6 Ways To Prevent Identity Theft

Written by Gary Gresham

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4. Be aware when your bills usually arrive every month and check them over carefully. Thieves can steal your credit card statements and this popular type of identity theft has been around for decades. 5. Don't use common numbers like your birthdate orrepparttar last four digits of your Social Security number for your ATM password. If you have done this change it immediately. This is a common mistake people make and one ofrepparttar 144990 quickest ways to prevent Identity theft. 6. Never give out your Social Security number unless it is absolutely necessary. Your employer, financial institution and doctor need it for identification and tax reporting. But if someone else asks for your Social Security number, always question why they need it and be cautious when giving it to anyone. For maximum protection against identity theft keep any personal information about you as private as possible. Use these 6 ways to prevent identity theft and you will have a much better chance of avoiding this nightmare.

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Finally... An Understandable Introduction To Computers

Written by Roger A. Pendey

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Caching: The storing of frequently used data in extremely fast RAM that connects directly torepparttar CPU.

Virtual memory: Used to temporarily store data and swap it in and out ofrepparttar 144989 RAM.

Motherboard: This isrepparttar 144990 main board inrepparttar 144991 computer that hasrepparttar 144992 processor,repparttar 144993 RAM,repparttar 144994 BIOS ROM,repparttar 144995 timing and control,repparttar 144996 interrupt and direct memory access hardware andrepparttar 144997 keyboard interface on it which are connected to it throughrepparttar 144998 secondary connection.

Soundcard: this device attaches torepparttar 144999 motherboard with a socket called PCI, which allowsrepparttar 145000 computer to play CD's or music files, or MP3 CD's. All soundcards have speakers and connectors. The quality of sound depends uponrepparttar 145001 quality ofrepparttar 145002 card.

Hard drive: This isrepparttar 145003 main storage device of a computer. It stores information includingrepparttar 145004 OS that allows you to access it all. Most common OS for PCs is Microsoft Windows. And Apple computers userepparttar 145005 Macintosh operating system.

Other drives: Most computers are also complete with floppy disk and CD drives. These vary from system to system, however all work in same way. They read information stored on disks. These are necessary for maintaining and updatingrepparttar 145006 computer's software and operating system.

That'srepparttar 145007 components that createrepparttar 145008 average computer. Although there are many different systems, and configura- tions, it is difficult to imagine our lives without them.

Roger A. Pendey is founder of All About Computers an excellent resource site dedicated to information about computers.

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