Category Archives: Network Security

What Are The Odds Of Home Burglaries In The Unites States?

If you are still not convinced of getting a full-service security service or even a DIY for home security devices and alarms, then your home may be the next target for burglars. A burglary is reported at approximately every 14.5 seconds in the United States. That translate to two million homes in one year. In that two million, 8% of the burglary is done with armed criminals, raising the risk of fatality with the incident. Security and alarm system is not solely to prevent the risk of burglary, as sensors and alarms can also detect and warn in the event of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. A fire is reported at approximately every twenty seconds. 39% of could have been easily avoided if alarms were installed and sadly, 59% of that portion resulted to fatalities. Factor that out to the total number of incidents in a year, a home security and alarm system could have saved a lot of lives.

Most people shy away from getting a home security system because of the expenses. A full-service does not only entail an up-front cost for the hardware installed and the installation itself but a monthly service fee as well for the maintenance and for a remote security team to monitor your place. Typically, a full-service set-up has also incorporated the intricate system into the structures internal wiring and electrical panel. This does not only mean a complicated and challenging, not to mention expensive, installation but also means that it will increase electricity bills. Looking at this reality make one conclude that home security system is only for the rich, and is more of a luxury rather than a need. But the statistics are already showing the high odds of burglary, so what can you do? The answer is DIY for home security devices.

Not only is it affordable, because you may choose the equipment that fit your budget but homeowners can also conveniently install it themselves completely getting rid of the installation cost. These devices are wireless and communicate with each other via radio and cellular signals, which make its installation a convenience. Hazard in the installation is also less likely because there is no need to involve electrical wirings, these devices are standalone and run on batteries, which means it will not affect electricity bills as well.

A Breakthrough in Memory Technology through 3D Xpoint Technology by Intel

For decades, industries have searched for a solution to reduce the lag time between the processor and data to achieve a faster analysis. Today, Intel Corporation and Micron Technology has unveiled 3D XPoint Technology that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access into large sets of data. 3D XPoint Technology is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category ever since NAND flash was introduced in 1989.

Massive amounts of new data are generated from the explosion of connected and digital services. In order for this massive amount of data to be useful, it needs to be stored and analyzed very quickly. This is the challenge faced by service providers and system builders because they have to balance cost, power and performance trade-offs in the design of memory and storage solutions.

3D XPoint Technology will provide performance, density, power, non-volatility and cost benefits for all available memory technologies in the market. The technology boasts of up to 1,000 times faster and up to 1,000 times greater endurance compared to NAND flash with 10 times more density than conventional memories. This new class of non-volatile memory achieves the goal that industries have been seeking for in their memory and storage solutions.

The performance of 3D XPoint Technology could also enhance the PC experience so that consumers will enjoy faster interactive social media and faster collaboration to achieve a better gaming experience. The non-volatile nature of the new technology will be a great choice for low latency storage applications since data will not be erased even if the power is turned off.

Retailers will also benefit from 3D XPoint Technology because it will allow them to quickly identify fraud patterns in financial transactions. Healthcare researchers will also be able to process large amounts of data in real time to accelerate complex tasks like genetic analysis and disease tracking.

3D XPoint Technology is a product of more than a decade of research and development to address the needs for a non-volatile, high performance, high endurance and high capacity and memory for an affordable cost.

Blinding White for Your Twitter Homepage Background

If you notice a stark all-white background instead of the customized background when you are viewing your profile, main timeline and notifications, do not worry because it is not just you. Twitter has decided to remove wallpapers from user’s homepages and notification timelines last Monday.

All background images are only available where logged-in users will see them publicly in Tweet pages, list pages and collections pages. Twitter’s pre-set background or the user’s customized wallpapers have been replaced with what some people refer to as “blinding white”. Previously, users were allowed to change the background image on their profiles which also showed as their wallpaper on the Twitter website.

However, Twitter has also made an improvement because it now easier to manage your account’s security and privacy settings. A new data dashboard has been introduced to provide users with a detailed look at all their privacy and security settings so that users can easily manage account access, block accounts and block access to third party apps.

The password-protected dashboard can now be accessed through your account’s main settings menu under “Your Twitter data” where you have an overview of your account history. This also includes the exact date and time when you signed for Twitter including all the apps and devices that are currently authorized to access your account. For example, if you have been using a mobile phone to access Twitter, it will show the date when it was activated for Twitter. The same info is available when you used an Android tablet.

The reason why Twitter has made improvements on the security and privacy settings is to give users an easy way to verify that everything should look the way it should be. It is important for users to have control over their information that is why Twitter has made the deliberate design decisions.

For example, if you see a login activity from an app that you do not recognize, you can easily go to the app tab in your setting to revoke its access to your Twitter account. If you notice there are logins from suspicious locations, you can change your password immediately and enroll in login verification for additional security.