Monthly Archives: July 2013

Safe browsing – a few things you should know

An email from a colleague of mine this week prompted this article. She related a story where she received an email form a company with an invoice for items charged to her credit card. Apart from the fact that her credit might be charged for the sum of money mentioned she was even more concerned…
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July 2013 Chapter Meeting

The Chapter Meeting for July 2013 will be on Thursday July 11 at 6PM at the Boabab Towers in Warrens. A guest speaker will be visiting us to relate an email incident which occurred to them.
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Your Online Reputation

Have you ever wondered what information about you is lurking out there?  You should! “But why?” you ask.  Well here are some things to consider. During the first hour of a Certified Ethical Hacker course, the participants were given a company name and the name of the CEO.  They were then told to find out…
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Security at ATMs

One computer which persons often do not consider is the ATM – Automatic Teller Machine. This is a computer like any other, with a motherboard, keyboard, screen, printer, hard drive, and network connections. It runs an operating systems and programs like any other computer. And like all modern computers, it has a password which we…
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Protecting Your Password

For a very long time passwords have been used to not only prove who you are to a computer, but also to protect your information and systems from other persons. Passwords are used to log into gaming sites and online shopping sites, log into banking sites, logon to your company’s network, check your email, or…
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Keeping Safe While Using Email

Now that you have purchased your computer and it is loaded with the programs we mentioned last week you are ready to use that machine.  You will be using the internet and its technologies like email and web browsers very heavily.  This week  I want to share some tips on email.   Email is one…
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