let a spy into your computer?
by: Maria Marsala
Yes, it's true. You may have inadvertently invited
a spy into your computer. This spy is known as "spyware,
adware, or trojans", and once it is in your
computer it starts taking statistical information
as you travel the Internet. In some cases, it may
send you pop-up ads and slow down your computer.
A wired.com article, mentions it "could even
collect your credit card information". [
|All About Computer Viruses
by: Kara Glover
Your computer is as slow as molasses. Your mouse
freezes every 15 minutes, and that Microsoft Word
program just wont seem to open.
You might have a virus.
Just what exactly is a virus? What kind is in your
computer? How did it get there? How is it spreading
and wreaking such havoc? And why is it bothering
with your computer anyway? [
Steps to Protect Your Computer On the Internet For
by: Jerry Yu
Recently one of my friends asked me to check out
if his computer was infected by virus. He suspected
because occasionally the computer was shut down
automatically when connected to internet. My first
thought was the Sasser worm 60 seconds auto count-down.
As he uses Windows 98 second edition with IE5, the
virus must be a Sasser variant. [
|Computer Security - What Exactly
by: Ciontescu Molie
Although the term 'computer security' is used a
lot, the content of a computer is actually vulnerable
to only a few risks unless the computer is connected
to others on a network. As the use of computer networks
(especially the Internet) has increased dramatically
during the past few years, the term computer security
is now used to describe issues referring to the
networked use of computers and their resources.
The major technical areas of computer security are
confidentiality, integrity and authentication/availability.
by: Jim Edwards
Viruses and spyware usually show up on your computer
one of two ways.
Either they invade your system with a frontal assault
like the Huns attacking the Romans, or they sneak
in a back door like a cat burglar.
Either way, once a virus or piece of spyware gets
on your system, getting it off can rate harder than
curing a severe case of trench foot!
Viruses, malicious programs designed to disrupt
normal computing, and spyware, programs intended
to literally "spy" on your activities,
can enter your computer a number of ways. [
|Small Business Computer Security,
by: Jarrett Pavao
Anyone in business today realizes both the natural
dependency on computers in the workplace, and also
the potential dangers associated with storing important
data on them. Todays business owners are constantly
being reminded that their companys data is
at risk by the daily reports on various news stations,
or even their favorite business-related website.
But what can a typical small business owner do to
protect their network from these threats that are
broadcasted in so many ways? Dangers lurk at every
turn on the Internet. There are thousands of attacks
or areas of security that could be discussed, but
I am going to try and focus on three general nuisances
associated with todays computers: viruses,
spy-ware, and traditional hackers that
will intentionally try to exploit your computer
systems for various reasons. [