Windows 7 User Account Control Guide

This article tries to describe in detail the User Account Control (referred to as UAC) under the Windows 7 operating system and it is targeted at novice users that might not be accustomed to this feature. It also discusses UAC-s efficiency under an administrator account and proposes a more secure way to turn off the prompts.

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How to Safely Shop Online

Why do online shoppers have to take special precautions?
The internet offers a convenience that is not available from any other shopping outlet. From the comfort of your home, you can search for items from countless vendors, compare prices with a few simple mouse clicks, and make purchases without waiting in line. However, the internet is also convenient for attackers, giving them multiple ways to access the personal and financial information of unsuspecting shoppers. Attackers who are able to obtain this information may use it for their own financial gain, either by making purchases themselves or by selling the information to someone else.

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Th … [Read more...] How to Prevent Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

What is a social engineering attack?
In a social engineering attack, an attacker uses human interaction (social skills) to obtain or compromise information about an organization or its computer systems. An attacker may seem unassuming and respectable, possibly claiming to be a new employee, repair person, or researcher and even offering credentials to support that identity. However, by asking questions, he or she may be able to piece together enough information to infiltrate an organization’s network.

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Secure Passwords Guide

A password is a form of authentication represented by a string of characters that the user can easily provide, but it is hard to guess. In front of the registration form people use obvious passwords such as the names of their children or their house number in order not to forget them or simply because they can’t come up with better ones.

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