First Priority: Electronic Security

Every computer connected to the internet is a possible target for computer crimes. Online threats such as Trogans, viruses, key loggers, and adware, pose a constant risk to computer users everywhere. As more people use computers to transact banking matters, purchase products, and file valuable financial records, these threats are becoming increasingly ominous. Although many people own or think they own anti- virus software, it is important to consider individual security needs.

Sensitive information is ever-increasingly being stored on computers, and hackers have accordingly grown more sophisticated by exponential bounds. These criminals can make quick work of an unprotected terminal, but they can even exploit holes in modern security programs. Corruption of registry keys is one method used by hackers to gain entry to sensitive data. When they succeed in such endeavors, they can even steal information from files as large as those used by government agencies.

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Fortunately, there are popular, effective methods that can be used to protect computers from hackers. On the market today, there are a number of exceptionally effective solutions that ensure computer security is seriously considered.

Trojan Horses

Say you own a computer in your home, and today you are having a party. Later that night, you go to bed, and decide to check your bank account to see if any transactions were sent to your account. Even though you are semi-literate, you decide to look through your statements, and see nothing.

You wake up in the morning, and decide to check your bank account once again, this time, you see a transaction.Quite grossly out of proportion to the amount of money you had in your account. You have been hacked!

Perhaps your statement only shows a couple of dollars. Normally, that’s not unusual. After all, these charges were made using a virtual machine (a program that allows a machine to be remotely controlled remotely), and you shouldn’t have access to your own computer, and the money is already in your account.

In these circumstances, it’s important to know that hackers usually use malicious code, such as viruses, to install malicious programs onto unsuspecting victims’ computers. Code is exactly like a virus. It is a piece of program that will make its way into your computer, and give your attackers FULL access to that computer.

If you are a business, and you have valuable information on your customers (such as their addresses, credit card information, and bank account numbers), you can do so by using a system called a Blackbox Test. This involves sending your employees (or you, if you’re a corporation) an e-mail, offering them “privacy on your computer” as well as 5 other helpful tips, such as how to — in no particular order — change their passwords, PINs, and smart cards. The best part of this is that, for eight dollars, you can have this done to your computer and wiped clean within minutes.

If you want to get rid of all the crap that’s built up on your computer over the last few years, this is the part that can save you time, money, and headaches.

Since Microsoft first introduced the concept of anti-virus software in the Windows Vista User’s Handbook, everyone has been wondering why it couldn’t be implemented earlier.uinue software that detects malicious behavior and blocks it from spreading.uick software that detects and removes such programs.

True. But why should computer users have to suffer the indignity of having to buy new software just so the responsible people can get a hold of their invasive activities? The time has come to change this unfortunate DRM with a software that allows users to pursue their own interests without having to worry about someone else getting a hold of their important information.

Users have been enjoying this form of protection for years. It’s time for corporations to accept that users now have the right to use their own as well as other forms of media information and attach it to their own personal information. Time to make this a standard and protected form of activity.

So, is it possible for you to implement both solutions at the same time? Maybe. The trick is to make sure that officeaneous controls are integrated along with protection software. This is, after all, the new frontier in PC security.

Only when we reach this stage will we finally be able to achieve true content protection. But until then, every little bit of information that we send will be considered confidential correspondence, and so protected if it falls into the wrong hands.

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