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Turn off Java (not Javascript) in Your Browsers

Thumbnail image for Turn off Java (not Javascript) in Your Browsers by Barbara J. Feldman August 30, 2012

There is a cyber threat roaming the wild RIGHT NOW that takes advantage of a recently discovered flaw in Java to infect computers with malware. [Aug 30, 2012 2pm EST] Unfortunately, a Java update from Oracle is not due until October, so the best thing you can do now is disable Java in your browser. […]

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Why Block Spyware?

by Barbara J. Feldman December 12, 2009

Spyware has become a dangerous part of the online world; a software that is downloaded onto your computer to track your habits and activities without your knowledge. So what’s the harm in that? What’s so dangerous about spyware? This article will show you some of the most important reasons why you should block spyware. Why […]

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What You Should Know About Using and Installing Spyware Blockers

by Barbara J. Feldman December 11, 2009

Spyware is computer software that is installed onto your personal computer generally without the user’s knowledge to either steal personal information or to monitor Internet habits and behavior, although it can extend far beyond this. Spyware can collect various types of personal information like Internet surfing habits and web sites you visit, as well as […]

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What Are Spyware Blockers?

by Barbara J. Feldman December 10, 2009

Spyware is a type of software that can be installed onto virtually anyone’s computer system without them knowing it’s even there. Most spyware is generally harmless as it is used for advertising purposes, much like adware. There are, however, some types of spyware that can be potentially dangerous to computer and Internet users as it […]

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The Dangers of Spyware

by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2009

Spyware has become one of the biggest Internet problems in the twenty first century and will continue to be a dangerous threat to Internet safety and security until we figure out a sure fire way to completely rid our computer systems of it. Until then however we have been fortunate enough that companies have come […]

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Spyware Blockers 101

by Barbara J. Feldman December 8, 2009

Spyware is becoming worse and is finding its way onto computer operating systems without the knowledge of the user more regularly. And although you may have placed a spyware blocker on your computer a couple of months ago it may no longer be effective at finding and destroying the new types of spyware out there. […]

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