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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: 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

Security 101: July 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   How to scan or check (open/close) port activity on computer for illegal access/activity? A port scan is a form of network attack that sends … Continue reading

Security 101: June 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   Does HTTPS really improve Internet security compared to HTTP?   A simple answer to this question is Yes, HTTPS indeed improves the security compared … Continue reading

Security 101: April – Questions & Answers

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   How does a phishing website gets access to our account number A phishing websites try to fake official websites of financial corporations (banks, … Continue reading

Security 101: March – Questions & Answers

The magazine PC.COM (Malaysia) is publishing on a monthly basis the questions and answers coming from their readers. The editor of the magazine was kind to allow us to publish the questions and the answers I provided. This means that every month … Continue reading