Tips to prevent your home security from being hacked

A new app, which we have decided to keep unnamed for the purposes of this article, features hundreds of home security cameras across North America, causing great concern among users online.

In Toronto, dozens of driveways, backyards, front entranceways are featured, and south of the border, cameras inside the home are displayed for public streaming.

When it comes to security tips, experts are saying to regularly change the password on the camera itself, and ensure it is a strong key combination that is different from the default password.

Similar practices are recommended for routers itself. Change your Wi-Fi network password, hide your network (SSID), and remember to set your router administrator credentials away from the default username/password.


Winston goes shopping with Shai DeLuca-Tamasi for his new loft – Cityline

Winston Sih goes shopping with designer Shai DeLuca-Tamasi to decorate his new loft in downtown Toronto.

As aired on Cityline, Thursday, March 10, 2016, on City.
Details at: http://www.winstonsih.com

As always, you can watch previous episodes of Cityline at Citytv.com, or via the City Video iOS or Android apps! Cityline airs 9 a.m. on City across Canada. Check Citytv.com for all television air times across the country.


Tech with home design in mind – Cityline

Digital media correspondent Winston Sih goes through his top picks, including a 4K SUHD TV from Samsung and a fridge from GE that also brews coffee!

As aired on Cityline, Thursday, March 10, 2016, on City.
Details at: http://www.winstonsih.com

As always, you can watch previous episodes of Cityline at Citytv.com, or via the City Video iOS or Android apps! Cityline airs 9 a.m. on City across Canada. Check Citytv.com for all television air times across the country.


If you’re a Mac user, beware of ‘ransomware’

Ransomware, a malware that hit over 6,000 people over the weekend, sneaks onto your computer by way of common torrent software (i.e. Transmission for Mac), restricts access to part or all of your computer, until you pay a ransom fee.

Parents with kids should be aware–many teens use torrent software to download pirated music, movies, and television shows. This content can often come with ‘phishing’ software – prying for personal information, including addresses, credit card information, and bank account passwords.

Although this is alarming being the first ransomware has hit the Macintosh operating system, security experts are noting to not overreact and keep the following tips in mind:

Ransomware protection tips

Courtesy: Symantec

  • Regularly back up any files stored on your computer
  • Always keep your security software up to date
  • Keep your operating system and other software updated
  • Delete any suspicious-looking emails you receive