Articles tagged: internet safety

How Do I Remove Myself from the Search Engines?

How Do I Remove Myself from the Search Engines?

The internet has a very long memory. Removal from search engines is practically and perhaps literally impossible.

OMG! Porn Spam!

Does Getting Porn Spam Mean You’ve Been Surfing Porn Sites?

Porn spam doesn’t mean anyone did anything illicit. Everyone gets spam, and some of it is porn. Lack of spam doesn’t imply you’ve been good, either.

Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Computer Safe on the Internet

Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Computer Safe on the Internet

Internet safety is difficult, yet critical. Here are seven key steps to keep your computer safe on the internet.

Tip #4: Stay Safe!

Five Tips to get the most out of your technology. Tip #4: Stay Safe – I discuss the most important security software you have.

HTTPS

What makes a site secure?

A secure website means the site owner has jumped through the technical hoops necessary to qualify for https. Safety is another thing all together.

I Spy

Is there software that allows someone to track my emails and texts?

The bad guys can do anything they want to your computer if they can gain access.

Will Preventing XP from Reaching the Internet Keep Me Safe?

Keeping an XP computer off the internet will also prevent it from keeping any anti-malware tools up-to-date. You may end up less safe than you think.

Free!

Is requiring a Facebook or Google Account fair?

Free is never really free. Just like everywhere else, the information delivered online has been created using basic business principles.

Hacker's Hand

Why haven’t you mentioned CryptoPrevent?

Preventing one type of malware is not going to help you in the long run. And if it does help in the short run… then you may have a bigger problem!

Eeek!

Will my internet activities of years ago come back to haunt me?

We just don’t know how long information will stay public on the internet, so it’s best to assume that it will be forever.

I’m being abused by email. What do I do?

Once something is posted online, it can remain public virtually forever. It’s important to understand how that works and take steps to protect yourself where needed.

Looking Closely

Why You Should Never Blindly Trust an Online Recommendation (Even Mine)

A reader left a snide remark about one of my recommendations, but it actually raised an important point about recommendations you might find online – there are many opportunities for abuse.