How to Avoidiphone Phishing
Technology is the collective term for any technical methods, skills, techniques, and procedures utilized in the creation of products or services, including scientific research, manufacturing, or in the achievement of specific goals, like commercialization. Some sectors that are highly reliant on technology are information technology (IT), engineering, communications, healthcare, and entertainment. Some technological advances have led to major changes in how we do things, for instance the computer, digital cameras, DVD players, and cellular phones. Many of these changes were brought about by technology.
Before we could fully reap the benefits of technology, we first had to figure out how to use it. Several Internet users have suggested some great tech tips that will help you make the most of what technology has to offer. Tech tips allow users to make their Internet experience better. A few of the more popular items include optimizing your web browser to search faster and more efficiently, enabling the “right click” feature on many documents and files to save you time, and the ability to password-protect important documents. There is a plethora of other items that can be done to increase productivity and efficiency.
The most recommended tech tip for those who use computers is to use the Google Docs service. Google Docs is a free tool offered by Google that allows users to create and share documents online. To use this service you will need to have an email address or a Google account, access to a computer with an internet connection, and a word processor like Microsoft Word. All three of these requirements are easily accessible with the Google Maps site and you can check out a demonstration video from the Google Maps site for a demonstration of how to use the Google Docs application.
Another useful bit of tech tips is to use a third-party application called Dropbox to store your documents. Dropbox does not require any knowledge of advanced technology tips, as it is very easy to use. Dropbox has become wildly popular over the past year, and you may have received some free storage from them if you were a Gmail user a while back. We recommend that you download the free version, which is what we personally use, and then invest in a Dropbox account that will provide you with unlimited storage space and a password system that will make it impossible for others to access your files.
One of the most interesting pieces of information we found this month was about phishing. Specifically, we learned that the United States Federal Trade Commission is considering creating a website where consumers can report phishing attempts and receive warnings about phishing activity. This is an interesting development in technology that falls under a different name than what most people think of when they hear about phishing. Phishing is when someone pretends to be from a legitimate organization such as a bank or government agency, when in reality they are trying to obtain personal and confidential information from you. By reporting phishing attempts you can greatly reduce the number of people that fall victim to these scams.
In our next article, we will look at two more iPhone security related tips. One is how to avoid being contacted by prank callers, and another is how to deal with thieves who have stolen your phone. We recently ran into a situation with two teenagers who were walking home from a shopping mall when a car with three teens inside rolled up to their street. They had noticed our logo on our garage door, and immediately recognized it as belonging to an auto repair shop. They quickly called the shop, and waited for an hour while the shopmen tried to get their information from them.
These two stories highlight two common security issues that most people face with their iPhones. In both cases, the solution was very simple: installing Dropbox as a key element to our secure online storage. Dropbox makes it incredibly easy to securely store all of your important data on your computer so that it is always protected. Many people forget that there is actually a way to recover things from their online storage locations, and that is through Apple’s built in restore feature. This tip came about after one of our testers experienced a minor issue with one of his MacBook Airs that wiped out some of the important information that was stored on the hard drive.
The final iPhone 4.2 review we are going to run includes three more tips that will help you stay away from phishing attempts and attacks on your phone. The first one talks about the importance of having a secure lock set on your iPhone, and how the lock can be disabled in iTunes. The second tip talks about using the built in Face Unlocking function on the iPhone, which is also important if you are planning on selling your phone or borrowing someone else’s iPhone. Finally, the last of the tips talks about how you can protect your iPhone from thieves with the new SIM tray covers that have just been released for the iPhone.