Beware When Browsing: How to Make Your Internet Connection Less Vulnerable

By: Emma Kavanagh   Tread carefully on the World Wide Web Photo by: Gerd Altman (Pixabay) There are many dangers of the Internet we’re all exposed to on a daily basis. Plenty of risky behaviors can be avoided to make sure things are just that little bit safer ... but no matter what, there’s always some chance of trouble. That’s why you should be aware of some of the most common Internet dangers and take appropriate steps to protect your computer and data. Here are some of the most prevalent dangers of Internet use and what to be aware of.…
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Cyber Stalking: Protecting Yourself Against Cyber Harassment

By: Emma Kavanagh Don't let cyber stalkers "follow" you online! There's been a lot of discussion lately about cyber-bullying, but cyber stalking can be just as serious and even dangerous. What is cyber stalking? Cyber stalking is a form of harassment where a stalker engages in persistent, unwanted, often obsessive behavior through online media such as instant messaging, email, and mobile technology. Cyber Stalking Facts Cyber stalking often seems innocent or harmless in the early stages, because it is usually perpetrated by someone you know. Behavior such as "checking up" on you using technology or getting in contact constantly throughout…
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What is a Trojan Horse and How Do I Remove it from My PC?

By: Emma Kavanagh Trojan horses are some of the most frustrating viruses that you can get on your computer. Not only are they easy to pick up, they're not always easy to find. On top of that, Trojan horses are irritating to get off of the computer once they're there. However, they're not impossible to remove. What is a Trojan Horse Image via Flickr by torley We're not talking about the wooden horse here. Simply put, a Trojan horse is a virus that's very destructive to your computer. It's typically masked as a simple application. In most cases, you'll download a Trojan horses believing…
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My Top 7 Go-To Tech Sites

By: Emma Kavanagh Getting access to the latest technology news is difficult -- there's just so much to sort through. When you know which sources offer the most comprehensive information on today's newest gadgets and innovations, then it becomes easier to keep up with the speed of technological evolution. There are plenty of places to get good technology news articles, but a few stand above the rest. Here are the best sources and sites for latest technology news: CNET Image via Flickr by decjr For a very long time, CNET has been one of the premier ways to get the…
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Dangers of Social Media to Online Consumers

By: Emma Kavanagh Social media is a great form of communication. However, it also opens you up to a lot of dangers. With so many possible threats, it’s important to know what can happen when you use social media regularly. Identity Theft Image via Flickr by IntelFreePress Approximately 9 million people get their identity stolen each year. While not all of this can be attributed to social media, some of it can. Too many people put personal information on their social media accounts. This can easily lead to identity theft. The point of social networking and social media sites is to…
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