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Secure your Computer by Clearing the Browsing History

How do you feel if the world will know what you browse daily? It might be true if you do not secure your computer with proper security checks. The first thing you have to understand is that whatever you browse or download, there would be certain traces in your computer that can be retrieved. You can find the traces in the cookies or temporary files that can be easily cleaned with file deletion software programs. Luckily there are wonderful software products available that can safely delete or remove these deleted files.



Delete Index.dat files

At times information is stored at areas that you might not know. That’s the reason why you have to find out and delete the files. Though these files are not easily read but one who has a little bit of technical knowledge can find out what websites you browsed and which files you have downloaded. Therefore it is important to delete Index.dat files with the help of index.dat suite. You can use specialized software to delete these files.

Check Windows Registry

Always delete the most recently used or MRU keys from the windows registry. If you do not do it, it will not only show what websites you browsed but also show exactly what image you were editing on Photoshop. This is just an example and there can be many more such traces of what you were working on your system.

Conclusion

Simple browser clearing like Web browsing history, cookies, cache to complex registry entry clearing is important to keep your internet browsing history safe and not to fall in the wrong hands. If you are not a tech savvy then you can seek help from professionals who can clean your system and leave no traces of internet browsing history. You may also use the specialized software available in the market to safeguard your internet history.


Categories Software
Keywords Clean Computer Files History,antivirus software,how to protect data,computer security tips,privacy protection online
Posted By:Rob PeraltaPosted On:12/26/2015 04:45AM
PC Security and Privacy Tips

When it comes to PC security and privacy then anyone can be a victim regardless of a billionaire dealing with huge money transactions or a student chatting with his girlfriend. Governments and security agencies are also dealing with such security breach across the world. Hackers have been successful in cracking most of the online transactions with password protection and encryption of the devises.

Does that mean all commercial transactions are not secure online? Although there is no comprehensive solution to this problem there are many security tips that can guide you to protect your PC security and privacy.



Email

There are many ways to keep email content private. However, the envelope or the metadata is prone to be read by anyone. Therefore, you have to take care in what messages you send.

Encryption

In today’s world encryption is no more a rocket science. There are many tools available in the market using which you can easily encrypt or decrypt files and email.  New programs are developed to encrypt hard drives of computers, plug ins to encrypt and decrypt emails. You should make the most of the latest software to protect your data online.

Web browsing

Most of us thrive on web browsing and hence it is needless to say that browser security plays a vital role. There are some useful tools freely available that can prevent commercial companies tracking your online behavior. Hence it is important to configure the web browsers so that it repels the boarders.

Social networking

Be careful when you publish your details on the social media platforms. It is not necessary to reveal your date of birth in the websites like facebook. You might use all the privacy controls of the social media platforms at your disposal but it is of no use if the password is itself compromised. Therefore never reveal your identity that is vulnerable and can get it into the hands of wrong people.


Categories Software
Keywords PC security and privacy,best privacy practices,computer privacy and security,computer security tips,Antivirus Software
Posted By:Rob PeraltaPosted On:12/04/2015 05:41AM
Why should Entrepreneurs Protect Data and Privacy Online

Data protection is one of the most important issues for the entrepreneurs. All those people who run a business deal with confidential data. They share with the shareholders or with the core members of the team. If you also run a business and such data is stolen and fall in the wrong hands then you might have to bear huge losses or entire business may collapse. That is the reason why it is important to protect the data both online and offline.



Prevent Hacking

Hackers are always trying to break in the security of your system and steal the data. These hackers not only take all the vital information belonging to the company but also the emails, phone numbers, credit card information of your employees. Moreover, you should also make sure that the payment details, invoices, money transaction details, do not fall in the wrong hands of the hackers. You should bring awareness among all your employees to safeguard the data and conduct training sessions on data security or on how to protect your privacy online.

You should never click on the web links that are not related to you. There could be dangerous frozen virus hidden in the files that might get installed in your system. Later on this can send all the information to the hackers sitting at some remote corner of the globe.

Beware from Spamming

Do not fall prey to something that appears too good to be true. If someone sends an email luring you of winning millions of dollars or sends free gifts then you should not trust. If you fall prey to such spams then they will ask for the credit card details or might ask a nominal amount of money to release your free gift. All this would just be to dupe you to the hard earned money.


Categories Software
Keywords protect your privacy online,how to protect data,best privacy practices,privacy protection online,privacy policy best practices,antivirus Software
Posted By:Rob PeraltaPosted On:11/24/2015 06:03AM
Data Protection Online: Precautions and Safety Measures

We all are aware of the simple fact that data once lost can lead up to wreaking havoc on personal credit and may even end up toppling a business. Data may pertain to some confidential information related to your business deals or some personal files, it is important to safeguard those. There have been an increasing number of online thefts, hacking, spam mails, phishing that have resulted in the loss of millions of dollars. The main reason behind such online theft is that crooks work from different places belonging to different countries. They operate a big network and it becomes very difficult to zero in on a particular person. The stolen data is sold to people with malicious intentions and they rob us of our hard earned money.



Prevention

As the age old saying goes, prevention is better than cure, it stands good even for the online data security. It is always important to know all the safety measures to safeguard your data. You should install your computers with the latest antivirus software or security shields that protect you from viruses, trozens and rouge executable codes. Moreover, you should not fall prey to the lucrative emails that promise of lots of money for doing nothing. Keep in mind, if there is something that is too good to be true then you have to hold back.

Online Shield

Scammers and hackers develop new and innovative techniques to breech your privacy or steal your data online, however, thankfully, there are many system protection shields, antivirus and security software available in the market that not only can protect your data online but also can safeguard your web browsing history. You should conduct an online research on how to protect your data online and you can easily find out secure ways of protecting your data.
 


Categories Software
Keywords how to protect your data online,Data Protection Online,Privacy Policies Best Practices,antivirus software,data privacy
Posted By:Rob PeraltaPosted On:11/03/2015 06:16AM
What You Should Know about Online Security and Privacy Policies

Everyone needs some privacy. We browse internet for many things. We generally do not like that other find out about what we have browsed online. There has been an increase in online privacy breaches, resulting in hackers finding out our browsing history and patterns. This sounds to be a bad news, however, there are strong online shields that not only can delete your online history but also can delete the offline history.

Cyber Crime

Modern life with all its sophistication comes with its ugly picture in the form of cyberattacks. When it comes to the privacy of your personal files on your computer or even your browsing history, there is an increased risk of hackers stealing it. This privacy crisis is a growing concern to the governments as well. Cyber criminals have been successfully stealing private information perplexing us of what would they do of this data. These hackers may be a part of a global network that sell this data to people who use it to steal money from the banks, spoil the credit ratings, extortion and for other nefarious purposes. This network has been also a great concern for the national security as it has been breaking into the corporate networks as well as government offices.



Protection against Hackers

It is therefore important to educate people about the best practices of keeping their data private and protected, and making sure that they do not share information unnecessarily or unknowingly on various websites. There are strong legislations against these cyber woes. However, it is individual’s responsibility to protect their personal data and privacy of their online activities, along with using right tools and technologies to safeguard against data thefts. If you own a website, you should outline a privacy policy that is easily understood by others and make the customers understand what information is collected and how it is being used and shared.


Categories Software
Keywords Privacy Policies Best Practices,antivirus software,data privacy
Posted By:Rob PeraltaPosted On:10/15/2015 04:25AM
Online Security from Phishing and Hacking

Phishing is one of the most common fraudulent practice used by scammers and hackers to dupe people of millions of dollars by sending fake email letters posing it to be from reputed companies. It is nothing but taking advantage of our greed for money. You have to always remember that nothing comes for free. You may receive an email that may sound too good to be true. Thousands of people fall to the trap of helping some Nigerian prince to smuggle millions out of the country for a little effort or just few wire transfers. You may also be lured with some Job offers or are declared as a contest winner and all that you have to do is send the banking information or send some initial amount of money which will go to the hackers’ pockets.

You have to be vigilant enough and use common sense and not fall prey to such spammers. Few Tips that can be of immense help to you are as follows.



Secure Websites

Always browse websites with https:// rather than hyttp://. The additional ‘s’ means that the session between the server and browser is encrypted. Without this security layer hackers can easily intercept your browsing activities and steal useful data including your bank account information or credit card details.

Privacy Protection online and Password Care

A password has to be strong enough to be guessed by anyone. In addition, you should also have to use security question feature wherever possible and use answers that are difficult to guess. For example if there is a question that says, what is the place you were born? If you answer the correct place where you really are born, it would be easy as you might have shared the information in many other social networking websites.

Also do not use the same password for all your online accounts. If someone gets the password then all your accounts will be under threat.


Categories Software
Keywords Privacy Protection Online,antivirus software,Online Security
Posted By:Rob PeraltaPosted On:10/12/2015 09:46AM
How to Secure your Computer from Viruses, Trojans, and Online Hacking

Hackers, scammers and spammers are continuously at work to break in to your computer and steal your vital information. It could be anything like your social security number, credit card details, email account or a social networking site password. If they win, you might be robbed of your hard earned money and the hackers may also target your friends who are listed in your social networking websites.



Hacking

The freaking part of the story is that hacking has become easy with the help of certain hacking kits. Though illegal, it can be used by anyone to hack accounts until they are caught. With such advancement in easy hacking, how can one think of being safe? It is important to understand one of most dangerous hacking strategies - Trojan virus attack.

Trojan Virus attack

Hackers send hidden virus as email attachments or through some funny videos that you might think safe since your friends have also uploaded the same on social networking sites. Once you click on suck links, the virus gets installed automatically on your computer before you can even think of doing something. Such trojans record whatever you type on your keyboard and then relay such information to the scammers. You might be giving up all your bank details, credit card information or even your personal information to the people with malicious intentions.

Up-to-Date Security Software

You should, therefore, make sure that your computer is protected with an up-to-date antivirus that can detect and stop such dangerous trojans. Most of the antivirus software can fight against these hidden viruses. However, you have to make sure that it is not outdated. Hackers and scammers constantly work to crack security covers, hence, updated software help make sure you are one step ahead of them.


Categories Software
Keywords Computer Security Tips,antivirus software
Posted By:Rob PeraltaPosted On:10/07/2015 07:49AMUpdated On:10/12/2015 10:38AM
Tips for Online Data Protection

Internet is undoubtedly a boon to the modern day data sharing, information gathering and online browsing. However, online data theft, cyber-attacks, and hacking have also been rampant. There have been many incidents across the world where top businesses suffered security breaches. In some cases, the vital information - credit card details, social security information, have been the sole target of such breaches.

Online Privacy Best Practices

While connected to the internet, the most important thing is to protect your data, private browsing history and other vital information related to your business or credit cards. Thankfully there are some safe browsing best practices to safeguard your personal data.

1.    Log Out

This seems to be a silly and out of place point. However, many people do not understand the importance of logging out from their email accounts, social networking sites, online bank accounts, etc. This gives chance to the hackers to access your information.  Therefore, it is very important to remember to log out from your online accounts.

2.    Password Protection

It is a very good practice to protect your systems and mobile phones and other browsing devices with a strong password. A strong password keeps your data safe and makes it difficult to crack when it falls into the wrong hands.

3.    Use Security Features

Always use the security features given in the social networking sites or other online websites where your personal information is not safe. You should use the privacy settings and make sure that it is protected from strangers. Read all the information provided in such security settings and make the necessary adjustments.

4.    Use Private Browsing Feature

The private browsing feature is an online boon to protect your vital information. When you log into your bank accounts, make sure to you use the private browsing feature or the incognito mode and virtual keyboards to type-in the passwords. This will eliminate the chances of recording your keyboard impressions.


 


Categories Software,Windows Server
Keywords online privacy best practices,safe browsing best practices,software,antivirus software
Posted By:Rob PeraltaPosted On:09/24/2015 03:27AMUpdated On:10/07/2015 05:07AM