Computer security is not all about technical safeguards. Common sense also plays a big part and leaving your signed in computer unattended can cause all sorts of potential problems.
If you are running a windows PC, antivirus software is a MUST these days. There are dozens of free or paid antivirus software's on the market. Which one to choose can be a daunting task. Their functionality is pretty much the same, they are all scanning your computer files. This is done by comparing a so called "virus signatures" (small amount of code extracted from the already recognized viruses) with your files. If your file contains a virus it will match a signature and the antivirus will give a signal for the infections . The antivirus companies are working around the clock in order to keep their signature databases updated, so that they can immediately recognize and neutralize all new viruses. According to statistic of major antivirus companies like Symantec, Kaspersky and others, we have more than 100 000 new variation of viruses on a daily basis.
A large amount of private information is routinely filtered through personal computers. Identity theft is big business, the losses associated with this type of crime is cited as being more than $50 billion a year. Without proper disposal when ready to upgrade, you could be subjecting yourself to ID theft.
CryptoLocker and Cryptowall are classified as variants of ransomware which seize computer user files and demand payment in return for access. This article looks at this recent variant of malware and how it can impact victims.
What is the best antivirus software out there? As the owner of a successful technical services company, I will give you my opinion on what's available, what is best to use in certain situations, and why you may want to steer clear of some of the mainstream antivirus software solutions that are out there.
In this article we are going to look at five easy steps you can take to help make your sensitive data a hard target for cyber thieves. We will look at software updates, defensive software, developing and maintaining strong, unique passwords, data encryption, home network security and how to use them in your security strategy.
A quick guide which may help you identify whether your laptop or desktop PC has been infected with a virus
The Cisco SAFE network security design approach provides a framework engineers can leverage to apply an effective defense in depth strategy to their new or existing infrastructure. Cisco SAFE divides the components of network security into modules, enabling ease of planning and application.
The MySQL database server default settings subject information housed in the database high risk of compromise. Hardening the MySQL configuration by applying standard security measures recommended by DISA and MySQL experts will help ensure that valuable data is kept secure from malicious intruders.
Here are some of the best, most reliable and network security testing wireless cards. There are hundreds of products on the market for wifi testing, but only a handful of them have the compatible hardware for network penetration testing.
Have you ever received endless pop-up windows, notice your browser homepage has changed, or random window error messages start to appear?
The Internet is a great source unlimited source of information. You can also entertain yourself by playing games, watching movies, and so much more. Some people have their own online businesses and their own websites. Unfortunately, the Internet is also a playground for computer hackers. These predators will try...
This article talks about how to choose the best wireless security camera systems that suits your specific purpose and budget. A few of the best and most popular wireless security cameras are also reviewed.
Have you backed up your data lately? If not, you are at risk. You could lose your priceless digital photographs in an instant. Get an online cloud backup service and stop worrying.