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Computer security and privacy

Whereas computer viruses cause computer damage and spyware collects data, spam and other more serious online threats 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 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.

Computer Privacy articles

The following articles will give you more information about various online threats, other than viruses, and how to protect yourself against those:

  • Identity Protection - 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. There are some basic steps to protect your computer and yourself against identity theft.    
  • Fighting Spam - Email spam unfortunately is one of the worst "side effects" of having an email address today. Apart from potentially cluttering your inbox, many unsolicited email messages are potential conduits for viruses.    
  • Encryption - One of the best ways to protect your computer, your data and information is by using encryption. As the subject of encryption is often little understood, we provide you with more details on what encryption is and how to use it to protect your email.    
  • Keylogger Spyware - As 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 keylogger, usually by the authorities.    
  • Phishing - Yet another way of stealing your personal information and destroying your privacy. Phishing attacks are usually done via emails, tricking you into click on a seemingly genuine link that takes you to a copycat site, designed to extract your banking or other information leading to your money.   

Know how to protect your computer privacy
Know how to protect your computer privacy and personal information