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.

Preventing Identity Theft After a Data Breach

With the recent crisis on the Playstation Network, a number of people have had an in-depth experience with losing their personal information. If you want to limit your risk for identity theft, then you’ll need to know how to handle this situation. For more information, read the tips below…

Discussing PayPal Security Problems

As one of the leading money transfer sites online, PayPal must have the best security possible. Nothing is absolute, though. PayPal security problems do exist. Awareness is often the best way to stay secure though, so learning about these vulnerabilities is key.

Reporting Fraud to Skype

As with anything that’s remotely popular on the Internet, Skype has become a big target for fraud. This appears to hit both sides of the chat software too, with scammers targeting users and fraudulent charges appearing on bills. If you need some help dealing with either, then just look here.

Internet Privacy and Static IP Addresses

Your IP address is a type of digital fingerprint that your computer leaves all over the Internet. You may have heard about static and dynamic IP addresses, but do you know how it impacts your Internet security? We’ll take a look at this issue inside.

How To Turn Bitcoins into Real Currency

Bitcoins are the hot new digital currency, which made a bit of splash. The concept is interesting, to say the least. New users may find themselves overwhelmed with the system though. If you’re looking for a way to turn your bitcoins back into real cash, then look below for more information.

Teaching Kids Internet Safety

Teaching kids Internet safety is an evolving art. While there are a few absolutes, the changing methods of child predators and even the ups and downs of social networking drama require a different approach for each age group. What are some of the tools parents can use?

Keep Children Safe with 5 Basic Internet Rules

Internet safety rules for kids spell out the basic dos and don’ts while using the Internet for research, homework or just for socializing and playing games. While it is not possible to cover every eventuality, there are five basic ground rules that protect youngsters from the most likely problems.