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Internet Security Articles

Internet Security Articles

Free Spyware Removal It's Not As Easy As It Sounds

Nobody wants to pay to remove spyware. At the very least, I don't. The blasted stuff shouldn't be on my computer anyway, so what ever would make me want to shell out cash to get rid of something that I shouldn't have in the first place?

Do You Know What your Kids Are Doing Online?

It's a sad statistic, but hundreds of unsuspecting kids are lured away from home every year by strangers they meet in online chat rooms.

Spyware is Not Like a Nosy Neighbor

Remember the television show about the nosy neighbor Mrs. Kravitz always peeking out her window or over the fence, sometimes even knocking on the door just to find out what was going on in her neighborhood? If you don't wait a month or so and the DVD or the movie will be out. Let's move on.

5 Tips For An Unbreakable Password

Despite the current wave of identity theft and corporate security breaches it's amazing how very few people treat their passwords with any level of seriousness. Most computers users, both at home and in the office, see passwords as a nuisance and therefore make them as easy to remember as possible. This can be a catastrophic mistake.

Reporting Internet Scams

When it comes to reporting Internet scams most of us either don't have a clue who to contact or just ignore them in our email. But according to an FBI report in December 2004, nearly ten million people last year didn't ignore them and fell for the latest Internet scams. The money those victims lost totaled nearly $5 billion.

Spyware – Your Web Browser is the Culprit!

My first experience with a spyware BHO based infection was several months ago. I had gone through all of the usual steps with the client’s machine to clean it. Ad-Aware was run, Spybot: Search and Destroy was as well. Nothing looked suspicious in the system’s startup. All appeared well, but it wasn’t.

Three pronged Trojan Attack Threatens Security on the Internet

Glieder (Win32.Glieder.AK), Fantibag (Win32.Fantibag.A) and Mitglieder (Win32.Mitglieder.CT) are not names of a modern day version of The Three Musketeers. These are Trojans engineered for a hacker attack that will infect computers and open them for use in further attacks.

3 Steps to Ending Scams and Virus Problems

Watching how the traditional media covers the latest virus or scam would make one think we are all innocent victims and it is the “evil Internet” at work once again. News flash! Innocent? More like uninformed. Victim? In many cases add the word “willing.” The media’s point of view and how they choose to portray these occurrences always makes me chuckle.

What is Hacking? Are You a Hacker?

WHAT IS HACKING? Hacking, sometimes known as “computer crime” has only recently been taken very seriously. The activities undertaken by the real hackers have been criminalized and they are now being legally persecuted on a scale disproportional to the actual threat they pose. For those who don't know better, a hacker, by wrong-definition, can be anything from a computer-user to someone who destroys everything they can get their evil terminals into. Real hackers ...

Protection for your PC - Painless and Free !

Painless (and FREE) P.C. Protection Viruses, Bugs, Worms, Dataminers, Spybots, and Trojan horses. The Internet is a veritable minefield of things that can invade your PC and affect it's Security and Performance. You can do something about it and you can do it FREE, using some or all of the following programs and tips.

Are You Safe Ordering Online?

Are You Safe Ordering Online? Even this day and age people are very insecure about ordering anything online. Even though many people order and give their credit card information over the phone they still are hesitant upon ordering online. This article will show you what to look for to see if it is safe to order online, the general process on how things are processed online, and the securities involved. Knowledge is the key for security and I want you to gain ...

Hourly security updates by MicroWorld Technologies Inc.

MicroWorld has recently announced that all its customers of eScan and MailScan range of software would now be provided with the latest antivirus signatures updates every hour to protect themselves from all kinds of virus attacks. Customers of eScan and MailScan range of software can now download the antivirus updates by the hour to protect themselves from virus attacks. Govind Rammurthy, CEO, MicroWorld, said, "Each year that has gone by has seen an increase in the number of virus ...

MicroWorld Antivirus (MWAV) Toolkit Utility.

MicroWorld Antivirus (MWAV) Toolkit Utility. The features of MWAV 1. New features to detect Porno Dialers, Adware, Spyware and Riskware. 2. MWAV can now updated itself automatically so that it can scan for all the new viruses 3. Facility to activate itself for removing/disinfecting worms and viruses 4. Facility to weed out worms that attach themselves to popular browsers like Internet Explorer that are not detected by popular antivirus products by using deep registry scanning AntiVirus ...

Enabling Sarbanes-Oxley Security Monitoring Compliance

A Hacker Inside Your Computer?

Imagine this nightmare scenario... You check your e-mail program and it reports your username and password as no longer valid. You call your Internet service provider (ISP) to discuss the problem and they tell you they turned off your account due to "abuse". "Abuse!" you cry to the customer service operator, "What are you talking about?" "Someone used your computer this past Saturday night in an attempt to hack into a government computer system. They made the attempt at 1:20 a.m. from your ...

The Permissive Environment is the Perpetrator

The Permissive Environment Is The Suspect... The permissive and participatory conduct which most employees take for granted,eventually escalates into the more serious assaultive behavior commonly referred to as employee on employee workplace violence starts with innuendos, a bad word, or simple jokes taken out of context or used to inflame another. Initiation of a proper and thorough investigation is possible under the auspices of a Threat Assessment Team. Banter between employees if ...

Workplace Security Plan: Does Your Company Have One?

The Consultant's Perspective... The threat of violence whether it emanates from a disgruntled employee or the threat of terrorism require both a concerted and an individual response. Terrorism in any form is terrorism. Having been exposed to the daily taunts, acts of intimidation, verbal threats of bodily harm are as debilitating psychologically as the blunt strike or the piercing bullet. Vigilance and security awareness makes for a good prescription. In previous writings, I've ...

How Much Money would it cost you to regain the use of your computer after a serious virus infection?

It cost one of our friends a whole lot of money, much aggravation and lost time, lost records, and a major inconvenience to recover from the havoc caused by the worms and viruses that had infiltrated their computer over a period of many months.

Workplace Security and Corporate Responsibility

1. The Security Consultant's Perspective... Workplace violence is a reality whether it happens at the warehouse, plant, parking lot, hospital or treatment center, and office or while sitting in your car taking notes. It should not be swept under the carpet. The average out of court civil suit settlement is in the range of $300,000 to $500,000; jury rendered verdicts awarding $1 Million dollars plus. A clear reporting system should be implemented and all employees should be trained ...

Protecting Yourself From Affiliate Link Thieves

So, you have worked really hard to build a fabulous affiliate site. You took the time to add your keywords and relevant information about the products. Your pages load quickly, and your site is even listed in the search engines for specified terms. You look at your stats, and you see a regular flow of traffic coming into your site. You get really excited! You log in to your affiliate program manager, and.... WHAMO! You have very few commissions from sales, and your click-throughs are extremely ...

Putting Workplace Violence In Perspective Following September 11, 2001...

The Security Consultant's Perspective... Putting the threat of violence and security in the workplace following September 11, 2001 in perspective has a broader meaning and greater appreciation. The price of Workplace Violence has a physical, emotional and financial toll on the victims, witnesses and the businesses. While worst-case scenarios are not the norm, incidents of assaults, homicides, threats and acts of sabotage are real in the typical workplace. However, the simple but ...

Putting the Threat of Workplace Violence In Perspective...

The Security Consultant's Perspective... Putting the threat of violence and security in the workplace following September 11, 2001 in perspective has a broader meaning and greater appreciation. The price of Workplace Violence has a physical, emotional and financial toll on the victims, witnesses and the businesses. While worst-case scenarios are not the norm, incidents of assaults, homicides, threats and acts of sabotage are real in the typical workplace. However, the simple but equally ...

Online Security while Traveling in the United States and Abroad

This interview in downloadable eBook form is with Victor K. Pryles, author of a fascinating book about saving money while traveling. Mr Pryles has put a unique slant on traveling cheaply, but comfortably. I wanted to know if he used a computer and how he protected his online security during his numerous travels.

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