Spyware 101: Understanding and Fighting Spyware

Written by Doug Partridge

Spyware 101: Understanding and Fighting Spyware Doug Partridge 2005

In a short amount of time, Spyware has gone from relative obscurity to an almost daily mention. This article was prepared to help you understandrepparttar basics and tell you where you can get more information.

What is Spyware?

Quite simply Spyware is a type of rogue software program that gets copied to your computer without warning or permission. The goal of Spyware is to monitor and record information about you. In some cases, Spyware gets loaded on your PC just by visitingrepparttar 139028 wrong websites.

What is its purpose?

Onrepparttar 139029 serious side, "Keyboard loggers" do just that - recordrepparttar 139030 keys from your keyboard as you type. This is an extremely menacing form of Spyware. As you can imagine your accounts, passwords, emails anything you type is susceptible to keyboard loggers. In fact, this isrepparttar 139031 kind of Spyware that is largely responsible for online identity theft.

Inrepparttar 139032 case of Adware it's to "profile" your online activities and interests. This information is used by advertisers to promote ads and pop-ups targeted to your specific interests.

Is Adware Spyware?

There is some debate on this, butrepparttar 139033 consensus is that if Adware records and submits information about you ... it falls underrepparttar 139034 category of Spyware.

How does it get on your computer?

Inrepparttar 139035 case ofrepparttar 139036 less harmful varieties they are usually bundled with some Shareware or "free" programs. The peer-to-peer (P2P) music downloading programs are notorious for including Adware with their programs.

A word of advice: be extremely cautions aboutrepparttar 139037 programs you install on your computer.

How To Set Up A Blog

Written by Sean Felker

A blog is an online diary or as some people call them a weblog. They can be about any topic you would like to comment on. Setting up a blog can seem to be a very difficult task forrepparttar non techie type out there. They(the techie types) talk about MYSQL, PHP and you need a reader to read a blog in. Then they say u gotta pingrepparttar 138822 blog.

Is that a new mixed drink or something ? We talk to our children and they look at us as if we come from another planet.

All I want to do is blog.

My Dad being basically computer illiterate a short time ago. HMM I still think he is but I wont say it to often in this house. I wrote these instructions for him and he had had no major problems setting up a blog.

The easiest way to start a blog in my opinion and you may wish to differ ;-) are detaled inrepparttar 138823 following steps:

You will need a reader to readrepparttar 138824 blog you make or someone elses that you subscribe to.

The 1st step is an easy way to get a reader that allows rss feeds to be pulled to your My page.

1. Go to www.yahoo.com and create a my yahoo page. If you have one already go to step 2.

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