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How Your Identity is Stolen and Ways to Protect Yourself from identity Theft - You could be the most careful person in the world and still lose your identity. The criminals that steal identities are just getting too clever about the crimes they are committing for a person to do battle against them alone. Your identity could get stolen just as fast as you can say your social security number and you don't even have to say it out loud. Read More>>

Be on the Alert for Phishing Scams - As the public has become more suspicious, phishing scammers have become even savvier. Instead of offering the public something too good to be true, they began sending messages too scary to ignore. Many fell victim to phishing schemes where consumers believed they were being contacted by trusted Amazon.com or PayPal. Read More>>

5 Successful Steps To Internet Safety For Kids - The following are 5 hands-on steps you can take to teach, limit and restrict children while they are online and therefore provide Internet safety for your kids. The responsibility of protecting children from online dangers lies with parents. There are several steps you can take to provide Internet safety for kids. Read More>>

Understanding & Avoiding Computer Identity Theft - When providing payment information, consumers should always make sure the site is secure. An easy way to determine whether a site is secure is to look at the web address bar at the top of the screen. The http, which precedes the address, should change to https when checking out on a shopping site. Read More>>

What Does the Term Identity Theft Mean - However, when there are some facilities, there will also be some people who will try to misuse or will try to manipulate these facilities. One such thing can be seen in case of identity theft. As the word implies that someone work in a way that he gets your private and personal information and then uses it in a way that you will never be able to find out that your information is been misused. Read More>>

Tips to Prevent Identity Theft - Identity theft is quickly becoming a massive problem not only here in the United States , but all over the world. There have been cases documented with children as young as 7 years old having fallen prey to this particularly nasty cyber crime. Read More>>

Identity Theft and How to Keep Your Identity - Identity theft happens to nearly 10 millions Americans each year, and the numbers are on a dramatic increase. This could be partially due to a rise in on line activities such as shopping, paying bills and social member sites. Luckily, there are ways that you can prevent identity theft Read More>>

Computer Identity Theft - Modern Day Confidence Tricksters - The widespread use of personal computers and the internet is a godsend for many identity thieves. The days of rummaging through trash cans looking for personal details like bank account details or a social security number has gone. For today's thieves the tools of trade are the computer and countless bogus email ids. And their pool of potential victims has spread from the local area to the whole world. Read More>>

The Five Most Common Types of Identity Theft - If for any reason you suspect you or your loved one(s) - including your children - may be a victim of Identity theft, take ACTION immediately. Call the Credit Bureaus, the banks, credit card companies, and whatever entity may be involved, to file a report; have your accounts "flagged" for possible Identity Theft activity. Read More>>

Understanding Anti-Spyware - Anti-spyware software programs can be used solely for detection and removal of spyware software that has already been installed onto your computer. This type of spyware protection is normally much easier to use and more popular. Read More>>

Peeping SpyWare on your Computer - Spyware is known as Parasite software, junkware, scumware, but don't be mistaken these are not viruses? Most of us would think that our anti virus programs would detect spyware and adware on computers but this is not always true as viruses are seen separately to spyware and adware. Read More>>

Essential Spyware Removal Tips - Spyware is one of the biggest scourges of personal computing today especially as more and more computers are interconnected via the Internet and local area networks. If your computer is connected to a network or the Internet then you are not safe from this problem. Read More>>

Basic Hardware Specs - Intel 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 64-bit dual core CPU with 2MB cache. This high-performance CPU Running on an Asus P5GC-MX 945GC motherboard, a 500GB - 7200RPM SATA II hard drive, 2GB of DDR2-533MHz PC 4200 RAM, XFX GeForce 7300 GT 512MB DDR2 PCI Express Video Card and a 20X DVD±RW Dual Layer drive for burning your own DVDs and CDs, Microsoft Windows Vista.
To the average user, this computer ad probably seems a little nightmarish. Let's try to analyze some of this. Read More>>

Computer Monitoring Software - Is your child the next victim of an online predator? Find out who these men are and how you can protect your children from unwanted abuse on and off the Net. Read More>>

Top Ten Facts About Spyware - The average home PC contains 30 pieces of spyware. The type of infections range from the relatively harmless adware programs to malicious system monitors and trojan horses. Adware programs are software installations that display advertisements. Read More>>

Ten Computer Security Threats - Computer security is important to all Internet users. These threats bring nothing but trouble and it can also cost you your personal and confidential information. There are ways to remove the threats that didn't cost you near a price of a laptop. But, before you learn how to remove the threats, first you must know what the threats are. Read More>>

What to do if Your Identity is Stolen - You could be the victim of an identity theft, where an imposter used your name and personal information to commit a crime. Identity Theft involves far more than just credit. Throughout the country, criminals provide false names and identities to the police in order to get away with their crimes. Read More>>

Top Ten Tips to Protect Your Personal Information and Identity - Every time you go online, you enter a world of potential danger for your computer. Without the proper protection and knowledge, your computer may become susceptible to identity theft, spam, spyware, phishing scams, and Trojan horses. By simply using software like Instant Messaging, you can often communicate personal information to would-be criminals. By not having online protection, you risk having this personal information and possibly your identity stolen. Read More>>

Preventing Identity Theft and Keeping You an Individual - Online fraud is where you are most at risk from identity theft as the amount of information that people put online is so tempting to criminals to pick up and use. It is surprising about the amount of details people are prepared to put online in the face book profile. Read More>>

Online Safety of Your Children Starts with You as a Parent - Parental control software is far from perfect and your kids are smarter than you may think, they will always find a way around them. Companies developing this software make millions out of parents neglecting their responsibility as a parent. Read More>>

Computer Monitoring Software - Is It Ethical? There are three primary uses for computer monitoring. To monitor your child's internet activity, spy on your spouse or partner, or track your employees activities at the workplace Read More>>

Quotes from people affected by internet Predators "You never know who's on the other end of the keyboard," he said.

One Teenagers Internet Nightmare Jake hears someone coming up the stairs. He thinks it's probably his father. Thinking very quickly, as usual, he types a quick couple letters in his Instant Messenger. He types "brb" then minimizes IM and maximizes the Encyclopedia Britannica page he had left open in the system tray. Read more>>

Take the Nightmare Out of Your New Computer Experience You just got a new computer a short time ago. It seems like yesterday that you were taking it out of the box and plugging in all of those wires. Now here you are inserting that recovery CD into the CDROM drive Read More>>

Some Famous Technology Quotes
My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them.
-Penn Jillett

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.
-Author Unknown More Quotes>>

What a Nightmare Against the advice of all anti-spam organizations, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the CAN-SPAM Act, a bill backed overwhelmingly by spammers and dubbed the "YOU-CAN-SPAM" Act because it legalizes spamming instead of banning it. Read More>>

Practice Safe Computing It is unbelievable how many Internet Nightmares happen on a daily basis. It is not hard to find a news story about somebody's identity getting stolen or a child disappearing or being molested by someone that they met in an Internet chat room or yet another virus on the loose. These are nightmares that can be avoided. Read More>>

Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes… What Are They? These terms are usually used in the world of computing to describe disk space, or data storage space, and system memory. For instance, just a few years ago we were describing hard drive space using the term Megabytes. Today it is not uncommon to hear the term Gigabytes to describe a hard drive. Read More>>

Identity theft: Avoid Being Targeted What a nightmare. With a click of a mouse, an unscrupulous person can destroy any illusions you might have about the privacy of your personal information. By simply entering a name and a city and state of residence into a Web site, a person is able to obtain a wealth of information about another person Read More>>

Computer ID theft a growing problem An Internet predator sends an e-mail message to a purloined list of unsuspecting senior citizens, representing himself as an IRS agent who wants to conduct an audit, and simply needs the recipients to respond and confirm their Social Security numbers, street addresses, and bank account numbers. Read More>>

Spam: Where it Came From, and How to Escape It In 1936, long before the rise of the personal computer, Hormel Foods created SPAM. In 2002, the company will produce it's six billionth can of the processed food product. But that mark was passed long ago in the world of Internet spam. Chances are, you've been spammed before. Read More>>

Using Technology to Keep Families Connected When time, geography or financial constraints keep you from being with family, a little old-fashioned imagination combined with some of today’s technological conveniences can keep you connected and make you feel . . . almost as if you’re there. Read More>>

Internet: Source of Promise or Concern? Picture this scenario: A person stands in the middle of Central Park and hands out pornographic material to anyone who wanders by, including children. Sexually explicit material can easily find its way onto your children's computer screens -- even when they are not actively seeking it out. Read More>>

The Internet: How to Keep Your Kids Safer Kids are way ahead of adults when it comes to the digital world. Three in five children under the age of 18 -- and more than 78 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 17 -- go online. Yet very little is known about the potential dangers kids can face while surfing the Internet. Read More>>

The Internet Part I One of the most exciting recent developments in communications and information transfer is the Internet. The Internet is a giant world-wide network of inter-connected computer networks or "sites" which allows an individual computer connected to this network to access the information on any of the sites on the network. Read more>>

The Internet Part II HOW TO GET STARTED
There are three major steps to effective Internet usage:
1. Get connected to the net
2. Learn to use the net ("surf" the net)
3. Create your own presence on the net Read more>>

E-mailing E-mailing a person for the first time may be a little bit tricky. When posting to anyone for the first time, there are several things to keep in mind. One should keep in mind that one may be violating a person's carefully guarded privacy Read more>>

Kids and the Internet: How to Improve Your New Media Parenting Skills (ARA) - Do you have a member of the "Clickerati" at your house? They are otherwise known as today's tech-savvy generation of children who are light years ahead of their parents when it comes to new media. They were using computers almost before they could talk, and can find virtually anything -- from music to movies to games -- on the Internet. Read More>>

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