Archive for 'Online Security Tools'

Security Tools for an Online Business

Security Tools for an Online Business

There is no question that security is essential for online businesses. Between hackers and identity thieves, if you are not protecting your customers’ information, it is likely to end up in the wrong hands. In addition to ensuring that your website and information is protected, you should also be sure that you have backups of […]

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Resurrecting a Virus Variant

Resurrecting a Virus Variant

Many viruses are re-engineered into other versions or variants from the original infection. Many of us feel protected by our security programs, but in all reality, they only protect what’s known. The zero day exploits are viruses that morph into a behemoth of panic and confusion. There’s no sure thing and the only defense is […]

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Link Safety Checkers

Link Safety Checkers

There are resources available that will give indications about a link’s safety, but not all link safety guides are based on the same criteria, and if any one of them is treated without knowing how it works, what criteria it uses, and what its ratings mean, you are likely to misinterpret the results.  IOW, when […]

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Facebook Safer with Web of Trust

Facebook Safer with Web of Trust

Facebook and WOT (Web of Trust) go together like peanut butter and jelly. The WOT Firefox and Internet Explorer add-on can help you stay safer from the dangers on Facebook. We all love to share links on Facebook with our friends and family, but sometimes we don’t know the dangers of what we are sharing […]

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5 Best Firefox Security Add-Ons

5 Best Firefox Security Add-Ons

These 5 Firefox Security add-ons are a must have for users who want to stay out of harm’s way from the dangers that lurk on the web. Just like the American Express Card tagline – “Don’t Leave Home without It” or in this case, don’t browse without these! WOT (Web of Trust) add-on is my […]

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8 Website Security Monitoring Services Worth Checking Out

8 Website Security Monitoring Services Worth Checking Out

It is a tragedy when your site is down due to security intrusions. Unfortunately, having any type of site on the web makes you a target for those who want to break in for fun and profit. The larger your company gets, the more important a good website security service becomes. You have security for […]

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How to Check any Website for Parasites

How to Check any Website for Parasites

Parasites are websites that are hacked and infected with hidden illicit content. There are way too many script kiddies on the internet. These script kiddies are at the bottom of the hacker food chain, but are still considered dangerous. Just like seasoned veteran hackers, script kiddies utilize Blackhat SEO tactics to lure in their victims. […]

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Firefox NoScript Addon Keeps You Safer Online

Firefox NoScript Addon Keeps You Safer Online

We all know by now that we need to keep our internet security in high regard by doing the following; Keeping our operating systems and security programs updated. These are the prerequisites in keeping your computer and private information protected. Unfortunately, you will need more than just a security program to keep you out of […]

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How to Detect if a Website is Dangerous

How to Detect if a Website is Dangerous

URLVoid.com is a brand new online service launched on May 21, 2010. This service was developed by NoVirusThanks Company. The service allows users to enter website addresses to detect if a website is dangerous. URLVoid analyzes URLs in a very similar way to VirusTotal by querying several URL databases. It then gives a reputation score […]

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Google Now Notifies You About Malware

Google Now Notifies You About Malware

As of Thursday, April 8, Google will notify you if your site is infected. Google will send an email to the address you have associated with your account in Webmaster Tools. Google believes Malware is such an important issue for site owners that being quickly informed is beneficial to you and your website’s visitors. In […]

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How to Check for Malware on a Web Page

How to Check for Malware on a Web Page

How secure are your web page’s from exploits? This all depends who you’re asking. If you are asking the host company than more than likely they have security in place to block potential holes that can lead to server attacks. If you are asking the owner of a website, they will, in most cases say […]

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How to Check Files for Viruses

How to Check Files for Viruses

If you actively use peer to peer programs, you should check the files you downloaded to ensure they are free of viruses before installing. VirusTotal is a service that analyzes suspicious files and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware detected by antivirus engines. Details: Free, independent service Use […]

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