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Newsgroup and Forum Spam Explained

Newsgroups and forums are places online where members join and can put up topics, then write their opinion, news, advice, questions or blogs. Some are private and require an application approval. This is one of the oldest ways to keep troublemakers (commonly referred to as “Trolls”) and spammers out of …

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Spam Email Mail Communication

According to recent statistics, 60% of all email is spam and another 25% are viruses. That’s 85% of this essential communication tool clogged up with wasteful and harmful messages. Many people have only recently become introduced to spam, but in reality, it has been around since the mid 90s before …

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How to Identify Phishing Fraud in an Email

While more and more internet users know about phishing and spoofing, there will always be new traps that are set by persistent predators. There may not be a way to tell a fake e-mail from the real deal, so the best personal security programs use indirect as well as direct ways …

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How a Denial of Service Attack Works

How a denial of service attack works A denial of service attack, or DoS, takes place when one or more malicious people open more connections to a web server than it can handle. When this happens, legitimate users cannot use the web server’s services – they are denied service. Where …

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Where to Find Free Antivirus

Just as humans seem to be under constant assault from the more biological form of virus (common cold, I’m looking at you!), PCs are exposed to the danger of their own, digital, viruses. To protect against viruses, and other forms of malware (shortened from malicious software), anti-virus and anti-spyware programs …

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Introduction to malware

Malware is one of the newest technology-related words in our vernacular. Webopedia defines it a little more specifically stating that it is “…software designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus or Trojan Horse.” Either way Malware is a bad piece of software and you definitely …

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Identity Theft and the Insured

Insurer profit from identity theft The insurance industry has grown for decades. Every problem has an insurance answer. We insure our homes, lives, automobiles and now our identity. These professional gamblers examine the problem and believe their insurance product can bet the odds. Now insurance companies sell insurance policies against …

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How to Protect your Computer from Hacking

There are 100s of millions of computers, possibly billions, connected to the Internet in today’s world. Even most of those people that are relative novices to personal computing and using the Internet are aware of the threat of malware (malicious software programs) and hackers. And the potential such have to …

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