Welcome to my blog. Some blogs will be of a technical nature, some may have a more philosophical or ethical ground.
Thom Heemstra is owner of XSbyte, a company in IT from the Netherlands.
Internet of Things, referred to as IoT nowadays is a technical implementation of devices that are connected to the internet. The internet has taken over almost every aspect of our lives. With the low rates (€€) of connectivity and devices with built in Wi-Fi, it’s no wonder connecting devices with each other or to Internet is taking over the world. Anything with an on and off button can now have remote access through Internet. These devices range from kitchen and laundry appliances to wearable devices such as your watch. People seem to forget sensors that can be placed anywhere in the world, to protect dikes, sewer systems and road systems. In this article we’ll talk about applicances, but we’ll mainly look into the security concerns. [Read more…]
Ever since the bulk of communication and correspondence has become automated, cases of breaches and identity thefts have become a commonplace phenomenon. It has cost the end users their credibility, investor loyalty, and reputation.
Cybercrime is a reality which the governments around the world have decided to kerb through the implementation of regular laws. The European Union has taken one such step in the form of Data Protection Regulation. [Read more…]
Safe browsing has always been under discussion by programmers, social engineers and the users alike. Google has taken numerous remedial actions with Google Safe Search on making the search engine safe from various malware and phishing. Once Google flags the website to be insecure, the website will be removed from the search results. But as soon as the website is secure again, the warnings are removed and the website will be added to the search index again, then this annoyance resurfaces and vulnerable users are the sufferers in the end. [Read more…]
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Privacy has always been a basic right that has been appreciated and promoted by western societies. With the advent of the technological revolution, another Pandora’s Box of complications opened up with regards to the protection of privacy online.
Do you know the Internet and the widespread usage of email with traditional forms of communication all steadily being replaced with online communication, the need to define users’ privacy rights is becoming ever more important?
It appears to be a hidden feature, you can still create a restore disk in Windows 10 and write it to a CD or DVD. In the new control panel this is not possible, but continue reading to see how to solve this issue! This tutorial will show you how to create a restore disk for Windows 10 on a CD or DVD.
You might know what ownCloud is, that ownCloud is extremely easy to set up. This article is about Firefox Sync, the new service of Mozilla Firefox.
There’s a plugin available that creates a ‘wave’ server, that’s the protocol used to sync Firefox. Witht his plugin you’ll be able to sync firefox with your own server and your other devices.
This plugin enables you to sync your passwords, bookmarks and settings to all your devices that run Firefox (Android, Winodws, Linux and Mac OS if you will).
Here we go:
After setting this up, you can add other devices, follow the instructions in this video to do so: