Internet & Security

Cyber Attacks Become Sophisticated

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Cyber criminals are increasingly launching more sophisticated and targeted attacks.
According to Symantec's semiannual Internet Security Threat Report, consumers are more at risk for Internet threats than ever before.

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Internet in the Air

travel/airplane.jpgOn a recent flight back from Sweden as I tried to get comfortable in my confined area, I realized that transatlantic air travel hasn’t changed much in the last thirty years. It still takes about 8 hours to fly from Stockholm to Chicago.

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Veteran's Records Stolen

people/veteran80.jpgA recent theft reported by the Department of Veterans Affairs puts millions of patriotic Americans at risk for Identity Theft. In May of 2006, a VA employee took a laptop computer containing personal information on more than 26.5 million veterans and their spouses home with him.

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Phony Microsoft Email

internet/email.jpgDid you recently receive an email from Microsoft with a patch for one of its products attached? Well, it may have looked like a message from Microsoft, but in reality it is part of an email scam. You can be sure that this is not a legitimate Microsoft email because Microsoft never sends patches or software as email attachments.

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New Web Browsers

internet/www.jpgMicrosoft recently announced of a new version of Internet Explorer, its much-used Web browser. Internet Explorer 6 is almost 4 years old, which is ancient in computer terms. So this new version has been long in coming and fans anxiously awaiting its final delivery.

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