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Computer Security Watch – June 18 2014

Home, Sweet Home.
Today’s Top Threat
Today’s top threat, is less of a threat and more of an annoyance. The InboxToolbar is classified as a potential unwanted program (PUP) and can modify settings across your web browsers. I have seen firsthand how PUP toolbars can make browsing the internet a pain for the end user. If you see this, uninstall it, then do a virus scan.

Today’s Top Stories
The Smartification of the Home, Part 2
“In the previous part of this post, we explained what the “smartification” of the home is, why people are adopting it, and looked into some of the factors that can influence how people choose to add home automation into their daily lives.
What are some additional factors that influence whether smart devices are accepted into homes?” 
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

Fun Techy Things For The Home
We love have fun techy gadgets, and what better place for them than your home! You can get the same keyless locks that come on your car for your front door, you can cover your home in wireless reception for anything, heck you can even send the internet through your everyday power lines. I know some things people invent seem crazy, like wireless garden PH monitors, but they serve a purpose and inspire great inventions. We are not saying go out and purchase them immediately, but go look around and see what fun products are out there.

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