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Need To Know: Internet Firewalls

by Barbara J. Feldman September 25, 2007

Internet firewalls are designed to protect both the user of any given computer and the computer itself. As computers have developed and have become more sophisticated, so too have the tactics of hackers. Hackers have developed very clever ways of getting information from you that they can then use against you. Sometimes this information is […]

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What Is A Firewall And Why Is It Important?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 25, 2007

An Internet firewall is a device that is designed to protect your computer from data and viruses that you do not want. A firewall is so called because of the real firewalls used to secure buildings. A physical firewall is a set of doors that closes in a building so as to contain a fire […]

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Web Search Safety

by Barbara J. Feldman August 29, 2007

Introduction Many parents and families are concerned about what will be found on their home computer when family members are using the Internet. There are many wonderful resources and places to find useful and helpful information, but there are also sites that should be avoided. Knowing how to avoid the wrong kinds of sites while […]

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Pros and Cons of Vista Parental Controls

by Barbara J. Feldman June 29, 2007

The Internet itself is full of pros and cons. You can do research, find long-lost relatives, write a paper for school or play fun games online. On the other hand online predators are looking to take advantage of people by stealing your identity or pretending to be someone that they are not in order to […]

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