Spam Mail

Posted on September 4, 2017. 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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Stop Laptop Theft

Posted on August 25, 2017. Filed under: Hardware, Security | Tags: , |

What steps could be taken to make safe your notebooks from being stolen or lost? YouGetItBack.com reported that more than 70, 000 notebooks and personal digital assistant (PDA) haven’t yet be claimed and according to Accenture, 10-15% handheld devices lost are because of the owner’s

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Email ‘bomb’?

Posted on June 14, 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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Malware

Posted on June 9, 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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Rogue Software and Security

Posted on May 30, 2017. Filed under: Internet, Security, Software | Tags: , , |

While working with your pc, ever had advertisements pop up suddenly and keep wanting you to buy their software? or a pop-up says that your pc have been infected by spyware, viruses and forced you to download its software. Most of the time, they will display a message such as: ‘WARNING! Your

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Malware

Posted on May 24, 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 May 8, 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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The Need for Adware and Spyware Blocker

Posted on March 21, 2017. Filed under: Internet, Security | Tags: , , , , , , |

There is this one law school student whose thesis is about money laundering so oftentimes she would google the term to come up with a ready list of online references. This proved to be useful to her and the entire process of writing her paper. After several months of doing so, she was confronted

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How Secure is the Windows Firewall?

Posted on February 28, 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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Everyday Security

Posted on February 21, 2017. 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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