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Is Your Email Private? Part 1 of 3


In a word, no - an email message has always been nothing more than a simple text message sent unencrypted to a recipient we choose. So all the email that we so blithely send all over the Internet everyday is neither private nor secure.

Phishing-Based Scams: A Couple of New Ones


Phishing in its "classic" variant is relatively well-known. Actually, 43.

How to Prevent Online Identity Theft


Identity theft rates one of the fastest growing crimes in mAmerica today and the Internet can make it even easier for some criminals to take your good name and drag it through the mud.Identity theft involves criminals stealing your personal information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers and other information, usually to buy things on credit or to empty out your bank accounts.

8 Surefire Ways to Spot an EBAY Scam E-Mail and Protect Yourself from Identity Theft


Ebay is a great site and is used by many to buy and sell new and used Items. It truly is the worlds Largest Garage Sale Unfortunately when an online site becomes as big and popular as E-Bay the scam artists seem to just naturally follow.

Money Mule Email Scam Hits U.S.


Imagine this - you open up your email box and an international company is offering you a dream job - you can be an agent for them - a financial intermediary - receiving payments for them and transferring money to them, and, naturally, keeping a commission on each transaction.There's no investment, no money required.

Viruses, Trojans, and Spyware - Oh My!


Have you ever had to call Symantec or McAfee to ask them how to remove a virus? Or have you spent hours online trying to figure out how to remove spyware, only to find out that you did something wrong and now your computer won't boot? I know your pain and frustration with just trying to use your computer without worry. As a computer technician at ARCH Computing Services, I know how hard it can be to pay someone to remove viruses and spyware.

How to Know Whether an Email is a Fake or Not


A few nights ago I received an email from "2CO" asking me to update my personal data. The sender did not forget to insert a link to log in, too.

3 Pervasive Phishing Scams


Scams involving email continue to plague consumers across America, indeed the world. These so called "phishing" scams involve "spoofed" emails meant to draw the unwary to bogus internet sites masquerading as legitimate sites.

Computer Viruses - How to Remove a Computer Virus from Your Computer


Computer viruses infect millions of computers every day. Viruses can destroy data, steal important information, and even make a computer completely unusable.

How to Protect Yourself from Viruses, Spyware, Adware, and Other Nuisances


Spyware/adware is a new major concern for PC users everywhere. Infecting your computer silently (usually installed with programs that seem harmless), spyware and adware can collect personal information about you, as well as cause pop up ads to come up all of the time, changing your browsers home page, sometimes even completely disabling your computer's usability.

Technology and Techniques Used in Industrial Espionage


Industrial Espionage. These methodologies are being used on a daily basis by competitors maybe even against you.

Is My PC Vulnerable on the Internet?


No longer are viruses the only threat on the internet. In recent years other threats have evolved which include spyware, adware, hacking, identity theft, information theft, pop-ups and the loss of information.

Email Hoaxes, Urban Legends, Scams, Spams, And Other CyberJunk


The trash folder in my main inbox hit 4000 today. Since I never throw anything out, I know that what's in there is courtesy of my email filter which is set to automatically delete anything that is forwarded from my work account from a certain person.

A Basic Introduction To Spyware


Spyware is the most troublesome software to appear on the Internet in recent times. When spyware infects a computer system, it may be relatively harmless or it may be devastating.

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.

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