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  1. What is Spyware? What Can Be Done to Eradicate It? By Dy Loh
    Spyware is fast becoming the single biggest threat to privacy and productivity on the Internet.A recent study by AOL and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications found that 80% of PCs were infected by some form of spyware or adware, and each infected PC had an average 90 different spyware program installed.In another study, IT managers rated spyware as the number one threat to their networks.So what exactly is advertising spyware?Spyware is a broad category of malicious software. Th…


  2. The Importance of Protecting Your PC from Viruses and Spam By Ken Katz
    Today the internet is a mine field of malicious code looking to harm your computer. Hackers want to have access to your PC for both fun and profit. You must be diligent in your ability to detect and then protect your important computer data.Understanding what hackers are looking for, what doors they use to gain entry into your computer and which programs are available to help you protect your PC against any illegal entry will give you greater peace of mind and protect your valuable data.There …


  3. Fishing for Fortunes. Scam! By Seamus Dolly
    Spelt phishing, but pronounced as above, this despicable act is an effort to batter your bankroll or commandeer your cash.To put it simply, you can get emails from account administrators, which strongly urge you to update details attached to that account. The issue, though, is the pretence of such mail.You may not even have such an account as referenced.It doesn’t come from the account provider.It can use false S.S.L. references, to present an illusion of trust and security.It can prompt for i…


  4. The Saga of the Annoying Adware By Monty Cordello
    When we think of adware, what comes to mind are those annoying and pesky ads that pop up out of nowhere whenever we are surfing the net. Anybody who has surfed through the net has encountered those irritating pop-up adwares advertising everything from computer software down to Viagra. Adwares are some of the most derided objects in the web alongside viruses, spyware and other malicious softwares and programs. Although adwares are alleged to be the most benign form of spyware, most web users ha…


  5. What's a Root Kit and How Hackers Are Getting Into Your Computer With It By Ken Savage
    A root kit is a set of tools used by an intruder after cracking a computer system. These tools can help the attacker maintain his or her access to the system and use it for malicious purposes. Root kits exist for a variety of operating systems such as Linux, Solaris, and versions of Microsoft Windows.The term "root kit" (also written as "rootkit") originally referred to a set of recompiled Unix tools such as "ps", "netstat", "w" and "passwd" that would carefully hide any trace of the cracker t…


  6. Free Ways to Tackle Threats to Your Computer By Douglas Titchmarsh
    Protect Your PCHaving problems with your pc? Do your kids, family or friends fill it with all the stuff they find on the internet?Your computer, just like your car, needs to be serviced regularly to keep it running efficiently. You wouldn't fill your car up with petrol from an old rusty can with a layer of dirty water on the bottom, so you shouldn't allow your pc to be treated that way either.Any pc connected to the internet is a target for viruses, spyware, adware and trojan horses.You need t…


  7. Basic Network Safety That No One Should Neglect By Bryan D. Applegate
    Isn't life grand? Most everyone is somehow able to move into this new century with technology sitting in their laps... It's a new found crush for misunderstanding simple things. What I mean by that is when you were little, one touch told you not to paw at the stove. As a teenager, one car accident may have put seat belts on your mind. Now you have a wireless network at home! What will it take to consider networking safely?Think of all the strange and forgotten information in your computer – so…


  8. Why Corporations Need to Worry About Phishing By Paul Judge
    Phishing is a relatively new form of online fraud that focuses on fooling the victim into providing sensitive financial or personal information to a bogus website that bears a significant resemblance to a tried and true online brand. Typically, the victim provides information into a form on the imposter site, which then relays the information to the fraudster.To view examples of phishing emails go to:* Citibank: www.ciphertrust.com/images/example_citibank.gif * US Bank: www.ciphertrust.com/ima…


  9. Network Security - Methods For Controlling Threats By Frank Owen
    Since firewalls are so commonly used it is worth exploring them in greater depth. Corporations often set up rules for managing their Web connections using firewalls. A firewall enables a company to designate how all end users can use their network and decide what information is passed through Web servers and other servers.There are several methods a firewall uses to control traffic that comes into and goes out of the network. One way firewalls do this is through packet filtering. During this p…


  10. Learning the Ropes to Cleaning Spyware By Mitch Johnson
    The widespread unawareness of computer users about spyware has resulted in nearly every computer being infected with the malicious codes unknowingly to users who then experience declines in their computer’s performance and a string of pop up ads. Even new computers are infected with spyware unless its system is immediately equipped with some sort of spyware blocker or scanning tool that is run regularly. The most aggressive anti-virus software cannot guard your computer against spyware, it i…


  11. How To Spot A Bad Purchase Before You Buy By Alexander Marlin
    The Internet is supposed to be an even better invention since the invention of slice bread, but it is the most abused media today.Why is that, you might ask?Simple, there are many merchants online selling crappy ebooks and software programs, because ebook Internet marketing is big business, once you figure out that 70 percent of the users don't request a refund.You can set-up a clickbank account and be in business within an hour, but clickbank has the best refund policy for protecting their bu…


  12. Spyware - Now a Problem for Mac Users as Well By Jason Frovich
    Fortunately for the Mac users, the Adware and Spyware industry is still, as of 2005, heavily focused on the PC users. Adware and Spyware developers are particularly found of targeting PC users through DILLs and ActiveX controls, and can therefore only attack computers running Windows. This does not mean that Mac users are completely blessed from Spyware and Adware. There are several Spyware and Adware software capable of infesting Mac, and every Mac user should take a look at the Adware and Sp…


  13. How Viruses and Spyware Get In to Your Computer By Mitch Johnson
    Spyware and viruses infect an individual or business computer in many ways, from the obvious methods to the sneaky, back door tricks. Viruses are designed to interrupt and alter normal computer functioning and spyware is intended to literally spy on its victims, all the while recording their personal information. Either infection, no matter what the method in which it intruded by, can cause an array of difficulties for the computer user.Often times viruses and spyware are put into your compu…


  14. Remote Deployment of Surveillance Spyware Software By Mitch Johnson
    Contrary to popular belief computer users are at a great risk of being invaded by spyware and other surveillance software from remote areas. Normally, people were unconcerned with surveillance software because it was assumed it could only be installed with physical access. Several surveillance software and spyware providers are now advertising remote deployment software that can be installed from any computer anywhere and the information collected from the subject is sent back to the intrude…


  15. It's Time to Sing the Encryption Song - Again! By Mike Ameye
    Yes, I'm wearing my encryption hat again. Why you may ask? Well I just finished reading about the newest security hole in Microsoft's latest server product. Then couple that with all the recent hacker activity, new reports from the GAO (that's the Government Accounting Office) that the government can't protect it's own computers and data much less the data WE send them, reports that computer theft is on the rise and news that the FBI is now developing a new computer "worm" (read virus) to spy …


  16. Removing Stubborn Spyware from Your Hardrive By Mitch Johnson
    Internet Explorer is the browser used by most computer user and because the browser was designed to have third party functionality spyware distributors have taken advantage of the opportunity to spread their surveillance software. Creators of spyware are very aware that many users now have spyware removers up and running on their computers.To counter this, spyware producers have designed browser help objects (BHO’s) that do not begin running until the user connects to the internet using Inter…


  17. How to Get an Advanced Spyware Remover Without Paying a Cent By Jason Frovich
    Spyware is a broad group of harmful software programs that can infect your computer and transmit information about you back to its owner. To avoid being infected by Spyware, it is necessary to install a good Anti-Spyware program that will detect and remove Spyware from your computer. A good Anti-Spyware program should also be capable of alerting you when a Spyware program tries to infect your computer. Today, there are a lot of free Spyware remover programs available online. Many of them are e…


  18. Phishing: An Interesting Twist On A Common Scam By Darren Miller
    After Two Security Assessments I Must Be Secure, Right? --------------------------------------- Imagine you are the CIO of a national financial institution and you've recently deployed a state of the art online transaction service for your customers. To make sure your company's network perimeter is secure, you executed two external security assessments and penetration tests. When the final report came in, your company was given a clean bill of health. At first, you felt relieved, and con…


  19. 5 Tips For An Unbreakable Password By Niall Roche
    Despite the current wave of identity theft and corporate security breaches it's amazing how very few people treat their passwords with any level of seriousness. Most computers users, both at home and in the office, see passwords as a nuisance and therefore make them as easy to remember as possible. This can be a catastrophic mistake.There are certain specific guidelines you need to follow to choose a safe and secure password. Use the following tips as a "how to" on making your password secure.…


  20. Computer Security Attacks - How to Defend Yourself Against Computer Security Attacks By David Furlong
    I recommend the following basic security 'best practices'...If you spend any time online, you need a security toolkit consisting of:. anti-virus software. anti-spyware AND anti-key-logging software. spam blocker. anti-phishing tools. firewall (preferably a combination of both software and hardware firewall if you're on a high-speed connection.) Note: some anti-virus software packages include a firewallWhichever products you use, keep them up to date - not monthly, but at least weekl…


  21. 3 Simple Steps to Stay Safe from Spyware By Erich Bihlman
    There are several basic concepts to keep in mind when deciding to stay spyware free for good. This article will outline a spyware checklist for you to keep in mind when getting tough on spyware and taking back control of your computer using two popular free applications, Ad-Aware,and Spybot - S&D. Using these two programs in conjunction will eliminate a vast majority of spyware problems from your computer. For the purposes of this article, "spyware" refers also to adware, malware, and other no…


  22. Deriving Due Care Practices from HIPAA and GLBA By Marc Menninger
    Recent years have shown a trend in corporations being held responsible for information security negligence. In particular, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Attorney General of New York have been actively pursuing companies that fail to follow effective security practices. Many high-visibility cases illustrate how companies are being required to implement stronger security controls, the Guess case being a good example.In June 2003, Guess, Incorporated agreed to settle FTC charges that…


  23. How to Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals By John Iacovakis
    Credit card fraud is a growing problem for online businesses and can hurt your business in many ways.Fraudulent credit card transactions are costing e-commerce businesses many millions of dollars annually.So, it is very important to verify the cardholder's identity.You can use software programs to detect fraudulent orders or you can manually check each transaction for possible fraud.Here are some steps that you can take as a merchant to reduce credit card fraud:1) Check the buyers IP Address L…


  24. How to Stop Spyware - Once and for All By Stephen Craton
    Stopping spyware and adware is not a difficult task if people just simply take the time to be careful. To make it even easier, however, I have created a simple 3 step guideline to stop spyware and adware from infesting and slowing down your computer. Following these 3 simple steps will greatly improve your internet experience and all in all will make your computer very happy. The 3 simple steps are… Only trust certain websitesAlways assume noGet anti spyware software Let’s examine eac…


  25. Spyware Protection Software By Gary Gresham
    Spyware protection software is the easiest way of removing spyware from your computer and keeping it away. It detects and removes all pieces of spyware and adware automatically. Spyware is extremely difficult to remove manually and should only be removed with spyware protection software.Spyware protection software is designed to not only get rid of spyware viruses but will shield you and your computer from destructive hackers, data thieves, malicious e-mail attachments, and other emerging In…






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