Browsing the "privacy and security" Tag

Are You Infected?

November 22nd, 2011

Cyber bandits hijacked more than 4 million computers in an Internet ad fraud scheme before the FBI took them down


Rise of the Supercookie

November 22nd, 2011

You don’t just have to worry about cookies anymore. Now you have to worry about super cookies. Online advertiser, ScanScout,


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.



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