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Smart toy security: How to keep your kids safe this Christmas

Christmas is coming, and so are the smart toys. The ever-present pandemic has meant a lot more staying at home this year. Videogame playing has increased considerably, because why not? Screentime for kids has gone up, because again, it’s bound to. It hasn’t brought about the end of civilisation and the kids are still alright. You’d expect a big surge in smart/IoT toys all over the place given … [Read more...]

Explained: regular expression (regex)

Regular expression, or “regex” for short, is a mathematical term for the theory used to describe regular languages. But in computing, regexes are used to search for patterns in files and databases, and their functionality is incorporated into many modern programming languages. Regex search patterns make wildcards look like clumsy clowns because they offer a whole slew of additional … [Read more...]

Are You Using The Term ‘Server’ Correctly? (Spoiler: You Probably Aren’t)

It may well be the most misused term in technology - find out what the word 'server' means as opposed to the most common usage and why this is important. Read the post here: Are You Using The Term ‘Server’ Correctly? (Spoiler: You Probably Aren’t) … [Read more...]

Use TeamViewer? Fix this dangerous permissions bug with an update

TeamViewer, the remote control/web conference program used to share files and desktops,  is suffering from a case of “patch it now.” Issued yesterday, the fix addresses an issue where one user can gain control of another’s PC without permission. Windows, Mac, and LinuxOS are all apparently affected by this bug, which was first revealed over on Reddit. According to TeamViewer, the … [Read more...]