Feb.15th.2022

Latest technology news February 15th, 2022

Latest technology news February 15th, 2022

8P-Design presents its selection of articles on the latest digital news:

NFT: Complete guide to buying and selling

A new phenomenon has taken the web by storm in the last few weeks: NFTs. NFT or non-fungible token, designs a digital file to which a digital certificate of authenticity has been attached. It's therefore possible to buy them and resell them for a profit.

If you're a little confused by this new form of crypto, the Moderator's Blog has created a guide to teach you all about NFTs: What they are, how to buy them and how to sell them. For more information on this phenomenon, see the full Moderator Blog post.

Original title: Guide: how to buy and sell NFT- Moderator's Blog
Information: English, NFT, February 2nd, 2022

Increase of cyberattacks in 2021 in Canada

In 2021, Canada experienced a large increase of cyberattacks. Indeed, more than a quarter of businesses reported being victims of cyberattacks. In addition, only 40% of these companies plan to offer training for this purpose to their employees.

Some research shows that the rise in popularity of remote working has had a great impact on the number of cyberattacks. For more information on these cyberattacks, see the La Presse article.

Original title: Le quart des entreprises ont été victimes d’une cyberattaque - La Presse
Informations: French, Cyberattaque, February 7th, 2022

Twitter: New “Article” option might be coming soon 

Twitter has been undergoing a major overhaul recently, the social network has added several new features to their platform over the past few months. Their newest feature: an article option for tweets.

Indeed, they are currently testing to give users the option to post longer tweets. This is rumored to allow users to post the equivalent of blog posts to their account.

For more information on this twitter novelty, see the Social Media Today article.

Original title: Twitter Tests New 'Articles' Option, Potentially Enabling Long-Form Posts in the App - Social Media Today
Informations: English, Twitter, February 2nd, 2022

Acronis True Image: Safely back up your files

We know the importance of backing up your files securely. The most popular ways to do this are USB sticks, cloud, and external hard drives. However, the Journal Métro offers you a new way of doing things: Acronis True Image.

This software makes it possible to make a copy of all your important files so that you never have to worry about losing your documents. For more information on this software, see the Journal Métro article.

Original title: Créez des sauvegardes sécurisées de vos fichiers importants avec ce logiciel - Journal Métro
Informations: French, Security, February 2nd, 2022

LinkedIn: What to do with connection requests from strangers

We have all experienced it, it's very common to receive connection requests from people we don't know on LinkedIn. Since it's a networking platform, it's relevant to ask whether we should accept those connections or not.

This is the question that Social Media Today asks themselves in their latest article. For more information on what you should do, check out the full article on their website!

Original title Should You Accept All Connection Requests on LinkedIn? - Social Media Today
Informations: English, Linkedin, January 31st, 2022

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