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December 15, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

Hacking is illegal. But when you hack a self-designed system for learning purposes, i's a different story. Doing this can provide a solid learning experience and help those in your educational community or business or the world at large. Often these kinds of self-produced hacking attacks are put on by computer investigators and draw big crowds on the forensic conference circuit. They demonstrate how systems are broken in real time, on the fly—and offer solutions for...

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December 8, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

Phishing, Pharming, Vishing and Smishing

Hackers are always coming up with new ways to separate you from your money. The most popular methods like include:

Phishing has become a catchall term for any electronic criminal fraud scheme that tries to capture personal identifying...

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December 7, 2010

by Eduard Goodman

We’re Addicted, Net Execs Like it That Way The Social Web

I's tiresome when billion-dollar Internet CEOs tell us that our privacy concerns are overblown. Whether they run Google, Facebook or an online marketing company, the truth is that they obviously have a financial interest in trading my personal and search information, online contacts and purchases. They’re a business out to make money. Their business is information. I’m not judging; just own up to it. Don’t dismiss our...

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December 6, 2010

by Eduard Goodman

A friend raised this question recently—on Facebook no less.

The question isn’t new. Whether we recognize it or not, Americans have historically asked and re-asked this question. We redefine what privacy means to us on a regular basis. You could say i's part of our national DNA.

The concept...

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December 2, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

Speed Up Your Mac with These Simple Tips

Last week we looked at tips for maintaining a PC. This week we’re turning to Mac OS X. Generally speaking, OS X is more stable than Windows desktops and requires less user maintenance. Yet there are a few things you can do to revive an older or slow Mac.

First, delete any Applications you...

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November 23, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

Keeping your computer in tip-top shape not only enhances your online experience, it can help make attacks from malware, viruses and spammers more obvious. If your computer is always running slow and choppy, i's not so easy to tell if a webpage or newly installed program is slowing things down.

These few basic...

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