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Internet Security Articles

Internet Security Articles





Securing your Computer to Keep Up with Internet Threats

When spyware invades a computer system it monitors, records and sends out to intruders information on your computer usage and internet habits and it can possibly detect private banking and security information which could result in identity theft. Computers are easily infected with spyware while users click around online or download freeware. The Norton Internet Security Professional software is one of the top rated computer security tools for its ability to detect and fix viruses, Trojan ...


Phishing Based Scams: A Couple of New Ones

Phishing in its "classic" variant is relatively well-known. Actually, 43.4 % of adults have already been contacted by phishers, says the survey released on May, 17 by First Data Corp.


How to Prevent Online Identity Theft

Identity theft rates one of the fastest growing crimes in mAmerica today and the Internet can make it even easier for some criminals to take your good name and drag it through the mud.


Computer Hacks - Quacks Looking for Cracks

Who are these people? If they were profiled by the FBI or some law enforcement agency what would the profile look like? What age group would they fall into and what sort of background would they come from?


Computer Viruses, Worms, and Hoaxes

In recent days, I was one of the unfortunate persons to receive the "Mydoom" worm emails. Not just one, but at least forty appeared in my popserver mailbox. As frustrating as it was deleting all of these nasty little boogers, I realized that some of these "worm" emails even came from persons I knew - or so I thought I knew.


How Free Scripts Can Create Security Problems

With the Internet entering our lives in such an explosive manner, it was inevitable that Internet security issues would follow as well. While credit card frauds are an offline security problem that has been carried over to the Internet as well, spamming and phishing are uniquely Internet security hazards.


Is Your Email Private? Part 1 of 3

In a word, no - an email message has always been nothing more than a simple text message sent unencrypted to a recipient we choose. So all the email that we so blithely send all over the Internet everyday is neither private nor secure. Every birthday greeting or Dear John email, every complaint, rant or verbal purge we may have sent to our employers, credit companies, congressman or customer service rep is subject to delivery errors or outright interception.


Computer Viruses, Worms and Hoaxes

In recent days, I was one of the unfortunate persons to receive the "Mydoom" worm emails. Not just one, but at least forty appeared in my popserver mailbox. As frustrating as it was deleting all of these nasty little boogers, I realized that some of these "worm" emails even came from persons I knew - or so I thought I knew.


Cybercriminals' Trick: Targeted Trojan Containing Emails

Threats we ordinary Web users face online leave us no choice but learn. Haven't you noticed how many new things you learned lately? We are much better informed about malicious programs than just a year ago.


The Attack of the Advertiser Spy Mother Spy

The menacing campaigns that drive the corporate spyware and adware market is developing way out of hand. Who are these companies and how do they get away with it? They are costing computer users millions with their sneakware system of promotional crap!


Secure Your PC From Hackers, Viruses, and Trojans

Viruses, Trojans and Spyware: Protecting yourself. No user on the internet is safe from assault. Viruses, Trojans and Spyware can all effect your computer by placing annoying ads, tracking your credit card numbers, or even slow it down to a certain extent it is deemed no longer usable. By following through these simple steps, you can help protect yourself from the internet. High CPU Usage: If your computer seems to be slower than usual, it is very likely that you have been ...


The Unavoidable Spyware Threats

Spyware and adware are used for advertising purposes for companies to collect data about users and send out annoying advertisements. Adware is used on banner ads in exchange for part of the revenue from sales but often time, along with adware, spyware is also installed. The downloads that allow spyware to be installed do so by notifying users in the long user agreement that most everyone ignores.


Securing Your Accounts With Well-Crafted Passwords

In the past I’ve never really paid much attention to security issues when it comes to user names and passwords. Frankly I figured it was all a lot of overblown hype. This led to an unfortunate incident that involved my website being attacked, apparently by a skillful youth with a propensity for mischief.


7 Ways to Spot a PayPal Scam E Mail

Paypal is a great site and is used by many to send and receive money. Unfortunately some dishonest people are using the Popularity of Paypal to line their own pockets with gold at the expense of unsuspecting Pay Pal members. These paypal Scam Artists will try to get your Paypal ID and password so they can Login then Clean out your Paypal Account of all funds. Paypal is fully aware of this problem and is doing everything possible to stop this. Unfortunately if someone logs into an ...


From Spyware with love!

Its late. You've been scouring the web for that perfect present for your Aunt Bess in Idaho. You finally find it at presents4aunties.com. The site looks a lil rough on the edges, weird colors and such. But they have that gift you know will make Aunt Bess add you to her will. You purchase the gift, log off and head to bed. Tired but happy.


Website Security - Creating a Bulletproof Site in 5 Easy Steps

When it comes to a secure website and passwords it is all in your hands to create a password that a hacker simply cannot crack. However, this will require that you be creative and use everything at your fingertips to create the strongest password possible for a secure web site.


Email Scams – Ten Simple Steps To Avoiding Them

According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) email scams also known as phishing attacks claim more than 2,000 victims each day from more than 75 million phishing emails that are sent each day. The APWG also claims that these email scams steal close to $1 billion a year from its victims.


Internet Scams: Don't be a Victim

As the number of people using the Internet as an integral part of their daily life grows, it is inevitable that the number of Internet Scams will grow. Unfortunately there are many forms of scams but in this article we will look at three of the most prominent.


How To Cover Your Tracks On The Internet

Every single time you access a website, you leave tracks. Tracks that others can access. If you don't like the idea, find out what software can help you cover them.


Is Your Music Player Spying On You?

In today's times spyware is a very serious issue and all computer users should be aware of the possible damage it can cause. It is estimated by well known industry insiders that nearly 90% of all computers are infected with some kind of spyware. This no surprise as spyware programs can be highly contagious and spread from computer to computer via emails and network exchanges rapidly.


Internet Identity Theft How You Can Shield Yourself

With the advent of the World Wide Web, a whole new breed of criminals have surfaced, posing threats to more than just our material assets, but also to our very identities. Although there are a number of effective methods for protecting yourself from internet identity theft, not everyone takes the necessary steps to initiate such a plan. By tightening up your own personal security measures, you’ll be far safer when you go online, and much less likely to become just another victim in the ...


The Important Steps To Protect Your Kids on the Internet

Internet is the ocean of knowledge. In this ocean you will find beautiful pearls of knowledge. Also you must not forget the lethal sharks (x rated sites) in this ocean, especially when you allow your innocent children to surf on it. The children are more vulnerable when they are using the Internet without close vigil of their parents.


Breaking Into Your PC: News...

You'd better learn news from media, not from emails, security experts warn us users again.


Website Security Creating a Bulletproof Site in 5 Easy Steps

When it comes to a secure website and passwords it is all in your hands to create a password that a hacker simply cannot crack. However, this will require that you be creative and use everything at your fingertips to create the strongest password possible for a secure web site.


Site Defacements

A valid fear every webmaster faces is the defacement of their site. According to the Computer Security Institute (CSI), 2005 Computer Crime and Security Survey, web site defacements are the “fastest-growing” area of incident. A check of Zone-H.org seems to validate the finding with a display of over 750 sites defacement for a single date (8/15/2005).


A New Low

A new variation of the Nigerian Scam theme The scam artists are employing the Nigerian Scam to fleece unwary sellers who advertise pets for sale.


Preventative Measures For Credit Card Fraud?

If you’ve ever been the victim of credit card fraud, then you know just how traumatic it can be. What’s more, if not detected early enough, it could leave bad marks on your credit report that could haunt you for years. The most commonly thought of credit card fraud is when your wallet or purse is stolen, and the thief uses your credit cards to make unauthorized purchases.


Four Easy Ways To Prevent Spyware

How would you like to prevent spyware and adware from getting into your computer? You need to stop adware and spyware before it gets into your files. That way you're protecting your private information such as passwords, credit card numbers and other documents that you don't want to share with anyone.


Pharming - Another New Scam

Pharming is one of the latest online scams and rapidly growing threat that has been showing up on the Internet. It's a new way for criminals to try to get into your computer so they can steal your personal data.


Identity Theft: Oh No. Not Them

You'll never hear the end of it if you decide to press charges. And besides you're not even sure you really want to do that. They might pay you back the money. Not. The burden is on you to sort this mess out and the worst part is once a relative or friend steals your identity, it's almost impossible to trust them again.



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