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VOCM TechTalk – Email Attachments Can Be Harmful

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss how hackers can use email attachments to infect your device or computer.  

It’s Been 25 Years Since The First Email Attachment. What Everyone Needs To Know.

It’s Been 25 Years Since The First Email Attachment. What Everyone Needs To Know.

Remember the old days when if you wanted to send someone a document or photos you had to put them into the mail or wrestle them through an office fax machine. Well all of that changed in 1992 with the invention of something wonderful called the email attachment first sent …..

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VOCM TechTalk – Photo Geotagging Privacy Risks

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss how posting your photos online can pose privacy and security risks for you and your family.  

Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks

Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks

At first blush, it seems obvious that looking at a picture could reveal your location. For instance, a picture of you standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge sensibly leads to the conclusion you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area when the photo was taken. But now that smartphones …..

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VOCM TechTalk – Proximity Marketing Raises Concerns Over Privacy

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss “Wi-Fi or Proximity marketing”, whereby this new type of advertising has people worried about unwanted email and further concerned about their privacy.  

Free Wi-Fi Allows Marketing Target Ads To Your Device.

Free Wi-Fi Allows Marketing Target Ads To Your Device.

Make a quick stop to your local coffee shop, restaurant, bar or newspaper stand, connect to their free Wi-Fi and within minutes you could see targeted texts on your phone or email ads in your inbox related to products sold at those establishments. Labelled as “Wi-Fi or Proximity Marketing”, this …..

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VOCM TechTalk – Tips To Recognize CRA Tax Scams

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss how to recognize CRA Tax scams and how to stay safe from this deception.  

Be Aware Of CRA Tax Scams

Be Aware Of CRA Tax Scams

With tax season looming, cyber criminals are gearing up to take advantage of unsuspecting Canadians by posing as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), often requesting personal information or money in exchange for alleged overdue fees. These deceptive emails are often so-called phishing scams, a type of online identity theft often …..

Think Your Hotel Room’s Heater Is Ignoring You? You’re Right.

Think Your Hotel Room’s Heater Is Ignoring You? You’re Right.

When travelling to different parts of the world these days high tech seems to be making its way into your hotel room. From digital card keys or phone apps for door locks to motion sensors for room temperature control or automated minibar sensors in snack trays with built-in electronic scales …..

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