Security & Privacy

Find expert advice on Internet security and how to protect your online privacy on BrightHub.com’s Internet Security & Privacy channel.In the US alone, 146.4 million users were online in March 2008 according to the latest NielsonNet ratings. As Internet use has increased, so too has ‘the dark side of the Net’ – spam, viruses, malware, trojans and hackers. This emerging field of ‘cyber crime’ has led to a variety of software designed to protect your personal information and maintain your online privacy, as well as a growing need for reliable information on best practices for safe surfing.Managing Editor J.F. Amprimoz and his team of technical writers offer an in-depth look at how to best protect your computer and your personal data. In addition to honest security software reviews, you will find original and thought-provoking technology articles such as Paul’s series on Defensive Browsing or his kid-safe browsing primer for parents: Do You Browse Like You Parent?In addition to informative technology articles and information on how to surf safely, join the Bright Hub community to comment on articles and ask questions.

Using LastPass to Keep Passwords Safe

Still writing your password on sticky notes? Do you use the same password for multiple sites? Why not use a password manager to help you create and store more secure passwords? After all, identify theft can be as easy as your weakest password.

Installing and Using Ablock Plus

Do you have a limited data cap for your internet connection or are tired of seeing endless ads on your computer? Consider installing an ad blocking tool such ad Adblock Plus. In this article, I will show you how to install and use Adblock Plus to block unwanted ads.