Defending Against Malware and Trojan Horse Threats

Malware—software written to infect private computers and commit crimes such as fraud and identity theft—has become big business in the cyber underworld. As a result, if you use a computer for web surfing, shopping, banking, email, instant messaging, and gaming without proper protection, you are putting yourself at high risk of being victimized. By exploiting …

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Why it is Important to Protect Your Computer Against Viruses

The average personal computer owner must maintain it and protect it against viruses – just like the experts in large companies.  The tools to protect your computer are readily available, along with the necessary steps to maintain them properly. Companies like McAfee provide most of the protection required, but some of the responsibility rests with …

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How to Use Parental Controls to Deter Cyberbullying

 Unfortunately, technological advancements that solve problems sometimes seem to create new ones as a result. As an example, take the Internet and the use of email, instant messaging, social networking web sites, and electronic bulletin boards. These are great tools for disseminating information and enhancing telecommunication. However, these great tools can also be abused with …

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