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How to Determine if Email is Spam

E-mail spam can junk up your inbox and opened spam messages can potentially infect your computer with viruses, spyware, or malware. In addition some of the spam messages may appear to be from a legitimate person or company but instead be an attempt to obtain financial or personal information from …

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Spam Email Scams

Nobody wants to see out of the blue requests for help from an unknown foreign diplomat to transfer millions of dollars into an offshore account, or unsolicited messages to try an obscure health care product. With some common sense it’s possible to stop these unwanted emails for good by being careful who you give your email address to, and enabling spam filters in your …

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Cyber Security and Halloween

October is the designated month for cybersecurity awareness, and Halloween falls conveniently into this month. There are many spooky and terrifying issues in cybersecurity that could come straight out of a Halloween passover. Here are some current spooky and scary threats to consider nowadays: There is currently a “dancing skeleton” …

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Safest Websites to Download Music

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is known to music collectors and avid listeners to have always been checking who’s been downloading music from various sources online. They were those in the forefront who brought down the business of MP3 portal Napster.com years ago in a celebrated case that …

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Online Fraud

When you go into a shop, do you give the cashier—friendly though they may seem—your credit card details, your date of birth, age, gender, address and other details? The obvious answer is no and yet how many of us do this every time we buy something on line. How long …

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Explaining Nat

A Network Address Translator (NAT) can cure many of the access problems you may have with your home broadband connectivity through the process of multiplexing. This simple, affordable solution can mean the difference between effective in-home networking, and being bogged down with broadband restrictions. You work from home and have …

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How to Protect your PC from Computer Viruses

In order to maintain the health of your PC you must protect it from viruses. Viruses can be received both from data received from the internet (software, email, downloads, instant messaging) as well as data put into your PC such as through CDs, DVDs, and floppys. However the internet is …

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Pros and cons of standardized online identity checking

In the early part of 2011, President Barack Obama unveiled a proposal that would see the private sector developing a single, standardized consumer online identity system. Announcing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyperspace, Barack Obama commented on the issues faced within the online sector today. Although the value …

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