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How to Protect Your Privacy On-line


With all benefits of living in Internet era, there are some pitfalls that comes along with it. Let's talk about “on-line privacy”, not just about the obvious risk of identity theft and fraud, but regarding personal information, that you certainly do not want to share. What are the risks? I personally doubt that many people think about this serious, but there are so many risks and traps that normal Internet users fall into especially those who are active at social networking websites. Let me give you few possibilities that can put you in danger: Blackmail Identity theft SPAM marketing Other people to know where you are, what you do, your location and act against you Employers accessing your personal info Phishing scams How to protect yourself and your family? Some of the steps to stay protected and quite easy, though some require advanced knowledge related to computer networks and security software. Easy steps to stay protected: Be careful what you share, where you share Use strong passwords Use 2 ways authentication on email, profiles, etc.. Install anti-virus software, firewall software and anti-malware/adware software Keep your operating system up-to-date double check the email address of every suspicious email do not share essential...
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What the Government Shutdown Meant for National Cyber Security

The United States Federal Government Shutdown of 2013 lasted for approximately half a month. During that time, citizens of the United States were generally only inconvenienced in that they were forced to constantly hear about the government shutdown from alarmist news agencies. However, while the nation’s military was exempt from the shut down in order to be able to better protect our country’s interests, a different and much more vulnerable front may have been left undefended: or nation’s cyber security. And although the shutdown may have been temporarily resolved with the signing of a bill on the 16th of October, the possibility of future shutdowns might mean that we could be placed in danger once again. Cyber security is an issue with which most Americans have very little familiarity. At most, we generally tend to keep our own personal virus protection software up to date. Beyond that, we hardly consider the dangers. However, when it comes to national security, our country can’t afford to pay a passive role. There is no software secure enough or all-encompassing enough to be able to protect the United States’ assets from the constant attacks from hackers, both foreign and domestic. Thus, it is imperative that...
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5 Cyber Security Threats You Aren’t Considering

Cyber threats used to consist of annoying viruses or college-aged hackers looking for a challenge, but today cyberthreats are a real danger to businesses, governments and other organizations. Hackers have grown to be much more sophisticated, from groups hired by nation states, to hackers stealing business secrets for profit. Unfortunately, many organizations continue to be unaware of the danger they face even though any company no matter how big or small could be attacked at any time, and has probably been attacked before. Even those who are aware of the danger and use firewalls and a secure web gateway are often overlooking certain vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. 1. Physical Access Sometimes organizations will put so much emphasis on protecting the IT system’s firewall from outside attacks that they forget that physical access to the server can give hackers just as much leeway to cause damage. Sometimes getting in is as simple as an employee holding a door open for the person behind them after the employee has entered in the access code. For example, in April of this year thieves broke into Walmart’s video service and stole the hard drives that contained customer data. A huge part of securing the...
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A look into Web-Based Software

There’s no doubt that cloud computing unleashed countless possibilities in today’s technological world. Email services, cloud storage and virtual computing environments are some of the few examples.   Perhaps, one of the best benefits of the cloud for business organizations is web-based office suite software.   First off, a web-based application is any kind of computer software that you use over the internet through the aid of your web browser. Apart from installing a web browser on your PC, there is absolutely no local installation involved in using web-based applications.   Why Use Web-Based Software? For businesses, using web-based software will free you from having to worry about the technical aspects of installing the software on PCs and maintaining them too. All the data security, upgrades, and even backups are handled by a totally different crew of IT specialists, leaving you with only one task: to work.   Security Safety of your data shouldn’t be ignored as well. Traditional software allows users to save their files locally on their PCs, and no one can really argue that there is danger in doing this.   However, as much as clicking the “Save” button will give you assurance that your work is...
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8 Types of Hackers on the Internet

During its infancy, cybercrime was really more of a novelty than an actual threat. Young hackers would write harmless viruses that would display a funny message or break into supposedly secure systems just to poke around. However, as the internet began to grow throughout the world and change the way that people and organizations interact, those with the propensity and ability began to fully realize the power that they could hold over an increasingly digital world. Today, hackers are anything but harmless. Acting alone or as organized groups, hackers have infiltrated the highest levels of government and defense, cost the United States and its civilians hundreds of billions of dollars, and destroyed countless lives. But what kind of people would dedicate their existence to such endeavors? Well, here’s a quick guide to the different kinds of hackers that operate in the world today. 1. State Sponsored Attackers Perhaps the most dangerous of the modern hacker groups are the state sponsored hackers. These are clandestine groups who are government funded and trained and exist to undermine the nations and countries that they consider to be their political enemies. These hackers are able to work as organized groups and to devote all...
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