Tag Archives: Internet Security

Proxy Servers versus VPN Connections: VPN is the Clear Winner

Proxy Servers versus VPN Connections: VPN is the Clear Winner

Internet freedom and Internet security are two different things. A virtual private network, or VPN, connection can provide both. It has the ability to allow users the freedom to browse the Internet and access IP-restricted sites. It also provides users security through data encryption. A proxy server, on the other hand, can offer users only […]

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Social Networking Dangers – Do You Know Your Friends Well?

Social Networking Dangers – Do You Know Your Friends Well?

Internet Security will always be a concern, and as more and more social networks emerge, identity theft is becoming more easier than ever. “Tweeting Thieves” may become the next generation’s new label for “hacker” – and the catch is you don’t need the expertise to recover data from hard drives in order to do it! […]

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Tango Down – Lulz Takes Down CIA

Tango Down – Lulz Takes Down CIA

I am not praising anyone here, but to breach the CIA web site is just one more notch in this hacker group’s belt. It amazes me that they have breached so many well known companies. The Lulz group certainly provided enough evidence that they’re capable of anything when it comes to online breaches. You would […]

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Why Email Spam is Big Business

Why Email Spam is Big Business

According to the security blog, The Registry, 90% of all email is spam. I was somewhat amazed that the number of spam email was this high. Most of the email I receive and I am sure many of you do as well, are emails that are trying to sell pharmaceuticals such as; Viagra and Cialis […]

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Internet Security Checklist

Internet Security Checklist

Security is an integral part of computer ownership. While you would like to believe that your computer is absolutely safe from unwanted intrusions, need to be ever vigilant against the growing list of security threats. Malicious entities would love to steal your personal identity. Companies prey on your natural paranoia, duping you into buying their […]

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9 Tips for Setting Up a Multi-user Family Computer

9 Tips for Setting Up a Multi-user Family Computer

When setting up the family computer, there are many considerations to take into account. You want every person to have the best experience possible while not wasting their time or jeopardizing their safety. You also want to make sure that each person is productive while using this valuable resource. Here are thoughts on setting up […]

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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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PayPal New Phishing Scam

PayPal New Phishing Scam

The email comes in the form as a “new message” from PayPal and claims that an error has been detected in the recipient’s PayPal account and he or she must submit an attached form verifying his or her details or risk having the account suspended. The email is not from PayPal. The claim that there […]

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