Friday, January 25, 2013
Those in the security industry say that being hacked "is a matter of when, not if?"
Let's face it many of us have had at least one account hacked at one time or another perhaps on Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, a website, or even worse, a financial account. Many of us have software to protect our precious information, but somehow the hackers keep getting in, what to do? There are plenty of suggestions and advice on the Internet, but who to turn to? In a published article last fall, PCMag.com suggests its top three security suite choices for the New Year: Norton Internet Security (2013), Norton 360 Version 6.0 and Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete. This brings us to this week's question, Tell us what your experience was like and how you protect your information from being exposed in the comments below.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of computers could lose Internet July 9.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Without a fix that is being put out by the FBI, it is possible that hundred of thousands of computer users could lose access to the Internet come July 9 thanks to the work of hackers. The Huffington Post reported that the problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers. The FBI responded with a safety net using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions. The problem is, that is in the process of being shut down. Once the shutdown is complete, infected computers could lose access to the Internet. D-day is set for July 9. According to the Huffington Post, the FBI is urging users to visit the DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) Web site, run by its security partner, to …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
World IPv6 Day a dry run to check for problems -- and there could be some.
World IPv6 Day is June 8. Be sure and send all your techno-geek friends a greeting card. World Internet Protocol version 6 Day is going to be a test day where the titans of the Net try something new, messing with things to see what works and what doesn't. If it works as planned, the changes should come and go without you noticing. If you are one of the estimated 0.05 percent of users who have problems connecting to your usual websites because of it, you aren't going to be happy. If that percentage sounds insignificant to you, 0.05 percent of Internet users works out to something like 150,000 people in North America alone, and more than a million worldwide. Here's what's going on: We're running out of unique addresses for each device hooked…