Written by Elvis Preston King

What’srepparttar big deal? All you read onrepparttar 107915 internet is spam, spam, spam. Spam protection this, spam protection that. Oh my God! Be careful don’t let any one see your SACRED email address! I read they even put a spammer in jail. What kind of a barbaric country would do that? Now I am not a spammer. I don’t know how to send spam. If I did I would!

I am not afraid of placing my email address torepparttar 107916 ends ofrepparttar 107917 earth. I look forward to my spam everyday! If spam comes that I have no interest in. You know what…I HAVE GOT a DELETE button all free provided by Yahoo! And it works perfect!!!

However, I am getting very annoyed with Yahoo. Why? Because I holdrepparttar 107918 World’s Record ofrepparttar 107919 most girlfriends of any man onrepparttar 107920 planet. Needless to say I can’t see every girl every day. So I email them my Casanova love letters! When I try to send my

VoIP (Computer Phone) Warning

Written by By Dee Scrip ©All rights reserved

Never before inrepparttar history of telecommunications has a more important warning been needed for current and potential VoIP (computer phone) users who have joined, or will be joining, inrepparttar 107914 inevitable paradigm shift from telephone to VoIP.

Warning! Warning! Warning!

Beware of VoIP internet service providers that operate on industry standard codec and industry standard protocols because they are PUBLICLY OPEN and INTERPRETABLE! This also includes, but is not limited to, peer-to-peer (P2P) networks.

In plain terms, this means, if you subscribe to, or considering subscribing to a VoIP internet solution provider who operates on these industry standards – and over 90% do -- you have inadvertently made yourself vulnerable torepparttar 107915 criminal activities of hackers. Regardless ofrepparttar 107916 type of anti virus software you have on your computer,repparttar 107917 publicly accessible industry standards provide a pathway by which these criminals can access your computer to plant viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and/or steal your identity.

Like sharks in a feeding frenzy, unscrupulous criminal hackers view systems operating on these industry standards as their personal “Cash Cow” because ofrepparttar 107918 ease by which they can access your computer and gather your information to sell to other criminals.

Did you know that some hacker-friendly providers offer processor chips that are only sold onrepparttar 107919 Internet?

Did you know that hacker-friendly providers actually offer hacker software that enables these criminals to deliberately disable security on computers, access your personal and confidential information, as well as inject their viruses, worms, and/or Trojan horses?

For instance, “Vomit” is a free download software that was designed to convert VoIP phone conversations into a wave file which could be played with standard sound players. Hackers gleefully interpret this as a tool they can utilize to attack unsuspecting victims.

Hacker manuals are also easily accessible viarepparttar 107920 Internet. One of these manuals shows how to DoS other sites. DoSing (Disruption of Service) involves gaining unauthorized access torepparttar 107921 “command prompt” on your computer and using it to tie up your vital Internet services. When a hacker invades your system, they can then delete or create files and emails, modify security features, and plant viruses or time bombs onto your computer.

“Sniff” is another tool (originally intended to help telecommunication professionals detect and solve problems) that criminal hackers use to tamper withrepparttar 107922 protocol and “sniff out” data. When hackers sniff out a data packet from Internet traffic, they reconstruct it to intercept conversations. This enables them to eavesdrop on conversations, gather information, and sell it to other unprincipled criminal entities.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is one ofrepparttar 107923 most sinister of vulnerabilities you can inadvertently be subjected to. Identity theft is defined byrepparttar 107924 Department of Justice as

“…the wrongful obtaining and using of someone else’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.”

Identity theft isrepparttar 107925 by-product of unscrupulous criminal individuals obtaining your social security number (including those of your spouse and children), your bank account, your credit card information, etc. Your information is then sold to other criminal entities for profit. Using your information, these criminals can then:

·access your bank account funds ·create new bank accounts with your information ·create driver’s licenses ·create passports

Attorney General Ashcroft stated that,

"Identity theft carries a heavy price, both inrepparttar 107926 damage to individuals whose identities are stolen andrepparttar 107927 enormous cost to America's businesses.”

Don’t be naïve enough to think it won’t happen or couldn’t happen to you!

A group hosting a website known as shadowcrew.com was indicted on conspiracy charges for stealing credit card numbers and identity documents, then selling them online. While this group allegedly trafficked $1.7 million in stolen credit card numbers, they also caused losses in excess of $4 million.

According to a Press Release issued byrepparttar 107928 Department of Justice on February 28, 2005, a hacker was convicted of several counts of fraud, one in which

“…he fraudulently possessed more than 15 computer usernames and passwords belonging to other persons forrepparttar 107929 purpose of accessing their bank and financial services accounts, opening online bank accounts inrepparttar 107930 names of those persons, and transferring funds to unauthorized accounts.”

If you are using a VoIP internet service provider and do not want to be a victim of Identity Theft, then takerepparttar 107931 first step to protect yourself -- don’t use VoIP internet service providers operating on industry standard codec and industry standard protocols.

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