This is something a little out of the ordinary. On the weekend, I was heading out with a group of friends when one of them grabbed a tub of flour and went into the bathroom. She opened it up, sprinkled it on the shower floor and rubbed it all over her feet, before putting her high heels on. I was confused.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
You get a new email that looks like it's from a friend, a company, a government official, or even a family member. All that's in that email is a link. You click it, because of course you do. You're taken to a login page, where you enter your credentials. Then, that site turns out to be fake and collects your password. Congratulations, you've been phished.
Ransomware attacks are getting more and more clever as the public gets wise to them. The latest involves hiding a malicious macro inside a Word document attached to a seemingly harmless PDF file.
Last week, news got out that two prisoners in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction were caught with a few hacked together computers hidden in the ceiling above a closet. What'd they do with these computers? Aside from obviously downloading porn, they were also laying down a wide variety of scams and hacks.
With a little know-how, most phishing scams are pretty easy to detect. This one, on the other hand, is devilishly clever and just might dupe you if you're not careful.
It's easy for me to remember to grab pantry staples like garlic and onions at the store, but other larder items aren't always so lucky; in particular, I always seem to forget shallots. Thankfully, if you're making a recipe that calls for shallots and your kitchen is temporarily without, we've learned an easy substitute for them.
Earlier last week, it was revealed that a number of popular Netgear routers had exploitable security holes that made it possible for someone to take control of your network. Now, that hole has been patched up, but you'll need to update your firmware.
When you buy stuff online, most retailers give you the option to check out as a guest or register with them. The latter can make it more convenient to check out next time, but here's the case for buying as a guest.
Android (root): If you have a giant phone and aren't Mr. Fantastic, you might have trouble reaching the top of your phone's screen sometimes. This clever workaround for root users can bring the top of your phone to your fingers instead.
If you haven't enabled two-factor authentication on Facebook, you should. If Facebook thinks someone has attempted to access your account, it will notify you. Now, those warnings may come if Facebook thinks the attacker is backed by a government.
Most Facebook members interact with the site multiple times per day. However, even the heaviest of users aren't always aware of the cool advanced features hidden beneath the hood. From finding ancient posts and saving content for later viewing to enhancing your photos and selling unwanted junk; here are nine handy tools that you can easily access right now.