Webcams make it possible for us to make face-to-face calls with friends and family over the internet. These days, webcams are built into most laptops, many desktop computers, and mobile devices, so it’s important for everyone to understand the risks.
Have you wondered what to do with your old tech that is just sitting there collecting dust? The ones that you have not switched on for months or years as there is no use for it anymore? At some point you'll want to get rid of it to make some space.
Throwing it away might be the easiest and simplest solution, but is it necessary? Here are some alternatives and creative ways we can get rid of our old gadgets that have passed their prime.
Sell your old goods
Your phone notifications show a preview of new messages
Even when your phone is locked, new messages are previewed on your locked screen and anyone near your phone can read them. To disable this feature:
iPhone: WhatsApp settings > Notifications > Show Preview – and turn it off.
Android: WhatsApp settings > Notifications > Pop up notification > No pop up
Automatically saving images and videos that you receive
When people hear the word addiction, it’s usually associated with drugs, alcohol and gambling. People who suffer from these addictions can see a specialist to help them overcome it. But now in an era defined by techno-gadgets, a new type of addiction has emerged. It’s called Internet addiction or online addiction. However, there is still a debate whether Internet Addiction should be officially recognized as a psychiatric condition.
Public Wi-Fi hotspots are usually unsecured, since they are intended for users to easily connect to them. Information sent through unsecured wireless transmissions are usually not encrypted, so it’s easy for the data to be intercepted.
Here are some of the risks you’re taking when connected to a public wi-fi hotspot:
Mobile phones are getting smarter, but are we? You might want to take these simple steps to secure your phones.
1. Set the magic number
Setting up a passcode is the easiest way to protect the data stored inside your phone.