DNS poisoning is an attack that’s becoming more widespread and it can affect most people using broadband. Here’s a summary on what it is, how it can affect you, and what you can do about it. Every time you use anything on the internet, including reading web pages, reading or sending emails, online chatting, etc, … Continue reading DNS Poisoning
The US Army has been upgrading their servers and workstations to Macs and are claiming they’re harder to hack (i.e. they’re more secure). The primary reason they state is that fewer attacks are written for Macs than for Windows. This seems true for now. One common weakness between all operating systems (Mac, Windows, Linux, etc) … Continue reading Can Apples be more secure?
Some programs you use are critical to the safe use of your computer, and it’s important to keep these patched. In this article critical software is the collection of programs (both visible and those that run in the background) that transport information from a web server to your screen. It’s the chain of data flow … Continue reading Keep critical software up to date
Should you download new codecs when a website tells you to? What’s a codec anyway? Your computer needs video codecs to play videos. And like everything else there are quite a few different codecs to choose from. Your computer came with a set of the most popular codecs so you can watch videos, both online … Continue reading Downloading Codecs
A reader of FraudO.com, Christoph, has reminded us of a particular type of scam called Lottery Scams, also called a Dutch Lottery or a 419 Scam or a lottery of various other European countries. These scams begin with a letter or email telling the victim they have won a lottery. The email instructs the victim … Continue reading Lottery Scams
This article covers the most basic proactive measures you can take to protect your computer. It’s been written with a single home computer in mind – small and large offices need completely different solutions and they’ll be covered in a future article. So you have a computer and are aware of the dangers present on … Continue reading Protecting A Home Computer – First Steps
Computers are very complicated machines. This article is an introduction to computer security suitable for all people. Anyone who says a computer is simple, or the latest version of anything is easy to learn either is lying (possibly with the intent of selling you something) or is naive. Over the past 25 years computers have … Continue reading Computers Are Complicated