posted by admin on Aug 4
Gone are the days when a computer virus would delete some files from your hard disk, turn all the characters on your screen upside-down or make strange noises come from your speaker. These days, cyber criminals want something from you, and what they want isn’t your collection of cat pictures or recipes.
One of the most popular forms of computer virus these days is called a Trojan. That’s because it infiltrates your computer and does its best to remain hidden. Trojans are often Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Jun 13
Having a virus on your computer can be a serious problem for several reasons. First of all, you do have to worry about the security of your personal and private information if there is a virus on your computer. Secondly, the virus could make it difficult for you to get online or do everyday things on your computer. Therefore, it is important to get rid of the computer virus as quickly as possible.
One of the first ways that you can get rid of a computer virus is by running your Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Apr 22
Each day, someone in the world has their identity stolen. The occurrence of this type of crime has been rapidly increasing. First, it’s important to avoid panicking. When a person begins to panic, it’s very easy for them to make irrational decisions. The first step is reporting the problem to the proper agencies.
Once reports have been filed with local law enforcement agencies and the FTC, it’s important to continue monitoring credit reports and other sensitive information. By watching for any Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Dec 20
Many types of online security scams exist that use various methods to lure users. Scams are found on a web page, an infected website and contained in an email message. Most online security scams in use by Internet thieves rely on social engineering. This is when a message or advertisement is used to engage a user to click on a link to an infected web page or follow bogus instructions
This is the most common Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Jan 15
In today’s world you can never have too much security online or on your local computer. There are just to many people out there that want to get at your privet information and use it without your knowledge. However there are alotof things you can do to help protect yourself and your information while you are online.
One great way that I found to hide you online from other is to use what cyber security professionals call IP Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Jan 2
Spyware can have a significant effect on the security of your personal computer. Some spyware programs require that you reduce your firewall settings so that their program can run efficiently. By reducing your firewall settings you are allowing yourself to be vulnerable to “smart” viruses that can sneak in to your computer. Also, lowering your firewall can allow certain spyware into your computer that has not yet registered with the spyware program that you are now using. Some spyware programs are also not compatible with all security programs and because of this it could Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Dec 18
Any information that you put on your social network profile may be available for the whole world to see, depending on the networking site and on your security settings. It’s easy to think that only your friends would be interested in your profile. This would be a mistake because the bad guys are interested too. You can protect yourself from the bad guys by being careful about how much you reveal.
Never put your phone number or address on your network profile. If the network allows it, consider using a screen name rather than your real name.
Be very careful about photographs. If you’re a college student, it may seem like fun to post pictures of yourself getting wasted with your friends, but some day a potential employer may see them, and you could miss out on a job opportunity. Also be wary of posting overly seductive photographs. Not only may they give the wrong impression to future employers, but they could also make you a target for predators.
Never post information about when you are going on vacation or traveling for business. This could be an open invitation for burglars to break into your house while you are gone.
posted by admin on Nov 19
Identity theft is a huge issue and whether you’re using an unsecure public wi-fi connection or an ultra secure 4G internet connection, you’re still at risk. To keep your identity from being yanked from your data, follow these safety procedures online
Never Give Out Your SSN: There is no reason a reputable site should as you for your social security number unsolicited. The only exceptions to this rule are sites Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Sep 1
Determining where to, or not to, use your credit card online is becoming easier. Though more high tech methods of stealing information are being used, retailers are battling back in full force. There are ways to determine where you absolutely should not use your credit card online.
Never enter credit card information onto a website without checking online to see if any problems are associated with the site. The beauty of the internet is that it allows consumers to quickly spread information about scams and problematic retailers.Is this new to you? Catch up here This information serves to Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Aug 28
The short answer to this question is yes. However, there are exceptions. Knowing the warning signs to look for before entering credit card information online is vitally important. While it may not always be possible to spot a scam, the chance that you fall prey to one can indeed be reduced.
Most major online retailers spend thousands of dollars on security. The larger the company, the safer you should feel about shopping at their online store. It may be the smaller, and lesser known businesses that should be closely looked at before making a purchase.
Every retailer Read the rest of this entry »