Basic Security & Safety

  • What Should You Do If You Can't Access Secure Sites?

    Are you having problems when trying to access a secure website? By following the steps in this article, you can solve most of the problems that keep you from accessing a HTTPS secure site.
    By Donna Buenaventura October 29, 2011 

  • Meet Some Real Cybercriminals

    They might just look like you or me, but cybercriminals have the ability to ruin lives with their selfish disregard for the livelihoods of others. Our rogues' gallery of some of America's most notorious cyber crime perpetrators will show you just...
    By Christian Cawley October 28, 2011 

  • Test Your Internet Safety Knowledge

    Think you know how to stay safe online? Take our Internet safety quiz to find out how much you do know, or maybe don’t know, about Internet security basics.
    By Anurag Ghosh October 12, 2011 


  • Image Gallery - Identifying Security Threats Online

    The key to not falling victim to the various predators online is to recognize their tricks. This gallery of screenshots contains many examples of how online con artists work. Take a good look at the items inside to better understand your enemy.
    By Finn Orfano September 30, 2011 

  • Browse Without Fear - The Ultimate Guide for Online Safety

    While the Internet offers a wealth of knowledge, it also holds many hidden dangers. With the help of these guides you can teach yourself how to stay safe when using the Internet. Learn the types of threats that exist so that you can browse without fear...
    By Donna Buenaventura September 18, 2011 

  • Who Can Keep a Secret?

    Choosing a mobile phone or tablet device means more than making a selection based on the design specs and the reputation of the manufacturer - you also need to keep in mind that your personal information will be used in different ways...
    By Christian Cawley August 24, 2011 


  • A Bird in the Hand - Withdrawing from PayPal

    While PayPal is a really useful payment processor, it can be a bit difficult to get your money out quickly if you don't know what you're doing. I'll cover the various withdrawal methods below, and cover how to stay safe doing it.
    By Aaron R. June 27, 2011 

  • Internet Explorer Security Settings - ActiveX Controls

    ActiveX controls proved to be a significant source of trouble in the early days of Internet Explorer. In this article we continue to explore the custom security settings in Internet Explorer 7 looking at the ActiveX controls and plug-ins section. Can...
    By Paul Pardi May 22, 2011 

  • Lock It Up! - Keeping Your Wireless Router Secure

    A wireless Internet connection is a great convenience, but you need to take some steps to protect it from being hacked. If you want to keep your Internet connection and files safe with some basic security tips, then read more below.
    By Aaron R. May 21, 2011 

  • Internet 101 - Security Certificates and You

    A security certificate is part of the online security for web pages. Think of it as having to show a valid ID to buy alcohol. Web pages with certificates are likely more secure and reputable. If you'd like to learn more about what certificates and...
    By C.D. Crowder May 17, 2011 
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