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Keeping Accounts Secure

With more and more of our personal information online, it is a constant challenge trying to keep it protected. This challenge can seem daunting, but in reality there are many steps that you can take to secure an online account against hacking attempts. This article will deal with 3 important …

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What Firewalls are

In the “old days” (10 years ago, or there abouts), firewalls were nothing more than small programs that were designed to mask a person’s IP address, to make them “transparent” to others who are on the internet. But firewalls have come a very long way. While many firewalls still have …

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Computer Backup Basics

Let’s face it. Backups of valuable data are something almost everyone knows about and very few people actually do, at least adequately. The subject of backups can be as simple as making copies of what you are currently working on, to massive backup and redundancy plans for an entire corporation. …

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How to Detect Paypal and Ebay e Mail Scams

As you look through your email you note a new item from PayPal. The subject may be IB Support, or Action required to prevent account suspension. It may even appear to be a payment notification. Whatever the approach, the body of the email includes a request or a requirement to …

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Clickjacking on Social Networks

A clickjacking worm is exactly what it sounds like – it is a computer virus that highjacks your clicks using code or scripts on websites where it hides, waiting for a victim to click on it. It is the perfect setup for exploiting social networks where link sharing is common. …

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Avoid Craigslist Scams

Craigslist is the Internet phenomena that gives users an almost endless “classifieds” list where you can find virtually anything you want. Craigslist has saved millions the hassle of finding electronics, furniture, housing, and even dates. Unfortunately, as the site has grown so have to number of users intent to scam …

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Difference between a Virus Trojan and Worm

Viruses, Trojan horses, and worms are all scary words to any computer user; as with all scary concepts, the best way to alleviate fear (as well as to protect yourself) is to better understand what you’re afraid of. While all of these icky programs are termed ‘malware’ (short for ‘malicious …

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Malware Spyware Misused Term

Spyware Is A Misused Term Spyware has turned out to be a colossal quandary for domestic and business computers over the years. Lucky for all of us it’s usually easy to abolish, easy to get rid of, and easy to thwart. So what is the nitty-gritty about spyware? Actually, the …

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