Internet

Internet | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

free wi-fi

How 'free' Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location even when you aren't connected

Some free Wi-Fi hotspots are tracking the locations of users who've signed on even if they're no longer connected. PCWorld investigates how this happens.

arrows laptop upward outward vectors

Why Microsoft and Google love progressive web apps

Microsoft wants everything to run on Windows. Google wants everything to run on the web. (And what does Apple want?)

ipsecurity protocols network security vpn3

ICANN’s internet DNS security upgrade apparently goes off without a glitch

The KSK rollover involved generating a new cryptographic public and private key pair and distributing the new public component to parties who operate validating resolvers, according to ICANN. Such resolvers run software that converts...

hand holding paper cloud for google cloud logo

What is sql injection? How SQLi attacks work and how to prevent them

SQL injection is a type of attack that can give an adversary complete control over your web application database by inserting arbitrary SQL code into a database query.

ipv6 new IP

What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

IPv6 has been in the works since 1998 to address the shortfall of IP addresses available under Ipv4, yet despite its efficiency and security advantages, adoption is still slow.

chrome 69 login
Updated

Google promises a fix for Chrome's auto account-sign-in snafu, but you can stop it right now

Chrome 69 looks like it logs you in to the Chrome browser when you sign in to a Google Web service. It may be a big misunderstanding, but here's a way to help you to be sure.

google search bar

Google's new search features tap AI to make your Android phone and PC even smarter

As Google celebrates its 20th anniversary as a search engine, it lays out several fundamental changes to how you'll search using Google, especially on mobile phones.

1 network internet connected grid earth power satellite view

ICANN sets plan to reinforce internet DNS security

ICANN has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS).

180853 indianapolis 5g 3

Verizon could provide the first 5G home Internet service in the United States, coming in October

Verizon is set to launch the first 5G wireless home Internet service in the United States on October 1 in four cities across the United States.

p1200604

AT&T reveals what cities will get 5G wireless in 2018 and 2019

At its Spark conference in San Francisco on Monday, AT&T offered an update on its 5G deployment plans for the next two years.

comment troll thinkstock

Social media and trolls: The end is near

A new service uses NFC and blockchain to end trolling forever. (And just in time.)

google search2

What is a search engine, anyway?

If you think a search engine exists as an index to the internet, it’s time to update your thinking.

1 network internet connected grid earth power satellite view

Can the internet crash? How the unthinkable could happen

If the dark day comes when the internet does experience a global crash, the thing that takes it down will be, almost by definition, the thing we didn't see coming.

Microsoft Bing spotlight news mp space force

Microsoft shines a 'spotlight' on Bing news searches to add more context

Certain searches using Microsoft's Bing search engine will generate a spotlight that includes a timeline and multiple perspectives from web-based sources.

7 safe browswer search legitimate url domains surfing the internet

Why abandoned domain names are so dangerous

Abandoned domain names are low-hanging fruit for attackers, who can use them to access sensitive email or customer data.

microsoft bing primary
Updated

Searching for Bing: How Microsoft's search engine has lost its way

Though Microsoft Bing continues to gain share in search, here are several reasons for choosing Google instead as your preferred search engine. Microsoft, of course, has other ideas.

mozilla firefox primary

Mozilla sets termination date for Firefox's legacy add-ons

The company will stop supporting Firefox ESR 52, the final release that is compatible with legacy add-ons, in two weeks.

abstract digital network mapping

DHCP defined and how it works

Dynamic host configuration protocol simplifies and improves the accuracy of IP addressing but can raise security concerns

ip dhcp network internet

Why DHCP's days might be numbered

Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) still assigns dynamic addresses for IPv4 networks, but two newer protocols – SLAAC and DHCPv6 – are vying to do the job for IPv6.

mozilla firefox primary

Mozilla tests Firefox add-on that steers users toward serendipity

The new 'Advance' add-on takes into account a user's browsing history to recommend other sites to explore.

Load More