According to a recent survey conducted by the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), more computer users are becoming increasingly insecure about using the Internet. Forty-eight percent of those surveyed avoid making purchases on the Internet because they are afraid their financial information might be stolen. Fewer than one in fiveContinue Reading

The internet is a wonderful place; many of us use it on a regular basis for a multitude of functions. Email helps us to keep in touch with family, and friends all over the world and most people have at least one email account. The growing use of digital camerasContinue Reading

Firewalls seem to be in fashion currently. For those unfamiliar with what a firewall is, It pretty much is a program that sits between you and the outside world- think of a toll booth that stands at the edge between your world and the digital world. There are many differentContinue Reading

A deadly new virus under the name of W32/Nyxem-D which spreads via email attached file is set to strike on the 3rd day of every month half an hour after the infected computer boots up. The damage caused by this virus could be extensive. If unsuspecting user opens the infectedContinue Reading

Here are several things to keep in mind when shopping online for any special occasions. Pay with a Credit Card and Protect Your Passwords: Credit cards offer you the most protection as a consumer. Never send cash! If you pay by credit card, your transaction is protected by the FairContinue Reading

Are you the victim of identity theft? According to Joanna Crane of the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Program, 80% of the victims who call the FTC say they have no idea how it happened. Furthermore, an FTC survey reported that 4.6% of those polled reported that they had beenContinue Reading

Phishing is a very sneaky type of fraud conducted over the Internet. Its name is a throw back to the early days of hacking and identity theft and the practice of phone phreaking. While there can be very complicated schemes devised, they are all based on a very simple concept.Continue Reading

SQL Injection is one of the most common security vulnerabilities on the web. Here I’ll try to explain in detail this kind of vulnerabilities with examples of bugs in PHP and possible solutions. If you are not so confident with programming languages and web technologies you may be wondering whatContinue Reading

While the internet is a great tool for research, or for just keeping in touch with e-mail or looking for a perfect gift, there is an annoying problem that is becoming increasingly dangerous for your computer. While everyone understands what a computer virus does, many people are still relatively unawareContinue Reading