TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN SECURITY

A few days ago we used the computer at a first class hotel and found out later that spam had been sent out in our name. Of course we wonder what other information they collected from our online use. This is pretty scary, since it means there was malware on the computer in the hotel’s “business center” and that a program had intercepted our emails. And believe us, this was a hotel that considered itself five-star.  We are going to bring our laptop if we stay there again, with all the latest security updates on it. Free programs are the most popular security apps. Avast leads the way, followed by Avira Anti-Virus, AVG and Microsoft’s Security Essentials. We use Avast […]

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SPAM FLU

Spammers and hackers are taking advantage of Swine flu fears by sending out viruses and scams.

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ANOTHER KIND OF BUBBLE

ZoneAlarm’s new “ForceField” software wraps you in a virtual bubble of invisibility while you surf the web. Since you’re invisible, you can bank online or shop, without picking up any spyware or malware.

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A TALE OF TOO MUCH MAIL

Setting up a Google Apps account solves spam problem.

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EMAIL OVERLOAD AND OTHER PROBLEMS

We used to be crushed by email overload (more than 200 a day). Now we’re merely miffed. This welcome change in our emotional condition was brought about through Google’s free email service, Gmail.com.

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WHAT'S THE PASSWORD?

Like 63 percent of everybody, we use one simple password for most of our online transactions. This is dangerous. If you’re at a coffee shop using a free wireless connection, the person next to you can lift your password. SignupShield is a free program that can prevent this.

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WHAT’S THE PASSWORD?

Like 63 percent of everybody, we use one simple password for most of our online transactions. This is dangerous. If you’re at a coffee shop using a free wireless connection, the person next to you can lift your password. SignupShield is a free program that can prevent this.

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HIGH TECH SPAM FILTERS

What’s different about OnlyMyEmail.com is that it’s a spam filtering service that obliterates the spam. Unlike other spam filters, the entire message is examined for content, not just a search for key words that might be objectionable.

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SPAM BY THE NUMBERS

A trip to SpamNation.info is enough to depress the Good Humor Man. Spam, it notes, accounts for more than 90 percent of all e-mail. This is a huge drain on Internet resources.

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