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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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 | 1 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 […]

Imperva released analysis of 32 million breached Passwords

Sunday, January 31, 2010, 4:53 AM | 2 Comments

Imperva, a data security firm, has released its findings for about 32 million passwords that were breached or exposed, in a report on January 21 for the year 2009. It’s interesting to see that the top exposed passwords are so obvious a kid can try them. If you are a webmaster and the king of […]

Protect yourself from Phishing, Vishing, Smishing and Lottery Scams

Thursday, October 29, 2009, 9:12 AM | Leave Comment

I will define and explain Phishing, Vishing, Smishing and Lottery Scams one by one. The schmucks are everywhere. You think you have a Personal Computer and you are at the top of the world in terms of the technology – hardware and software. But the crooks are way ahead of you and me. Any technology […]

Aah! You bought a new PC. Now what?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 6:47 AM | 4 Comments

Schools and colleges have started their sessions. Students and parents and many others have bought or are in the process of buying a new Personal Computer. Now is the time to take some steps to keep your new machine clean and free of malware. Here is what you need to do before you do anything […]