The Most Common Email Scams

A lot of people have become victims of scams over the Internet. They have shared experiences as more and more people fell to such schemes. Today few people fell for these criminals. Still, information about these scams needs to be disseminated to guarantee that no one is ever going to fall for them again. Here is a list of the most common email scams.

Phishing Scam
Have you ever received emails that claim to have been sent by banks and financial firms? The only problem is that you have never heard of these organizations nor did you contact any of them. These emails are mostly phishing scams. The perpetrators of this type of scam are trying to trick to give them personal information such as social security number and credit card numbers. The emails also contain links to another phishing site that will try to get more personal information.

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How to Make Internet Browsing Safe

Almost all people do own a computer in their own home and it is likely to have Internet connection. Having an internet connection predisposes you to the risk of being exposed to some security risks. The Internet is an infinite world full of various contents, job opportunities and people to meet but it also has its dark side which is inhabited by hackers, spyware, viruses and other types of Internet predators. Your computer needs to be well-armed to give you a peace of mind while browsing the Internet. some safe browsing tips can help protect your computer and all the files stored in it from viruses and other malicious threats.

Tools to Make Internet Browsing Safe

  1. Antivirus software
  2. Software Firewall
  3. Spyware scanner
  • Install an antivirus software

Antivirus software checks your computer for viruses that may have interfered while you were browsing the Internet. They may hide in files and may even be dormant for a certain period. you may set the scanner to function automatically so that you don’t have to activate it everytime you log in.

  • Install a software firewall

Computers should have a firewall in order to block those Internet predators from getting an access into your personal information. Firewall can’t assure you 100% that it can block any hacking attempts, that’s why you need to have some supplementary security measures.

  • Get an anti-spyware software

Some websites have some tracking cookies that could track your browsing habits. There are also some programs which could keep you records which could then bypass all your security information. So, you should be careful with it and check it accordingly.

  • Avoid suspicious websites

If you encounter a site that pop out some pornography without your request or a site that advertises music or software downloads, it is an indication that it is not safe to browse it.

Restricting Web Browsing with Firefox

Knowing how to regulate web browsing at home is essential to keep your children from accessing inappropriate web contents. And since the most used web browser today is Mozilla’s Firefox it is only necessary to provide the steps on how to control the websites that can be accessed through it. Here are the steps on restricting Web browsing with Firefox.

1 – Install security add-ons for Firefox
There are several security add-ons to choose from. Just remember to check the features they provide to choose the best one. Download this add-on then go to Tools and click add-ons. You will see list of add-ons that you can install on Firefox. Look for the name of the add-on in the list. Then follow the instructions the application provides to enable the security features.

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SiteAdvisor: Why You Should Have It

With all the guides and tips on how to safely surf online I have come to a conclusion that there has to be a software somewhere out there that will get half the work done for me. And yes there is. The McAfee SiteAdvisor is the tool to help you browse safely in the Internet. Here are the reasons why you should have it.

It Evaluates Websites
With all the websites available it is impossible to check them all out for safety purposes. SiteAdvisor will do this for you in an instant. When you search a keyword using any search engine the results are returned with markings on each website. SiteAdvisor sets these markings that the website is safe or not. That is what I meant by doing half the work for safe surfing.

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Internet Safety Tips for Teens

Several of teenagers getting into trouble because of being online have become rampant these days. The problems vary from online bullying to actual physical confrontation. This only means that teenagers are doing something online that renders them vulnerable to bad people. To help them out here are the Internet safety tips for teens.

No Private Details
Never ever offer any of the following details: full name, home address, phone number and passwords. Any decent online individual or organization will not be asking these things from you unless they are going to deliver an item to you. Be cautious of this especially in social media sites.

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