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How to Detect and Avoid Internet Scams

Here are some ways to detect Internet scams and avoid them. Hopefully, you are reading this before you have become a victim of an Internet scammer. There are ten red flags you need to watch out for. The presence of just one, or possibly two, of them doesn’t necessarily indicate …

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Protecting yourself from Phishing

Avoiding Phishing Scams – The Lowdown We’ve all heard about the increase in identity theft over the last few years – protecting your identity online has become a hot topic not only nationwide, but worldwide. Despite the media attention, many still don’t know the truth about online identity theft. As …

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Bill of Rights Privacy Canada Law us Pipeda Commissioner

According to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Canadian internet users have certain protections under PIPEDA, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The act applies to personal information about customers or employees in the federally regulated sector – such as banks and telecommunications companies. In the …

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Avoiding Fraud

Online fraud has become very sophisticated and has grown tremendously. In fact over five billion dollars from Ecommerce alone. I would add here another 2 -3 billion dollars for non Ecommerce business and frauds. It is not only credit card fraud, it is also letters you get saying you won an …

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Virus

This is a very interesting topic. Many technicians like to mislead people into believing that there is such a thing as 100% protection. The sad news is that there isn’t. Even we as technicians are busy combating these pesky viruses on a regular basis. Here are some tips to keep …

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How to Create a Good Online Password

When considering how to create a good online password, we have to bear in mind several things. We first of all have to ensure that the password is one which we ourselves will easily be able to recall from memory when required to do so, we have to ensure that …

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How to Protect Computer from Viruses

Protecting a computer from viruses, particularly those running some of the older versions of Microsoft Windows, is a task that requires constant vigilance on the part of the user. While one can never secure a computer completely, it is possible to secure a computer far enough for a person to …

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