Almost every PC user will have at some point or another come across cookies when using a browser to surf the Internet. Do you want to accept cookies? Do you want to enable cookies, block cookies and of course delete cookies? These are all questions that most of us have been asked by our machines at some point over the years.
While working on her PC, a woman reports getting a Skype call from a user named “Help Desk.” Unable to deny the call, the woman was forced to listen to an automated message that said her machine was being checked for viruses while she was driven to a website against her will.
UK national newspaper The Guardian has released the results of an investigation into public Wi-Fi and the risks involved with connecting to “hot spots” or apparently free internet connections. Its predominant conclusion was that millions of smartphone users are at risk of identity theft and fraud from the use (conscious or otherwise) of free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Whether you’re running a mafia empire, nightclub, farm, city or zoo, you can count yourself as a growing number of people playing what’s known as a social game. Social gaming is changing the way millions of people use the internet by luring in those who would not normally consider themselves a “gamer”. This can be seen from the huge number of people playing a whole variety of games: Farmville has over 51 million players, Mafia Wars has 15 million, Zoo World – 6 million and CityVille has a whopping 96 million and the list goes on. These four games alone have the same “population” as the UK, France and Spain combined (168 million people)1.
We are always trying to help our customers stay safe on line, whether that's by providing anti-virus software or by offering simply clear advice that will help you navigate the online your way around the web without fear. Hear are eight steps to keep your general browsing safe in 2011.
The holiday shopping season is upon us and many shoppers, rather than brave the holiday crowds, are taking to the cyber streets of the internet to bag that perfect gift.
Be careful though as where there are gifts to be purchased, you can be sure there will also be cyber criminals lurking and waiting to pounce on unsuspecting shoppers. Often online shoppers unwittingly leave themselves open to attack, but follow our tips and you'll keep safe this holiday season (or whenever you shop online).
Today’s generation of newborns born face a vastly different world to those of born before 1973, the year the internet was conceived. No child born in October 2010 will have to go searching in scrap books and family photo albums to find out about their early years.
It's sad fact, but people don't take passwords seriously enough. You could almost write a comedy sketch about the 'obvious' passwords that so many people use. A password consisting of the numbers “one to 10” is not uncommon, as is simply the word "password" or "admin" or the user's first name. Follow these best practices to ensure you are using the most secure password possible and keep cyber criminals out of your accounts.