To jack somebody (for something) is to steal something from somebody, especially something small or of low value. Being jacked isn’t going to ruin your life necessarily – it’s not like having your bank account details stolen or having your private credentials hacked, but it certainly is a nuisance, and if it happens every day it could definitely have a negative affect on your life. In our blog (Security Benefits of Blockchain) we looked at how blockchain works and what securi
In building, a wall made of 500 connected, overlapping small concrete blocks with steel is stronger than a wall made of one, large concrete “block” without steel. If you wanted to keep a single letter, one “block” of information or an individual document of private data safe and secure ten or 2000 years ago chances are you would have kept it under lock and key in one “secret” place, and/or possibly encrypted it with a cypher – like the famous Roman General Julius Caesar did w
Can you imagine a world without social media? No Snapchat, no Instagram, no Twitter, no Facebook! A world where children and adults woke up in the morning and got excited about playing outdoors and seeing each other in the flesh, rather than being sucked into their phones; checking their feeds, likes and comments – zombies to the real world around them. A world where security and privacy were tangible, physical problems we could easily identify and protect ourselves against.
There is only one you right? You’re unique. No one else like you. But despite this obvious fact, more than 16 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2017 accordingly to an online survey by The Harris Poll. People pretending to be someone else (you) commit a crime. Would it surprise you to know that your identity – no matter how unique, is stored on dozens, if not hundreds of servers around the globe as your personal information. It’s out there; between Facebook,
In todays digital age, data is everything. Currency, photographs, videos, personal information, Facebook. You name it – it’s data. Data is big business. We buy it, we sell it, we share it – we even fight for it. And second only to the importance of data itself, is how we share and move it. From Bluetooth to Airdrop, WhatsApp to Dropbox, transferring data has never been easier. But as vast and varied as the list of options available to us is, no other method is as simple, “uni