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Day: July 21, 2019

How to tell if your computer has been tampered with
Featured, Technology

How to tell if your computer has been tampered with

    Whether you're in an open office where colleagues regularly wander past, or live somewhere like a college dorm where you may feel comfortable leaving your laptop unattended in the presence of relative strangers, it can be all too easy for someone else to sneak a look at your computer. If you want to keep your device secure in communal environments, your best bet is to understand how to stop unauthorized access in the first place. Still, there’s some detective work you can do if you suspect someone else has been using your device. Since prevention is better than a cure, you ideally want to prevent others from accessing your laptop in the first place. A simple way to do that is to lock your laptop behind a password whenever you step away from it. On macOS, you can ge...
Hammond to quit if Boris become PM
Featured, United Kingdom

Hammond to quit if Boris become PM

    Philip Hammond says he will quit as chancellor if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, saying he would not hang on to be sacked. I intend to resign after prime minister's questions [on Wednesday], before the prime minister goes to the Palace, he said. The chancellor a staunch opponent of a no-deal Brexit also vowed to help lead the Commons campaign to block it, from the backbenches, and predicted success. I am confident that parliament does have a way of preventing a no-deal exit on 31 without parliamentary consent, he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme. I intend to work with others to ensure parliament uses its power to make sure the new government can’t do that, Mr Hammond threatened. Mr Johnson, the near-certain next prime minister, has vowed a do or die Br...