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IT Security Measures For Casual Users

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm

It is common knowledge how to use a computer or internet device. The fact you are reading this on some kind of internet compatible system means you understand the technology pretty well. But do you understand the fundamentals of IT security. It may be more important than you realise.

Basic IT security is straight forward. It’s in its straightforwardness that people often times forget to do it. Keeping up to date on your current procedure is a great way to refresh your ideas on IT security. Which leads us to the first question. What is your current IT security procedure?

It is not as intimidating as it sounds. Simply put, do you have a password on your computer, phone or tablet? Do you think you should have a password on your computer, phone or tablet? The answer to these questions will go along way in identifying your current IT security set up.

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Free Computer Security Software, Or Subscription Based?

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm

When it comes to online computer security there are hosts of different options. A big deciding factor when choosing protection is whether you should pay for it or not.

The security itself comes in the form of a program you install onto your computer. This program runs in the background at all times. If you happen upon any viruses, malware or spyware, when online the program will ‘quarantine’ and delete theses immediately.

Free versions of virus security are available online. Some of the programs like AVG are very good and provide just as much protection as paid versions. There are some that are not as reputable. Its important to research well to make up for the lack of money you are putting into the program.

A subscription based program can be great as there are usually regular updates from the developers. Obviously there is a price for it, but the quality of the program is usually better because of it.

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SQL Injections

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 11:46 am

SQL injections are one of the biggest issues in online security, because it doesn’t matter if you’re being careful with your passwords online or anything like that, as to do this form of online hacking you don’t need to have password information.

So what is SQL injection? SQL injection is a technique where you enter code into a data field, this then causes the website to execute the code, which is typically account details of members of the website. These account details can then be used to defraud the owner of the account, either by taking the password they used for the account and then checking other services to see if the account holder has used the same password for those services, or by taking the credit card/payment details from the account and then buying a load of products with it before they’re discovered.

 

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Computer Security

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

The computer security services industry consists of a wide range of different services, all trying to accomplish the same, but to differing degrees. The level of service you require should line up with the level of security concerns which your business experiences. Having a firewall, anti-spam, and anti-virus program within your business’s security system is essential for all businesses with a computer reliant business, but this is only the basic level of security offered by the computer security industry. While many of these are things we’re already familiar with, they can be taken to higher levels than what is readily available. Higher grade security programs, and higher grade firewalls will definitely add cost, so you should carefully consider how much value you could potentially derive from choosing such an option, and then construct a forecast to determine whether it is worth it. If it is, then you can do one of two things. You can have them programmed bespoke for your needs, or you can choose an existing but highly complex system.

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