Posts Tagged ‘encryption’

Encryption keeps you safe from malware

  The Electronic Frontier Foundation aims to protect Web traffic by encrypting the entire Internet using HTTPS. Chrome now puts a little warning marker in the Address Bar next to any non-secure HTTP address. Encryption is important, and not only for Web surfing. If you encrypt all of the sensitive documents on your desktop or […]

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Credit Card Primary Account Number and Encryption

50 Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit: Everything You Need to Know About Identity Theft, Credit Cards, Credit Repair, and Credit Reports Primary Account Number (PAN) is a “12-digit or 19-digit numeric code embossed on the face side of a bank card, and also encoded in the Magnetic Stripe. The primary account number […]

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Laptop and traveling precautions

Best practice emphasize the fact to backup the data if you can’t live without it, in the same way a traveler must avoid taking sensitive data on the road unless it’s absolutely necessary to do so. If you do plan to take sensitive data with you on the laptop, the necessary security controls must be […]

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SmartPhone and Security

Mobile spyware is malicious software which is used to spy and control mobile devices (BlackBerry, PDAs, Windows Mobile and Cell Phones). Mobile spyware will not only intercept the message between two devices but also determine the location of the device. Basically, mobile spyware software is installed on a mobile device to spy on them. Small […]

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Email and Security

As we know, it is possible to spoof an email sender’s name, so now the question of how to authenticate the sender has become even more important, since email has been used to send sensitive information. In the recent case of Gov. Sarah Palin’s email, her email account got hacked and the hacker posted the […]

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