Monday, October 24, 2011

How to improve your wireless network and boost its signal

cIf the Windows operating system ever notifies you about a weak Wi-Fi signal, it probably means that your connection isn't as fast or as reliable as it could be. Worse, you might lose your connection entirely in some parts of your home. If you want to boost the signal for your wireless network (WLAN), try some of these tips for extending your wireless range and improving your wireless network speed and performance. Read more

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stay On Top Of The Latest Online Fraud Alerts With These 6 Websites

Online fraud, scams and phishing emails are bound to instill a sense of dread in all of us, so when it comes to protecting yourself online it’s important not to simply rely on software to keep everything in check. As a general rule of thumb: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is – and this advice is well worth remembering.For extra peace of mind you can also do your own research and investigate the current threats yourself. The more prepared you are, the easier you’ll be able to spot a scam and steer clear – so without further ado here are some resources to keep you, your friends and family wise to online fraud. Read more

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

How To Prepare Your Laptop For A Case Of Theft

Laptops offer great freedom. You can get some work done while traveling, check emails and Skype with friends from the CafĂ©, and take digital notes while attending a conference. But all it takes is a moment of inattention, and someone else can take advantage of your laptop’s portability.

The great risk that comes with all portable devices is theft. Not only do you risk losing an expensive piece of hardware, a stolen laptop also contains private and potentially confidential data, for example photos, personal data, work emails, and passwords. Read more

Thursday, October 6, 2011

How Cyber Aware Are You?

We often hear terms like spyware, adware, and viruses used interchangeably. While all can be classified as malware - malicious software that can put your personal information at risk - there are important differences between these threats. Read more

Scareware

As the Internet evolves, so does the sophistication of cyber criminals and their methods. Even the savviest of computer users can fall victim to online threats.You may not be familiar with the term scareware, also known as rogue security software, but there's a very good chance that you or someone you know either has experienced it, or will in the near future. As malware writers inundate the web with fake anti-malware programs, this kind of trickery is becoming more and more common, and now poses one of today's greatest security challenges to computer users. Scareware has become a very lucrative industry for cyber criminals, and it does not seem to be slowing down. Read more