AVG Issue Exposing Personal Data Has Been Fixed

December 31, 2015 at 1:55 pm By

When you decide to embark on a relationship with an anti-virus software, the last thing you think it would do is expose your personal data and internet history. However, it looks like AVG’s “Web Tuneup” software had a very big security lapse, which has sinceĀ been fixed. The only question is, how many users have gotten their information stolen because of…

Is Tech Relatable to Politics?

December 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm By

When we think of technology there is often an association with power and knowledge. Alvaro Dominguez of Wired believes that not only is tech relatable to politics, but it has also become the bad guy in 2015. But, how can something so useful that has been simplifying the lives of everyone be the bad guy?

Voter Data and Personal Information Exposed Online

December 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm By

You’re supposed to keep your votes confidential and your voter information should be securely handled. If that’s the case then why is it that a new server has been been discovered with voting data and personal information? We’re still in 2015 and server after server with personal data is still being uncovered.

The Future of Web Development

December 28, 2015 at 1:53 pm By

We’ve already discussed the fact that responsive design is going to be a big part of the future of web development. One writer suggests that along with that notion, “design elements will become more uniform” and the “semantic web will come of age.”

Hello Kitty Hack Leaves 3.3 Million User Accounts Open

December 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm By

Hello Kitty fans might be in a bit of a pickle as Sanrio, the company that owns Hello Kitty has had information of their users leaked. The leak affects about 3.3 million users and was discovered by security researchers Chris Vickery.

New HTTP Code Shows Whether Websites Are Censored

December 23, 2015 at 2:16 pm By

If you’ve had the annoying experience of going to a webpage only to have it tell you that their is either a 500 or 404 error then you know that it’s down for technical reasons. A new HTTP code that bares the numbers 451 will be able to tell users if the website they are trying to access has is…

It’s Been 25 Years Since the Creation of the First Website

December 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm By

Today marks 25 years since the creation of the first website built by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The total amount existing today is still up for as there are just estimates floating around in the billions. It’s a pretty large benchmark in the tech community and there has been a lot of growth from the early days of development.

Why the Holiday Season is Also the Biggest Hacker Holiday

December 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm By

It’s not a surprise that during one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year hackers are lurking and ready to celebrate all of the stolen data that are able to get their hands on. In fact, you might think with so much credit card activity companies and mobile devices used to purchase items would have taken and increased amount…

UX Design Doesn’t Have to be Simple

December 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm By

When it comes to the user experience on a website most designers tend to think that they have to sacrifice creativity in order to simplify the websites for users. Wired‘s Robert Hoekman Jr. says that simplicity is overrated and that the definition if the term “simple” may not be clear to many.

Study Reveals Mouse Movements Can Reflect Bad Web Design

December 17, 2015 at 5:32 pm By

If you’ve ever gotten to a website and have been utterly frustrated with the design or usability of it chances are your mouse movements may have given your frustrations away. A team of researchers have tracked this theory to find that mouse movements could detect how visitors feel about the design of a website.