If you have been using e-mail for more than a few weeks, perhaps you have received an e-mail message like
One of the most confusing things about e-mail for many users these days is spoofed e-mail addresses.
Most home users use either a POP3 (Post Office Protocol) e-mail account or Webbased e-mail such as Hotmail or Yahoo.
When e-mail first began as a simple text-only command-line application to
exchange simple messages between computer engineers
Hand in hand with the preceding advice, you should also create a “dummy” Administrator account.
In order for an attacker to gain access to your system, they really only need two things: a valid username and its associated password.
Disabling the Guest account has been recommended by security experts since the Guest account was first created.
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Having an intrusion detection system (IDS) on your computer or network is like having surveillance cameras or a motion sensor alarm in your home.
Every year seems to mark a new record for the most new malware introduced, as well as the most systems impacted by malware.
Obviously, having 70, 20, or even 5 different passwords at a given time can be difficult to keep track of.
Password-cracking utilities use three methods for attempting to break a password.
So what’s a person to do? You can’t even remember what you had for dinner last night or what time your son’s soccer practice is. How are you going to remember what your password is?
Screen savers started off as a measure to protect your monitor.
Microsoft created the ability to hide known file extensions so that everyday users would not need to be bothered with too much technical stuff.
A Windows “service” is a program that runs in the background on Windows.They aren’t programs that will show up on the Start Bar at the bottom of the screen or programs in the sense that you would directly access or interact with them.
You may never have heard of the terms FAT32 and NTFS, or at least never cared enough to find out what they are, but they are file systems. When you format your hard drive, you can choose whether to format it using FAT32 or NTFS.
The anti-spyware market is both older and also less mature than the antispam market. The problem with the commercial market for anti-spyware products is that spyware is stealthy and quiet.
Use PayPal’s Seller Protection Policy to ensure that you don’t lose money to fraudulent payments.
The main difference between Google’s shopping services and those in other major portals is that Google doesn’t get its hands on the money.
If you’re not (yet) using Google Toolbar, you must begin immediately. I mean it. I’m not cutting any slack on this point.
Consider you’re looking for a French book in French language
You may have received an email in which you have received a warning that you can no longer use your eBay account, unless you verify it.
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Have you received this annoying popped up message telling you that something called a Certificate Authority from VeriSign had expired.
On occasion, Paypal freezes accounts when it decides that the terms of its service have been violated for some reason.
When you shop at price comparison sites, you might see the letters OEM next to some computer goods
The oddities of tax laws regarding online shopping will astound you.
Consider that you bought a digital camera online, and found out that someone have already gifted you the same camera on your birthday.
No matter how carefully you check out a website, you may get burned.