As hard as it may be to believe, not everybody has a DVD player. Not everybody even necessarily wants one. Are you a VCR kind of person? Then there are hidden digital video recorders that look like and are VCRs. These handy video recorders can record 1280 and even 1440 hours of time lapse video. They can also record up to forty and forty-five hours of real time video and all on a 180 VHS cassette.
Phishing is a very sneaky type of fraud conducted over the Internet. Its name is a throw back to the early days of hacking and identity theft and the practice of phone phreaking. While there can be very complicated schemes devised, they are all based on a very simple concept.
Phishers try to persuade you, or trick you into giving them sensitive information which they can then use to make money out of the system. For example, one very attractive target for phishers would be…
Spyware is a serious threat to individuals and corporations. Read this article for the most common threats.
Surfing the Internet is a daily occurrence for an increasing number of people these days, as technology expands and online services continue to grow. Many people go online to carry out banking transactions, shop, check e-mail, and catch up on news. That?s why it?s more important than ever to protect your identity while surfing the web. As identity theft becomes more prevalent, it?s necessary for everyone to be extra vigilant in protecting personal information ? before it gets…
Understand the risk to your privacy from information stored on your computer and some simple tips to boost the protection of your privacy.
Understand how your computer gets infected with spyware, what websites are likely to carry spyware and how to prevent getting infected by spyware in the first place.
Q: I use PayPal to accept credit cards for my online collectibles business. I recently received an email that my PayPal account was going to expire in five days if I didn’t click a link in the email and give them my PayPal account information. Being naturally paranoid I decided not to give this information and I’m happy to say that my PayPal account did not expire. Was this a scam?
— Brenda A.
A: Be thankful that your paranoia kicked in, Brenda, because you were about to…
For eight years now, I have been involved in searching for missing and abducted children and have been an advocate for child safety. Parents are scared every time they see a news story about yet another abducted or missing child.
?What if that were my child?? ?What would I do if I were that child?s parent?? ?Why didn?t that child?s parents do more to keep their child safe?? ?How can I keep this from happening to my child??
Those are just a few of the questions that go t…
SubVirt is the name of a research project directed by Microsoft with the help of the University of Michigan. It may be the prototype of the next generation computer malware.
The HIPAA law requires that strict security measures be employed to control access to intranets and extranets.
As soon as almost all computer users already got used to — or at least heard about — the word “phishing”, another somewhat confusing word appeared. Pharming. Does it differ from phishing — if yes, how?
Learn common security issues with your web browser and how to make your online experience safer.