Detect Spyware OnlineWritten by Gary Gresham
You can detect spyware online using free spyware cleaners and by installing spyware protection software on your computer. Often it's best to start with free spyware cleaners because these free programs will remove any spyware programs currently running on your computer. It's very important to detect spyware online and get rid of malicious code in your computer files. This will protect your confidential data and performance of your PC. Once you see how many of these programs are running silently on your computer you will probably be shocked. It should be a wake up call that spyware and adware is a major threat to your Internet security. You will probably wonder how this all happened without your knowledge. Spyware programs are designed to install and run silently so don't blame yourself or anyone else. If you have ever downloaded music, freeware or shareware that's probably how spyware got into your files. It doesn't matter if you get angry or how outrageous you think it is that someone did this to your computer. The important thing to know is these programs can send your passwords and credit card numbers into hacker's hands and you won't realize it happens until damage is done. Spyware programs are designed to invisibly track sites you surf, products you buy, and messages you send. They started out with advertisers gathering information about products bought and sold on Internet. But hacker's found that they can use these programs to steal your personal information from your computer.
Why Join the Information System Security Association? Written by R. Elam
I’ve finally stopped procrastinating and joined my local Information System Security Association, Colorado Springs Chapter (ISSA-COS). A few of my co-workers have been encouraging me to join since last year.
Over past year many of benefits that they’ve enjoyed as member of ISSA have spilled over on to me. I encourage all serious Information security professional to join because ISSA has their fingers on pulse on all information security events, jobs and seminars at discount prices. ISSA members are always up on latest security events and seminars in town. Just two months ago, an ISSA member invited me to attend an Certified Ethical Hacking course. I actually had no idea that there was a “hacking certification” prior to her email. I attended a free seminar with mile2 and loved it so much I decided to attend whole course. I was able to attend an Ethical Hacking Course which my company paid for. I’ll be going for that cert. soon. As an ISSA member you will have access to many information security jobs in area and around world. Recently, one of my former co-workers (ISSA member) sent me information on an information security job in Baghdad. For fear of being apart of a hostage reality show on Al Jazeera TV, I declined. Would you decline a 300K/year job? I must admit I think about it every now and then. My co-worker actually took job and is much braver than I am.