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how secure is internet security?

By luckyher ·
I am new to the internet...know very little about internet buying online....i really like to buying things from the internet..but scare....cause a website like cnn, yahoo, and amazon get hacks, how will i know i will not get hack and how do i know iwill get hack by a hacker and trust them with my credit card and social security numbers online? are there any software program security out there that you know, i can buy to put into my systms...let me know that i am been hack or going to be hacking my a hacker? its really a stupid questions but please help me out?

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by Al Macintyre In reply to how secure is internet se ...

You have to trust someone, such as folks who post answers on this site, and whoever is your personal PC guru hardware helper.

http://grc.com/default.htm
Go to that site & click on Shields Up & then run both kinds of tests. This will show settings on your PC that any hacker can see & there is detailed FAQ on what the implications are of that. But in real terms, if you are a home user not connected to a company network, your risk of someone stealing your credit identity or cleaning out yourbank accounts, or using your PC as a launching point to commit treason that will send you to jail ... that is pretty remote. Just make sure you connect to the internet via a direct phone line ... cellular can be tapped.

http://www.itaa.org
Noodle around that site & sign up for Info Sec monthly outlook newsletter (it comes attached to e-mail as a document ... the latest issue was 7 pages & is talking about security risks for businesses, psychology of hackers & makes the point that in the world of digital stone

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http://www.itaa.org
Info Sec monthly outlook newsletter - the latest issue was 7 pages & is talking about security risks for businesses, psychology of hackers & makes the point that in the world of digital stone throwing at windows, the problem is that M$ has provided a very vulnerable platform for which there are a growing number of tools to exploit the weaknesses, but what you should be trying to find is the archives, because last month's issue had an article entitled Security 101.

The way hacking works is that they can get into the company's records, which could include your credit card records, but they could get anyone's records & in fact stealling enough information to assume your identity & clean out your money & get you deep into debt to pay off the criminal's purchases ... that is a risk that can happen to any of us irrespective of the internet.

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by Al Macintyre In reply to how secure is internet se ...

Protection is sold by bad mouthing what you are to be protected against.

Surge Protection is marketed by bad mouthing the electric company, but 25% of the electrical protection on the market are lemons, according to tests by consumer & computer markets ... the electric companies do not rise to that level of user hostility.

Anti-Virus Protection is marketed by scaring the pants off of computer users ... who are those people who create the viruses anyway ... why are none of them ever prosecuted? Anti-Virus Protection is so inexpensive that it generally pays to get it & use it properly.

What most of us need is better e-mail filter systems to block the unwnnted junk advertising that we did not sign up for.

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by tysonmathews In reply to how secure is internet se ...

Well, SHoping on-line is somewhat safe. Well atleast on the Amazon.com's of the internet. On your side NO! DO you have passwarods saved on your computer for say like your dial up? uncheck those "SAVE PASSWORDS" box. The cache of passwords that are stored can easily be pulled down from your machine. See what can happen is, Lets say I pull your password cache and get your user name and password for your Internet service provider. Well now I have your User?pass for your ISP. Now I can create a ail account to start reading your e-mail. YUP! I can put in mail.yourisp.com and use your user name and password to collect your e-mail. Well Guess what. You went shopping on line last week while I was pulling your e-mail and I got the conformation from shophere.com I now have your Full Name (as it appears on your credit card) address phone number, Credit card number, Conformation number, Maybe even your password for later on-line shopping with them too! I can then log into your account and change your address t

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by tysonmathews In reply to how secure is internet se ...

Sorry about the buffer problem here. But here is the rest, I HOPE!

(as it appears on your credit card) address phone number, Credit card number, Conformation number, Maybe even your password for later on-line shopping with them too! I can then log into your account and change your address to another one and have stuff mailed to it instead of you!

Who you need to be worried about is your Government though. Chout this web out

http://www.codexdatasystems.com/menu.html for the MENU

butread this http://www.codexdatasystems.com/cdsnews.html that will make you wonder.

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