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Spam Mail

Posted on April 19, 2018. Filed under: Security | Tags: |

Have you received more spam than ever before? Do you know how these people are getting your e-mail address. Senders of spam and potentially harmful e-mail use a number of tactics to secure your e-mail address. If you have posted your e-mail address anywhere on the internet, it can be ‘harvested’

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WEP, WPA and WPA2

Posted on March 28, 2018. Filed under: Security | Tags: |

The difference between WEP, WPA and WPA2. Wire Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is the older form of privacy developed in 1999 to secure wireless Access Points. WEP is used at the two lowest layers of the of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model – the data link and physical layers; it is therefore

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How Secure is the Windows Firewall?

Posted on March 25, 2018. Filed under: Security | Tags: |

Since Service Pack 2 of XP, each new version of Windows already has a firewall on board. But what is the Microsoft Firewall suited for? Windows XP Microsoft felt compelled to do something about the security of their operating system only after the Blaster 2003 worm massacred Windows computer.

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The Difference of Adware, Spyware and Viruses

Posted on March 14, 2018. Filed under: Internet, Security | Tags: , |

Adware, spyware and computer virus share some similarities, one of which is that all three are major nuisances for computer users. Let’s differentiate the three. Spyware is software that does not intentionally harm your computer. What they do is that they create pathways wherein someone else

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Want some cookies?

Posted on March 9, 2018. Filed under: Internet, Security | Tags: , |

Some antispyware programs regularly flag cookies as potential spyware. A cookie is nothing more than a text file that is used to identify you to some websites that you visit frequently or have registered with. Cookies are harmless, but some people consider a website’s depositing a cookie on the

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Everyday Security

Posted on February 21, 2018. Filed under: Security | Tags: |

When it comes to security and computers, most people think the well-advertised threats of viruses, spyware or adware. But the fact is that most of us are more vulnerable to the prying eyes of our neighbours, bosses, friends, or the people in the coffee shops next to use who might be reading our

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How Secure is the Windows Firewall?

Posted on January 21, 2018. Filed under: Security | Tags: |

Since Service Pack 2 of XP, each new version of Windows already has a firewall on board. But what is the Microsoft Firewall suited for? Windows XP Microsoft felt compelled to do something about the security of their operating system only after the Blaster 2003 worm massacred Windows computer.

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Malware

Posted on December 28, 2017. Filed under: Internet, Security, Software | Tags: , , |

Its the collective term to describe malicious programs including viruses, spyware and adware that are constantly on a damaging spree threatening internet user. There are about 13 programs that are considered malware but some says the list is endless. Virus: a Program that can replicate

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How Secure is the Windows Firewall?

Posted on December 18, 2017. Filed under: Security | Tags: |

Since Service Pack 2 of XP, each new version of Windows already has a firewall on board. But what is the Microsoft Firewall suited for? Windows XP Microsoft felt compelled to do something about the security of their operating system only after the Blaster 2003 worm massacred Windows computer.

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Email ‘bomb’?

Posted on November 5, 2017. Filed under: Security | Tags: |

What is an e-mail bomb? An email ‘bomb’ refers to an immense number of email messages sent to an account in an effort to bring the account down. When an email server is flooded with email messages, it is unable to devote cycles to other email users and effectively become useless. An account that

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