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Internet Security Articles

Internet Security Articles





The Top Twelve Threats No Computer User Should Ignore

The internet is undoubtedly a fantastic resource for families and offers a rich vein of educational content.


Everything You Need To Know About Spyware and Malware

You are at your computer, checking out software on EBay. The computer is really sluggish, and you are not running anything else. You click on a link, and BLAM you are redirected to a search page you’ve never heard of and the “back” button won’t work.


Don't Allow Hackers to Take Out Money from Your Bank Account

If you know what is the 'Fishing' then it's very easy to understand the definition of 'Phishing'. Just replace letter 'F' from the word Fishing with 'Ph'. Yes I am not joking. I mean it! Phishing is higher level of spam. Phishing is nothing but fishing in the sea of Internet. The victimized Net users are the fishes hooked by the hackers.


Adware and Spyware: The Problems and Their Solutions

The Threat 10 years ago you could probably have run no Internet security applications and still have come out after a browse of the Internet with a virus and malware free computer, but this situation is no longer apparent. Several years ago, before I knew of the dangers of the Internet, I had absolutely no spyware or adware protection. After about 3 months of heavy Internet browsing, I decided to install Adaware Personal Edition and Spybot Search & Destroy, and after 1 scan ...


Virus and Adware Fix them Both!

We all get the odd virus now and then, but sometimes that one virus could cause so many problems. In this article I shall be going though just some of the problems that these virus software programs can do, and how to fix them.


Remote Deployment of Surveillance Spyware Software

Contrary to popular belief computer users are at a great risk of being invaded by spyware and other surveillance software from remote areas. Normally, people were unconcerned with surveillance software because it was assumed it could only be installed with physical access. Several surveillance software and spyware providers are now advertising remote deployment software that can be installed from any computer anywhere and the information collected from the subject is sent back to the ...


Shop: Is Shopping Online Secure?

Is shopping online becoming popular and safe enough for you and I to do the vast majority of our shopping on the Internet?


Lottery Scam, What It is and how to Avoid It?

Internet scams and frauds are on the rise! The quantity of scam emails with various fraud schemes any email account receives today is simply overwhelming! There is this infamous Nigerian 419 scam, which is by far the most widely circulated one. I wrote about it in one of our ezine articles not long ago. You can read about it here! And there are many other scams like Lottery, Letter of Credit, money transfer, black money conversion, real estate, fraudulent order and the list goes on ...


How to Get Rid of New Sobig.F Virus?

As you know, this time the virus under the name Sobig.F has wreaked quite havoc! No doubt, many of us have suffered from this recent virus outbreak.


Remove Rogue Desktop Icons Created By Spyware

If you have used a Windows machine for a while, whether it's Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, you're sure to have noticed desktop icons appearing from out of nowhere. How can icons mysteriously emerge on your Windows desktop?


The 5 Critical Steps to Protecting Your Computer on the Internet

Spyware, viruses and worms... oh my! If you are connected to the internet, you need to make sure you get your computer set up properly if you want to avoid problems down the road. With all the viruses, spyware and other threats on the internet today, no computer should be set up without the proper protection. And that protection needs to be in place as soon after you hook up your new machine as possible. The following five steps will make your computer a much ...


If You Steal It, They May Come!

Business on the internet is getting down right shameless. This week, my email box was literally filled with hype, overly inflated promises, phish mail, scams, ezines I did not order, and about 14 viagra gimmicks. This makes you wonder what your going to get if you click in the wrong place. What’s worse is you may get the same thing several times from different people.


Why Malicious Programs Spread So Quickly?

It seems that nowadays cybercriminals prefer cash to fun. That is why malicious programs of various kinds (viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc.) are very often aimed at stealing valuable -- in a direct sense of this word -- private and financial information. When written, these programs are spread all over the Web.


5 Critical Steps to Protecting Your Computer on the Internet

Spyware, viruses and worms... oh my! If you are connected to the internet, you need to make sure you get your computer set up properly if you want to avoid problems down the road. With all the viruses, spyware and other threats on the internet today, no computer should be set up without the proper protection. And that protection needs to be in place as soon after you hook up your new machine as possible. The following five steps will make your computer a much harder target for threats. You ...


Phishing – Its Signs and Your Options

Phishing is the act of some individual sending an email to a user in an attempt to scam the user to release personal information. Is it easy to determine if it’s a scam? Sometimes – but not always. I hope to give you enough examples and information to help you to safeguard yourself from these unsavory individuals.


Web Conferencing Readers So What Do We Do with the PAYPAL SPAMMER

From: “Paypal Security” Subject: New Security Requirements Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 19:20:51 -0800


Viruses and Worms: The Problems and Their Solutions

History and Background The virus was one of the first ever threats to computer security. It brought a whole new fear upon computer users. Bugs and glitches could cause damage unintentionally, but a virus created havoc intentionally, and therefore often caused much more damage then just glitches in software. Technically a virus must be in a host file and spread manually by people, versus a worm which spreads by an automated process and doesn't require a host file, but we will ...


Firewall Protection Does Your Firewall Do This?

The first thing people think about when defending their computers and networks is an up-to-date antivirus program. Without this most basic protection, your computer will get a virus, which could just slow it down or potentially bring the pc to a complete standstill!


Ok, you've got a puter, and you get online.

Recently a wave of information has surfaced about Search Engine Security Holes, Browser Vunerabilities, redirection to malicious Websites, even Online Extortion Scams. Adware, Malware, Spyware Oh My !


It's War I Tell You!

As you may or may not know, a new computer is extremely vulnerable when you first get online with it. There are ways to insure security though. You can get the Windows Update CD from Microsoft and install that before you get online.


Spyware, this time it’s personal!

First the basic definition of Spyware: It is a type of software which is installed onto your computer without your permission... It can log your keystrokes, which websites you visit, read you email, and even prowl your hard drives. At some point in time, it transmits its harvested information to the owner. Transmitting this data can slow your computers resources which can result in programs taking longer to load, make for longer waits for WebPages to load, and even complete system failures can ...


The never ending Spyware......story

It’s been with us since 1993, it’s gotten more intrusive, more complicated. It’s created a whole ecosystem, so to speak. A person sits somewhere, writing a new virus, a new application of Spyware. It is put onto the Internet and Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware vendors begin to develop definitions to combat it, maybe even to stop it permanently. These fixes are incorporated into the new versions of the software they sell, or distribute as freeware. Existing companies, businesses, and users ...


A Personal Experience with Identity Theft

Some months ago, before there was much publicity regarding phishing and identity theft, I became a victim. My first inkling that I’d been scammed came from a telephone call from my bank asking if I had been to Italy or Roumania. Of course I had not. I was informed by the bank that a number of charges for hotel bills and cash withdrawals had been made from my account. Thieves had made a counterfeit Debit Card with which to rifle my account.


Good News / Bad News of Computer Security from a Keen Non-Techie.

First for the Bad News: There are many risks attached to connecting to the Internet. The only way to keep one hundred percent safe is by not connecting! But who wants to do that especially if one’s in business? It is a fact that when you connect to the Internet you will be wide open to attacks. In essence you open up a highway that connects you to it and it to you. Thus anyone on the Net can come directly to your computer. With some trickery and exploitation of the trade, vulnerabilities ...


Watch out for spyware programs that slow down your computer system

collects information from your PC and sends it to another party. The most dangerous types of Spyware programs copies personal information that you would not share with anyone such as passwords, files and credit card numbers.


Internet Small Business and Fraud

Be careful of sites that promise to send you “instant pins”. These companies usually have lax credit card security and can afford customer charge backs from fraudulent transactions. Instant gratification, so coveted by our lifestyles, is something to be very wary of in the realm of online business.


Identity Theft – Beware of Phishing Attacks!

“Dear Bank of the West customer”, the message begins. I’ve just received an e-mail message, purportedly from the security department at the Bank of the West. The message explains that certain features of my account have been suspended due to “suspicious activity” on my account. The message then provides a link that I can follow in order to fill out an online form confirming my identity. It’s certainly nice that Bank of the West is worried about the status of my account. ...


Preventing Online Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the most common criminal acts in society today. Criminals will use your personal information such as banking accounts and passwords, to pretend that they are you. They may take out credit cards in your name, mortgages, or even worse. The internet has opened up a whole world of possibilities for these criminals, and the threat is very real. There are things that you can do to help prevent such a crime. It costs very little to protect your information, and it is ...


The Importance of Protecting Your PC from Viruses and Spam

Today the internet is a mine field of malicious code looking to harm your computer. Hackers want to have access to your PC for both fun and profit. You must be diligent in your ability to detect and then protect your important computer data.


A Personal Experience with Identity Theft

Some months ago, before there was much publicity regarding phishing and identity theft, I became a victim.



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