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Like any other machine, a computer is far from perfect and will slow down with age. Each time you install a program, bits of it are scattered all over your system, and the end result is a slower computer. Usually after a year or more, computers tend to feel sort of clogged up and sluggish….

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Defrag, defragging, or defragmentation is like doing general house cleaning for your computer. It picks up all of the pieces of data that are spread across your hard drive and puts them back together again. Defragmentation is important because every computer suffers from the constant growth of fragmentation and if you don’t clean house, your computer suffers. Disk fragmentation occurs when…

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Do you have an old computer that you’re thinking about replacing because it’s starting to slow down all too often? Well, there are actually much more practical alternatives. We all know how enticing the idea of simply junking it and replacing it with a brand new computer can be, but you might be better off…

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What is Spectre and Meltdown? Spectre and Meltdown are the names given to different variants of the same basic and underlying vulnerability that affects nearly every computer chip manufactured in the last 20 years. Because of this vulnerability, if exploited, it can allow cybercriminals to get access to data previously considered completely protected. Security researchers…

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One doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist, or a computer techie, to analyze that anything that uses the internet and a network is prone to hacking, and this includes the technology for smart homes. The smart home industry using the Internet of Things (IoT) is currently estimated to go all out in the mass…

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What is DDoS? Distributed Denial of Service attacks or DDoS attacks can often be intense as it may indirectly involve hundreds of thousands of computers all over the world and huge amounts of traffic. The attacks can last for hours or days depending upon the intent of the attacker, rendering a website, server or entire…

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What is Blockchain? A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, usually ledgers, which are linked and secured by cryptography. Each block mostly contains a cryptographic collection of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data. A blockchain is resistant to modification of its data from outside sources, even hackers. Normally, a blockchain is…

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