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Phishing Attacks: Are You Really At Risk?


Posted on May 10, 2011
You may have seen a news report or read an article warning about the dangers of phishing. Learn how phishing happens, when it may occur and how to protect yourself from phishing scams.


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Pros and Cons of Free Anti-Virus Software


Posted on May 10, 2011
You know you should have anti-virus software to protect your computer, but you hate the idea of spending money for something you could get free elsewhere. Learn the benefits and disadvantages of free anti-virus programs.


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Protecting Yourself from Email and IM Viruses


Posted on May 10, 2011
Emails and instant messaging, while opening new vistas of communication through computers, run the risk of infecting computers with spam, worms, Trojans, and viruses.


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Renewals, Updates, Upgrades: What’s the Difference?


Posted on May 10, 2011
Renew Your Software! Upgrade to the Pro version! Remember to update your software! All these messages can be confusing, especially with two or all three at once. There are important distinctions between a renewal, an update, and an upgrade, and this guide will explain.


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Smartphone Security: What Are the Risks?


Posted on May 10, 2011
The smartphone, by providing Internet access on the mobile phone, has revolutionized the way of doing things, but with greater functionality comes greater risk. Read on for an understanding of smartphone security issues, and ways to overcome them.


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Social Media Dangers & Computer Security


Posted on May 10, 2011
Internet scammers have trained their sights on social media hubs like Facebook and Twitter. What dangers do you face when visiting and posting on social media websites and how can you protect yourself?


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The Basics of Wi-Fi Security


Posted on May 10, 2011
Checking your email or Facebook account at public Wi-Fi hotspots found at coffee shops and public spaces is a very bad idea…unless you know these handy tips for securing your sensitive data over public networks.


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What is a Botnet?


Posted on May 10, 2011
Botnets are responsible for all sorts of nasty activity: sending thousands of spam emails, performing denial-of-service attacks to take down websites like Yahoo, scamming people's passwords, and more. Your computer could already be part of a botnet without you even knowing it.


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What is a Firewall?


Posted on May 10, 2011
Are you wondering if a firewall program is necessary to protect a computer? Do you think an antivirus program is enough to protect a PC from Internet worms? Are basic Mac OS X and Windows firewall applications enough? Can you depend on an ISP firewall?


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Why You Need Anti-Malware Protection


Posted on May 10, 2011
Some viruses are worse than the common cold. Some worms burrow into your computer and cause trouble. Trojan horses? This is not Sparta! Your computer faces threats from this and other malware every day.


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