In today’s times, people are bombarded with a seemingly infinite volume of information on the Internet and it can be quite time consuming to sift through all that information. Time is a scarce commodity whether you are a stay at home mother, a port manager in China or a business executive in Chicago. Fortunately, there is a way to organize all of the information that is important to you. RSS feeds were initially designed to perform this task but they… Continue reading
Ten years, tens of millions of dollars later, a defense contractor built an almost perfect system for the US government to protect the Health Care data of all those who passed through doors of hospitals and clinics affiliated with the military insurance provider Tri-care. So well done was the system, that it took an unlucky turn of events, namely an employee losing an entire set of backup tapes in a car parked in a parking lot, for the system to… Continue reading
Security and anonymity is very important for many Internet users. If you use iPad for internet browsing and you want to remain on the safe side of the fence, you may want to try out VyprVPN by Golden Frog. VyprVPN will easily help you protect your Internet activity from digital snoops and it will help you hide your physical location.
You probably know already that all devices connected to the Internet communicate with other devices by submitting and obtaining… Continue reading
What is a DDoS Attack?
Distributed-Denial-of-Service attacks, or DDoS attacks, are the choice weapon for hackers and cybercriminals and have been since the early days of the Internet. DDoS is conducted when a large number of systems are inundated with an extreme amount of traffic. This clogs up and eventually chokes off access to the targeted networks, making them unavailable to users. As if this weren’t enough of an issue, vulnerabilities become more easily detectable and exploitable during a DDoS… Continue reading
In 1988, students at the University of Turin in Italy using floppy disks to store information were surprised to find their computers, 30 minutes after inserting the disk, were taken over by a small white dot that bounced around the screen. Known as the Ping Pong virus, this early virus essentially took over the victims’ hard drives, thwarting any attempt to remove it.
While the Ping Pong virus no longer exists, it was only the beginning of threats to computers… Continue reading
We all want to keep our private information, well, private. Unfortunately every day this gets more complicated. The days of simply not entering your information being enough to keep you safe are gone. Thanks to easily available public records and data aggregators, etc., even the most careful are having their information collected and sold.
Here are the best things you can do if you want to get as much of your private information as possible off of the internet.
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Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, was once quoted as saying that “the Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” But if you were attending an event in your local town square would you leave your valuables unattended or your vehicle unlocked? You probably would not, and the same rules of security apply for your computer as well.
The Threat of Malicious URLs
Computer security is serious business, whether your computer is something you use for… Continue reading
It is always a good idea to stay out of trouble especially if you are running your own business or marketing your own products! If, however, you are anything like me, then the thought has probably crossed your mind before that you might, occasionally, be doing things the wrong way without realizing it.
If you have ever been seized with momentary panic by the thought that your innocently intended online activities might cause the police to come knocking at your… Continue reading
Contact the Authorities
Online banking allows people the freedom to do their banking from the convenience of their homes. Users can check their account balances, transfer funds and make bill payments any time of day or night. However, many people shy away from this technology due to concerns about Internet security.
Banks understand these concerns. Nearly all have instituted several security measures to protect their customers. In addition, there are many things that users can do to further protect themselves and their… Continue reading
In a perfect world every single mail shot in every single business mailing would result in a sale or, at the very least, an enquiry. However, it’s a far from perfect world and this is largely because there are people in it. People are the Catch 22 that every advertising and marketing professional faces on a daily or hourly basis and, in the end; real people are something that businesses just have to come to terms with. They die, they… Continue reading
Cases of identity theft have become commonplace in the news. We all hear the warnings, but many of us believe it will never happen to us and don’t pay much attention. Five of the worst cases of identity theft might have you singing to a different tune.
Catch Him if You Can
In the 1960s, a man named Frank Abagnale managed to elude cops for a very long time, all by stealing the identity of others. During the course of… Continue reading
When it comes to planning your next kitchen, or even your first, expense is something that seems inevitable. Most people would immediately begin by visiting consultants, shops and businesses, and have the expectation that the creativity should be left to the experts. The issue with experts, however, is that the price for professional perfection is getting higher and higher. CAD (Computer Aided Design) Software can help you harness your own creativity, get exactly what you want, and save money, by… Continue reading
These days, the average UK home houses a huge array of internet connected items, everything from iPhones, computers, games consoles, media streamers, tablets, smart TVs and even your fridge is now connected wirelessly to your home internet connection.
These devices all form part of our modern “always connected” lives, offering instant and fast access to information from around the world. The ease at which these devices have made it into our homes have one major drawback. It’s making the devices… Continue reading
Cloud printing is the practice of connecting specialized printers to the Internet so that people can print documents using those printers no matter their location and the computing devices used to access them. The advantages to the adoption of cloud printing are numerous and obvious, with convenience and cross-platform compatibility being common examples. However, cloud printers do come with all of the traditional security problems associated with printers plus some extras due to their connection to the Internet. Fortunately, there… Continue reading
For many years now we have enjoyed the incredible benefits of virtualization. It provides various levels of convenience and efficiency and now organizations can’t live without it, especially corporations. To put it simply, virtualization allows multiple server access from one physical location. There are so many ways this technology creates avenues of efficiency and productivity, particularly for IT managers.
As dependency upon any given piece of technology increases, the security risks of using such technology also increase. This generally happens… Continue reading
Over the past few years we have seen a major increase in cyber security breaches for both large and small businesses. In 2010 and 2011 we saw an unprecedented number of attacks on high-profile companies which has led many small and large businesses to fear for their own cyber security safety. Remember when operation payback attacked Paypal and Visa because they refused to accept payments to WikiLeaks? Or when more than 70 million PlayStation users had their credit card information… Continue reading
Have you heard about “phishing” scams before? They’re very popular Internet scams that anyone can fall victim to. You may have heard of them but aren’t sure exactly what they’re all about. Knowledge of phishing will help you protect yourself, your personal information, your credit and your assets.
Many people have fallen for phishing scams; even the most careful person can be tricked by experienced “phishers.” In order to protect yourself from cyber-crime and identity theft, here’s what you need… Continue reading