TECHNOLOGY SECRETS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT.

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  • Posted: February 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Google COULD RAT YOU OUT.

Websites you visit, search terms you, maps you view, your contacts and calendar, email messages, documents you store online, location on Google latitude don’t you think that is just enough information to rat you out? Any government with reason enough to access your dossier will definitely get this from Google. Not to forget android enabled devices and all the data associated with your cell phone.

Several Gmail accounts have been in compromising situations caused by phishing scheme among others; Hotmail, Yahoo, AoL and MSN.

Get on Google dashboard and get surprised by how much personal information you are sharing.

CELL PHONES DON’T CRASH AIRPLANES.

Phone use during commercial flights has been prohibited over the years thanks to Federal Aviation Administration’s advice in collaboration with Federal Aviation Administration.

Fears that the RF signal emitted by devices using the 800MHZ spectrum band  might interfere with the navigation systems of the plane specifically GPS instrumentation  have been expressed by FAA on the other hand, FCC has feared that wireless networks on the ground might be disrupted by cell phones flying overhead.

Now you have it; no documented case of an air accident or serious malfunction caused by cell phones interfering with the planes navigation system.

FORGET ‘PRIVATE’ OR ‘INCOGNITO’ BROWSING.

Options to have ‘incognito’ browsing are quite common in the present internet world in major web browsers vast number of individuals will definitely click on the option during a surf session.

The feature only authorizes your browser not to record the sites you’ve looked at, terms used or cookies deposited during the session. However if your IP address is recorded by web sites you visit which is the most likely case, interested parties with legal rights to request will have  access to information and track your movements as well.

After all your internet service provider assigned you the IP address anyway!

YOUR PC MAY BE KILLING YOU.

Arlene Blum, executive director of the Green science policy institute pointed out BFRs used in the manufacture of circuit boards can be converted to highly toxic brominated dioxins and furans if the products are burned at the end of their life.

Even with plastic casings, BFRs can also migrate out of the plastic into the dust in the room and then enter the body through hand to mouth contact.

The manufacturers have however made great strides in reducing their use of harmful chemicals over the years.

ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE WON’T PROTECT YOU.

Antivirus software only catches the low hanging fruit” Mark Kadrich CEO of security consortium couldn’t place it better. Antivirus vendors fail to fix security holes over a long time exposing your device to viruses of any kind. Extra steps for your PC is the way to go; save your data to encrypted drives and install VMware or other software that lets you create virtual machines and discard them as they become infected by only clicking restore in the VMware.

 

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Winfred Kuria
Winfred Kuria is a self-constituted web content writer in charge of Tech News and Events Publicity at Kachwanya.com. She will communicate in the simplest way possible with an aim of changing the world one mind at a time.
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