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Mexicans Fear Abuses as New Law Empowers Military — but US Security Aid Keeps Coming - The Intercept
Abstract Homogeneous symmetries and congestion control have garnered limited interest from both cryptographers and computational biologists in the last several years . In fact, few steganographers would disagree with the investigation of spreadsheets.
Computer Viruses, Worms, and Hoaxes
In recent days, I was one of the unfortunate persons to receive the "Mydoom" worm emails. Not just one, but at least forty appeared in my popserver mailbox.
Is Spyware Watching You?
Imagine my surprise when I received a phone call from a friend who told me he'd been the victim of a "spyware" attack that left him shaking at his loss of privacy.I listened to his horror story with a sympathetic ear, but I felt secure since I carry anti-virus software and a firewall (both by Norton).
How To Prevent Spyware Attacking Your Computer
Spyware is software or hardware installed on a computer without a user's knowledge. It gathers information and reports it back to its source.
Phishing - Identity Theft & Credit Card Fraud
What is Phishing? Phishing is a relatively newly coined term for a kind of method for harvesting information for identity theft. Phishing is quite simply providing a person with false information or credentials to trick them in to giving you their personal information.
Types Of Computer Infections
Computer infections can be broken up into 4 main categories which are explained in detail below:VirusesComputer Viruses are small pieces of software that attach themselves to real programs. An example would be a virus that attaches itself onto windows explorer.
Dont Fall Victim to Internet Fraud-10 Tips for Safer Surfing
The Internet offers a global marketplace for consumers and businesses. However, criminals also recognize the potential of cyberspace.
A New Low
A new variation of the Nigerian Scam theme The scam artists are employing the Nigerian Scam to fleece unwary sellers who advertise pets for sale.This is particularly despicable because not only are people losing their money but dogs are being abandoned in freight terminals or being killed to get rid of them.
Protecting Your Children On The Internet
If you are a parent, as am I, I think we can agree there is little else more important than keeping our children safe and protected. It's difficult enough keeping them safe from the unscrupulous people we read about in the news, but dealing with children and the Internet takes it to a completely new level.
The Bad Guys Are Phishing For Your Personal Information
Do you know what "phishing" is?No, it doesn't mean you grab a pole and head to the late to catch some phish.The official Webopedia definition of "phishing" is as follows:The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.
Is The Internet Over Regulated
Today's Internet or World Wide Web is being over regulated.But, are you being taken for a ride, are you lead to believe that Governments World Wide are creating new legislation for your benefit or are there underlying factors that these laws are more beneficial to Governments and big business?First we had the Can-Spam and other laws passed regulating the sending of unsolicited commercial e-mail, that contains false or deceptive subject information, or that is sent from invalid e-mail addresses, but for me, my inbox still seems to always be full of junk mail.
Web and Computer Security
Well, if that would have been said to me by my father when I was 2 years of age, I would have understood. But when today, my own computer tells me that when I am 34, I wonder why I spent $1500 on my computer hardware and software just to enjoy the (un-realized) benefits of this great and revolutionary information technology?Today’s cyberspace is hazardous.
An Open Letter From a So-called Stupid
Someone recently told me, "You would have to be a stupid to lose your personal information." While I respectfully responded to this person in the moment, the comment has stuck with me.
Whats All This I Hear About Firewalls?
At this point, if you've got the whole "turning the computer on" thing down; you are ready to learn about firewalls. Whether you use your computer for business or pleasure, it is important to have a firewall.
Remove Rogue Desktop Icons Created By Spyware
If you have used a Windows machine for a while, whether it's Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, you're sure to have noticed desktop icons appearing from out of nowhere. How can icons mysteriously emerge on your Windows desktop?1.
Identity Theft Offline -- So Many Possibilities
Chris Simpson, head of Scotland Yard's computer crime unit was unpleasantly surprised to learn how easy it is to cheat anybody out of his or her personal info -- by means of a fake survey.This survey wasn't a scam; in fact, it was an experiment.
3 Simple Steps to Stay Safe from Spyware
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.
Lottery Scam, What It is and how to Avoid It?
Internet scams and frauds are on the rise! The quantity of scam emails with various fraud schemes any email account receives today is simply overwhelming! There is this infamous Nigerian 419 scam, which is by far the most widely circulated one. I wrote about it in one of our ezine articles not long ago.
Road Warrior At Risk: The Dangers Of Ad-Hoc Wireless Networking
Airport Menace: The Wireless Peeping Tom ---------------------------------------- As a network security consultant, I travel quite frequently. At times, it seems like the airport is my second home.
Virus and Adware - Fix them Both!
We all get the odd virus now and then, but sometimes that one virus could cause so many problems. In this article I shall be going though just some of the problems that these virus software programs can do, and how to fix them.
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