Internet Security Information

Can I Guess Your Password?

We all know that it?s dangerous to use the same password for more than one program. If you sign up for a program run by someone of low moral fibre, what is to stop them running through various programs with your username and password to see what they can access?

Dont Miss Information Because of Misinformation

It has been said that with the wealth of information, freely available, the Internet has the ability to make you smarter, faster, than any other medium on the planet.

Behavior to Stay Safer Online

1. Importance of a Virus Scanner: A Antivirus program can help to prevent you from becoming infected with a Virus or Trojan. It is extremely important to make sure this program is updated at least once a week, and all drives are scanned. Viruses usually are used to destroy your Data or Hardware. Where as Trojans are used to gain remote access into your system. Always scan any new files you receive as well, even if they are off a friend, you don't know where those files originated from. ALWAYS use a little common sense when on the Internet as well. Don't accept files from an entrusted source. Don't go to web sites you have received spam for, they can be infected with viruses or asking you to download files that are infected. Always go only to official sites (i.e... If you ask for a web address for Norton and someone says, that is obviously not an official site). Keep in mind that an Antivirus will only detect known viruses. It is possible that someone can create a new virus or manipulate an existing Virus or Trojan to the point it will no longer be detected by an Antivirus. As each unknown virus is discovered it is then added into the Antivirus database. Always create rescue disks for your Antivirus program, these will enable you to access your computer through MS-DOS if you are unable to access it through windows. If you do not have an Antivirus program try the HouseCall free online virus scan the link if on the top right side of this page. Also never run 2 different Antivirus . By using two different Antivirus software, sometimes the rule sets can cause conflicts in each other.. or think the other is a virus.. which can also give false positives (meaning it detects a file as a Virus or Trojan, when it isn't one).. or not detect viruses as it should. Always delete files you do not remember downloading.

Protect Your Little Black Book

The movie Little Black Book features a young woman, Stacy, who is frustrated when her boyfriend refuses to share information about his past relationships. When his PDA, a Palm Tungsten C, falls into her hands, she is faced with a conundrum. Does she give it back, or does she explore it? If she gave it back, we wouldn?t have a movie, now would we? Stacy then proceeds to identify his ex-girlfriends and contact them. Let the games begin.

Spy Scanners ? Don?t Compromise your Privacy

Spies, spyware, internet parasites are among what they are usually called. These are scouts that monitor your web activities. The work undercover to check on your surfing patterns, spending habits, items bought, they extract email addresses, hijack browsers, steal credit card information. These are just some of the things a spyware is capable of.

How to Manage Your Username and Password The Easy and Secure Way

Have been an Internet user for more than 9 years, I have 100's of logins and passwords to keep. I'm paranoid. I'm now even more paranoid after I joined YMMSS because I use online payment systems on weekly basis if not daily.

5 Simple Steps to Protect your Digital Downloads

A couple of days ago, I was searching for a popular eBook online.

Information Security for E-businessmen: Just a Couple of Ideas

If you constantly deal with bank or electronic accounts, it must be your worst nightmare--to wake up and learn that you are a bankrupt. Some crook stole your personal data and all the money you have been sweating blood for years has flown to somebody else's account. Almost everybody must have heard that such a tradegy is called identity theft and millions of people in the USA alone suffer the same every year. Poor consolation for its victims, isn't it?

I Spy...Something Terribly Wrong (In Your Computer)

This really chapped my lips...

Mall Protection

The Loss Prevention Manager should be receptive to the needs and objectives of upper management and work to prevent and reduce loss from crime, fire accidents etc.

Passwords or Pass Phrase? Protecting your Intellectual Property

Much has been said on the theory of password protection for files, computer login, and other network access. In the past we used a combination of letters, special characters, and other techniques to try and prevent unwanted or unauthorized access to our computers, resources, and networks. A new theory on passwords is emerging that may help us remember our access codes, be more secure, and generally keep hackers and thieves out of our networks.

Temporary Internet Files - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A little bit of time invested into learning about internet security can go a long way in preventing mishaps on your computer. Temporary internet files are not something we should be afraid of, but we should certainly be careful in how much we trust them and how we deal with them.

Reducing Fraudulent Transations ? 5 Simple Ways To Protect Yourself

The money being spent online is steadily growing. With billions of dollars being spent each year online, the opportunity to make money on the internet has never been bigger. Unfortunately, with that opportunity come people who want to make money in less than honest ways. We're going to look at some concrete ways you can identify fraudulent transactions and save yourself a lot of chargeback fees, money and grief.

Online Shopping: 10 Tips For Safe Online Shopping

Have you ever bought a product or service from the internet?

Top Ten Spyware and Adware Threats Identified

On December 8, 2004 Webroot, an award winning anti-spyware solution provider, released a press release identifying the ten most significant emerging spyware and adware threats. Most of these you probably haven?t heard of and a few may surprise you.

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Security lapse at contract startup Evisort exposed sensitive data  TechCrunch

Evisort, a document and contract management company, left one of its document databases unsecured, exposing customer data. The startup, founded by former ...

Huawei’s business is doing just fine, despite US security risk accusations  The Verge

Huawei on Monday said that its first quarter revenue jumped up 39 percent compared to a year ago, a sign that the Chinese company's business continues to ... discloses security breach  ZDNet

Company blames February 2019 security breach on phishing email received in July 2018.

All-in-one home security systems should be much more popular  CNET

Commentary: I'm shocked all-in-one home security systems haven't caught on more.

Pollbook vendor pushes back amid questions over software security

A vendor that supplies electronic pollbook software for more than a dozen North Carolina counties is disputing "misleading insinuations" by state elections ...

Border security should be left up to the experts, vigilantes need to follow the law: Border Patrol Council ...  Fox News

Following the arrest of the commander an armed vigilante group rounding up illegal immigrants in New Mexico, National Border Patrol Council Vice President ...

Serb 'Auxiliary Force' Escalates Threats to Bosnia's Stability  Just Security

Why Milorad Dodik might be one of the most dangerous men in Europe, and why the U.S. and Europe need to understand the seriousness of his game.

Video: San Jose Hit And Run Captured On Home Security Camera  CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — An Air Force veteran was injured after being hit by a car in front of a San Jose home Sunday by a driver who immediately took off, with ...

Homeland Security considers designating fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Top military and Homeland Security officials are considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to an ...

White House tells official not to comply with Democratic subpoena over security clearances  CNN

The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his ...

Veteran upset about service dog being rejected by security  WREG NewsChannel 3

CORDOVA, Tenn. — A Cordova veteran is speaking out after he says he was not allowed to bring his *service* dog into an east Memphis church earlier this ...

VIDEO: The City of Venice hopes new surveillance cameras boost security  WWSB

VENICE (WWSB) - The city of Venice is looking to boost its security. Next Tuesday, officials are expected to vote on a more than 200,000 dollar plan. If passed it ...

On-board security system rats out car thieves  Buffalo News

NIAGARA FALLS – Note to criminals: Dont steal cars with big mouths. A man and two juveniles were arrested inside a stolen car Friday after police were led t…

New safeguards for Georgia election security await Kemp’s signature  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A measure awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp's signature requires election officials to create standards to protect voter registration information.

Coachella security guards reportedly starving and had to endure inhumane conditions  New York Daily News

Good vibes might be in short supply at this year's Coachella, at least among many of the security guards, who are alleging inhumane treatment at the festival.

Towne East Square mall security guard tased Sunday night  KWCH

Wichita police are looking for a man who tased a security guard at the Towne East Square mall Sunday night.

Video at Centerpiece of Trial in Brutal Attack on San Francisco Security Guard  NBC Bay Area

It was a brutal fight that changed a San Francisco security guard's life forever.

Political Games Have Damaged NATO's Security on the Black Sea  The National Interest Online

Domestic squabbles and American-French defense firms competing for buyers may have endangered the alliance.

Signal 88 Security services available in The Woodlands  Community Impact Newspaper

Signal 88 Security opened its services to the public April 1 at 8111 Ashlane Way, Ste. 102, The Woodlands. According to Managing Director David Sanchez, the ...

Sri Lanka Was Warned of Possible Attacks. Why Didn't It Stop Them?  The New York Times

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The confidential security memo laid it all out: names, addresses, phone numbers, even the times in the middle of the night that one ...

Kentucky Derby horses: Maximum Security the only unbeaten horse in Run for the Roses  Courier Journal

Florida Derby winner Maximum Security is 4 for 4 in his career. He gives trainer Jason Servis his second Kentucky Derby starter.

Iran announces joint border security force with Pakistan  Fox News

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's president says a new joint security force will be formed with Pakistan to combat militants based along the two countries' shared border.

St. Louis IT agency revised security policies after audit, CIO says  StateScoop

St. Louis CIO Cindy Riordan told StateScoop the city's IT agency has cracked down on the number of people who have access to the municipal data center and ...

Security camera appears to capture Tesla erupt in flames  CNN

Tesla says its investigating after surveillance footage showed a parked Model S appear to smoke and catch on fire in a parking garage in China.

DOC investigating ‘security threat’ at Hardeman County prison  WMC

The Tennessee Department of Correction says Hardeman County Correctional Facility is on lockdown while they investigate a security threat.

Pa. is spending millions on election security, but the effort has its critics  PennLive

The release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election brings the issue of election security back ...

Russia's work with cyber criminals surging — former national security official  Axios

The Russian government is increasingly partnering with cyber criminals in its online espionage efforts, Obama administration national security official John ...

Who's Behind the RevCode WebMonitor RAT?  Krebs on Security

The owner of a Swedish company behind a popular remote administration tool (RAT) implicated in thousands of malware attacks shares the same name as a ...

Sheriff: Home security cameras show same man involved in 5 burglaries in Harrison County  WLOX

Harrison County sheriffs are investigating a string of burglaries committed in Harrison County last month.

Jordan's Security is at the Mercy of Foreign Powers  The National Interest Online

How the Trump administration chooses to roll out its peace plan, and whether Netanyahu decides to start annexing parts of the West Bank, could have major ...

A Chromebook's Superb Security Is Another Good Reason To Leave Windows 10's Update Failures Behind  Forbes

All you have to do to keep a Chromebook secure is turn it on and off.

Japan, US Confirm Cyber-Attacks in Scope of Security Treaty

The move is aimed at monitoring movements of military satellites operated by China and Russia.

Little Rock Mayor Scott getting security detail

Little Rock Police Department to provide protection.

Mueller report highlights scope of election security challenge  The Washington Post

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation of the “sweeping and systematic fashion” in which Russia interfered in the 2016 election highlights the ...

Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds  BBC News

Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study. The analysis by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) ...

France's 'Secure' Telegram Replacement Hacked in an Hour  Threatpost

The messaging app that will replace the government's use of WhatsApp and Telegram was released last week, with security vulnerability included.

Four killed in failed attack on Saudi state security building  Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - Four alleged Islamic State militants were killed on Sunday when authorities thwarted an attack on a state security building in Saudi Arabia's ...

Ware school board to discuss security following on-campus injuries

WARE — The School Committee is scheduled Wednesday to discuss behind closed doors the “deployment of security personnel” following two incidents on ...

Extra security in place at East Sandy Elementary School due to emailed threat  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SANDY, Utah -- East Sandy Elementary School will proceed with classes Monday, but extra security will be in place after the principal received a threat via email ...

Q&A: Warriors' security guard on Curry's tunnel shot

There is no pregame ritual quite like the one executed by Stephen Curry, the two-time MVP guard whose shooting display has become must-see. When the ...

Facebook Fails, Russian Hacks, and More Security News This Week  WIRED

The Mueller report, Facebook goofs, and more of the week's top security news.

Cancer Center Moves Against Scientists Over Data-Security Concerns  The Wall Street Journal

A Houston cancer hospital has moved to force out three scientists following U.S. concerns that medical-research data could improperly wind up in the hands of ...

Coachella Security Guards Allege Inhumane Treatment: 'People Over Here Are Starving'  The Daily Beast

Security guards working the 2019 Coachella music festival open up to The Daily Beast about how they've slept in makeshift tents, received meager portions of ...

Online threat prompts added security at Fort Worth school  FOX 4 News

There will be extra security at a Fort Worth high school because of a social media threat.

In Governor's Mansion security breach, man trespasses then falls asleep on couch, police say  The Advocate

The Louisiana State Police on Monday revealed a security breach at the Governor's Mansion, saying they had arrested a man last week who trespassed into the ...

Mueller Hints at a National-Security Nightmare  The New York Times

The missing piece of the report is a counterintelligence investigation that should set off alarm bells about our democracy and security.

Can you get hit by someone else’s ransomware? [VIDEO]  Naked Security

Last week we wrote about “ransomware from afar” – attacks in which cybercrooks apparently aim ransomware at you across the internet. Whether they hack ...

Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms  Krebs on Security

The crooks responsible for launching phishing campaigns that netted dozens of employees and more than 100 computer systems last month at Wipro, India's ...

Don't Acquire a Company Until You Evaluate Its Data Security Daily

When Marriott International acquired Starwood in 2016 for $13.6 billion, neither company was awareof a cyber-attack on Starwood's reservation system that ...

VA Won't Ramp Up Security After Rash of Suicides on Premises. Here's Why.

The VA's top suicide-prevention official said that added security could make matters worse in the effort to curb veteran suicides.

NYPD steps up security outside houses of worship after Sri Lanka massacre  New York Post

"In light of the events resulting in mass casualties in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the NYPD has implemented heightened security measures," said NYPD spokesman ...

How to tackle Tokyo 2020 Olympics security risks | Opinion  Asia Times

With large numbers of people due to visit Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games, the Japanese authorities are making anti-terrorism preparations ahead of ...

The (Redacted) Mueller Report: First Takes from the Experts  Just Security

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report, as redacted by the Department of Justice, is now released. Here are some early reactions from legal and ...

French Government's 'Secure' WhatsApp Replacement Hacked In Just 90 Minutes  Forbes

In order to better protect official conversations, the French government developed its own secure instant messaging alternative to WhatsApp. Here's how quickly ...

Security researcher MalwareTech pleads guilty  ZDNet

WannaCry hero faces up to ten years in a US prison.

Ethereum Classic Could Provide Security Services to Ethereum, Analyst Explains  CryptoGlobe

Donald McIntyre, one of the most active communication coordinators in the Ethereum Classic (ETC) community, has drawn some interesting comparisons ...

Little Italy Bar Security Guard Shoots Patron After Fight: SDPD  NBC 7 San Diego

A fight between a patron and security guard at El Camino bar in Little Italy ended with a punch thrown and shots fired on the streets outside the business early ...

Homeland Security Says Cannabis Users Lack 'Good Moral Character'  Leafly

On the eve of April 20, the global cannabis holiday, officials at the US Department of Homeland Security have issued a policy alert declaring that immigrants ...

Security flaw in French government messaging app exposed confidential conversations  TechCrunch

The French government just launched its own messaging app called Tchap in order to protect conversations from hackers, private companies and foreign ...

Social Security shortfall: Trust fund to run dry in 2035, trustees predict  Fox Business

As a share of GDP, the annual cost of the program will increase to 5.9 percent by 2039.

This American-Palestinian endangers Israeli public security - Israel News  Haaretz

Sandra Elaine Zoughbi, an American citizen, was deported from Israel due to “considerations of public security and safety, considerations relating to a disruption ...

While hackers threaten 2020 election systems, politics intruding on security fixes  Star Tribune

Despite broad agreement that foreign hackers will again target American voting systems in 2020, partisan friction in St. Paul and Washington has stalled efforts ...

Security issues dominate Tshisekedi's first tour of DR Congo after election  FRANCE 24

Kinshasa (AFP). Before his disputed electoral victory in December, DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi promised the people of troubled North Kivu province ...

Black Columbia Student’s Confrontation With Security Becomes Flashpoint Over Racism on Campus  The New York Times

A video of Alexander McNab being pinned down by security officers is adding to a broader conversation about how students of color are treated at one of the ...

The best home security systems we've tested  CNET

Yes, shopping for the best home security system can be a confusing headache. Fortunately, we've done a lot of the legwork for you.

New Delhi's Indian Ocean security dilemma | Opinion  Asia Times

Competition, balance of power, alliance formation and deterrence are not enough to ensure long-term peace and stability.

How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach  Krebs on Security

I'm not a huge fan of stories about stories, or those that explore the ins and outs of reporting a breach. But occasionally I feel obligated to publish such accounts ...

Climate Change: Our Greatest National Security Threat?  Just Security

The climate century is upon us: the earth is warming, humans are to blame, and we must take immediate action now to prepare for climate change's massively ...

Experts: Breach at IT Outsourcing Giant Wipro  Krebs on Security

Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro Ltd. [NYSE:WIT] is investigating reports that its own IT systems have been hacked and ...

From Salon Marketplace: Keep your space secure with these two home security systems  Salon

From sentimental items you can't replace to expensive home goods you certainly have no desire to, there are lots of reasons why you'd want a home security ...

Under Trump, immigration enforcement dominates Homeland Security mission  Washington Post

Built on a hill in Southeast Washington, the new $5 billion headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security has a commanding view of the nation's capital, ...

Security flaw in EA’s Origin client exposed gamers to hackers  TechCrunch

Electronic Arts has fixed a vulnerability in its online gaming platform Origin after security researchers found they could trick an unsuspecting gamer into remotely ...

Unexpected protection added to Microsoft Edge subverts IE security  Ars Technica

A researcher has uncovered strange and unexpected behavior in Windows 10 that allows remote attackers to steal data stored on hard drives when a user ...

Fans apprehended by A's security and umpire after pranks

You know what I hate more than public, ballpark marriage proposals? When a fan runs on to the field to make a fool out of himself and interrupt the game.

The right way to do AI in security  TechCrunch

Artificial intelligence applied to information security can engender images of a benevolent Skynet, sagely analyzing more data than imaginable and making ...

Democratic divide over immigration: Support for undocumented migrants is trumping border security  The Washington Post

Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, one of the latest presidential candidates to enter the race, says there is only one way Democrats can beat President Trump on his ...

Nest vs. Ring vs. Abode vs. SimpliSafe: The smart home security systems with the best privacy  CNET

Are those wireless signals encrypted? Is anyone watching those video clips? We asked all of the top providers -- here's what they said.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: cybersecurity is national security  Marketplace APM

In a new book, Janet Napolitano, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, says it is “impossible to overstate the urgency of improving our ...

Police arrest boyfriend after security footage shows him carrying heavy object consistent with body out of Montana home  NBC News

After a six-month investigation, police have arrested a Nevada man for the murder of his girlfriend Laura Johnson. According to the affidavit, security footage ...

Londonderry: Man charged over security alerts  BBC News

A 39-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences, including communicating false information causing a bomb hoax, after security alerts in ...

Superyacht Security: The 10 Best Ways To Protect From Pirates And Paparazzi  Forbes

From drone defense systems, Laser shields and Armored Escape Pods, these are the best options to protect your family and guests. And now with piracy ...

Cisco Issues 31 Mid-April Security Alerts  Dark Reading

A busy month for Cisco router owners got busier yesterday when the networking giant introduced 31 new advisories and alerts. These announcements came on ...

White House and Congress Set to Spar Over Kushner Security Clearance  The Daily Beast

The White House would like to be in the room when Congressional investigators grill Carl Kline, the official who green-lit Jared Kushner's security clearance.

How Much Did WikiLeaks Damage U.S. National Security?  NPR

This question has been a source of debate since the group published hundreds of thousands of U.S. military documents and diplomatic cables in 2010, many ...

iPhone Users Under Attack As iOS Chrome Security Sandbox Fails  Forbes

An ongoing threat campaign targeting iPhone users is exploiting a vulnerability in the Chrome web browser for iOS that bypasses the security sandbox. Google ...

References to race in Downtown Partnership security email prompt criticism, accusations of racial profiling  Baltimore Sun

An email from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore to its members described a group of African-American teenagers as a 'scavenger group' whose 'target ...

Demands for transparency and equitable campus security erupt following Barnard Public Safety viral video  CU Columbia Spectator

MoniQue Rangell-Onwuegbuzia, CC '22, stood alone outside of the entrance to the John Jay Lounge for two hours last Friday night. As a party in honor of ... experiences data security incident  Idaho News

Bodybuilding. com announced Friday that some of their employment-related information may have been accessed in a data security incident. The possible ...

Trump’s Homeland Security Purge Worries Cybersecurity Experts  WIRED

A leadership void at DHS means the White House is calling the shots where it wants to, cybersecurity experts warn, and other agencies can muscle in where it ...

White House Overturned 25 Security Clearance Denials, Says Whistleblower  NPR

More than two dozen people, including two current senior officials, received security clearances after their initial denials were overturned by other top officials.

Trump Urged Homeland Security Official to Close Border Despite an Earlier Promise of a Delay  The Indian Express

President Trump last week privately urged Kevin McAleenan, the border enforcement official he was about to name as acting secretary of homeland security, ...

Facebook really doesn't seem to understand privacy or security  CNET

Facebook is having a bad security day. How bad? Tens of millions of Instagram passwords have been exposed.

Watchdog group again warns State Department of security concerns for overseas diplomats  CNN

Washington (CNN) A federal watchdog group is telling the State Department -- again -- to prioritize the safety of its diplomats overseas by fully implementing ...

Cyber-security firm Verint hit by ransomware  ZDNet

The Israel offices of US cyber-security firm Verint have been hit by ransomware, according to a screenshot taken by a Verint employee that started circulating ...

Pelosi Requests Security Review to Protect Ilhan Omar After Trump Tweet  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked House officials on Sunday to review security measures intended to protect Representative Ilhan Omar after ...

Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary  The New York Times

Kirstjen Nielsen's run as head of the Department of Homeland Security, much criticized by President Trump, has come to an end after a tumultuous tenure.

Homeland Security warns of security flaws in enterprise VPN apps  TechCrunch

Several enterprise virtual private networking apps are vulnerable to a security bug that can allow an attacker to remotely break into a company's internal network, ...

Suspect in shooting of security guard shot by Indianapolis police  FOX 59 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Indianapolis police say a suspect was injured in an officer-involved shooting Friday. The incident happened around noon near 30th Street ...

Malware Arrest Exposes Security Gaps at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club  The New York Times

The arrest of a woman with a malware-laced device revealed the challenge of protecting a president who prefers a resort over Camp David.

Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys  Krebs on Security

Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google's various services. The company ...

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