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How to Protect Yourself From Becoming an Online Fraud Victim

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How to Protect Yourself From Becoming an Online Fraud Victim – As technology advances, people are gaining advanced skills as well. There has been increased number of online fraud cases in the recent years, carried out by expert hackers. Although it is a big matter of concern, one tends to ignore it most of the times. This leads to an easy gateway for expert hackers to get access to our personal information, which may cost you big time.

Why Protect Yourself From Becoming an Online Fraud Victim

If gone into wrong hands, credit card details, can make a deep hole in your pocket. Nonetheless, some technologies have been devised to help you as well. Keeping in mind the growing expertise of hackers in the field of computing technologies, one can never become 100% secure. However, you can take some basic and essential steps to pose serious bottlenecks in the ways of hackers, and become safer.

How to Protect Yourself From Becoming an Online Fraud Victim

Here are some basic ways through which you can protect yourself from becoming an Online Fraud Victim:

  • Never disclose your passwords or other personal information with anyone. PayPal and other similar websites offer safe ways to sending and receiving payments. Moreover, there have been incidences, wherein some fraudsters try to get your personal information through spam emails. Beware of such emails. In addition, avoid sharing your bank details with anyone.
  • Going for the paid version of a reliable antivirus is highly recommended. Although there is free antivirus available online, they do not provide complete online security. Installing Firefox software could be an intelligent step in order to minimize the chances of any online fraud. Some prominent antivirus companies are Norton, Microsoft and McAfee.
  • Never hesitate in contacting the correct authorities, if you receive a suspicious email. For instance, PayPal offers 24 hours assistance on any such cases. You could notify them at the time of your convenience, and there will be almost instant response to your queries and complaints.
  • Most importantly, you should visit the authenticated websites only for online shopping purposes. As it includes sharing your credit card details, you should keenly check for the website’s reliability factor. You could check the past customer reviews on the services of the website. Some special add-on features that help check the authenticity of such websites are available online, such as the one provided by McAfee. You can consider using them for this purpose. Good websites use security signs such as https// (note that regular websites don’t have the s, the s means it’s a secure website).
  • Last, but not the least, keep your computer in safe hands. If you are on a shared computer, never remember your email passwords on it. It is advisable not to put your computer in anyone’s hands, until and unless the person is reliable. You can increase your online security in many more ways. All you need to do is keep yourself updated.

If you take care of the above discussed points, you can work fearlessly on your computer with complete freedom. Use your common sense, and hackers will not be able to take unfair advantage of their skills in any way.

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Beware of the Video About the Death of Osama Bin Laden

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Be careful if you’re a very curious person, because it can be costly: the FBI has issued a warning alert about the existence of a virus on the Internet that is obtained by the attempt to view a video in which it claims that you can see how Osama Bin Laden died. The virus spreads through an email where a file is attached, containing alleged photographs and videos about events that occurred on the day of the death of Bin Laden.

Osama Bin Laden Email Virus Video
Whenever there’s an event of great media and social impact, hackers start working non-stop with one thing on mind: haunt for the curious who want to know beyond what is offered by the press, and the strategy is always the same, or almost the same: they send an email to the worldwide web users, with an attachment that must be opened by the receiving recipient in order to view its contents. Inside you will never see the information that was promised, instead, you will get a dangerous virus that will take control of your computer.

This time it happened the same, because there’s no doubt the death of the leader of Al Qaeda was a big reason for the curious, especially if there’s still doubt about whether the United States and its army offered all the information regarding the matter. You may recall that a few days ago they were still debating whether they should publicly release photos to confirm the death of Osama Bin Laden and that did not happened and I think it will not happen. But some people still believe in what happened with the WikiLeaks case and think they will be able see it and as a result they fall into the trap.

So now you know, do not open any mail that arrives with the attachment of the death of Osama Bin Laden: IT’S A VIRUS, you are warned. Be careful.

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The Best Antivirus for Windows 7

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The internet is full of countless threats viruses, Trojans, hackers and even dialers, not to mention many other high-risk programs that can get inside your computer, resulting in very poor performance and sometimes risking your safety. Therefore it’s important to purchase a good antivirus, and nothing can be better than to acquiring the best antivirus for Windows 7.

To decide which is the best antivirus for Windows 7 was not an easy task, since the number of programs available is impressive and each single one comes with certain features that others don’t have. At the end, I decided to recommend BitDefender. This is not just a personal recommendation, I know that the opinion of some will differ, but here we’ll give you the features that make it an excellent program.

BitDefender Best Antivirus for Windows 7
BitDefender is an antivirus that costs relatively cheap, you can purchase a license starting at just $29.95 USD. This version includes Antivirus, Antispyware, Anti-phishing and encryption of chat. With this combination of tools you can perform all your Internet activities without any risk.

This program received a mention for best antivirus in 2011 by the site Top Ten Reviews, reasons? By having the most efficient system in detecting viruses. It also has a very comprehensive interface for home users with the ability to be customized in great detail by advanced users.

In short, a program that is worth paying, plus if you buy licenses for longer or more computers you can acquire considerable discounts.

Whatever your situation or concern is, just remember to protect your computer.

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How to Improve Our Wi-Fi Connection

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Wireless technology to connect different computing devices has been around for a while now. But this technology was able to reach the mass audience only when the hardware became affordable for everyone.

The fact of the matter is that to achieve the maximum performance from wireless via Wi-Fi, we must take into consideration a number of factors that are very important. These factors makes the difference between a “working” connection and a “fast” connection.

In this article you will learn some of the tips that allow us to connect to Internet at the highest speed possible. We’ll also talk about certain security practices that will be very useful to reach our goal of reaching the highest speed possible.

The location of the transmitter

Perhaps one of the things we should pay more attention is the location of Wi-Fi transmitter. If you have it located in the wrong place, it will not deliver the best signal quality.

We should locate the Wi-Fi transmitter device in a cabinet that it’s above the floor. While doing this, we should keep an eye of any metallic surface in between the transmitter and the PC, as this items will degrade the quality of the signal.

Try to put the transmitter away from any items with metallic surfaces. If possible, we should also place the device away from cordless phones or microwave ovens.

Improve the transmission distance

In the event that we did not have good reception somewhere in our home or office, the best we can do is to implement the use of a signal repeater.

Get the best Wi-Fi signal possible

If we want to optimize our signal reception, one of the best ways which we can do it is to use a type of network software rate from Wireshark. It will be of great utility to get the best Wi-Fi signal.

WPA encryption

Also very useful method is to use WPA encryption. A great utility in terms of connection security to WEP.

List of access devices with MAC addresses

If you are of the persons that uses too many connections through the same line, then it becomes necessary to create an access list of devices with MAC addresses. This will allow us to limit the unauthorized use of our wireless network.

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How to Make a Good Backup

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How to Make a Good Backup – It’s very important to always make a good backup of your files. You never know what can happen and when you least expect it all your data could be gone. So today we’ll give you some tips on how to save your information and be prepared before anything bad happens.

Options to Make a Good Backup

There are many options and ways on how to make a good backup, but there’s a few that stand from the rest. We have gathered 5 of the best methods that you should take a look if you are looking to make a good backup of your important documents and files.

How to Make a Good Backup

5 Options to Make a Good Backup

Option 1: Portable Hard Drives
They are a very good option to store backups of your files. But you must be careful not to hit them or do something that could damage them.

Option 2: Windows Backup
Windows has an option to store backups. It is a very useful utility when you to install or change something important in your pc and do not know how it will respond. You can perform a backup in case you want to step back. For this, you should go to Start-> Control Panel> System and Maintenance -> Backup.
It is very easy to configure, just set the hour, day and follow the steps. You can even configure it to do the backup automatically.

Option 3: Software Cobian Backup 9
One of the most comprehensive backup software and it’s free. It is very easy and intuitive to use. Its interface is similar to FTP. You can choose where to store the backup. It can be on a USB drive, a DVD or CD. It’s easy, fast and you can use it whenever you need to backup your important files. You can download it at: ~ Cobian / cobianbackup.htm

Option 4: Internet Backups
There are hundreds of sites that give you a space to upload your files there. The benefit of this is that you can access them from anywhere and anytime. You do not have to be thinking about where to store them. The drawback of this is that you generally have to pay or you only get a little bit of free space. But it all depends on how much information you have to store. Here are some sites:

Option 5: Backup to your E-Mail
There is a software called KLS Mail Backup that takes care of saving a copy of your email and your browser as bookmarks and history. Only for Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. You can get the program at:

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The Dangers of Stealing Wi-Fi

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Dangers of Stealing Wi-Fi – Computer security experts say stealing Internet connection via WiFi can be a big mistake. Not only it is unethical and illegal. But its also an activity that can compromise the security of both; the affected person and the burglar.

How Many Dangers of Stealing Wi-Fi are There?

These days many ordinary users that don’t have much knowledge of computers make the big mistake of wanting to take advantage of accessing an Internet connection via WiFi without paying for it. But it is very important to know exactly who owns the network that the user is trying to have access to, since it could be a trap. The owner of the network may have access to a wide range of private information that could be used against you. As a result you may end up having your data and credentials stolen, just to name a few of the Dangers of Stealing Wi-Fi.

These connections can be opened in order to make the job easier for cyber criminals. Because once the foolish user accesses the network, he just might be the perfect target that hackers were waiting for. This way they can spy on your communications, email passwords, chats, and could have access to all banking information such as credit card numbers and PIN numbers.

The Dangers of Stealing Wi-Fi

Also worth noting is that they can also infect your PC with some kind of spyware or malware. This way they could know their movements remotely. Even when the user has left their network, the Dangers of Stealing Wi-Fi are still present.

Avoiding the Dangers of Stealing Wi-Fi

Some recommendations are not to sneak in any network (obviously) and for those users who have a legitimate connection we advice to use WiFi routers with encryption systems WPA and WPA2, good passwords, subnetting and use MAC filtering to avoid running into the Dangers of Stealing Wi-Fi.

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