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PRIVACY AND SECURITY

Botnets

October 24th, 2011

A robot network consisting of thousands or millions of computers linked together to create tremendous amounts of computing power, ready to do their evil master’s bidding with just one click. It may sound like the plot of the latest sci-fi thriller, but this is 100% non-fiction!


Wi-Fi Hot Spots

October 24th, 2011

A Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to access the internet through a shared wireless network. However, using an unsecured wireless network can leave your computer and the information you are transmitting vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves.


Criminal Hackers

October 24th, 2011

Malicious hackers, aka “crackers” or “black hats,” break into computer networks, spread viruses and other types of malware, steal confidential information, and commit other kinds of cybercrime.


Secure Your Computer From Malware

October 24th, 2011

Malware is a general term that refers to all “malicious software,” including viruses, spyware, scareware, Trojan horses, worms, and the like.  Basically bad stuff that you DO NOT want on your computer.


Junk E-mail & Spam Filters

October 21st, 2011

Sending thousands or millions of e-mails takes little effort and costs spammers almost nothing.  The cost to consumers, however, is huge; not just in the time it takes us to wade through...


Stopping Telemarketing Calls

October 14th, 2011

Don’t let yourself become a target of deceptive telemarketing calls. When you get that annoying call right in the middle of dinner, your first instinct is to hang up, right?



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