6 Ways To Prevent Identity Theft

Written by Gary Gresham

These six ways to prevent identity theft offer you valuable tips againstrepparttar fastest growing crime in America today. In 2004, more than 9.9 million Americans fell victim to many types of identity theft scams, costing them nearly $5 billion. Their finances were severely hurt because they never thought it would happen to them. Hopefully, this article will help many of you so you won't become a new victim of this terrible crime. Here are six ways to prevent identity theft. 1. Shred any documents you receive that contain any personal information. This includes credit card receipts and pre-approved credit applications. This important tip alone can offer you more protection against identity theft than any other suggestion here. 2. Never give personal information to people overrepparttar 144990 phone, onrepparttar 144991 Internet or throughrepparttar 144992 mail. Identity thieves will claim to be fromrepparttar 144993 government, your bank or even law enforcement. Keeping your personal information private is one ofrepparttar 144994 best ways to prevent identity theft. 3. Check your credit reports from all three major credit bureaus at least once a year and look to see that everything is accurate. If you find an error, dispute it immediately for protection against identity theft.

Finally... An Understandable Introduction To Computers

Written by Roger A. Pendey

When you mentionrepparttar word "technology," most people think about computers. Virtually every facet of our lives has some computerized component. The appliances in our homes have microprocessors built into them, as do our televisions. Even our cars have a computer. However,repparttar 144989 computer that everyone thinks of first is typicallyrepparttar 144990 personal computer, or PC.

It is a general-purpose tool, built around a microprocessor. A PC has many different parts such as memories, a hard disk, a modem, etc that work together. A PC is said to be "general purpose" because you can do many different things with it like: you can use it to type documents, send e-mail, browserepparttar 144991 Web and play games.

Let us look atrepparttar 144992 main components of a typical desktop computer.

Central processing unit (CPU): The microprocessor "brain" ofrepparttar 144993 computer system is referred to asrepparttar 144994 central processing unit. The CPU oversees everything that a computer does.

Memory: This fast storage area is for storing data and is connected directly torepparttar 144995 microprocessor. That's why it is fast. There are various types of memory in a computer system:

Random-access memory (RAM): Used to temporarily store information thatrepparttar 144996 computer is currently working with.

Read-only memory (ROM): It refers to computer memory chips, containing permanent or semi-permanent data that does not change.

Basic Input/Output: Required to establishrepparttar 144997 basic communication whenrepparttar 144998 system is turned on. It is directly connected torepparttar 144999 motherboard.

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