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Spyware Attacks! Windows Safe Mode is No Longer Safe


Many of us have run into an annoying and time-consuming error. With your machine running goofey you decide to run a scan for trojans and spyware.

Free Spyware Removal - Its Not As Easy As It Sounds


Nobody wants to pay to remove spyware. At the very least, I don't.

Phishing: An Interesting Twist On A Common Scam


After Two Security Assessments I Must Be Secure, Right? --------------------------------------- Imagine you are the CIO of a national financial institution and you've recently deployed a state of the art online transaction service for your customers. To make sure your company's network perimeter is secure, you executed two external security assessments and penetration tests.

Do You Know What your Kids Are Doing Online?


It's a sad statistic, but hundreds of unsuspecting kids are lured away from home every year by strangers they meet in online chat rooms.As frightening as this seems, it gets scarce attention in the media.

Spyware is Not Like a Nosy Neighbor


Remember the television show about the nosy neighbor Mrs. Kravitz always peeking out her window or over the fence, sometimes even knocking on the door just to find out what was going on in her neighborhood? If you don't wait a month or so and the DVD or the movie will be out.

Spyware - Your Web Browser is the Culprit!


My first experience with a spyware BHO based infection was several months ago. I had gone through all of the usual steps with the client's machine to clean it.

How Can Someone Get Private Information From My Computer?


From the "Ask Booster" column in the June 17, 2005 issue of Booster's Auction News, a free ezine for online auction sellers and enthusiasts.Dear Booster,How can someone get private information from my computer?Thank you,Evan S.

5 Tips For An Unbreakable Password


Despite the current wave of identity theft and corporate security breaches it's amazing how very few people treat their passwords with any level of seriousness. Most computers users, both at home and in the office, see passwords as a nuisance and therefore make them as easy to remember as possible.

Reporting Internet Scams


When it comes to reporting Internet scams most of us either don't have a clue who to contact or just ignore them in our email. But according to an FBI report in December 2004, nearly ten million people last year didn't ignore them and fell for the latest Internet scams.

Three-pronged Trojan Attack Threatens Security on the Internet


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3 Steps to Ending Scams and Virus Problems


Watching how the traditional media covers the latest virus or scam would make one think we are all innocent victims and it is the "evil Internet" at work once again. News flash! Innocent? More like uninformed.

What is Hacking? Are You a Hacker?


WHAT IS HACKING?Hacking, sometimes known as "computer crime" has only recently been taken very seriously. The activities undertaken by the real hackers have been criminalized and they are now being legally persecuted on a scale disproportional to the actual threat they pose.

SCAMS - Be Aware - And Report When Necessary


The Internet is a vast International Network of people and businesses - and a place where people can make a fairly decent living. However, it is also a place where certain unsavory characters can freely roam - to take your dollars and run.

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).

Its War I Tell You!


There are ways to insure security though. You can get the Windows Update CD from Microsoft and install that before you get online, You can also get most Antivirus Definitions downloaded and save them to disk, then install those before you go online, (of course you have to be using that Product in the first place), and you can get Anti-Spyware on a disk and do the same.

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