The right tools help organizations succeed. The Google Apps Marketplace makes it easy for admins and employees to find these tools by offering hundreds of third-party applications that integrate directly into Google Apps for Work. Today, we’re revealing a brand new site for the Google Apps Marketplace that makes this process even simpler. A new home page highlights the most popular apps, new arrivals, and more, while search functionality and the navigation bar make it easy for users to find the apps they need.
Cyber-attacks continue to grow in 2015. According to anti-virus testing site AV-TEST, more than 390,000 new malicious programs are now registered every single day, and the total amount of malware attacks in circulation now stands around the 425,000,000 mark.
On the positive side, the rate of growth of new malware doesn’t seem to have changed much since last year. By the end of the year it is expected that around 150,000,000 new strains will have been detected, up from 142,000,000 in 2014. To put that in context, between 2013 and 2014 the amount of new malware almost doubled from 81,000,000.
Out of this vast amount of malware, some is more important than others. Here’s our rundown of the five most significant….
Last month, in a surprise move, Google became Alphabet. Now, this is the Internet’s biggest brand and the largest Internet-focused company. You would assume that their homepage would be Alphabet.com, right? Wrong. Google, or Alphabet, doesn’t think the .com is essential any more and set its global domain at abc.xyz.
A while back, Internet regulator ICANN opened new extensions – beyond the familiar .Com, .Net, .Org and so on. These extensions, called top-level domains (TLD), will allow Internet users to get more personalized and meaningful names, while not being restricted by whatever is available as a .Com.
However, there are still many who believe the .Com address is invaluable and these other TLDs are n0t a good idea.
This day and age it’s pretty uncommon to not see someone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop in a public place like a library. We’ve become quite reliant on them, wouldn’t you say? So reliant, we often say we “couldn’t live without them”. In my experience, I have never owned a smartphone or tablet. And there have been occasions where I’ve been without a laptop for weeks at a time, usually due to it being repaired.
Spend enough time in the IT department of any college, and you’ll likely hear several conversations about Internet browsers: whether to use Chrome or Safari, why Firefox is under-appreciated and whether Internet Explorer is really finally dead. Arguments about the pros and cons of browsers are entertaining. However, at the end of the day, all you really need to do is work on assignments, peruse Facebook and study, so what difference does it make which one you use?I’d like to posit that the important question isn’t which browser you use, but how you use it. The following are some tips tailored to Google Chrome, but similar techniques can be implemented on most modern browsers.
A secure password is one of the most important parts of keeping yourself safe while browsing the web. Most people now have so many online accounts that without a strong password they could quickly find themselves on the receiving end of a cyber-crime.
The push for computer and online security awareness seems to become more difficult as the years roll by. While viruses and malwares, Trojans and backdoors have all been pushed into the public consciousness thanks to TV shows and movies, we think of these threats purely as computer-based.
“Sometimes one pays the most for things they receive for free.”
− Albert Einstein
The current rule of thumb on the web says that … if an app or a service is free, THE USER is the real product.
Our Web shopping, listening & reading habits are worth big money to advertisers & marketers. That’s where Facebook, Twitter & Google get their revenue & massive stock valuations.