Security & Privacy

Find expert advice on Internet security and how to protect your online privacy on’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.

IAS Features Supported by Microsoft Windows Servers

Are you running a Windows server application and need a dedicated infrastructure for authentication? If so, consider deploying IAS as a RADIUS server or proxy, which supports Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) authentication for Windows-based clients as well as for third-party clients.

Why is Privacy on the Internet Such an Issue?

What do the experts say about Internet privacy? Why is privacy on the Internet such an issue in a day when “everyone” has a social media account? Real life stories serve as cautionary tales and underscore the need to think long-term before you post, share and click “send.”

Using Norton 360 Parental Controls

Do you want to know how to configure the most effective parental control software available on the net today? In this article, we’ll outline the different options a parent has for blocking objectionable content, and introduce the latest features in the most recent version of Norton 360.

How to Delete Messages on Skype

If you use the popular Internet messenger service, Skype, then you would probably like to know that it offers you a very limited window to save face if you make an embarrassing comment or mistake. If you’d like to learn how to delete Skype messages, either for organization or reputation, look here.

Help! I Forgot My PayPal Password

The world of online banking can be quite frustrating. You want to make a very tough password for your account, but it’s nice to have one that you can actually remember. When you forget your PayPal password, there are a few options for you to get it back.

Safe Withdrawal From Your PayPal Account

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.

PayPal & eBay Scams – Avoiding Fraud on eBay

The rise of eBay is a key part of the Internet’s history. It still acts as a great online marketplace, and any marketplace has its pickpockets and scammers. Knowing how to avoid scams, both as a buyer and seller, is vital to keeping your money where it belongs.

Phishing Mac – Not Just a Windows Problem

Even Mac OS X’s built-in security measures is not enough to stop today’s phishing attacks. This goes to show that any computer user can be caught by such a common threat. On the bright side, there is hope for Macintosh users as addressed in the article.

Ethical Issues of Internet Privacy.

The Internet and personal computers not only give consumers a vastly increased opportunity to obtain knowledge, but they also offer other forces a means to glean all sorts of personal data. Hackers routinely target companies to steal mass data sets. Learn how to protect your privacy with these tips.

Setting Up a Small Office VoIP System

Are you interested in having a VoIP phone system for your home? If so, this article will provide all the necessary information about their use, and most importantly, who has the better calling plans and rates. The article also mentions types of phones that support VOIP users. Read on to learn more.

Top Free Online Private Chat Services

It can be challenging to find the right chat service online, just as it can be tricky to protect your own identity using a chat client. However, using one of these free online private chat services should allow you to work around this problem, and keep your identity secure and private.

Privacy On Your Computer: Clean Up History

Every time you view web pages, you leave traces behind. Your browser keeps all your history stored. Many browsers also store user names, form data and passwords. Anyone wanting to know more about you need look no further than your history. Regularly cleaning your history keeps you safer online.

Are Skype Video Calls Saved Anywhere?

Have you ever wondered if Skype video calls are saved anywhere? If so, you might be interested to find that they can be, if you make your own recordings. Otherwise if you want to refer back to a previous webcam chat, Skype sadly doesn’t retain an archive of these.