computer privacy and online security
Whereas computer viruses cause computer damage and spyware collects
data, spam and other more serious online threats, such as phishing, can be
most dangerous to your computer privacy. You need to be aware of these sneaky computer programs that can cause
serious personal problems for you.
| Computer Privacy and Online
Identity Protection Tips
Identity theft is
one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. and around the world. Identity thieves employ a
variety of methods to get access to your personal info. Take
these basic steps to protect
yourself against identity theft.
Email spam unfortunately is one of the worst
"side effects" of having an email address today. Apart from potentially cluttering your inbox with
many unwanted emails, many
unsolicited messages are potential conduits for viruses.
One of the best
ways to protect your computer, your data and information is by using encryption. As the subject of
encryption is very often little understood, we provide you with more details on what encryption is
and how to use it.
Being one of the most dangerous
spyware programs, keylogger can do a serious damage to your person via your computer. It
secretly records your keystrokes for later retrieval by the attacker. There are also legal
uses of it by the authorities.
are usually done via emails, tricking you into clicking on a seemingly genuine link that takes you
to a copycat site, designed to extract your banking or other information leading to your money, or
privacy with computer security
Computer security and privacy go hand in hand when trying to protect
your security, information and identity against online thieves. Without computer security you have no privacy,
while lack of privacy will undermine your person and the security of your computer.
Some of the most dangerous threats to your privacy are phishing and
keylogger programs. Perhaps the most effective way of fighting these privacy threats and protecting your computer
privacy in general is that of encryption.
|With the ever-growing use of the internet, it becomes
increasingly important to take
steps and learn to protect your computer privacy and personal data from online
In the earlier days of the internet,
encryption was difficult to get and even more so to use. These days fortunately, there are many different options
and solutions available to implement encryption for your everyday online activities.
The above articles will give you more information about phishing and
keylogger, as well as on protectiong your identity and encryption.
|Know how to protect your computer privacy and personal information,
especially from email based attempts at stealing your personal data.