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Security software: how to track your devices on iOS without it

by Matias Wolff April 10, 2017

I hate to ask this, but, did you lose one of your iOS devices and forgot to install a security software with tracking?

Don’t worry, there are still some options that can help you recover an iPhone, iPad, or iPod without having proper security software. We hope that next time you’re way more prepared with an app like Prey ;).

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Data Security: what are DDoS attacks and how do they affect it?

by Matias Wolff April 6, 2017

It's likely that, on more than one occasion, you’ve entered a website only to discover that it's down for unspecified reasons. Soon enough, you come to know that the service was the target of an attack, and it had to shut down for a while. Hacking is usually the first conclusion, but actually, it could have been something far more subtle and direct than that. We are talking about a DDoS attack, one of -if not the most common type of attacks today, which cost millions every year to institutions.

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How to track your Android devices without tracking software installed

by Matias Wolff April 3, 2017

Has your mobile device gone missing and you forgot to install a security software to track it? Don’t worry, there are solutions to recover it, be it a tablet or a cellphone, that we’ll show you in this post. Although we truly hope next time you don’t forget to install a security software app like Prey ;).

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The oddities presented during the World Mobile Congress 2017

by Matias Wolff March 31, 2017

The past World Mobile Congress showcased many new things. We would have loved to be there! Thanks to the Internet we can meet the latest products that companies presented during this event aimed at the  specialized press and IT experts from all over the world. We got to know the weirdest and most interesting novelties of the convention. 

Just as some things caught the eye of everybody, there were some lesser known models that worked as an experiment of things to come and trends that might be getting just a little bit too extreme.

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Cyber Liability Insurance: Is it really necessary for data security?

by Matias Wolff March 29, 2017

A cyber attack is something no institution wants to be part of, but the chances of being affected by one never stop being a possibility, no matter how much you have spent on data security in your company, so being prepared is a priority. But, what happens once you’ve being targeted by an attack or are already affected? The costs involved in the process are so high that a new plan of action is needed, and there is one option taken straight from our daily life.

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Using Geofencing in Higher Education Establishments

by Matias Wolff March 24, 2017

In this modern age, a higher education establishment isn’t just a place for books, encyclopedias and large places for studying, but instead, a big part of their information and resources are stored in computers, servers and workstations, making the handling of these assets one of the biggest roles of the device manager.

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5 Podcasts for IT Professionals

by Matias Wolff March 13, 2017

Being an IT professional has its perks. One thing that some might agree on is that when you work in IT you’re just sitting. A lot. Doing nothing but being worried with your asset management in front of a computer. But even if your hands and eyes are busy coding or preparing a workflow, your ears are still clear. You can use them to expand professionally, have fun and learn new things while you work.

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Top data security challenges for 2017

by Matias Wolff March 9, 2017

Cyber and Data Security is a hot topic nowadays. Not only is it present in our daily life, but it has started to affect other areas such as politics, international relations and even the well-being of complete companies, so being prepared should be one of the most important things to take care of this year.

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Prey: Take device tracking to the next level with Geofencing

by Matias Wolff March 7, 2017

You know those collars that zap dogs if they leave a certain area? Even though that is a cruel practice, there is a way you can keep a similar control of your devices. Of course you won't get zapped, but you will always know your devices are where they should be.

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Making the most out of Prey: Tips and Tricks for Data Security

by Matias Wolff March 2, 2017

Having your devices secured is amazing. You can track them, manage them and even have a software like Prey tell you when your devices have been turned off for a while, or if they left a specific location, and more. So with this in mind, I thought to put together some tips on how to make the most out of Prey.

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