To somehow secure your data is one of the most important aspects of running a business on the Internet. May that be data on your personal computer or on your host server. There are multiple ways to protect your data.

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3 Steps To Protect Your Debit Card Account

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 1:00 AM | Leave Comment

Using a debit card at your local and not so local gas stations or your local privately-owned convenience store invites a man-made phenomenon [man is so smart?] commonly known as ‘skimming’. The ‘skimmers’ set up equipment that captures magnetic stripe and keypad information when you input your PIN at ATM machines, gas pumps, restaurants, or […]

How To Protect Your PC When “Dirty” Websites Attack

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 1:00 AM | 4 Comments

You have done everything that can possibly be done to protect your computer from infections to avoid risky downloads. But just doing that is no longer enough. You don’t have to download a risky file – in the form of a PDF or DOC file or another format – to get infected. Now, these days, […]

Secure Your Home Computer Data

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

Many more folks are increasingly surfing the Internet with high speed connection. That means you are always connected. That, in turn, means you are vulnerable to outside attack from all directions. Your computer and the data on it is not safe unless you take precautions of different sorts to make it relatively safe. A variety […]

Beware And Be Warned About Phishing Scams

Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

Chances are you have heard of Phishing. If not, here is a scenario that happens on a daily basis. Someone unknown to you sends you an email. The email basically consists of solicitation requiring you to send back your private information, in essence your identity. The email will falsely claim to be an established legitimate […]

Stop Potential Scams When You Use Online Services

Saturday, October 20, 2012, 2:00 AM | Leave Comment

You can stop potential would-be scammers by following certain common-sense rules whenever using online services that may seem legitimate but actually are not. You have to be smarter than the scammers. It’s extremely hard but you have to take some obvious steps to fend off potential scammers. Protect yourself and your finances by being alert […]

Tips To Avoid Cell Phone Spam

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 2:00 AM | 5 Comments

Media report that nearly 50 million spam text messages are sent to North American cellphones everyday. In the United States, most carriers charge the receiver of the message some cents (most probably 20 cents) whether you answer the message or not. I come from a third world country and back there the receiving end is […]

Tips To Secure Your Laptop

Monday, January 2, 2012, 2:00 AM | 6 Comments

Your laptop has become your primary computer especially now that since 2008, the sale of laptops has exceeded that of desktops. So, it is more incumbent upon you to protect not only your data on it but the hardware as well. The following are some of the steps you can take to protect your laptop […]

How I Fixed The Problem When Spyware Struck My PC

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 5:16 AM | Leave Comment

On Monday July 12, 2010, at about 6 P.M., my home computer was attacked by some kind of spyware. It got total control of my PC. It kept popping up a message that my computer was invaded by different kinds of viruses. It kept displaying the message that the only way I could get rid […]

What’s It With Europeans – Don’t They Like “Nothing”?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 1:15 AM | Leave Comment

Media have reported that European privacy regulators and advocates reacted angrily Saturday to the disclosure by Google that it had systematically collected private data on individuals since 2006. Google did it while compiling its StreetView photo archive. Hey! It’s business, nothing personal. Google acknowledged on Friday that it had collected personal data on individuals around […]

About 10 Million Americans Falling Victims Every Year To ID Theft

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 12:09 AM | 1 Comment

Experts report that cases of ID theft and fraud in 2009 – about 10 million Americans – are at par with 2003 level and that was the most of any year. That means the problem of ID theft is still in full swing and we must take steps to try to prevent it. If you […]