The internet can be a wonderful place for resources, entertainment and networking with the world being at your fingertips, however it can also turn into a world of complete pain and anguish as soon as you realize that you make a single, stupid mistake. This can range from arguing with internet trolls on message boards, using “password,” “1234,” or “abcd” as your password, or allowing some random web app to freely access your information. Much like making mistakes in a traditional, “real-world” sense, any dumb mistake you make online can (and likely WILL) come back to bite you if you’re not careful. Adam Dachis at Lifehacker offers a few suggestions on how you can save yourself from doing avoidable, stupid things on the internet.
For the past several days, there has been genuine concern about Java’s state of security. And why, you ask? There was this whole vulnerability thing that affected close to a billion computers, and even Apple went as far as to removing any and all Java plugins from its OSX web browsers. Apparently, the message got sent to some higher-ups in the country, as now even the Department of Homeland Security has delivered a special message to the public, and I paraphrase as it would sound in come summer action blockbuster film: “SHUT IT DOWN; SHUT JAVA DOWN, NOW”! Continue reading “Wow. Even Homeland Security Wants You to Disable Java…”