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Why Should the Chinese Hide Ip Address?
by Joseph Boyd.Chinese authorities have blocked Internet access for search engines (SE): Google, Yahoo! and Live Search (MSN). The only way out for Chinese now is to hide IP address in order to avoid the pursuit of the government. Asians are known by their strangen...
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How to Conduct a Penetration Test
by Paul Walsh.A penetration test is an assessment of your network's security, including potential vulnerabilities and how they could be exploited. Businesses and individuals perform penetration tests in order to pinpoint and correct potential ways an individual co...
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Penetration Testing - Which Standard to Use?
by Paul Walsh.When it comes to penetration testing, there is no "one size fits all" approach. Every network is different, and every company has its own specific security goals. Lots of questions need to be answered in advance of performing the penetration test. Fo...
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Vundo, Its Many Faces and How to Get Rid of it
by TechDirection.The Vundo virus is known by a couple names(Vundo, Vundo Trojan, VirtuMonde and VirtuMundo). This virus is a Trojan, which in some cases can mean that you are dealing with spyware as well and in this case that is true more in the sense that this viru...

Memory and Hard Drives, Clearing Up the Confusion
by Derick Nigro.Today I would like to share with you a question sent in from a reader who asks; "What is the difference between a hard drive and memory?" That is an excellent question, and one that gets confused quite often. To answer your question it will be a good...
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The Trouble With Free Email
by Ivan.Many people, perhaps yourself, use a free webmail account like yahoo or hotmail, free webmail accounts are very popular and widely available, so one might wonder why anyone would pay for a webmail account. Yet there are many compelling reasons to con...
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All About Backing Up Data
by Lokesh Sharma.What is Data Backup?Data backup involves the storing of files from your computer in another location. In this way, if there is ever any loss of data on your primary machine, you still have your data in backup in order to restore those files. In the w...
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Ten Simple Steps to Making your Computer More Secure
by Larry Cockerham.More people are using their computers for everything from communication to online banking and investing to shopping. As we do these things on a more regular basis, we open ourselves up to possible hackers, attackers and crackers. While some may be lo...
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Ways to Stop Computer Malware
by Isaiah G. Henry.Very often when our computer has been connected to the Internet, this causes problems. Usually the main reason is computer spyware programs, which have taken control of our PC. Spyware, adware, Trojans and all the other kinds of malware have joined f...
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The Consequences of Modem Hijacking and Browser Hijacking
by Isaiah G. Henry.When you access your web than you would like to include startup page that will soon turn into your home sheet. There may time comes, when suddenly in place of your startup page you locate yourself on some other page. There are chances of browser hija...
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The Smartest Camera Ever Built on an Embedded Platform:
by Baher Nicola.Surveillance nowadays considered one of the key aspects in secure environments .It eats budgets and consumes a lot to ensure a degree of safeness and reliability .imagine huge systems with hundreds of cameras that could be centralized within one cont...
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Scumware Elimination Should be Done in a Proactive Manner
by Isaiah G. Henry.Suppose, you are searching through the net and trying to find out a nice gift for your better half. You then click on an advertisement and suddenly find another box opening up in the background. It is called a pop-under advertisement. A java script w...
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Be Careful of Malicious Backdoor Santas
by Isaiah G. Henry.As a child you were told to behave well throughout the year because Santa is watching you. Santa had elves everywhere reporting your every misdeed and good deeds to Santa. Well, Santa is watching you even now. This time it?s not his elf but Backdoor ...
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The Need for Data Media Safes
by Lawrence Hilliard.Computer data that would be difficult or impossible to duplicate if lost. Home and business security systems require the addition of security safes to eliminate the possibility of data and document loss due to fire and climate disruptions. While pape...
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Four in 10 Company Networks in the US are not Secure
by Jesmond Darmanin.In a poll of 455 IT executives in US SMBs, 42% said their networks were not secure even though 96% and 93% of respondents respectively said they had anti-virus and a firewall installed. 80% said they also used spam filtering. This may indicate that s...
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2008: Major Concerns for Network and Systems Administrators
by Gfi Software.As with any other year, in 2008 network and systems administrators will have to face challenges which will tax their ability to adequately protect corporate networks. Experience shows that maintaining and improving on security is never easy; hackers,...
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Dont Steal My Information
by Nicholas Tan.It's important to take the precautions to protect you and your products from information theft these days, because it's getting easier and easier for people to share digital products. Information theft is a type of computer security risk and it's de...
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Get Rid of Porn Dialers
by Arvind.Porn dialers are malware that infect a computer system and use the internet connection to dial a premium-rate telephone number, such as a "900 number" in the U.S. and leave the line open that adds up the cost of the call to the user. This is a common...
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Delete Index.dat Files
by Mil Incorporated.What are Index.dat files?Index.dat files are used by Internet Explorer and Windows to store history, Internet cache, cookies, UserData records and other information about what you have done in Internet or in your PC. Although some of their functions ...
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Delete History Files
by Mil Incorporated.What is history and why is it dangerous?Your computer (well, actually the programs on your computer) track and save many of your actions. For example Windows remembers which programs you have started, Internet Explorer remembers which websites you ha...
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Delete Cookies
by Mil Incorporated.What are cookies?The cookies are small pieces of information (text) that are created by Web sites that you are visiting and are sent to your browser (Internet Explorer) along with the Web pages that you are viewing. Some of these cookies are saved to...
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Tracking and Detecting Valid Mailboxes Through Html Emails
by Mail Radar.Back in the days when Windows 98 was the latest Microsoft operating system, HTML email messages accounted for a large number of infected Windows-based systems. Surprisingly, things have not changed much nowadays either. Accepting and displaying HTML ...
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Software for Parental Control - What you Need to Know
by Ron King.Children and adults alike are spellbound by the world of the Internet. Unfortunately, there are times when children can become exposed to material and information that is not appropriate for their age or experience. In addition, youngsters can unknow...
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Error Reading Data From Tape
by Jose Allan Tan.The Internet changes the dynamics of competition. Today, a traditional supermarket chain, which probably lorded it over the market for years, can be edged out by a start-up web-based service provider that promises to deliver groceries to your doorste...
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Important Email Habits Tips and Tools
by James McFarlane.Email Attachments Be sure to upgrade your antivirus before you open anything and remember to practice safe email habits.- Do NOT open any emails from unknown senders.- Never save or open an attachment from a suspicious email. Specifically, never save...
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