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Security and Privacy Guide


Step 9 - Threats, Practices and Habits

Knowledge is power, especially where security and privacy are concerned. If you want to keep yourself, your computer and your money safe and your sensitive data and identity safe and private, I strongly urge you to learn about the threats to your computer and your privacy and to develop safe computing practices and habits.

WARNING: If you choose not to use one of the following solutions, your computer, money and sensitive data will be vulnerable to zero-day / zero-hour attacks, the one threat from which antivirus and antispyware software doesn't protect them. skip

Today's Threats:

Zero-Day Attacks, Phishing, Pharming, Warjacking, Bluejacking (also called Bluespamming), Bluebugging, Bluesniping and Bluesnarfing, WiPhishing, Evil Twin, Peeping Tom Worms and Trojans, SPIT (spam over Internet telephony or VoIP), SPIM(Spam over Instant Messaging), Spam, Cookies, PIE (Persistent Identification Element), Browser Hijackers, Tab Hijackers, Clipboard Hijackers, Web Bugs (also called Tracking Bugs, Web Beacons, Pixel Tags, or Clear GIFs), Adware, Slurpware, Malware (Viruses, Trojan Horses or Trojans, Worms, Rootkits, Spyware and Keystroke Loggers or Keyloggers)...

...and vulnerabilities created by Cell Phones, PDAs, Bluetooth and Bluechatting, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Wireless Keyboards, Instant Messengers, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) software, Blogs, Profiles, Personal Sites, Social Networking Sites, etc.

Articles About Today's Security and Privacy Threats

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Scams / Fraud

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