Many of our commonly performed tasks can actually expose our PC to malware, and lacking basic PC security can lead to dire consequences. The cost of a security solution is insignificant compared to the substantial loss and damages you can incur from not being protected in the first place.
Continue Reading… The Cost of Insecurity
When he was just 15 years old, Michael “MafiaBoy” Calce managed to shut down several major websites including CNN, Dell, Amazon, Yahoo!, eBay, and E-Trade with a series of denial of service attacks. Now, more than a decade later, he talks about how the hacker culture has changed and what users can do to protect themselves.
Continue Reading… Inside the Mind of a Famous Hacker
Account hijacking is a big problem on Facebook, where attackers manage to guess—or brute-force—your passwords. Two-factor authentication can help make it harder for criminals to take over your account.
When attackers breach the account, the end goal may be just to send spam or to trick your friends into clickjacking scams. The attacker may also be using Facebook as a stepping stone to other attacks. Regardless, it makes sense to protect your account with something a bit stronger than just passwords.
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It’s summertime, which means you are likely making plans for a few short trips, or an extended vacation. While you make your travel plans and make arrangements for your pets and mail, keep the following tips in mind to keep your vacation worry-free.
Continue reading… Summer Travel Security Tips
If you’re a serious computer gamer, you know that a fast computer system, a high-speed connection to the Internet, and minimal interruptions are essential to a good gaming experience. When the need for speed is critical, you might be tempted to turn off your computer’s security software to avoid annoying security alerts or slowdowns caused by routine antivirus scans or updates to the software.
Continue reading …Gaming Online Without Sacrificing Security