Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

3 reasons why you should be backing up your business

If you have an online business, you will need to take all the necessary safety measures, making sure that you won’t have any problems. Even if having an online business seems to be simple, it is rather more complicated than it appears to be. Therefore, you will need to work with many people, making sure that you choose the best services from the market.

Continue reading “3 reasons why you should be backing up your business” »

Is antivirus software needed for Windows 8?

Sample of the Metasploit Framework 3.0 Beta ru...

Sample of the Metasploit Framework 3.0 Beta running a dcerpc exploit, and then using the Meterpreter plugin to dump SAM hashes remotely, without writing any files to disk, thereby bypassing most antivirus, HIDS systems (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was wondering if i needed an antivirus to secure my Windows 8 installation. This is what I found out. Continue reading “Is antivirus software needed for Windows 8?” »

Get Acquainted With The Online Scams

Are you acquainted with the term ‘Scam’? If not, then first of all let us come into terms with it. To quote the Webster’s Online Dictionary, a ‘Scam’ may be defined as ‘a fraudulent business scheme’. It is a criminal act or plot, which is formulated in order to steal, money or property, from a possible victim. A Scam may fall under the wider category of its synonymous word, ‘fraud’. Similarly, an ‘Online Scam’ may refer to a fraudulent business which is carried out over the internet.

Top 4 Online Scams

Online Scams have made their foothold in almost every sphere of the internet. In this section, we discuss the top four online scams.

The Nigerian 419 Scam – It is probably the most dangerous and most popular scam of all. In general, it is carried out through emails, which consist of letters promising highly lucrative awards, for helping officials of that government or bank. This way they manage to get the victims’ bank account details.

The Foreign Lottery Scam – This particular scam too operates via emails. They send emails to users, stating that the latter have won a lump sum amount in a lottery contest, conducted by the former. They ask for the users’ names, contact addresses, and email addresses.

Work from Home Scam – This is a scam which posts advertisements, offering part time home based jobs for computer users. The job involves registering with a certain amount of money, in their website, and getting paid for viewing Ads, referring to friends, taking surveys, writing articles, and so on. Continue reading “Get Acquainted With The Online Scams” »

Beware of The Job Offer Scam

Have you recently received any lucrative job offer from overseas, which sounds too good to be true? This is not meant to undermine your job qualifications, but there is more than a chance that it is fake. Nowadays, Internet scams have made their foothold in almost every country. Among numerous reported internet scams, one of the most common scam is the ‘Job Offer Scam’.

How does the Job Offer Scam Work?

In this particular scam, users are sent good, lucrative, but fake job offers. Generally, the users are asked to accept cash or cheque payments into their bank accounts. Then they redirect the amount to the account of the person running the scam. The user is instructed to keep certain percent of the amount transferred, as payment.

Continue reading “Beware of The Job Offer Scam” »

Wordpress website enhanced by true google 404