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How to Surf Without Leaving a Trace

When connecting to the Internet, your home computer (or network router) is assigned a public IP address. As you visit Web sites or other Internet servers, that public IP address is transmitted and recorded in log files kept on those servers. Access logs leave behind a trail of your Internet activity. If it were possible […]

Combating Spyware: End-users are still the main cause of virus infections in the workplace.

End-users are still the main cause of virus infections in the workplace, as they continue to open suspicious email attachments and use online file-sharing and instant messenging services, according to experts. The claim comes as the main antivirus software companies revealed that stubborn mass-mailing worm Klez, which carried an infected attachment, was the number one […]

Spyware and Adware: Detecting, Removing, Preventing.

Adware dominates PC malware infections. Users are still the weakest link. Adware rather than spyware is the most common problem code on PCs, according to a recent survey of infected PCs. The research, conducted by privacy company Webroot, found that seven of the top 10 types of malware were related to advertising, usually redirecting searches […]

Thoughts on Password Strength & Password Security: Protect Your Computer/Computer Network

Your passwords are the keys you use to access personal information that you’ve stored on your computer and in your online accounts. If criminals or other malicious users steal this information, they can use your name to open new credit card accounts, apply for a mortgage, or pose as you in online transactions. In many […]