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Security 101

A collection of tips, how-to's and other advice to help you understand the basics of computer and network security and protect your system.
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  2. Frequently Asked Questions (11)
  3. Learn Computer Security (39)
  4. Quick Tips (43)

How to Safely Unfriend a Facebook Creeper
Are you trying to distance yourself from a Facebook creeper without hurting their feelings? Here is a kinder, gentler way to unfriend a creeper.

Tips for Securing Your Racy Photos
Did that sexy photo you just snapped get auto uploaded to your grandma's iPad without you even knowing it? Check out these Tips to help prevent you from accidentally

Protect Your Privacy Using These Proxy Services

Help! I've Been Scammed Online!
Have you just been scammed online? Here are some tips to help you stop the scammers before they make off with more of your money or open any more accounts using your identity.

Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams
Phishing scams have spiked recently and have become more of a concern. This article talks about what phishing scams are and illustrates five steps users and companies can take to keep from being victimized by phishing scams.

How to Spot a Fake Friend Request
Let's learn why some people send out fake friend requests and how you can spot a false or malicious one:

How to Secure Your Webcam
Are you worried that someone might be spying on you via your webcam? Here are some tips for securing your webcam:

Security Fixes That Might Improve Your Computer's Performance
Is your computer running slow? Could a security fix speed things up a bit? Learn more:

Online Banking Security Tips
Are you worried about your bank account getting hacked while you're banking online? Check out these online banking security tips to help keep you safe.

How to Start a High-Tech Neighborhood Watch
Is the crime rate up in your area? Are burglars treating your neighborhood like it's an all-you can-steal buffet? It's time to upgrade your neighborhood watch to version 2.0.

How to Disable Facebook Places Location Tracking
If you're a little freaked out by the fact that you can click the Facebook Places map and see everywhere you've taken a picture or checked in, you're not alone. Let's learn how to turn off this creepy feature.

How to Erase Your iPad Before You Sell it.
Before you sell or trade your iPad you need to remove your personal data from it. Here's how:

iPad Security Tips
Follow these security tips to help turn your iPad into a mobile information fortress

How to Create a Security Awareness Training Program
Does your organization have a security awareness training program. We'll show you why you should have one and how to make your own.

LinkedIn Privacy and Security Tips
LinkedIn can be a great resource for professional networking but if you're not careful you might give out too much information to the wrong people. Here are some tips for staying safe on LinkedIn.

Google+ Security, Privacy, and Safety
Are you new to Google+ and wondering how to set your Google+ security and privacy settings to keep the world out of your business? Here are some tips on how you can use Google+'s security and privacy options to make your Google+ experience a safe one.

10 Tips for Shopping Safely Online
Do you know what it takes to shop safe online? Use these 10 tips to give you some peace of mind.

Network Security Tips for the Paranoid
Do you always feel like somebody's watching you? Here are some online privacy tips to help keep eavesdroppers and hackers out of your business

5 Steps To Protect Yourself From Spyware
5 quick and easy steps you can follow to proactively protect yourself from spyware and adware as well as how to detect and remove it once it's on your system.

5 Steps To Secure Windows XP Home
Windows XP Home is more secure than previous home operating systems from Microsoft such as Windows 98 or Windows Me, but it still has a long way to go. Here are 5 steps you can follow to make your Windows XP Home machine more secure.

Creating Secure Passwords
A password is the main line of defense used by most people to secure and protect their computer systems and data. This article will teach you how to choose passwords that provide solid protection.

Free Computer Security 101 Course
A free course to teach you the basics of computer networking and how to use the computer and the Internet safely and securely.

Free WiFi Security 101 Course
A free course via email to teach you the basics of wireless networking and, more importantly, wireless network security.

How To Configure Internet Explorer Security

Microsoft Windows Security 101
An introduction to the major security issues and vulnerabilities for various Windows-based operating systems and servers.

Passwords: Do Not Use Real Words
One of the main tips when creating passwords is to not use any real words, or close approximations of real words, because they are more easily guessed or cracked by password cracking tools.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Networking Security
A tutorial article providing tips to use peer-to-peer (p2p) networking sites such as BitTorrent or eMule safely and securely.

Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams
Phishing scams have spiked recently and have become more of a concern. This article talks about what phishing scams are and illustrates five steps users and companies can take to keep from being victimized by phishing scams.

Ten Tips to Prevent Identity Theft
It seems like almost weekly a major security breach is announced involving the compromise of hundreds of thousands or even millions of customer's personal information. The reality is that most identity theft is actually very low-tech and it is up to you to guard your own identity. These ten tips will help you protect yourself from identity theft.

Undo Malware With System Restore
If antivirus, firewalls, anti-spyware and other protective measures don't work, you can simply go back in time to a point before your computer had problems by using System Restore.

Virus Hoaxes and Chain Letters
Users fall victim frequently to virus hoaxes and spam chain letters imploring them to share the information with everyone they know as quickly as possible. This article illustrates why you shouldn't fall for these ridiculous claims.

Wireless Network Security for the Home
An article on how to configure the various security features of wireless access points and routers to ensure that neighbors and hackers can't easily access your home wireless network.

Internet Parental Controls - How to Kid-proof your Internet Parental Controls
How to keep your Internet Parental Controls from being circumvented by your curious kids.

Protect Your Facebook Account With Login Approvals
Worried about Facebook hackers gaining access to your Facebook account? Consider using Facebook Two-Factor Authentication to protect your account. We'll show you how:

5 Things You Should Remove From Your Facebook Profile

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