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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Newsweek

Why Are IBM and Cisco Sharing Cyber Security Secrets With Russia?
Newsweek
Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters ...
Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secretsReuters

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Security to blame for Brooklyn YWCA stabbing: lawsuit
New York Post
Liza Millet, 48, was killed in the bloody May 2016 assault by fellow YWCA resident Dorothy Curry, who used the 6-inch blade in the first homicide of the YWCA's 128-year history, police said. The facility shouldn't have let Curry onto the Third Avenue ...



Newsweek

Cyber Security Threats: How Hackers Hacked the World's Most Powerful People
Newsweek
Last year's attack on DNC email servers was the work of Russian state backed hackers, U.S. intelligence agencies declared, while only last month the U.K's National Health Service was targeted by hackers from North Korea, according to British security ...
British lawmakers hit by cyber security attackCNBC
Britain Investigates After UK Lawmakers Hit by Possible Cyber Security AttackNBCNews.com
Cyber attackers hit Westminster forcing security chiefs to shut down ...The Sun
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Union says Housing Authority should pay security guards higher wage
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A union says the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is not complying with the city's prevailing wage law and is not properly compensating security guards. Pittsburgh's wage law says that public employers must meet a certain minimum standard on ...



Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota cities rethink carnivals, security at local summer festivals
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Across the metro, some local festivals are taking a note from bigger fair events, ramping up security through admission fees, fencing, bag searches at entrance areas, a larger police presence and even horse patrols. Others are moving away from ...



Engadget

It's now easier to get Purism's security-focused laptops
Engadget
Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC makers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you're becoming increasingly concerned about security and privacy. The company, which only used to sell made-to-order machines, has just announced ...



Aljazeera.com

Istanbul LGBT march banned over 'security concerns'
Aljazeera.com
Authorities in the Turkish city of Istanbul have banned a parade organised by the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community due to security concerns, as ultranationalist groups threatened to block the event. "The march will not be ...
Turkey Bans Gay Pride March For 'Security Reason'RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Insurgents Kill 10 Security Forces In Attack At Salma Dam In Afghanistan
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Afghan officials said 10 security forces were killed by Taliban militants in an attack on a checkpoint at the Salma Dam in the western part of the country. Four other police were wounded and four militants were also killed in the attack in Herat ...
10 Security Force Members Killed Near Herat's Salma DamTOLOnews

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New York Daily News

SEE IT: Suspects in fatal shooting of couple outside Brooklyn nightclub caught on security footage
New York Daily News
Police released surveillance videos Saturday showing two possible suspects in a double murder outside a Brooklyn nightclub. Devon Hannibal, 27, and his girlfriend Christina Stubbs, 23, were killed in a barrage of bullets early Friday while sitting ...

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KFSN-TV

Shooting outside Northeast Fresno restaurant leaves security guard in critical condition
KFSN-TV
A security guard was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being shot multiple times outside a Northeast Fresno restaurant Saturday night, according to police. The shooting happened in the parking lot of Mariscos Costa Azul near Shaw and ...
Security guard shot in Northeast FresnoKMPH Fox 26
Security guard feared a break-in when he asked a man to leave. Then gunfire broke out.Fresno Bee

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