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Internet Security Articles

Internet Security Articles

Computer Security

What is Computer Security? Computer Security is a branch of technology known as information security as applied to computers. Information security means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. The objective of computer security varies and can include protection of information from theft or corruption, or the preservation of availability, as defined in the security policy.

Top 10 Application Security Vulnerabilities in Web.config Files - Part One

These days, the biggest threat to an organization's network security comes from its public Web site and the Web-based applications found there. Unlike internal-only network services such as databases-which can be sealed off from the outside via firewalls-a public Web site is generally accessible to anyone who wants to view it, making application security an issue. As networks have become more secure, vulnerabilities in Web applications have inevitably attracted the attention of hackers, both ...

Securing your network, from home users to small business up to enterprise. What you can do.

With computers being a critical component in running a business, it is more valuable than ever to ensure the security of your networks particularly where there is sensitive data. News headlines announcing that networks have experienced security breaches are all too prevalent. This is where you need a service that checks for those vulnerabilities and prevents from future attacks. Better yet, you need a service that prevents it before it ever happens to your company. Imagine the embarrassment at ...

What Is Malware?

You have probably heard computer people talk about Malware and the damage it can cause. I recently realized that those outside the computer industry are not always familiar with the word. So here is my answer to the frequent question, "What is Malware?"

WLAN security

What about security for WLAN? Today wireless networks are at least secure as wired. You only have to use right tools and configurations. Physical security is most important part of security. If you do not have physical access to network, you can not use it. If you can not plug cable you do not have network. This is situation in wired word.

Botnets: The Story of How My PC Became a Zombie!

Several weeks ago, I received a call from my ISP's Security Department. The lady, who was a little short on etiquette, launched into this short story about having to suspend my account due to the fact that someone had hijacked my email login and password. Well, I was at that time not on the Internet but was at my desk so I cranked up the old PC and hit connect on my DSL icon. Well, that's as far as I got: there was no way I was going to connect using my ISP's icon.

Top Tips for Avoiding Internet Fraud and Scams

As ever more people use the internet for shopping, business transactions, online banking, etc., the incidence of internet fraud and scams has shot up in an alarming fashion. Not only has the level of internet crime increased but the scammers and fraudsters grow cleverer and more sophisticated every day. What can you do to fight back? In this article I will describe the most common scams of today so that you can recognize them for yourself and I will suggest how you might deal with them. ...

What are SSL Certificates?

What are SSL Certificates? SSL certificate is the short form of secure socket layer certificate. This technology is used widely in the Internet transactions to make them secure. Normally, this technology is used to encrypt important information between the web servers and the client’s web browser by establishing an encrypted and secure link. This helps in making the information of the transaction private and secure. Millions of Internet transactions that happen everyday are using ...

Fastest Method To Infect Your Pc With Spyware And Adware

You follow this advice and you eliminate 90% of the risk involved with adware and spyware infections.

Computer Security, Viruses And Threats.

Today, many people rely on computers to do homework, work, and create or store useful information. Therefore, it is important for the information on the computer to be stored and kept properly. It is also extremely important for people on computers to protect their computer from data loss, misuse, and abuse. For example, it is crucial for businesses to keep information they have secure so that hackers can't access the information. Home users also need to take means to make sure that their ...

SSL: Site Security And Privacy

Netscape began using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) in 1994 as a means of sending sensitive data over the web. The newer edition of the service is called Transport Layer Security (TLS), although even this is routinely known by the SSL designation.

The 10 Minute Secure PC

With all of the viruses, worms, and spyware floating around in cyberspace it is more important than ever to be security conscious. Securing your PC from all of those nasty programs will not only save you a lot of time, it is also a necessity to help avoid losing important data and potential theft of personal information.

“Phishing” on the “Pharm”: How Thieves Combine Two Techniques to Steal Your Identity

Bob squinted at the email and began to read: “Dear eBay User, as part of our security measures, eBay Inc. has developed a security program against fraudulent attempts and account thefts. Therefore, our system requires further account verification…”

Hacking: An Inside Job?

"Leaving your Web applications insecure makes no more sense than building a brick wall but using a gate made from chain link fencing." – James Gaskin

The Two Things You Must Know About Your Private Information Before It's Too Late

Our society is maintained by information: information about who we were, who we are, and in some cases who we will become. We live in the Information age, a time where movement of information is faster than physical movement. Some say that we live in a new type of society called an Information Society, in which the creation, distribution and manipulation of information has become a significant economic and cultural activity. Matthew Lesko, a columnist, made this point clear when he wrote, ...

Smelling A Hoax A Mile Away By Using A Little Common Sense

It is amazing how quickly the world knew in September 2001 that America was under attack, but years after discovering that a specific e-mail is a hoax, people still don’t know about it. The main problem for this is that people don’t really take the time and effort to inform others about the hoax and like I said, most of these e-mails come from friends and family and it is not always that easy telling these people that it is a hoax, some may feel embarrassed and react negatively to your ...

Home Network Security Revealed

Some home computer users have become experts without knowing it. Just a short time ago terms such as "wireless" and "router" were only known by computer professionals and experts. Not so any more. These days switches, hubs, Ethernet cards, firewalls, routers, and other buzzwords related to networking have become common in many homes.

The 10 Most Rampant Computer Viruses

Every day new computer viruses are created to annoy us and to wreak havoc on our computer systems. Below are ten viruses currently cited as being the most prevalent in terms of being seen the most or in their ability to potentially cause damage. New viruses are created daily. This is by no means an all inclusive list. The best thing you can do is to remain vigilant, keep your anti-virus software updated, and stay aware of the current computer virus threats.

Virus Hoaxes - As Bad As The Real Thing?

A computer virus can cause a great deal of damage to your computer or can lead to the theft of your data. This can result in programs that don't work, real time money that is stolen, and time that is lost.

Online Shopping Safety...What about Passwords

Enhance Your Online Shopping Experience The annual shopping season is just around the corner. This can be a very exciting time, depending on your perspective, it could be fun or just a real pain. For those that would rather avoid the crowds, traffic and the occasional rude shopper, here are a few comments to consider:Passwords Are Such A Pain! Most of us consider passwords a pain in the butt. I did too until I started to think. Just imagine what could happen if ...

Computer Viruses - Learn To Keep Your Computer Safe

A virus is computer code that somehow finds its way into your computer without your knowledge. It interacts with your computer's operating system and memory and does troublseome things in your computer, often without your knowledge. Most people don't even know they have been infected by a virus until, all of a sudden, their computer slows down to a crawl or doesn't work at all. This happens when the virus is using all the available memory that used to be used to run your ...

Security Issues And The Internet

With the age of the personal computer upon us, we must be constantly monitoring the activity of children on the Internet. The World Wide Web is filled with an abundance of unsafe sites that children certainly should not have access to. It is rather unfortunate that many parents simply do not have the knowledge about computers with which to implement proper security systems that restrict the Internet content available for the viewing of young children. In not knowing how to restrict the websites ...

The Biggest Internet Scam In Recent History.

Are you interested in hearing about the biggest internet scam in recent history? NO! Would you be interested if you discovered that it is possibly you that was scammed several months ago and did not even know it? In fact, if you were scammed back then you probably have had money removed from your bank account every month AND you may not even know you are losing your money. Now you are interested!

Spyware Protection - Backup Software is the Best Defense Against Spyware and Computer Viruses

The Worst Case Scenario Your subscriptions to your favorite anti-virus and spyware software expired 28 days ago. You have been meaning to pull out your credit card and renew. However, you just haven't gotten to it.Yesterday an e-mail, SPAM really, hit your inbox with an interesting by-line on the latest natural disaster. You click on the innocuous looking link. The next thing you know, Internet Explorer doesn't quite work correctly, followed by a failure of Windows ...

Social Sites That Protect Teens

Social networking sites can be a lot of fun. College students like to use to connect and build relationships. Teenagers and young college students think is the place to be. Networking sites can also put you in contact with people who share similar interests or who are just plain interesting.

Simple Steps To Protect Your Personal Information From Hackers

The Internet is an unlimited sea of information. The user can find information about virtually everything, tangible and intangible, on the web. But, in the cyber world, while users browse various resources for information, there are other unscrupulous blokes who secretly access the personal information of others without their knowledge. Such people who clandestinely breach into other’s private space are technically termed as Hackers.

How To Avoid Phishing Scams

In today’s world the Internet is becoming as common as sliced bread. Most people use it to send e-mails, browse for information, carry out banking transactions, and shop. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that some people are embracing the technology for less-than-kosher purposes. Phishing scams in particular are a major concern. Luckily, if you want to avoid becoming the next victim of identity theft, there are ways to protect yourself from harm.

Strong Passwords - Meaningful Symbols Increase Password Strength

In today’s online world, having a strong password is a must. However, the problem with strong passwords is that they can be difficult to remember. Altering the passwords you currently use by adding a meaningful symbol is one step toward making them difficult for Internet thieves to crack. Here is a list of symbols, some suggested uses, and some examples of how to incorporate them into your passwords:

Computer Security Ethics and Privacy

Today, many people rely on computers to do homework, work, and create or store useful information. Therefore, it is important for the information on the computer to be stored and kept properly. It is also extremely important for people on computers to protect their computer from data loss, misuse, and abuse. For example, it is crucial for businesses to keep information they have secure so that hackers can’t access the information. Home users also need to take means to make sure that their ...

Delete Cookies

What are cookies? The cookies are small pieces of information (text) that are created by Web sites that you are visiting and are send to your browser (Internet Explorer) along with the Web pages that you are viewing. Some of these cookies are saved to your hard disk and when you visit again the Web site that generated them your browser sends these cookies back to this Web site.The purpose of the cookies is one of the following things:To notify the Web site that you visited it in ...

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