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Security 101: July 2013

Some people are saying that it is cost-effective to not purchase any security products and just use Linux. Is it safe?   It is not true that by using Linux you’re completely safe and you don’t need any security solution … Continue reading

Security 101: April 2013

Is public WiFi connection safe enough with only firewall as our protection against identity theft and phishing? First of all, a firewall will not protect you against identity theft and phishing.  Second, a public WiFi is as secure as its encryption is. Many public WiFi servicess are … Continue reading

Security 101: February 2013

Nowadays, a lot of people are shopping online. To do that, they greatly rely on internet banking. What precautionary steps or systems are used to make sure users have a secure transaction? The most important thing to do is to … Continue reading

Security 101: December 2012

How safe is internet banking when I am using a smartphone to do it? I noticed several banks provided apps to do mobile internet banking and share trading but does it really work? Smartphones have much limited security functionality than desktops. However, they do share one … Continue reading

Security 101: November 2012

How can we find out if we are really secure when we’re using online banking? There is no way to be really secure. However, there are ways to reduce the risk to a minimum acceptance level. Just ensure the following have been fulfilled: … Continue reading

Security 101: October 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   Are there any signs telling us if our computer has been hacked or compromised?   Usually, if your computer is performing strangely, this is … Continue reading

Security 101: September 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   Right now I am using licensed Avira Internet Security, how do I know that my computer is really safe from Trojan, virus, malware, spyware, etc. However, … Continue reading

Security 101: August 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine. Do I need to uninstall other internet security products before installing a new one?  And why? Yes, it is mandatory to uninstall any security product before installing another one. There … Continue reading