Category Archives: Internet Security

How to Use a Password Service to Protect from a WordPress Security Breech

The solution to WordPress password security is to take advantage of one of the password services that will generate up to 50 characters of random gibberish. Then it will memorize that password for you so you don’t have to. Each website will have a new and unique password generated for it. So how does the password service keep all these preposterous passwords secure? Easy! You have a master password for the service. This must be something that you are going to be able to remember. It will […]

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What Are the Dangers of Spam?

Spammers can send email that includes viruses, worms and Trojans that infect your computer. Not all viruses crash your computer, some are set up to spy on you when you are online. They can track what sites you visit and copy your username and passwords and send them back to the spammer/hacker. You are then left vulnerable to an even larger threat. Identity theft. Some of these viruses attach themselves to your computer’s operating system and prevent you from removing them. They often work undetected and can […]

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How Are Companies Getting My Email Address?

A company can collect email addresses and forward them to affiliated partners. Here are some of the ways that companies are getting your email address. Personal Homepages Just about everyone has a homepage. Almost every internet service provider (ISP) offers you a place to put up your own website, but many people also include their contact information. This is not a good idea. Spiders are continually crawling the web and harvesting email addresses from websites that provide contact information. Harvesting software searches the internet for the @ […]

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Using a Password Service to Protect Your WordPress Site

It seems all we talk about is creating strong passwords and if you are like most people, you create a password that you thought was solid only to find out it is not. What’s the solution? Using a password service is a great way to create a strong password and protect your WordPress and other sites. There are a number of these services – A few that come to mind are LastPass, Keeper and Dashlane’s password manager; in fact David Pogue of the NYT calls Dashlane’s password […]

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Phishing For Your Identity

Who hasn’t received an email directing them to visit a familiar website where they are being asked to update their personal information? The website needs you to verify or update your passwords, credit card numbers, social security number, or even your bank account number. You recognize the business name as one that you’ve conducted business with in the past. So, you click on the convenient “take me there” link and proceed to provide all the information they have requested. Unfortunately, you find out much later that the […]

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