Piggy backing on WiFi

It’s always a good idea to secure your wifi network. Don’t leave it as open network. Even if you are running a motel and want to provide free wifi to your guests, protect your business wifi with password and change the password every 2 weeks. If you have set up wifi in your home, protect your network with strong password. If some criminals use your wifi network for illegal activities, you will be accountable. Although you can prove that you are not the culprit but a victim, you need to jump thru lot of hoops to prove your innocence. We…

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Microsoft attack the spammers and pull the plug on spam servers

Microsoft and many security companies like Symantec believed that Rustock “botnet”, computer farm (network of computers), was the main culprit behind 50% of the spam that is hitting your inbox. Today, Microsoft and U.S. marshals seized computer equipment from Internet hosting facilities across the U.S. in a sweeping legal attack designed to cripple the botnet. Microsoft’s digital crimes unit staff accompanied U.S. law enforcement officers in raids conducted at Kansas City, Mo.; Scranton, Pa; Denver; Dallas; Chicago; Seattle and Columbus, Ohio. The idea is to knock out the brain of the network that spans globally. This nasty network was used…

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How to Prevent Hacking

Hacking is a process of breaking into computers and its networks and exploiting the resources. There are many ways a hacker can attack a computer and this may be by sending malicious programs, denial of service attack, password cracking etc. Some of the impact of hacking in daily world are like spam mails, stealing personal data, credit card frauds, viruses etc. So there is compulsory requirement to prevent hacking to misuse the systems and network resources. The basic security measure that the users of a personal computer can make is installing software like antiviruses and firewall. An antivirus protects systems…

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