Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Resale Value Of Secondhand Smartphones

Almost everyone in the world today owns a smartphone or two. It is no longer just a luxury but a necessity in our modern world. There are endless things you can do with it at any time of the day. These tiny pieces of plastics and metals allow you to socialize or even work (somehow) without requiring you to use an actual computer or laptop. It simply is indispensable in a lot of ways, which is probably why many don’t hesitate to spend hundreds to thousands of bucks to get the latest tech craze ahead of everyone else because of all the new perks it offers that only the best smartphones have. Seeing the trend when companies release their newest smartphone lines or models, the temptation to upgrade often is always there. One of the solutions most smartphone users find really helpful is to sell their older device so they only add up a few more bucks to come up with the money needed to buy a brand-new unit.

However, different devices sell differently. For starter, Apple units generally maintain their resale value pretty well even that of their much older models compared to its Android counterparts. Meanwhile, the market is full of a smorgasbord of Android smartphones both high-end and low-end. You can easily predict how a certain model will sell but for some, it is not always that pretty. Their resale value also quickly goes down because a lot of new models are released every few months or so. Most of these devices usually have the same specifications. A few tweaks here and there make them look a little different and thus can debut in the mobile market industry and in a way affect the prices of the existing smartphones already available out there.

Keeping up in the mobile market can be a costly endeavor. Whether you’re keen to keep up to date with the latest and greatest in smartphone technology, or simply like to update your phone every year, selling your old phone can make all the difference. However, due to the fast rate of change in mobile technology and wide range of handset released every year, smartphone prices typically fall shortly after they launch. This can limit what you’re able to get for your old handsets, which makes picking up a flagship which retains retail value very important. But which phones keep their value best?

We’re not necessarily looking for the cheapest selling prices or used prices on second hand sites. Instead we’re looking at the typical selling prices for the smallest memory models from Amazon or other major retailers, to give an idea of general market value rather than used prices. Most of the historic price data we use comes from


In the Android market, Samsung is arguably one of the most popular and sought-after brands out there next to Apple yet you’d be surprised to discover that secondhand HTC phones actually sells better than Samsung ones especially the S8 and S8 Plus of the Samsung’s Galaxy line. However, take note that this is a review of the S8 and S8 Plus alone and not of the entire Samsung product line. Availability plays a major role in this as well among others. Preference is also one such factor but knowing about a phone’s resale value can also impact a consumer’s buying choice in the first place especially nowadays when phone users tend to change and upgrade their phones after a year or two of use and they often, if not always, sell their previous unit when doing so.

Used iPhones hold their resale value better than other leading smartphones, according to a new study.

Like cars, which lose significant value the minute they’re driven off a dealer’s lot, smartphone resale prices take a hit as soon as the devices are removed from the box.

The iPhone 7 lost 34% of its value one month after use, according a study by used gadget sales site Decluttr, the smallest drop of any other brand’s flagship phones over a similar period. The Samsung Galaxy S7, which lost half its value in its first month on the market, for example, was the next best.


It is common knowledge that you will be able to enjoy a higher resale value if you own an Apple phone. Everybody knows that. The market knows that. Their price depreciates really slowly and you have only Apple’s own products as competition aside from the wide array of Android phones that populates the market. Samsung users come in second and it is easy to see why their gadgets rank higher than the rest of Android ones. The aesthetic, topnotch specifications and ease of use are just some of the reasons why the masses are drawn to Samsung devices but the only downside is they often release new units that may be the very reason why their phones’ resale value significantly goes down.

Fortunately, you no longer have to deal with more costly and stressful problems PC owners faces even if you can a lot of the same things you can do on computers with your smartphone. Data recovery tops the list. Spare yourself from the woes of such a situation here Avoid being in this situation by knowing the most common mistakes that lead to hard drive failure through this

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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Unraveling The Mystery Of Data Recovery Pricing

As much as we love technology, we also can’t deny how much of a headache it is once they no longer work as they should or that to get them back working again will take too much of our time, effort, and money. Yet unfortunately, you will experience it many times in your lifetime when you own one, two, or more gadgets.

Some may be able to pull off fixing their own gadgets; especially if they have the technical background required but not everyone is tech savvy when it comes to PC or gadget repair. Then, there is the even more stressful aspect of data recovery. It won’t be as painful for someone who has the common sense to save duplicate copies of their work and files to a secondary storage device or up to the cloud but sad to say that not even half of the population does that.

More often than not, hard drives would often need to be replaced and you are not guaranteed that you can still get your lost files back. Anyone would likely give a shot at data recovery if they are in the unfortunate situation of having their files corrupted either through the web or because of a malfunctioning device even if no matter how costly it is. Since most of you have no idea about data recovery prices, you can easily be ripped off  by unscrupulous technicians who will take advantage of every opportunity to make more money without even telling you the truth that there is a slim chance you’d actually be able to get your lost data back.

Recovery services are also the only viable option if the machine was exposed to water or if it was dropped and it’s likely some part of the drive was broken. If you hear loud clicking noises, or the machine was immersed in liquids, then the best route is to turn it off and keep it off. Never use a hairdryer or other hot air on the machine as this can push the liquid into further components and create an environment of high humidity. Simply find a recovery service and let the experts handle it.

Beware Software Tools

There are hundreds of software utility tools that can be downloaded off the internet for free and offer promises of fast and easy data retrieval. Unfortunately, some of these are unreliable and worse have limitations on the amount of data you can recover without upgrading to a paid version. If going down this route, only choose well known, and well respected programs.

Reduce the risks of data loss

Despite the availability of some recovery options, the best way to avoid going through the expensive recovery process is to proactively manage data so that if a device fails, it does not have as big of an impact on your productivity. You simply buy a new machine and go about your day. Here’s some tips for reducing the risks of data loss:


The first thing you need to know is that technicians charge by the hour. It’s the golden rule of their trade regardless of the amount of data recoverable or whether they’ll be able to recover anything or none at all. And there are other things you need to consider aside from that. At times, you may be charged for the cost of parts when the problem involves a mechanical failure of the drive. We’re not even considering how much it will cost to diagnose your problematic hard drive if you want to know what caused it to malfunction.

If you’re struggling to get to grips with data recovery pricing yourself, read on – the following guide should give you an idea of how much your next job will cost.

The first rule of data recovery: You pay for time, not quantity

The first thing you should know about data recovery pricing is that you’ll almost always be charged by the time the job takes, not the amount of data you need to recover, and any company that says differently should be eyed with suspicion.

Think about it: if you bring a shattered hard drive into the shop, the recovery job is essentially the same regardless of whether you’re attempting to grab a single file or several gigabytes of data. The real work is getting the drive to function again, not to transfer some or all of its contents to a fresh medium.


Remember that there are factors you need to take into consideration that led to the ultimate demise of your hard drive. Make sure you regularly upgrade your device so it is protected against the latest versions of bugs out there and you can eliminate them as potential threats to your device. Don’t underestimate the capability of malware in rendering your device useless and you end up worrying about data recovery issues when it could’ve been easily avoidable by being a little cautious whenever you use the web. Prepare to really shed out money when it comes to PC issues. To give you a better idea how much to prepare, this may help For RAID recovery pricing, check here

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Computer Science Is The Key

We live in a day and age where computers reign supreme. It is virtually all around you. From your home to your school or office, you can see lots of computers sprawling in every room and even in people’s bags. What’s more, we have long been navigating the web using the mini versions of these PCs and surfing the Internet, checking out social media, and doing just about everything with it using our handy yet just as efficient smartphones. And we all know technology has still a lot to improve because we’re not yet even riding on flying cars like what older movies like Back to the Future predicted people in 2017 will be doing, or rather, riding.

Definitely, computer science is the key to our continued progress. By continuously and tirelessly innovating and making existing technologies better, sleeker, and more efficient can we only achieve the impossible. You learn all sorts of things by studying the science and the fundamentals of computing. It also makes common sense to study this field now over other degrees because the demand for workers in various industries will never run out as mostly everything has gone digital. Even small to medium-sized enterprises uses some sort of tech innovation in their daily operation if they don’t want to be left out. However you look at it, you can say that your future will be as bright as the developments in today’s world by investing in a solid education with a Computer Science background.

Because computer science is the defining field of the 21st Century, children who learn to code now will have better opportunities to land the jobs of the future.

Surprisingly, most schools don’t teach kids how to code or open their eyes to the possibility of pursuing computer science careers.

With this as a backdrop, Navex Global joined and held our first Hour of Code Dec. 7, in our Lake Oswego headquarters. Hour of Code is a global campaign that seeks to broaden participation in computer science and increase diversity in tech. It has reached more than 100 million students of varying backgrounds across 180 countries.


You really have a competitive edge over your peers if you know how to navigate your way over the many complexities of the digital realm. Aside from not running out of work, you are also well-remunerated and has higher chances of going up the ladder. You can also establish yourself as an authority in the field and be sought-after in today’s world when nobodies can become digital tycoons because they had a brilliant idea and knew how to execute it perfectly with the use of today’s modern technologies.

“Through the Canada 150 Research Chairs initiative, the federal government has given institutions like UBC an invaluable recruitment tool to attract top-tier, international scholars,” said UBC President Santa J. Ono.  “Particularly in fields like computer science, it is challenging for universities to compete with the private sector for top talent. We are thrilled to welcome Margo to UBC and for the potential her recruitment offers for student learning, research and entrepreneurship opportunities in computer science at UBC and in Canada.”

Seltzer is particularly interested in using computer systems to improve education.

“There is a serious question about how we prepare students to learn and work in the presence of automation,” said Seltzer. “For so long, education has been about transferring information to students. Now that’s no longer the problem. We need to teach them how to interpret information and make connections. I look forward to working in an inclusive environment at UBC to tackle this issue.”


There is no limit to what you can achieve when computers are involved. Not only will you be sought after in the workplace but in the academe and the field of research as well. And now more than ever we need a new breed of hungry and passionate individuals who will take on the challenge of realizing everyone’s tech dreams through computer science and learning all the ropes so they can soon find solutions to today’s dilemma and hopefully make our lives better and easier. There will always be job vacancies to fill and it is why computer experts are encouraging those who already have a keen interest to technology to develop it further and be a part of the catalyst for change whether it be by developing and building better hardware or software or by completely transform the computing technology that we now know.

And while the young ones are urged to dream big, they can still settle in doing the most mundane of things to make a living because we all know the demand is high. Hard drives issues are common complaints. You may find yourself with a corrupted or a failing hard drive and desperate to salvage your precious data, this may help However, it can also happen that it is beyond relief and expert help is a must In a nutshell, it is still a win-win solution for those with tech degrees because they will surely never run out of work.

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Monday, 5 March 2018

Are You Ready For The Most Expensive Apple Computer?

We all know that with innovations comes a hefty price tag. It’s been the trend all throughout these years. All the latest shiny and shimmering tech gadgets cost more than an arm and a leg but the funny thing is that people still buy it. From the vintage contrivances of yesteryears such as the pagers, beepers, old computers, and cellular phones, those who were able to buy them ahead of the others usually had to pay the price. Until today, the same mantra persists. Some smartphones can send someone to college while the more high-end computers can even buy a car but still, people choose to purchase these passing trends instead of investing in something more practical and meaningful in their lives.

When it comes to the technology that we know of today (especially smartphones), Apple is at the top of the game. People consider their goods as luxury products and the preferred brand used by the rich and the famous. It was just recently when they launched their iPhones 8, 8plus, and X as they celebrated the 10th year anniversary of the iPhone and now the world is abuzz with news of them unveiling the supposedly most expensive Apple computer in the planet right now. And I’m sure that despite its ludicrous price, people will still flock most Apple stores and lineup to get their hands on the newest addition to the iMac line.

On Thursday, December 14, Apple will begin selling the all-new iMac Pro. What makes this iteration so different from the others that have come before it? Well, for starters, the base price will, according to The Verge, be $4,999, making it the most expensive computer ever sold by the 41-year old tech company. Of all Apple computers, it would make sense that this would be the most expensive. And that's mainly due to the fact that it is the first-ever iMac Pro.

This computer will appeal mainly to those creative professionals who spend their days on Final Cut Pro and Motion, among other similar applications. Looking at the exterior, it doesn't appear to be much different than any other larger-sized Apple PCs. Sure, the keyboards and computer are a darker tone of gray, but for the most part this new computer is not a big leap from previous desktops. That is, of course, until you realize what is inside of it. The all-new iMac Pro will feature either an 8-, 10-, 14-, or 18-core Xeon processor that comes with 3 GHz, 128 GB Ram, and a shocking 2 TB of flash storage (which basically means it's lightning-fast).


Well, some of you may faint upon hearing how much it costs for you to get the newest iMac Pro but you can’t perhaps blame Apple because this is this first-ever iMac Pro. It likely has some unique and amazing features both on its software and hardware that demands such a high price tag and many tech geeks and those who can afford this new apple of the eye are likely salivating for it. While it caters to a specific market because of some of its spec but we can be sure it will still appeal to the general public simply because it is from Apple and there are no other iMac Pros predecessors yet. It will definitely be a like a trophy or something to those who can buy it and then flaunt it.

“We’re thrilled to give developers and customers a sneak peek at iMac Pro," said John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of hardware engineering back in the summer.

"This will be our fastest and most powerful Mac ever, which brings workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time.

“We re-engineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love — iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there’s never been anything like it.”


But for a PC that is mainly geared for gamers, will they really shell out almost $5,000 for this new tech toy? Apple actually already released some of its features but they’ve kept quiet about the rest and we will all soon find out if this first of its kind iMac Pro is worth all the hype it is getting now. We don’t argue that what we have heard about it so far is really mind-blowing and definitely gives them the right to brag about it but it still is pricey and surely for some that would remain to be an issue. But seeing how it looks on pictures now, let’s all pray that a miracle happens and we receive our Christmas gifts early and it’s enough to help us snag this latest tech craze but if not and you’re not a gamer or tech addict either, you can always tell yourself that it’s just fine.

With everything it promises, I’m sure you can put off thinking about hard drive issues for a while or worry about data recovery at all. Unfortunately, not everyone can relate especially Windows PC users. You may experience hard drive issues at some point in your life and if you are an active PC user, it might be every few years. Learn what you need to do during these times but it is inevitable that you may lose your files on the process especially if the issue happened at short notice. You can either try to recover the data on your own through this get the help of a professional

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Google’s Quest For AI Domination

The only way for everyone is to go up. The same thing applies to technology. The digital innovations we are now using will only keep on getting faster, better and more state-of-the-art as the years go by. Only those who have the foresight to dream big can likewise achieve greatness. There are many of those companies who have kept on dreaming big for quite some time now. Since the tech explosion and now the consequential widespread use of smart technology, there are businesses that have been staples on the market and as such grew exponentially to where they are now. Fine examples are Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook, and many others who have dominated the world in just about every aspect of it.

With that being said, let’s talk about Google’s unending devotion to developing artificial intelligence. Google is the popular web browser. You all know it and you are probably using one in your day-to-day too. Yet Google has other divisions that tap other market and one of them involves continuing scientific research and advances directed to the AI technology. Right now, we have databases after databases of data, files, and ideas that are stored somewhere safe and secure and they virtually make the world go round without all of us knowing. But if Google becomes successful in their quest for AI domination, we may be able to let go of some of the bulkiest and hardest to maintain computer databases by taking advantage of whatever this mind-blowing technology can offer to all of us. Surely, we can expect a total overhaul of the current computer systems in place in favor of the latest and the best and it may be a struggle for many to keep up but we may very well have to cross that bridge sooner or later.

An exponential increase in the availability of digital data, the force of computing power and the brilliance of algorithms has fuelled excitement about this formerly obscure corner of computer science. The West’s largest tech firms, including Alphabet (Google’s parent), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft are investing huge sums to develop their AI capabilities, as are their counterparts in China. Although it is difficult to separate tech firms’ investments in AI from other kinds, so far in 2017 (see chart 1) companies globally have completed around $21.3bn in mergers and acquisitions related to AI, according to PitchBook, a data provider, or around 26 times more than in 2015.

Machine learning is the branch of AI that is most relevant to these firms. Computers sift through data to recognise patterns and make predictions without being explicitly programmed to do so. The technique is now used in all manner of applications in the tech industry, including online ad targeting, product recommendations, augmented reality and self-driving cars. Zoubin Ghahramani, who leads AI research at Uber, believes that AI will be as transformative as the rise of computers.


Databases were handy in the inventory management and its role in bringing to life the first ever software we got our hands on but all of that is set to change once artificial intelligence finally becomes our reality. It may be surprising for some but some aspects of AI are already in use right now in many parts of the web and even by Google itself or even on the phone you are using. Certain Gmail features and Siri on iPhone are some examples of AI already in use and there are many more. It is essentially important for businesses especially tech companies have AI foundations in their systems if they want to be able to keep up with all the changes that will take place in the years to come but Google is arguably one of the top Western companies that have really taken this AI dream quite seriously. Google already makes use of machine learning in various ways such as in categorizing Youtube contents, in Google Photos, a core feature of the Android operating system, among others. When it comes to research, Google Brain is not only ambitious but one of the best in generating money from machine-learning innovations.

Six years ago he co-founded the Google Brain project, which for years has been at the cutting edge of developments in artificial intelligence.

Fast forward to 2017, and his AI work is centrestage. These days AI is part of everything Google does with chief executive Sundar ­Pichai having declared Google an “AI-first company”.

Dean was the key attraction at the company’s AI conference held in Tokyo last week. He says AI and machine learning, where computers “learn” without being explicitly programmed, are being used to improve seven of Google’s products, each with more than a billion users.

Studies in artificial intelligence have been part of computer science for decades, but mostly beyond the reach of technology to implement effectively. The recent ability to collect huge amounts of data with sensors, collate that data by moving it across fast-fibre networks, process it with fast computers and store it in massive databases has changed that.


It was not long ago when Google began its pursuit of artificial intelligence and so much has happened already. The company even coined up the term “AI-first Company” as a part of Google’s identity. As of now, seven Google products exclusively use machine learning in their operation and they may be the key to Google’s eventual success with it in time. They may eventually wipe out the need in using extensive databases in collecting a substantial amount of data and making sense out of all those information collected as the machines itself will eventually be capable of decoding the message and then decide what to do about it. It is not a perfect technology, though, and the flaws identified so far can be costly, which is probably why we are still not seeing the fullest potential of machine learning and we have just barely scratched its surface.

For now, let’s continue on worrying about mundane problems like when your computer starts to malfunction and you can no longer access your data because of a broken hard drive. Issues like this, although costly and bothersome, are something we know we can manage, unlike the mystery that is machine learning. For now, let the rest of computer experts worry and tinker about our real-life issues that most likely involved these and Quite troublesome as they are but surely pales in comparison to the problems posed by artificial intelligence.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Computer Servers: Always A Hacker’s Target

Technology definitely made our lives so much more vibrant, colorful, and definitely more efficient. We can do so many things all at once now and we don’t even have to travel hundreds to thousands of miles to find work overseas when remote staff are hired regardless of what part of the world they are from as long as they can do the job right and on time. Distance is no longer an issue and aside from virtually erasing boredom from our dictionary, our tech faves have also somehow managed to ease the homesickness felt by individuals working abroad as they can now communicate with their loved ones anytime they want through video calls, where most platforms are often free as long as you have an Internet connection.

Unfortunately, our obsession with technology is not always rainbows and butterflies. There are a lot of awful things that can also go wrong if you aren’t that privy when it comes to using tech gadgets. Cybercriminals are just lurking in the most obscure of places waiting to pounce on unknowing individuals who happen to be in the wrong place and at the wrong time and with a gadget in hand. And since we love to frequent the web the most and make use of platforms where we can interact with other users, we likely have to build profiles like in most SNS or perhaps love the ease and convenience offered by online shopping so we can’t keep track anymore of the places on the web where we have an account with. And since these places deal with big data, they often make use of computer servers. However, that is where the danger lurks.

Mecklenburg County government has been paralyzed by an unknown computer hacker after a county employee unknowingly opened an email attachment Monday that unleashed spyware and a worm into the county’s computer system.

County manager Dena Diorio said Tuesday night that the hacker has essentially frozen the county’s electronic files. The hacker is seeking $23,000 for an encryption key that would release the files.

The hacker’s deadline: 1 p.m. Wednesday.

“The files on the servers are being held for ransom,” she said before a commissioners meeting Wednesday.

Diorio said the county is working with a third-party technology company to decide what to do. She said she is open to paying the ransom, which would be paid in bitcoin.


If you are not careful enough, you can easily fall prey to cybercrimes. Nowadays, malware is the most common way these virtual criminals disrupt the natural world order. Ransomware is the most common. Just this year alone, they were able to cripple nations, governments, and various organizations. Unknowingly opening a suspicious email is usually what it takes for the bug to corrupt your system and render your device useless and your data lost forever. It is even more costly when big servers are targeted because the extent of the damage can be extensive. While these facilities where computer servers are housed are often safe and secure, breaches can happen and even Amazon was a victim of that just this year.

A US-based man has pleaded guilty to creating a giant botnet that was used to disrupt access to much of the web in October 2016.

The Mirai malware also caused havoc later last year when it was used to stop people's internet routers working.

Paras Jha has admitted working with others to infect more than 300,000 devices and using them to carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other criminal activity.

He has yet to be sentenced.


There are many ways for criminals to hack any system and leave everyone lost and in a panic. Imagine a widespread ransomware attack on big servers of famous sites can ever leave that specific down for an unspecified period of time, data in their server compromised, and even the remote gadgets connecting to them at that time infected as well. The damage is twice as hard, painful, and costly for people and organizations that lost their devices due to encryption, for instance, and no longer has access to pertinent files that are crucial to their business’ operation. For ransomware, they prefer payment in bitcoins because they no longer need to go to banks to get their hands on the money. Indeed, modern innovations can be modern pains as well.

Well, since these things happen no matter how much security measures big servers use in order to protect itself from cyber hackers, why not learn more about data recovery on these devices so you have an idea whether or not you can still get your data back after such a massive and widespread attack. These articles and may be helpful to enlighten everyone about the process regarding recovering your data in light of such an unfortunate incident that is now becoming more common in today’s modern world.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Be Familiar With The Threats To Your Mac

Since technology is basically embedded into the very fabric of our life today, you are also forced to take the pros along with the cons. In every technology or device you are using, it can be a delight to you and make your life easier and more fun but it can also drive you crazy once it starts to malfunction. Aside from smartphones, the computer is one of the most commonly used tech device these days. It actually came first than smartphones but had to take the backseat for a while as smart technology transformed our lives and we can do more with our handy and sleek gadgets that connect us to the web that let us do a multitude of other cool things.

Computers are still useful in work, business or in just about every other institution as they do the bulk of the work needed to run this highly digital world we live in. It is quite rare to see businesses or offices doing work manually today. Most have computers or a similar device doing it for them. It is not only convenient but it is basically how things work now. These data can be stored and shared in just about every online platform available and by automating, it can take your business to new heights and unlimited potential for progress. Unfortunately as already mentioned, the technology is not perfect especially that there are crooks that don’t stop in finding loopholes in existing systems in order to steal people’s data, money, and even identity.

While the popular belief that Macs are not plagued by malware or threats is deeply rooted in the minds of many Apple users, our security experts debunked that myth long ago by pinpointing information-stealing Trojans, ransomware, aggressive adware, and even advanced persistent threats specifically designed for Macs. While it’s true that the volume of Mac malware is lower than those targeting Windows-based systems, there has been an increased proliferation of threats tailored to Apple devices.

And many of those threats are coming from just a few sources. Almost 11% of all threats reported for Mac users during the first three quarters of 2017 involve an aggressive adware Trojan usually bundled with legitimate software, Trojan.GenericKD.

Once installed, it hooks deep into the system and starts hijacking browser traffic and interfering with the overall user experience. While technically not a virus, it exhibits many similar traits.


Apple is considered as one of the pioneers in computer innovation and their Mac computer line is believed to be almost immune to any cyber bugs or attacks. Well, it’s a myth that’s about to be debunked as we gradually come across with all sorts of problems that involves Mac leaving millions of its users frustrated. Trojan is the most common issue that they have to deal with and there are others that follow suit. The presence of these Mac bugs prove only one thing – your Mac is not your safe haven. Your data is not safe. You need to safeguard it all the time or you might find yourself searching for Mac data recovery services like this:

Most garden-variety Mac threats involve applications designed to covertly collect sensitive user data by bundling themselves with legitimate applications, such as browser plugins or toolbars. But they should not be disregarded as minor threats.  These threats can hijack user browser traffic and redirect users to – at best – ad-serving websites—but they could also steer users to more pervasive websites designed to covertly install backdoor Trojans by exploiting various system or browser vulnerabilities.

These “generic” Trojans are usually designed to generate revenue for attackers by tricking victims into clicking ads to which attackers have some sort of affiliation. However, some threats simply collect private user information, such as authentication credentials and cookies, and broadcast them to attackers.


The damage is not only limited to stealing your information but it is even possible for them to make a backdoor connection to your device and manipulate it remotely. It is really scary knowing they have that much power and control over your device without you knowing at all. This is really scary especially that most homes, for instance, in America, have automated security devices in place. Criminals can easily bypass the system and break into your home if they can manage to get into your security system first because of these tech glitches.

The reason why there are more Apple hacks today is that criminals are finally realizing just how lucrative it is if they can also tap into Apple devices user and not just focus on the multitude that are using Windows gadgets. Everyone is a potential victim, so please safeguard your devices because it holds so much information that can make or break your life. Businesses can spare themselves the trouble of looking into services like if they can put into place security measures that can detect and prevent any suspicious activity that can compromise your data and everything else your computers hold, whether it is a Mac or a Windows one.

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Resale Value Of Secondhand Smartphones

Almost everyone in the world today owns a smartphone or two. It is no longer just a luxury but a necessity in our modern world. There are en...