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Keeping Your Computer Updated for Online Safety

by Barbara J. Feldman March 19, 2008

You have always heard the phrase “safety first” when it comes to driving or operating machinery. You always want to wear a seatbelt and have a working engine before you operate a vehicle. You want to make sure you have a parachuting checklist when going skydiving. Using the Internet on you computer is no different. […]

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Your Computer: Up To Date With Anti-Virus Protection

by Barbara J. Feldman February 29, 2008

Computer viruses are nasty things that can do all sorts of damage to your computer. They can destroy RAM, slow connections, and lots of other stuff. Although, they are very harmful, they can be stopped and defeated with anti-virus protection. What is a computer virus? A computer virus is a computer program that can copy […]

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Safety Precautions For Limited User Accounts In Windows

by Barbara J. Feldman February 15, 2008

One of the things Windows recognizes and tries to fix is its vulnerability to attacks. These attacks to your PC can cause significant damage to your system and the information you keep stored on it. Even if you run anti-virus and spyware software, sophisticated hackers and programs can still access your computer. There are a […]

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Computer Safety Tips

by Barbara J. Feldman February 12, 2008

Computer safety is something that almost everyone is concerned about because of the amazing popularity and convenience of owning a computer. Of course there are some households that do not have computers, but it is safe to say that households like these are in the minority. If you have a computer, there are some safety […]

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Best Defense Against Phishing

by Barbara J. Feldman November 7, 2007

The best defense against spoof (fake or phishing) emails is to be educated and informed about how to spot them. eBay has a good tutorial on how to protect yourself, as does Stop-Phishing.com from the University of Indiana. Number one tip: when visiting a site in response to an email that asks for some web […]

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E-Card Safety

by Barbara J. Feldman September 18, 2007

What are e-cards? E-cards, the shortened version of electronic greeting cards, are a popular way for people to send birthday, Thinking of You, Thank You, holiday, and other wishes. Most e-cards are free, so they are convenient and fun to send. Most e-cards are also interactive, and include video clips or music with them, so […]

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