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Internet Security Articles

Internet Security Articles

Delete Index.dat Files

What are Index.dat files? Index.dat files are used by Internet Explorer and Windows to store history, Internet cache, cookies, UserData records and other information about what you have done in Internet or in your PC. Although some of their functions are useful, they are dangerous privacy threat - any person with even little knowledge about index.dat files locations and structure can see history of almost all of your computer activities. Index.dat files are not the only ...

Cyber Crimes And Solutions

We are currently living in Cyber age, where Internet and computers have major impacts on our way of living, social life and the way we conduct businesses. The usage of information technology has posed great security challenges and ethical questions in front of us. Just as every thing has positives and negatives, usage of information technology is beneficial as well as insecure.

Computer Security Tips for Privacy and Identity Protection

Anti spyware software, anti virus software, and a good personal firewall provide the best protection against the majority of internet security threats that exist today. Although everyone using the internet should be using these products, I find that most casual internet users are only running an antivirus program. Without the added protection of a software firewall and anti spyware software, there are still some things you can do to help ensure your personal information doesn’t get ...

Internet Safety - The Missing Link

May 22, 2006, the 109th Congress 2nd session declared June as Internet Safety Month. Recently, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Cox Communication released a highly disturbing survey of youth between 13 and 17 years old about their use of the Internet.

Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Security Tips - Why Your Data Isn't Secure and What You Can Do About It

As more people acquire laptops and begin making use of public Wi-Fi hotspots, hackers are able to easily exploit vast security vulnerabilities inherent in most public hotspot deployments. What follows are four specific security vulnerabilities along with our "best practice" recommendations to overcome them.

Protecting Yourself Online...How?

It seems like everyday, we hear horror stories about someone who purchased something online and now is haunted by unauthorized transactions being applied to their card. Many people see this as being an "Internet problem", unfortunately, that is not true. Unscrupulous people waiting to take advantage are everywhere. As consumers, we all need to be more attentive to our personal business, more so now, that we are using our credit and debit cards regularly and frequently online and off.

Marketing Expert Asks: How Important Is Privacy To You?

Increasingly, employment recruiters are screening out job applicants after Googling them. Information hunters are finding oodles of self-incriminating stuff on just about every college student they research. Many applicants openly discuss their predilections for boozing, doing drugs, engaging in wild sex, and in scamming the authorities in various ways. Using their real names, these tell-all tattlers are screwing up their chances of getting hired at most firms.It makes you wonder ...

302 Hijacking: Is Your Site Safe?

I was absolutely floored; I was Googling my Wedding Directory site using the and I found six other websites that showed up in the results as being part of my site.

My Identity Was Stolen Because Of Someone Else's Mistake

Giving Total Strangers Your Personal Information ---------------------------- How often would you say you trust total strangers with some of your most confidential information? I think I can answer this question for just about everyone. The answer is, nearly everyday. To illustrate this, I recently made a list of people or organizations that I have provided the following information to;

Are You Going to Start Your Website? Be Prepared Against SQL Injection Attacks

Rajesh came to me running. He was desperate. "What happened?" I asked. "All is lost and I do not know what has happened!!" he replied. When pressed he told me the whole story.

A Guide to Internet Cookies

There are a lot of misconceptions and fear out there about these things called ‘Cookies’. This week, I’ll try to clear up some of the confusion that might be out there and settle some fears. You may suddenly find yourself wondering if I am now writing a cooking article instead of my usual ‘Tech Tips’. I assure you that I would never try to tell anyone how to make kool-aid, much less actually cook something… No, cookies are indeed technical, and they serve a wonderful (and ...

Internet Threats: As Sure as Death, More Expensive than Taxes

Sometimes people don't implement adequate Internet security solutions because they don't want to spend the money it would take to be safe.

The Web Browser is Essential to Your Computer's Security

For most people, the web browser is central to what you do on your computer. Companies are increasingly putting more and more services on the web and are encouraging their customers online. Securing your web browser is a vital part of surfing the web safely and keeping your computer free of viruses, spyware and other threats.

Get Rich Quick Scams Revealed!

Read this special article before you consider joining or paying for a “Get Rich Quick Program”

Gone Phishing

Believe it or not, there are rascals inhabiting this very planet, their consequence emanates from under the woodwork everywhere, and arrives without warning at your inbox.

Malicious Software, a Problem at a Deeper Level

How do you get a cold? You get exposed to a germ, right? This may be a very simplified explanation of getting a cold, but the basic principle is the same when it comes to malicious software. We all know what malicious software is, it is a program that does unwanted and in many cases destructive things on your computer. Typical examples of malicious software are viruses, spyware and ad-ware. You have to expose your computer to a malicious program to get infected by it. This can happen in many ...

Ivory Coast Million Heiress

If it all smells quite fishy, what if it was true? How does a desperate heiress find a foreign guardian who will hold her fortune for her and help her invest it wisely? My heiress found me from a profile on an online dating site. My profile said I was a loving, caring man. Exactly what Monica’s dying father told her to find to help her start a new life.

The Hidden Dangers of Adware

Adware in the purest sense of the word is not a dangerous thing, designed only to display targeted advertising to you while browsing the internet. It was originally developed by marketers to be non intrusive and use very little system resources. You can easily recognize adware by the display of pop up advertisements on your computer screen, often appearing when you perform searches or land on different websites.

New Spyware Threat Costs People Big Money

A new Spyware infection was discovered this morning by the Schrock Innovations research department called MoviePass. Internet users intentionally or unintentionally install the MoviePass software on their computers while attempting to download music or movies from the Internet. Once the free trial software expires, MoviePass demands $29.99 a month from unsuspecting victims. Those who refuse to pay can be slapped with a $359.88 bill and a damaged credit report.

Condoms for Your PC

Well, maybe you won't really put a condom on your PC, but what you do need is good protection. Today, that means a firewall, an anti-virus product, and an anti-spyware product. You need to have them in place and you need to keep them up-to-date. For anti-virus and anti-spyware products, keeping them both up-to-date is nearly as important as frequent scanning with them. Since we don't know what new viruses and spyware are lurking until they are created, the companies with ...

Online Shopping Fraud Prevention Tips

Nervous about shopping online because of concerns about credit card fraud? Here are a few tips to help you shop wisely and protect yourself:

Undisclosed Security Issues with Merchant Accounts

Anyone trying to make money on the internet will find it necessary to possess an account with one or more merchant providers. While in the information given to potential investors or online buyers is to brag wholeheartedly about the level of encryption used to keep their information safe, one e-mail I received in the course of running my website suggests a different story.

Missed Packets: The Enemy of Your AUP

When it comes to defending the integrity and reputation of a corporation, one of the primary lines of defense will be your Acceptable Use Protocols (AUP). The diligence and attention you dedicate to your AUP, however, can be completely sidestepped by just one missed packet. So how can you remain vigilant, defend your AUP and enforce it without missing a packet?

Security Tips for your Website

Believe it or not, a total of seventy five percent attacks are done in cyber space. All such attacks are targeted to infiltrate web site shopping-carts, log-in pages, forms, as well as web site content.

How To Protect Your Download Directories And Download Links

In the digital age more and more people have taken to selling digital products such as software, pictures, music files and e-Books over the Internet. Many of these people sell such products on their own website, once a customer has purchased the product they will be given a download link so they can download their purchase.

Fraud-Proof Your Online Business

I know a business that had their website hacked, their entire customer database hijacked, and thousands of customer credit card numbers stolen at the same time.

Your Next PR Nightmare Could Be Only a Click Away

In the age of Enron and failed intelligence, scandals remain the rage of the front page. Companies want to see positive spin and not scandal related material published. Imagine for a moment the educational software site where employees are identified as regular visitors to pornography websites. The effect to such a company’s image could be devastating.

Erase Browser History to Protect Your Privacy and Your Computer

Internet browsers keep track of your file downloads as well as your web browsing history. It is good practice to erase this history regularly, both to protect your computer's health and to protect your privacy.

Fraud Proof Your Online Business

I know a business that had their website hacked, their entire customer database hijacked, and thousands of customer credit card numbers stolen at the same time.

Internet Explorer - Time to Dump It!

Are you still using Internet Explorer? Did you know that it is very vulnerable to computer virus attacks? Did you also know that there are free alternatives to Internet Explorer that are not only safer, but have more and better features?

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