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Report on Current Digital Data Securing
I write this because I notice that an explanation on certain crucial aspects of data or information securing, conveniently abstracted from other technical stuff such as encryption algorythms, seems to lack.
Let's Talk About Antivirus Software!
Nowadays more and more people are using a computer. A lot of them use it at their work place, but an increasing number of computer users have also discovered the need to have a computer at home. At the same time the number of Internet surfers increased. This is a good thing because people are realizing the advantages offered by the world of technology. As soon as they discover this, they start using computers and the Internet more and more, but at the same time not considering the threats ...
How Will Your Network Be Compromised?
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Is the Internet Insecure Because of You?
Long gone are the days that we could feel secure and know for certain that we had privacy. With the digital age upon us we can no longer be so sure that our privacy is secure. Recently Google has admitted their organisation holds user data indefinitely. This causes concerns as now we know Google has information on us that we do not want anyone to know about.
IPv6 Next Step In IP Security
IPv6, Introduction The high rate at wich the internet continualy evolves forced the Internet Engineering Task Force(IETF) to find IP solutions to handle the grouth. Designed to handle the fast paced growth of the Internet, the IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is the new version that will replace the widely used IPv4(Internet Protocol version 4) which is already obsolete. IPv6, Primary Benefits Two primary advantages of IPv6 are the support for stateless address auto ...
Web Browsing Collected Information
You may not realize it, but as you are surfing the web all sorts of details are being left behind about your computer and where you have been. Most of this information is used harmlessly in website statistics, but it could also be used to profile you, or identify you as a vulnerable target for an exploit.
It's War I Tell You!
There are ways to insure security though. You can get the Windows Update CD from Microsoft and install that before you get online, You can also get most Antivirus Definitions downloaded and save them to disk, then install those before you go online, (of course you have to be using that Product in the first place), and you can get Anti-Spyware on a disk and do the same. But how many people do that in their excitement to take their new computer out of the box and hook it and see what it will ...
Is Spyware Watching You?
Imagine my surprise when I received a phone call from a
friend who told me he'd been the victim of a "spyware"
attack that left him shaking at his loss of privacy.
SCAMS Â– Be Aware Â– And Report When Necessary
The Internet is a vast International Network of people and businesses – and a place where people can make a fairly decent living. However, it is also a place where certain unsavory characters can freely roam – to take your dollars and run. Scams – the human mind can be either pure or devious – and it is the devious mind that you have to look out for and be aware of at all time.
Mobile Search Engines: The Next Step in Mobile Adult Entertainment
Mobile Adult Entertainment market grows. The value of mobile adult content is expected to rise by more than 50 per cent to $990m in 2005, according to a report from Juniper Research. Is it really going to happen this way? Lack of quality mobile sites (for WAP and I-Mode) is seen with naked eye.
Firewalls :::: What They Are And Why You MUST Have One!
A firewall is a system or gateway that prevents unauthorized access to your computer or private network. It is usually the first line of defense in protecting your private information or data. A good firewall will help protect you from malicious attacks of spyware, adware, malware, worms, trojans, and hackers.
Three-pronged Trojan attack threatens security on the Internet.
Two is company. Three is a crowd. If one is not enough, use two, if two is not enough, use three. This is the credo behind the co-ordinated Trojan threat looming on the horizon. If you thought you've seen everything there was to see of virus threats, think again. Experts are saying this is "unprecedented", and could be the next big one.
Phishing, Fraudulent, and Malicious Websites
Whether we like it or not, we are all living in the Information Age. We have nothing left but adapt to rapidly developing information technology, no matter who we are and what we do for living.
Spyware Solution Probably Today's Biggest Computer Problem.
You Suffer Without Knowing Your PC is Infected!
"The effects can be devastating...and very costly."
"Probably the biggest problem PC User's
are experiencing right now." Symptoms PC runs very slowly for no apparent reason.
It is difficult to access the Internet.
Bandwidth seems to be reduced.
Unwanted popup ads and often when you are not even surfing the web.
Changed Internet Explorer home page, (known ...
9 Things to Look for when Considering Data Backup Solutions
It's one thing to loose data and money because of hackers and thieves of various kinds; it's a different thing again when it's because you didn't back up your data properly or not at all. Value you data! Whether it's that critical business document, your thesis, your website or your home accounts and precious photo's.
Mail Forwarding Why Would You Do It?
First of all we need to get some terms stated. I have been in the business for just over two years and there is still some confusion over the topic.
Identity Theft 10 Simple Ways to Protect Your Good Name!
Identity Theft is one of the most serious problems facing
Internet users. Identity Theft is exactly as the name states
-- someone steals your Identity and commits fraud in your name.
It can result in untold financial and legal problems that may
literally ruin your peace of mind and/or your life. Someone
gaining control of your most personal details can reck havoc
and result in dire consequences for you and your family.
Sarbanes Oxley: A Cross Industry Email Compliance Challenge
Is your enterprise following the rules? The bulk of financial information in many companies is created, stored and transmitted electronically, maintained by IT and controlled via information integrity procedures and practices. For these reasons, compliance with federal requirements such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) is heavily dependent on IT. Companies that must comply with SOX are U.S. public companies, foreign filers in U.S. markets and privately held companies with public ...
Why Corporations Need to Worry About Phishing
Phishing is a relatively new form of online fraud that focuses on fooling the victim into providing sensitive financial or personal information to a bogus website that bears a significant resemblance to a tried and true online brand. Typically, the victim provides information into a form on the imposter site, which then relays the information to the fraudster.
Make Money Online Latest Scam Disclosed
Before we start, I want to make it clear that this article is about scammers that affect people who make money online by selling digital products, like e-books, software, etc. and have a refund policy, because we have a rather long way until the end and, if you are selling physical product or you money online through affiliate programs that don't involve a refund policy it's probably just a waste of time.
Make Money Online Defend Against The Latest Scam
First, let's do a little recap'. As I stated in the first part of the article, "Make Money Online - The Latest Scam Disclosed", "refund policy scammers" affect the websites that make money online by selling digital products by buying the product and asking for refunds, while keeping the product.
Ransom Trojan Uses Cryptography for Malicious Purpose
Every day millions of people go online to find information, to do business, to have a good time. Alas, some people go there to commit crimes as well. Though crimes have been committed via the Internet almost from its very launch, now cybercriminals have become dangerous as never before.
Crack The Code That's A Direct Challenge
I Challenge You To Crack The Code
I had quite an interesting experience recently. I was hired
by a company to perform a vulnerability assessment and
penetration test on their network. During the initial
meeting, one of the key technical staff presented me with a
challenge; He handed over the NTLM hash of the domain
Administrator account and challenged me to decipher it.
He explained that the complexity and length of the password
Phishing: An Interesting Twist On A Common Scam
After Two Security Assessments I Must Be Secure, Right?
Imagine you are the CIO of a national financial institution
and you've recently deployed a state of the art online
transaction service for your customers. To make sure your
company's network perimeter is secure, you executed two
external security assessments and penetration tests. When
the final report came in, your company was given a clean
bill of health. At first, you felt ...
Firewalls: What They Are And Why You MUST Have One!
A firewall is a system or gateway that prevents unauthorized access to
your computer or private network. It is usually the first line of defense
in protecting your private information or data. A good firewall will help
protect you from malicious attacks of spyware, adware, malware, worms,
trojans, and hackers.
Spyware Attacks! Windows Safe Mode is No Longer Safe
Many of us have run into an annoying and time-consuming error. With your machine running goofey you decide to run a scan for trojans and spyware. Following the scan, which usually takes fourty minutes or longer if you scan the entire system, you are hit with the "access denied" error. Frustrating, for sure, but being the savvy computer user that you are you decide to boot to safe mode to take care of the issue. No spyware can load when booted to safe mode, right?