How to Encrypt your Android device

        Encryption does more than bar a person from accessing information on your cell phone, which the lock screen does. Think of the lock screen as a lock on a door: Without the key, uninvited guests can't come in and steal all your belongings. Encrypting your data takes protection a step further. It makes the information unreadable, useless … even if somehow a hacker gets through the lock screen. Software and hardware vulnerabilities that admit hackers are found from time to time, though they're usually quickly fixed. It's also possible for determined attackers to hack lock screen passwords. The benefits of strong encryption are the extra protection it provides for your personal information. Device encryption is not a one-stop solution for protecting all your data and information from prying eyes, especially when you are sending data over the internet. Instead, device encryption converts all the data stored on your phone into a form that can only be read with the correct credentials. Once encrypted, your music, photos, apps, and account data can’t be read without first unjumbling the information using a unique key. There’s a fair bit of stuff going on behind the scenes, where a user password is converted into a key that is stored to keep it secure from software attacks. This key is then required to encrypt and decrypt files, sort of like those alphabet cypher puzzles that scramble up letters. The downside to encrypting your mobile data is, at least on Android devices, it takes longer for you to log in to your device because, each time you do it decrypts the...

6 Mistakes That Will Keep You from Getting Hired

  You have the skills for the job, but somewhere in the process, everything falls apart. Maybe you never land an interview, or maybe you do, but you never hear from the company again. It can be frustrating when it feels like you’ve done everything right, but you still don’t get hired. Sometimes there’s nothing you did wrong, and any of a thousand things could have resulted in someone else landing the position. In many cases, though, people torpedo their own candidacy by making little mistakes. This can happen anywhere in the hiring process, and it’s easier to make mistakes than you might think. Things to Avoid on Your Resume   Overlooking grammar You probably won’t be surprised to hear that at Grammarly, they keep a close eye on spelling, grammar, and punctuation in resumes. But above all else, practical communication is what we assess when we’re looking at someone’s experiences on paper. Can I understand what you’re talking about? Did you highlight the most important information? Certain roles, like our recently filled community manager position, require an even closer examination of writing skills because of the necessity of writing in that role’s day-to-day function. Writing is an essential skill, employers look for it, in potential candidates because, at the very least, everyone writes emails as a representative of their company. Cover Letter Mistakes to Watch Out For Addressing it to the wrong recipient. That’s an immediate red flag and could lead to a candidate being rejected. Some can tell if a letter was copied and pasted. So, I would highly recommend you double-check your intended audience because most...

How to Check Your Router for Malware

    Attackers often seek to change the DNS server setting on your router, pointing it at a malicious DNS server. When you try to connect to a website, for example, your bank’s website the malicious DNS server tells you to go to a phishing site instead. It may still say bankofamerica.com in your address bar, but you’ll be at a phishing site. The malicious DNS server doesn’t necessarily respond to all queries. It may simply time out on most requests and then redirect queries to your ISP’s default DNS server. Unusually slow DNS requests are a sign you may have an infection. Sharp-eyed people may notice that such a phishing site won’t have HTTPS encryption, but many people wouldn’t notice. In SSL Stripping, a user is made to believe that the connection is secure and the data he/she is sending is encrypted. But, the connection is insecure, and data is sent in plain text, stripping off the encryption. Attackers may also just inject advertisements, redirect search results, or attempt to install drive-by downloads. They can capture requests for Google Analytics or other scripts almost every website use and redirect them to a server providing a script that instead injects ads Many attacks make use of CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) attacks. An attacker embeds malicious JavaScript onto a web page, and that JavaScript attempts to load the router’s web-based administration page and change settings. As the JavaScript is running on a device inside your local network, the code can access the web interface that’s only available inside your network. Some routers may have their remote administration interfaces activated along...

Most important features of latest version Samsung Galaxy

Today I will be showing a few important features of the latest version to the Samsung Galaxy on the S8 Galaxy phone. Know with the new features that come with S8 Galaxy phone is its appearance, it comes with a silver back to give that future look and gives the customer the fell of endurance with the silver rear it also comes with no home button anymore it comes with virtue now. So, it has a smoother front, but it does have a fingered print scanner it is now located on the rear of the phone next to the camera. The next feature to take a look at is the face scanning authentication to unlock the phone with this it is as fast as blinking an eye to recognize the owner of the phone prior models weren’t that fast, but for the new feature on this model of the S8 phone it sure is a great feature to check out to see the accuracy and the quickness of it. Know on to the next feature the at a customer should now with the new Samsung Galaxy latest update is the is the virtual assistant that goes by the name call Bixby it is another feature that Samsung offers with the new version it is to help with identifying real objects with the camera lens it will basically look up the object on google for you now. Also, it can help with reminding you of appointments that you have scheduled on the phone know Bixby will be able to assist with this. Next is an item called DEX it is a...

Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Complete A Job Application and Pass IT Pre-Employment Skill Test.

Beyond completing your resume and find the perfect job to apply for there are a few more details that will need your consideration. The first is the actual job application. Job applications serve many purposes, but the top reason is so that the employing company can gather information to determine a candidate’s qualifications for the job and to measure and compare this information between all eligible potential employees to find the ideal employee. Because at times companies may scrutinize a job application heavily it is vital that you have the correct information represented on your employment application. In some cases, an employer can terminate employment for information entered on an application that turns out to be incorrect. Whether you did enter information incorrectly can be perceived as dishonesty. For these reasons it is imperative that you prepare yourself to fill out the application as accurately as possible. An extremely helpful tip is to compile all the necessary information beforehand. If you make sure that you have all the appropriate information ahead of time you can be sure to fill out your application correctly with all the required information with no blank spaces left on your application this also makes you look professional as well. Some of the information that employers need, and you will need to acquire are:  Social security number. License number and other such information.  Educational information, certification numbers appropriate addresses.  Personal contact information including email, phone and street address  Prior work history contact information including supervisors’ name and official position name. company addresses, and phone numbers and email addresses as needed. Personal...