Keeping Your Internet Business Safe From Hackers

Written by Said Rouhani

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4. Don't download just any file offrepparttar Internet. Be very careful what you download offrepparttar 132088 Net, as files might be laced with viruses (or trojan horses - programs which maliciously give hackers control over your computer). Only download files from sites and merchants you have researched and trust.

5. If you don't want others to have access to your computer while you're away from it, you can enable your screensaver password. You've probably seen this in action in computer stores: you approach this cool computer with a fancy screensaver dancing acrossrepparttar 132089 screen. When you press a key or moverepparttar 132090 mouse, you get an input box asking you for a password. To setrepparttar 132091 password go to "Display" inrepparttar 132092 "Control Panel" if you're on a Windows PC, then click onrepparttar 132093 "Screensaver" tab. You'll find a checkbox that says "Password Protected" - check it and set your password. By repparttar 132094 way, this has nothing to do withrepparttar 132095 Internet. It's an "offline" security measure.

6. When you're not usingrepparttar 132096 Internet, just disconnect. This will definitely stoprepparttar 132097 hackers... they can't enter through repparttar 132098 powercord ;-)

Put these tips into action and prevent yourself later hassle and heartache. You'll be pleased to know that these simple steps can eliminaterepparttar 132099 majority of security threats you face as an Internet entrepreneur.

Rememberrepparttar 132100 old business adage: "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail".

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Security: Fraud

Written by Richard Lowe

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Pay-To-whatever - There are some pay-to-do-something companies that are legitimate. My experience is thatrepparttar vast majority of these have minimal financing, an exceptionally poor business model and little, if any, likelihood of actually paying anything to anyone. Usually there is not fraudulent intent - just a lot of silliness and idiocy.

Cons - There are some unbelievable cons out there onrepparttar 132086 internet and inrepparttar 132087 real world. The Nigerian scam is a particularly nasty example. In this scam, you receive a letter or email which tries to get you involved in "helping" some ex-Nigerian official by giving him your bank account number. Get involved and you will lose money and perhaps more than that.

Identify Theft - Perhapsrepparttar 132088 most significant threat onrepparttar 132089 internet is identify theft. This is simplyrepparttar 132090 stealing of your social security number (and other identifying information) withrepparttar 132091 intention of using it to obtain credit. Give out your information torepparttar 132092 wrong person and you could find your credit rating is destroyed.

Sweepstakes - There is no doubt that there are a tremendous number of contests and sweepstakes which are perfectly valid. I even personally know of some people who have won. However, many sweepstakes are thinly veiled attempts to invade your privacy while making lots of money atrepparttar 132093 expense of your time. For most of these, I would not bother. Not exactly fraud, but skating on thin ice.

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