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 ww.nortfix.com, 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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WPEC

Security ramped up for white nationalist Richard Spencer's Florida event today
ABC News
Police have geared up for protests expected this afternoon on the University of Florida campus, where self-described white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at an event. Security measures are in place throughout Gainesville, where the ...
Local law enforcement join security force at UF for white nationalist speechWPEC
University of Florida will spend $600000 for security for Richard Spencer speechWashington Examiner
Perimeter security around UF Richard Spencer speech grows significantlyTallahassee.com
FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay -SwimSwam -CBS News -Statements - University of Florida
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Thurrott.com (blog)

Microsoft hits back at Google's approach to security patches
The Verge
Microsoft's Windows security team haven't been happy with Google for the past year. While the pair are bitter rivals for a number of different reasons, Google disclosed a major Windows bug before Microsoft was ready to patch it last year. It irritated ...
Microsoft Gets Security Disclosure Revenge on GoogleThurrott.com (blog)
Microsoft finds an exploit in Google Chrome, emphasizes Edge's securityNeowin

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Ars Technica

Security concerns” lead to LTE service shutdown on Chinese Apple Watches
Ars Technica
Apple's struggles in China continue to mount, and this time, it's Apple's newest wearable causing problems for the company. According to a Wall Street Journal report, standalone wireless service available on certain models of the Apple Watch Series 3 ...

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New York Post

Vegas security guard was pressured to give interview to Ellen
New York Post
A Mandalay Bay security guard was pressured to give his first interview about the mass shooting in Las Vegas to Ellen DeGeneres because company bigwigs feared a real journalist would have grilled him about the timeline, according to a report.
WATCH: Security guard shot in Las Vegas massacre breaks silenceFox 59
Las Vegas shooting: Security guard who first confronted Stephen Paddock breaks his silenceThe Independent
Security Guard Who Found Las Vegas Shooter Breaks His Silence on 'Ellen'Taste of Country

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The Hill

Homeland Security sees power grow under Trump
The Hill
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has seen its influence and power expand under President Trump, whose efforts to bolster border security and crack down on illegal immigration have run through the youngest federal department. Homeland ...

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Washington Post

Security forces prevent Iran's popular ex-president from leaving his home: report
Washington Post
ISTANBUL — Iranian security forces prevented former president and opposition figure Mohammad Khatami from leaving his Tehran home late Wednesday, local media reported. It was the latest sign that regime hard-liners were seeking to crack down on the ...

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Buffalo News

Bills sack security firm after New York State denies it a license
Buffalo News
A Chicago-based security company recently fired from its job at Minnesota Vikings games has been fired again – this time by the Buffalo Bills. After questions from The Buffalo News about Monterrey Security, the Bills said that the security firm no ...



CNBC

Watch: CIA Director Mike Pompeo discusses national security issues
CNBC
[The stream is slated to start at 11:20 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] CIA Director Mike Pompeo is scheduled to speak about national security issues at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD ...

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MLive.com

Ann Arbor cybersecurity firm Duo Security now worth $1 billion
MLive.com
ANN ARBOR, MI - Ann Arbor-based Duo Security, a cybersecurity firm with 500 employees, has set a record for venture capital valuation in Michigan after securing a new round of $70 million in investment. The company's value is now more than $1 billion ...



MIT Technology Review

Who Is Thinking About Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality?
MIT Technology Review
While the technology and applications underlying AR are rapidly advancing, however, little thought has been given to how these systems should protect the security, privacy, or safety of users. Starting in 2011—before Google Glass was announced, when ...


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