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Category: Tips & Tricks - Security
Published: Friday, 07 November 2014
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KEY IT SECURITY TIPS AND TRICKS

Since you use the computer on a regular basis, it is important that you know of the various security tips that you need to put in place. Now more than ever before, your system is at a risk of a large number of threats. This is why it is important that you protect the system and data or information that is stored in your computers. The following are some of the major tips and tricks that you need.

1.     Spyware

Spyware encompasses key loggers, Trojans, altered cookies, pop-ups, adware and several other malware. Its purpose is to keep watch on your online activities. Online hackers make use of key loggers to remember all keys that you press. This makes it possible for them to get your email address, password or even bank details. Get up to date spyware software to deal with this destructive threat.

2.     Identity Theft

There are hackers out there whose main motive is to steal your personal information. This can then use the information to make purchases using information from your credit card. They can also produce counterfeit documents and misdirect deposits. Only make purchases where there is a legitimate SSL certificate. Do not go to pages that do not start with ‘https:’

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Category: Tips & Tricks - Security
Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
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10 Crazy IT Security Tricks That Actually Work

IT security threats are constantly evolving. It's time for IT security pros to get ingenious

By Roger Grimes

Network and endpoint security may not strike you as the first place to scratch an experimental itch. After all, protecting the company's systems and data should call into question any action that may introduce risk. But IT security threats constantly evolve, and sometimes you have to think outside the box to keep ahead of the more ingenious evildoers.

And sometimes you have to get a little crazy.

[ Find out how to block the viruses, worms, and other malware that threaten your business, with hands-on advice from expert contributors in InfoWorld's "Malware Deep Dive" PDF guide. | Keep up with key security issues with InfoWorld's Security Adviser blog and Security Central newsletter. ]

Charles Babbage, the father of the modern computer, once said, "Propose to a man any principle, or an instrument, however admirable, and you will observe the whole effort is directed to find a difficulty, a defect, or an impossibility in it. If you speak to him of a machine for peeling a potato, he will pronounce it impossible: If you peel a potato with it before his eyes, he will declare it useless, because it will not slice a pineapple."

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