Internet Security Information
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.
Why you Must Secure your Digital Product and Thank You Web Page
A couple of years back, I paid my dues the 'hard way'.
Message Board Security Problems
Security leaks can be a big problem for any site using a message board. Hackers can actually use your message board to go in and change things on your site. This has happened to me at least four times. Once an iframe was added to every single page of one of my very large sites. Thankfully, I had it completely backed up, so all I had to do was send the pages back up to the server. Twice, the front page of one of my sites was hijacked. The entire content of the front page was replaced by some note from a hacker stating he had been there.
How to Fight Spyware
If you are wondering how to fight spyware for safe web surfing, this Internet privacy article will answer some of your questions. By now you have probably heard about the dangers of spyware.
Is The Internet Over Regulated
Today's Internet or World Wide Web is being over regulated.
Dont Allow Hackers to Take Out Money from Your Bank Account
If you know what is the 'Fishing' then it's very easyto understand the definition of 'Phishing'. Justreplace 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.
The Risk Of Electronic Fraud & Identity Theft
Electronic Fraud and Identity Theft-----------------------------------Human beings are pretty sensible when presented with an imminent threat or risk. That is, if it's staring us directly in the face. Many threats and risk are presented in subtle ways, and it is these subtleties we tend to overlook.
How to Thwart the Barbarian Spyware!
Today,on most internet user's computers, we have theability to employ software, along with ourintelligence, to prevent viruses and spyware.To put this article into proper perspective, we'll useMedieval defense tactics.
How Can Someone Get Private Information From My Computer?
From the "Ask Booster" column in the June 17, 2005 issue of Booster's Auction News, a free ezine for online auction sellers and enthusiasts.
Top Five Spyware Fighting Tips
Spyware and adware are becoming major problems for onlinesurfers and PC owners. Some highly respected sources such as AOL, Earthlink and Webroot place the rate of infection at 80-90% of all computers. Granted, some of this percentage is taken up by relatively benign tracking cookies, but other types like keyword logging, system monitors, worms and Trojans present a major threat to your privacy and may even do serious damage to your computer.
How Spyware Blaster Can Protect Your Computer From Harm
By browsing a web page, you could infect your computer withspy ware, ad ware, dialers and hijackers. These, unwelcomeguests, are some of the fastest growing threats on theInternet today. It is important to protect your computerand one of the most powerful software products, availablefor this, is Spy ware Blaster, a program created by Javacool.
Dont Fall Victim to Internet Fraud-10 Tips for Safer Surfing
The Internet offers a global marketplace for consumers and businesses. However, criminals also recognize the potential of cyberspace. The same scams that have reached us by telephone and in our mailbox can now be found on the World Wide Web and in email. Organizations such as the National Fraud Information Center have emerged to help people recognize shady schemes in order to prevent further victims.
Clown Internet Scam - An Internet Scam is Currently Targeting Clowns and Other Entertainers
I am the victim of an internet scam. It is very hard to write that sentence, but it's necessary in order to warn my fellow clowns, magicians and other entertainers, and to prevent them from being taken for $2,800.00 like I was. Here is what happened to me, and how you can avoid it.
3 Pervasive Phishing Scams
Scams involving email continue to plague consumers across America, indeed the world. These so called "phishing" scams involve "spoofed" emails meant to draw the unwary to bogus internet sites masquerading as legitimate sites. These scam artists -- phishers -- attempt to hook visitors in by having them divulge certain critical and personal bits of information. Once the information has been divulged the phishers start their dirty work and you have been conned. Several phishing scams continue to persist, the following are three of the most pervasive ones.
Technology and Techniques Used in Industrial Espionage
Industrial Espionage. These methodologies are being used on a daily basis by competitors maybe even against you. I knew a Private Investigator who used to break into other firm's voicemail boxes. He was suspected of erasing messages and stealing potential clients. I know you may bethinking that is not right. Maybe so but if a Private Investigator cannot protect him/herself than what use are they to a client.
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!So anti-virus software is the answer?An anti-virus solution on it's own is not the answer to all of your problems, it can only protect you so much; in fact test have shown that a new pc running Windows XP if left connected to the Internet unprotected will be infected with viruses and remotely controlled via unauthorised persons within 20 minutes! To protect you against hackers and often to prevent spyware and 'scumware' from communicating directly with their servers about information it may have picked up from your pc, a firewall should form the key part of your e-security solution. Previously, the targets of hackers were large institutions, banks and government organisations; now hackers try to steal your personal information, including bank details and passwords directly from your PC on a daily basis. But perhaps you don't consider that your data is particularly valuable? You will be the one who suffers the consequences when it is destroyed, and these consequences are usually expressed in economic terms. If you lose your data, you will have to pay someone to try and recover it for you, and if your computer is illegally hijacked and used to attack others, then you will also have to handle any legal issues that may result from this.What will a firewall do to limit the danger to your systems?A decent firewall is sometimes referred to as a 'choke-point' or 'bridge'. Every piece of data that comes into your network has to go through the firewall in order that data of undesirable content and unauthorised users cannot gain access to your computer or network.A good firewall will also hide the fact from others, that you are actually connected to the Internet, stopping software that pings, sniffs and queries IP addresses in the hope of finding a system to attack.A firewall will cloak me, but which one do I need?There are two different types of firewall available for you to use; a software firewall that is loaded onto your computer and a hardware firewall. In truth, both types are software, but the hardware one is a dedicated firewall appliance, whose only job is to perform firewall functionality. A clear advantage of a hardware firewall, is that if you happen to install some sort of maleware or virus on your system, it cannot take over your firewall.Unified Threat Management firewall functionalityUnified Threat Management products are defined as those that act as firewalls, include intrusion detection and protection, and also deal with viruses. Does your current firewall perform content filtering, spam filtering, intrusion detection and anti-virus duties? All of these functions are usually on a number of different pieces of hardware, taking up valuable space in your server racks.The technology within business grade firewalls has become considerably more robust recently, and paved the way to add these additional, but vital functions to the one appliance. The administration time has been cut significantly, as there is only one appliance; product selection is quicker and easier, as is product integration and ongoing support. With only one appliance, troubleshooting also becomes a lot less of an issue. If the firewall were to fail, then only one piece of hardware needs to be swapped out; which means that your business can be back up and running faster.Winding upIn conclusion a good firewall should do the following things:Protect your personal dataProtect your computers resourcesProtect your reputation and that of your businessProtect your liabilityIdeally be capable of Unified Threat Management
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.
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.
Money Mule Email Scam Hits U.S.
Imagine this ? you open up your email box and an international company is offering you a dream job ? you can be an agent for them ? a financial intermediary ? receiving payments for them and transferring money to them, and, naturally, keeping a commission on each transaction.
File Sharing - What You Need to Know!
File sharing on p2p is soaring despite the music and movie industryefforts to curb the practice. Regardless of which side of the arguement you are on it is likely that sharing of copyright materialwill continue in one form or another for the foreseeable future.
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