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Ever had that heart stopping moment – I can’t find my laptop!

Most of us have those moments of panic when we loose our laptop, you start thinking “When did I last use my Laptop, did I leave it somewhere?”

Did you know that every 50 seconds a laptop goes missing.

Every day hundreds know the panic laptop theft brings.

Only LoJack for Laptops has a dedicated Theft Recovery Team that works to find and recover your stolen laptop, while giving you tools to remotely protect your private and sensitive data.Find My laptop with LoJack for Laptops

Find my Laptop with LoJack for laptops

See how Lojack for Laptops can help find my Laptop when I loose it. To find out more about LoJack for laptops and how you can find your lost or stolen laptop quickly and easily just click on the image on the right and you will be able to start protecting your laptop within minutes.

When your computer is stolen, you can feel powerless, but you don’t have to. LoJack® for Laptops by Absolute® Software gives you the power to remotely locate,lock and delete the data on your computer before it falls into the wrong hands.

Most powerful of all, only LoJack for Laptops has a dedicated Theft Recovery Team that works with local law enforcement to recover your stolen laptop and return it to you.

Map Your Laptop’s Location

Is your laptop really stolen? Or did you leave it on a business trip? Using Wi-Fi geolocation, LoJack for Laptops can map and display your laptop’s current and past whereabouts. So you’ll know whether it’s simply left behind, or something more serious. Even when your laptop is safe and sound, you can see that LoJack for Laptops is on the job.

ManageWP has just got its latest update which adds even more features to this superb tool for managing Multiple WordPress Sites.

In inbuilt multi site backup tool now supports Google Drive, in addition to the existing support to backup to:-

The Scheduled Website Backups can also Optimise your database tables for you, helping to keep optimum performance for your WordPress Database and  Website.

ManageWP from your iPhone

ManageWP from your iPhone

Now you can also use all of the great ManageWP features on the move, from your iPhone.

So no matter where you are you can still Control Backups, Manage all our your site plugins, deal with Spam Comments in fact everything that you can do with the ManageWP Dashboard you can now do from your iOS device.

The best part about ManageWP for iOS is that its completely Free, even if you only have a trial account or the Free 5 site account.

If you are an IT Consultant, Web Designer or Web Site Manager and need to manage multiple WordPress sites on the move then ManageWP and the Free iPhone app are the best way to keep everything under control.

It really is that simple, just add the WordPress Websites to your ManageWP dashboard and they will appear within your ManageWP for iOS app on your iPhone.

Other Great New Features

Google Drive backup integration is the main feature of this most recent ManageWP update, but we managed to incorporate a bunch of other new features:

  • An increase in keyword tracking allowance from 5 to 20 per site. So, if you have a 25 website account, you can now track a total of 500 keywords!
  • Support for Google Analytics API 3.0
  • Website Preview Screenshots
  • Assign newly added websites to existing backup tasks
  • Clone tool upgraded to support special characters and localized WordPress installs
  • Backup history is now preserved on website re-adds

Where can I get ManageWP?

To find out more about ManageWP pop over to the ManageWP Site and Sign up for your Free Account

CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Plan B?

At some point we have all had that heart stopping moment when we realise that ‘I can’t Find My Phone’. Plan B is the first and only ‘find my phone’ app that you download AFTER you’ve already lost your phone.

I can’t find my Phone – Now what do I do?

Imagine that you have just lost your mobile phone. You are starting to panic because you realising ‘I can’t find my phone’ and that you don’t have a backup of the information that’s on there, the Contacts, the photos etc. If you have an Android phone go to Plan B and follow the simple steps to find my phone again:

Go to the Android Market

Go to the Plan B Android Market Page from any computer. You can just go to the Android Market and search for ‘Plan B’.

Install Plan B to Find My Phone

Find my Phone with Plan B Click the Install Button as shown on the left.

If you are not logged into your Google account you will be prompted to do so before the application can be downloaded from the Android Market to your mobile phone.

Plan B will be installed as soon as your phone has a network connection, either a Wi-Fi connection or a 3G connection.

It will take a minute or so to download and install the Plan B application to your phone. This will depend on the network connection speed that is available, bear in mind that you have lost your phone so it may be switched off or in a building with a poor signal.

If the phone is powered off when you attempt to install the software it will be queued and Plan B will be installed once the phone is powered back on and has network connectivity. As soon as it can Plan B will try to find my phone and report back its location by email.

Note: Plan B will attempt to verify that its is compatible with your phone, you can see in this case that it has identified by phone and the local carrier.

Confirm your Phone

Plan B Install to Phone

Once you have pressed ‘Install’ Plan B will confirm the phone that you want to install (push) Plan B to. Just make sure that it is correct before you go ahead with the installation.

Click on the Install button in the lower left hand corner of the Checkout page. (assuming the phone is correct).

At this point you can relax and go and get a coffee and leave it to Plan B to Find my Phone. You now need to login to your GMail account so that you can receive the email once Plan B has installed and found your phone.

Plan B will start automatically as soon as it has installed and then send your phones location to your Gmail account. Plan B has been able to find my phone will send updates for a 10 minute period.

To locate your phone again after 10 minutes just text the word “locate” to your mobile number. At this point Plan B will spring into action again and find my phone again for me.

Plan B can Find My Phone
Plan B Phone Found

Plan B  was able to find my phone and send me a map and its co-ordinates. Its a very clever piece of software and will try different methods to try and find my phone.

After you install it, Plan B will start locating your phone using cell towers and GPS.

On some phones, Plan B can switch GPS on automatically.

Your location will keep updating for 10 minutes, and you will get an email each time it is located, whether the phone is moving or standing still.

You can start the process again by texting “locate” to your number from any other phone.

How does Plan B Find My Phone?

  • You’ll get one email message when Plan B starts, and up to 5 other messages as it refines your phone’s location or tracks it as it moves.
  • Each location email will include an accuracy rating in meters.
  • Plan B will attempt to launch as soon as it downloads, but in some cases you will need to send an SMS to get it started.
  • Note that your location is only sent to the Gmail address that is already associated with your phone; nobody else can access your location using Plan B

Plan B was able to find my phone and give me an accurate location, it was sat on my desk in the office.

I can find my Phone – I need to protect it now

Having Lookout on your phone is the best way to protect your phone and find it fast, but use Plan B if you have already lost your Android phone, or Tablet and didn’t have Lookout installed. So get Lookout to protect your phone and important information, but if you haven’t installed Lookout before loosing your phone fall back to Plan B and then Find my Phone.

Safe Browsing protects from Phishing and Malicious Sites

Lookout have extended Lookout Premium to add Safe Browsing on your Mobile Phone. Now you can click with confidence on links from Facebook, email, text messages, etc. and Safe Browsing checks it out first to make sure it is safe and alerts you if the site appears malicious.

Safe Browsing extends the type of Web Protection that you are used to in the office on your desktop PC to your mobile, when you are at your most vulnerable.

Lookout - Safe Browsing URL ScannedHow does Safe Browsing Help?

Safe Browsing, part of Lookout Premium, works with the inbuilt Android Browser and adds the URL Scan and protect facility. Keeping you safe and secure  when browsing the Mobile Web. If you read email on the move and click on a link within your email you are now protected from Phishing Sites, helping to keep your Personal Data safe and secure.

Safe Browsing extends the, already comprehensive, set of Mobile Security features that comprise Lookout Premium. Now you really can keep your personal data safe and secure when using your mobile.

How do I get Safe Browsing?

If you are an existing Lookout Premium user then just make sure that you have upgraded to the Version 6.01, or later, and you will now have the options for Safe Browsing in your Lookout Dashboard.

If you don’t yet have Lookout then just pop over to the Lookout Download site, or go to the Android Market and Download your copy of Lookout Premium and get Safe Browsing.

 

Get all the features of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free plus:

The new evaluation of Malwarebytes Pro allows you to test the features of the Professional edition for 14 days before it  reverts to the feature set of the Free Edition. Malwarebytes Pro adds the following features to the set available in the Free Edition.

  • Realtime Proactive Protection
  • Blocks Malicious Websites
  • Stops Malicious Code
  • Scheduled Scanning & Updates

Malwarebytes products have a proven record of protecting computers by completely removing all forms of malware, including viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware and rootkits. When it comes to the safety of your computer, Malwarebytes provides the ultimate in protection from the cutting edge of technology!

The Free version of Malwarebytes is a great tool to deal with those after the fact issues, the Pro version ensures that you are protected in the first place so that you never get infected with Malware. Now you can try the Pro features as part of an evaluation.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO

Start a 14-day trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO and you can activate Realtime Proactive Protection. After your trial, purchase an upgrade and maintain your protection or simply wait and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically return to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free functionality.

Only the most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove malicious programs from your computer. Malwarebytes Anti-Malwares PRO combines powerful new technologies designed to seek out, destroy and prevent malware.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO detects AND protects in an easy-to-use, straightforward, heavy-hitting but lightweight anti-malware application.

Critical Android Vulnerability

Yesterday, researchers from Germany’s University of Ulm reported that some Android applications transmit sensitive authentication data without properly securing it, making people vulnerable to having their private data (e.g. Calendar Contacts, Pictures) accessed by an attacker.

When a vulnerable device transmits its authentication data, an attacker can eavesdrop and view transmitted data if you are connected to a public WiFi network or are using a hostile internet connection. Sending data unencrypted (e.g. via HTTP rather than HTTPS) is analogous to sending your sensitive data in clear envelope so that everyone can see its contents rather than in an opaque envelope. The specific Android vulnerability is found in applications that use Google’s ClientLogin authentication service over HTTP, rather than HTTPS, such as Google Calendar and Contacts.

Read More on this Android Vulnerability

You can read the rest of the article on the Lookout Blog

Lookout mobile security catches car thieves

Its a US video, so unfortunately has the mandatory 15 second  commercial at the beginning, but is well worth watching to see how Lookout Mobile Security helps in real life.

What is Lookout Mobile Security?

Lookout is a Mobile Security application which works on Blackberry, Android phones and Windows Mobile. Protecting your phone from rogue applications, malware and spyware.  It provides 4 key features.

  • Security from Malware
  • Data Backup
  • Device Management
  • Missing Device – Remote Location and Remote Wipe

In this video Lookout Mobile Security helped to recover a stolen car, which had the owners mobile phone in it. So it has gone beyond the expected use of the application, protecting the data and device from malware and rogue applications.

Free Mobile Security

Lookout Mobile Security comes in 2 flavours:-

  • Free
  • Premium

The table below shows the features in each version of Lookout Mobile Security

Feature Description Free Premium
Security Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware Included Included
Privacy Advisor No Included
Backup Contacts Backup Included Included
Photo, Call History Backup No Included
Restore Data to Existing Phone Included Included
Transfer Data to New Phone No Included
Missing Device Find Phone (Locate & Scream) Included Included
Remote Wipe No Included
Remote Lock No Included
Support Standard Support Included Included
Premium Support No Included

The Premium version of Lookout costs $2.99 a month or $29.99 a year.

Lookout Web Interface

Below is a quick summary image from the Lookout Mobile Security website.

Lookout Mobile Security Web Interface

Get Lookout Mobile Security

You can download Lookout Mobile Security from the Lookout website a www.mylookout.com

Protect your mobile phone with Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout for Android Security Vulnerability

Lookout recently patched a security vulnerability in their Android app. The vulnerability, which was first reported by Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team, is not known to have compromised any devices or user data. Lookout worked with  Google to fix the problem and release an update through the Android Market and other distribution points.

How do I get the Lookout for Android Security Patch?

The issue is patched in Lookout for Android versions 5.1.1 and above.

To check which version of Lookout for Android you are running, open the Lookout app on your phone, click the menu button, click About and the version number is at the bottom of the screen.

If you are running version 5.1.1 or higher, no action is required. If not, you should upgrade via the Android Market or by downloading the app directly. If you set Lookout  for Android to Auto-update, in the Android Market,  you will always have the latest version and updates installed.

Lookout provide Mobile Security for SmartPhonesLookout - Mobile Security for Smartphones

Smartphones are now a major part of our daily lives both for work and relaxation. We rely on them for email, testing, Social Networking, essential applications banking and shopping. For most of us our phones hold our entire lives, hold a lot of personal information, business contacts and access to business and social networks.

Why do we need Mobile Security?

As the use of our phones increases so does our vulnerability. That’s why its essential to protect our phones from threats of any kind; including mobile viruses, Trojans, worms, attempts to steal private data and the loss or theft of our phones.Every month Lookout blocks thousands of malicious applications, finds countless lost phones and restores important information that people though was lost forever.

Lookout – Mobile Security for Smartphones

Lookout provides both free and paid for versions of their Mobile Security applications, these cover:-

  • Android Phones
  • Android Tablets
  • Blackberry
  • Windows Mobile

What does Lookout Mobile Security Provide?

Lookout Mobile Security provides the following functions:-

  • Security – from viruses and Trojans, like the Gemini Trojan (which is targeting Android phones)  which can:
    • Read and collect SMS Messages
    • Send and Delete SMS Messages
    • Extract Contact information and forward it to a remote server
    • Initiate Phone calls
    • Download files to your phone
  • Privacy Advisor – information about downloaded applications, regarding what data they have access to
  • Data Backup – if you loose your phone, or are issued with a new one, you can restore your contacts, photos and information with a simple mouse click.
  • Device Location – if you loose or misplace your phone, and who hasn’t had that moment of panic at least once. Then Lookout Mobile Security can:-
    • Locate your phone for you, it will even display the location on Google Maps
    • Make your phone Scream, so you can find it in a crowded office
    • Lock your phone, so no one can get at your data
    • Delete your Data – last resort, but it will make sure that no one else can get at your private information
  • Remote Control

I have been using Lookout Mobile Security on my Android powered HTC Desire Z for a while now and have been very impressed with both the functionality and its light footprint.

Lookout – Mobile Security is highly recomended for all users of Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry. Go to www.mylookout.com and you can download your Free copy of the Mobile Security application direct from Lookout.