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Protecting Your Money Online

Security Binary DataHere’s a great article I found on the Kaspersky Lab Security site. This is good stuff you should be doing to remain safe as you and your computer use the Internet.

With online banking and shopping offering greater convenience, more and more people are using the Internet to conduct financial transactions and make purchases. However, cybercriminals are capitalizing on opportunities to steal consumers’ passwords, identities, and money. Continue reading


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How to remove just about any Malware infection

Security data security multicolorThis guest article was written by Rob Jones, of Security Audit Systems located in Bath, England. It lays out step-by-step instructions for how to remove malware. It also lists some great free tools to have on your computer for such purpose.

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Been Attacked Online Yet?

Abstract Fantasy Pink world mapHave you been attacked online yet? If not, there’s a good probability you will be. A Kaspersky Lab in-depth analysis of cybercrime in North America and Western Europe has been conducted on data from the first six months of 2012. And their findings are staggering. Kaspersky “found that the computers of 33.4% of Internet users in Western Europe and North America were attacked at least once while browsing the web.” That’s one in every three computer users who use the Internet get attacked by some form of malware. Incredible! Continue reading

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Facebook Users Beware: Phishing Attacks Increasing

Security computer securityAccording to the latest Kaspersky Lab spam report, there was a significant increase in the amount of phishing attacks on Facebook and other social networking sites in June.

Phishing – The practice of sending out fake email messages that look as if they come from a trusted person or institution——usually a bank— in order to trick people into handing over confidential information. The emails often direct you to a website that looks like that of the real financial institution. But it is a fake and has been rigged to collect your personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers and bank account numbers, and transmit them to the Bad Guys.

Phishing attacks on Facebook users increased 4.07 percent in June alone Continue reading

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Keep an Eye on Window’s Security Icons

Desktop ComputerHere’s an excellent article from SANS, the computer security gurus of this world.  I think it’s great advice and information for everyone.

Keep an Eye on Window’s Security Icons. The icons in the Notification area (located on the Taskbar usually near the lower right corner of your desktop) provide important information about the security of your computer. Pay particular attention to the icons for Windows Update, Windows Security Center, and your security software. Continue reading

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