulnerability in PHPMailer. This new 4.7.3 core release fixes three Cross Read more
15 Facts on How People View WebsitesDo you know what is the first thing that your eye is drawn to on a website? Here are the facts you should know on how people view websites. Text attracts more attention than pictures. People start viewing your website from the top left corner.
Accessibility Basics: Designing for Visual ImpairmentOriginal article by Graeme Fulton With 4.5% of the global population experiencing color blindness, 4% suffering from low vision, and another 0.6% being blind, visual difficulties with using the web are more prevalent than you might appreciate. This guide will look at how designing for people with visual impairments can improve the web for everyone. Accessibility for Read more
Principles of Effective Web Design GuidelinesOriginal source article by Vitaly Friedman In order to use the principles properly we first need to understand how users interact with websites, how they think and what are the basic patterns of users’ behavior. How do users think? Basically, users’ habits on the Web aren’t that different from customers’ habits in a store.
A Comprehensive Website Planning GuideOriginal source article by Ben Seigel This guide is written in relatively non-technical language and provides a broad overview of the process of developing a website, from the initial needs assessment through the launch, maintenance and follow-up. It is appropriate for: Small and medium-sized businesses; Organizations; Institutions; Web designers, developers, and design and development firms. Read more