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Firefox Security Options
Every day thousands of sociopaths spend their entire day online trying to hack into other peoples computers. The Firefox browser offers a number of quick and easy ways to increase your online security. More ...

Five Things You Can Do To Improve Your Company's Security
As security issues grow more and more prevalent, we CIOs need to improve our environments. Here are some quick things that can be done in short order to help improve security at your business. More ...

How Many Spyware Items Are Slowing Down Your Computer?
Spyware and other forms of malicious software are regularly infecting computers across the world. Most computers have no, or little, protection from software with the intent to harm. Most frightening is the frequency at which your computer is being infected without your knowledge. More ...

DriveLock Hard Drive Protection
DriveLock is a hard disk specification that prevents unauthorized access to the contents of a hard drive. If DriveLock is enabled, at power-on the BIOS requests the user password. More ...

Five Critical Steps to Protect Your Personal Information and Computer
Computer security is vital. You can reduce the likelihood of experiencing identity theft by making your computer as hacker-proof as you can. You need common sense and the right software. Here are five key points in making your computer as safe as possible. More ...

Types of Malicious Software
Malicious software, commonly referred to as "malware" is a term that refers to any software designed to gain access to and use without the owner's knowledge, or cause damage to a computer or a computer network. The various types of malware include adware, spyware, viruses, and rootkits. More ...

Root Kit - The Hackers Backdoor to Your Computer
A root kit is a trojan horse virus that modifies operating system code to allow it to grant itself system administrator authority and create a backdoor through which the hacker can access your system. A root kit usually installs utilities that allow the hacker to spawn a remote Shell, login, and start processes to open ports, intercept keystokes, collect data, sniff for usernames and passwords, and scan a network for vulnerabilities to exploit. More ...

Seven Steps to a Secure Wireless Network
The signal of a WiFi network can be picked up by any device within range. This means that anyone with a laptop in range of your network may be able to connect to it unless you take precautions. More ...

Ransomware and How To Protect Yourself
Ransomware is a term for a group of malicious software (or malware) programs that encrypt your files or lock your computer in some way and demand a ransom to decrypt your files or unlock your computer. More ...

Tips to Protect Windows Vista Operating System
Windows Vista can be considered a safe operating system but not a perfect one. In its default configuration, Vista still uncovers the possibility of leaking out the user's data to the Internet through Windows Firewall, or some bots which can change settings without letting you know. More ...

Avoid the Indigestion of Cookies
You may have heard of cookies, a cute name for a tiny piece of code that is stored on your computer when you visit some websites. In most cases, cookies are harmless, but more aggresive companies use them to track who you are and where you go. This has obvious privacy concerns. More ...

Smart Card
Some smart cards contain an embedded microprocessor which can be programed with applications. Some smart cards have electrical contacts, the microprocessor is under a gold contact pad on one side of the card. Many cards are contactless and use radio-frequency to operate. More ...