Written February 21st, 2014
Internet Security Threats, Virus/Malware, Proxies & VPNs
Precisely what are malware and viruses, what distinguishes them ?
“Malware” is actually short for malicious software program and also used as a sole phrase to pertain to virus, spy ware, worm etc. Spyware and adware are developed to produce damage to a stand alone computer system or a networked computer. Therefore anywhere a malware phrase is used this indicates a software which is developed to harm your personal computer it may be a virus, worm or Trojan.
Computer virus is often a software developed to go in to your laptop or computer and damage/alter the files/data. A computer virus may possibly damaged or erase information on your pc. Viruses can also reproduce on their own. A computer Virus is more dangerous than a computer worm as it makes changes or deletes your files while worms only replicates itself with out making changes to your files/data.
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Written February 6th, 2014
Shopping Online: Security Tips, Rules and Advice
It is vital that you do something to safeguard yourself while shopping on the internet.Shopping online is hassle-free, simple, and fast. But just before you begin adding items to your cart, be certain that you’re up-to-date and also have the newest security software program, web browers and operating system. Maintaining a clean machine is the ideal protection from trojans, adware and spyware, and other online threats.
Carry out independent investigation before you purchase from a supplier you haven’t completed business with. Several attackers attempt to trick you by making malicious internet sites that look genuine, so you should validate the website just before giving any kind of details. Find and note telephone numbers and physical addresses of suppliers just in case there is a trouble with your purchase or your bill.
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Written January 29th, 2012
Computer courses for beginners – Hoax emails and email scams
Continuing our computer courses for beginners and seniors we have the final computer lesson in our basic computer training, a lesson on hoax emails and email scams. This is a general computer lesson and talks about the broad threat and types of hoax emails that maybe encountered without looking at individual scam emails as these types of computer threats are always changing.
The first thing the computer lesson points out is the need to have good Internet Home Security software, with our preferred provider being McAfee. Having good internet protection will greatly reduce the risk of receiving hoax emails, but unfortunately some may well slip through. The computer lesson then takes you to the website of The London Metropolitan Police and shows their advice on fraud.
The computer lesson is suitable for anyone worldwide, as the risks are international, it is easy to follow and we have provided a link to the Metropolitan Police Fraud page for your own reading should you wish. Read the rest of this entry »
Written February 5th, 2011
Computer lessons for seniors – online security
In this computer lesson for seniors we explain a couple of rules seniors and beginners should bear in mind when making online payments and how paypal works as a respected online payment processing agent.
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