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Set Windows Defender to Scan Core Operating System Files
Windows Defender cannot do a complete job of scanning malware on your PC because in the GUI (Graphical User Interface) mode, some core operating system files are in use. However, you can set Windows Defender to perform a scan before it loads these core operating system files. 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 ...

What Are WEP, WPA, TKIP, AES and PSK?
The acronyms WEP, WPA, TKIP, AES and PSK are all related to encryption used in wireless networking. This article explains their meaning in simple terms. More ...

What is Riskware or Grayware?
Riskware are computer programs that possess features that have the potential to be dangerous. Riskware is usually classified based on its function or behavior. The following are the common types of riskware: Spyware, Adware, Hacker tools, Joke. 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 ...

Four Tips to Safe Web Browsing
Everybody knows the dangers that lurk on the Internet. The proliferation of scams, spyware and viruses may make you wish to cut the broadband connection and go back to writing letters by hand. The good news, though, is that with a few simple practises, you can better safeguard your computer and yourself. More ...

Easiest Ways to Beat Ransomware
Ransomware attackers are causing real damage to the users with their malicious codes and practices. Thus in present situation users are also practicing some smart tactics to prevent ransomware threats. Here are a few steps to avert ransomware attacks. More ...

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi
More mobile phone users are using public Wi-Fi hotspots. Data sent through public Wi-Fi can easily be intercepted, many mobile device and laptop users are risking the security of their personal information, digital identity and money. More ...

The Windows Bootup Process
Lets take a quick look at how Windows boots up. Depending on whether the system is BIOS-based or EFI-based, the bootup process differs up to the point of passing control to the Kernel. More ...

What is 2-Factor Authentication?
2-Factor Authentication is when you are required to use two types of identification to log into a web site or open your email. Normally the first factor is a password. More ...

A Guide to Understanding Security and Safe Windows Vista Computing
If you connect to the Internet, allow other people to use your computer, or share files with others, you should take steps to protect your computer from harm. Why? Because there are computer criminals who attack other people's computers. More ...

Encryption, Designed to Protect Data, is Internet Criminal's Best Tool
Encryption was designed to protect the data. Pirates now use this tool to not only encrypt your data and but also charge you to unencrypt it. They don't even have to take possession of anything. More ...