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How to keep your kids and family safe online. How to track kids online surfing? How to avoid cyberstalkers?


Posted on May 14, 2011
You make sure your children buckle up in the car. You insist that they wear helmets when they bike. You have taught them to never speak to strangers. Have you taken steps to protect them from the potential dangers that may lurk in your family room or perhaps your child's own bedroom? According to a report by Child Trends, an independent research center that focuses on children and youth, more than three out of four children ages 3 to 17 have access to a computer at home. [Read More]



How to Protect Yourself from Hackers


Posted on May 14, 2011
Hackers are a group of individuals who get blamed for a lot of what is wrong with computers, servers, and the Internet. Although some hackers are also criminals, some are just mischievous people who get a thrill from being somewhere they don’t belong. This article defines the term hacker and provides some simple advice on how to protect yourself from a hacker’s attack on your computer. [Read More]



Internet security solutions to protect you on social media websites


Posted on May 14, 2011
There is no escaping the fact that people share a huge amount of personal information on social media websites and that information is not always secure. Detractors will point out that you would never dream of sharing the details you’ll post on a Facebook profile with a stranger you encounter in person. However, even if you set a profile to be private, there is a big risk that anyone can access that information.


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Using Facebook and Twitter Safely - Both from an Internet Security perspective (account hijacking; phishing; malware), but also personal security.


Posted on May 14, 2011
Social networking websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are revolutionizing the way people interact. By giving people an easy interface through which they can share the events of their lives, these websites make it possible for friends separated by thousands of miles to feel as if they are neighbors. They also make it easier to get to know co-workers, distant relatives, and other people who you might be acquainted with, but don't get to speak with about personal matters as often as you'd like.
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What are the most important features/elements needed to protect yourself from online threats?


Posted on May 14, 2011
Unfortunately the pervasive threat of malware looms large over all computer users. Malware is a blanket term used to describe all sorts of potential online threats. It is short for malicious software and refers to threats including viruses, spyware, adware, worms and Trojan horses. With so many security threats online it is absolutely vital that people protect themselves. [Read More]



What are the virus, worm, Trojan threats on social media websites?


Posted on May 14, 2011
Social media websites have exploded in popularity in recent years. With so many people using them they have become a target for cyber crime and malware (malicious software). There have been a variety of virus, worm and Trojan threats on social media websites recently and it is important to be cautious in order to avoid downloading an infected file.


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Where to find technical help for software, viruses and/or other threats I might not even know exist? Where can I get more information about avoiding and protecting me from software/security threats?


Posted on May 14, 2011
A virus is a computer program that reproduces itself and infects more computers. It contains some form of executable code that carries a program that does something you don’t want. Other threats are called malware, which is used as a general term for malicious or unwanted software, including adware. [Read More]



A History of Viruses on the Internet: Evolution, Impact, and Severity


Posted on May 14, 2011
A computer virus is simply a string of code or a small program that infects a computer. The effects of the infection can range from benign hoax or prank to the destruction of essential files and data structures. Throughout their history, computer viruses have cost individuals and companies billions of dollars and have spawned whole industries comprised of virus software and removal companies.



The term virus is often misapplied to refer to any malware such as adware, spyware, worms, or Trojan horses. These types of malware, however, do not have the ability to replicate themselves. Like a biological virus, computer viruses can replicate themselves and infect other computers. This is what makes them so dangerous to computers connected to either public or private networks. This article briefly discusses the history of viruses on the Internet and explores their evolution, impact, and severity to users of the largest public network in the world, the Internet.
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How to Keep Your Kids and Family Safe from Cyberbullying


Posted on May 14, 2011
Among the many dangers of the Internet, cyberbullying is a relatively new phenomenon that is gaining more and more exposure in the media and in local governments. Parents should learn to recognize the warning signs of online bullying to keep children and family safe.


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Making Your Old Computer New Again


Posted on May 14, 2011
As new technologies and innovations seem to be announced on a daily basis, it doesn’t take that long for a new computer to suddenly seem old and outdated. Some people respond to this situation by purchasing a new PC every year or so, but that line of action can be pretty costly. Computer prices may have come down a lot in the last few years, but they’re still high enough to justify getting every ounce of life that you can out of your own personal computer.


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