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Do you really know how to forward e-mails?

I was recently sent this excellent explanation of email forwarding etiquette and thought it was so good that I’d incorporate it into an article here. Author unknown – but much appreciated, whoever wrote it!

Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail? Do you hate it? Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses and names. Continue reading

What You Must Know About Spam

By: Mihaela Lica

What Is Spam?
When referring to emails, according to the NCES (National Centre for Education Statistic), “Spam refers to electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. Some people define Spam even more generally as any unsolicited e-mail. In addition to being a nuisance, Spam also eats up a lot of network bandwidth. Because the Internet is a public network, little can be done to prevent Spam, just as it is impossible to prevent junk mail. However, the use of software filters in e-mail programs can be used to remove most Spam sent through e-mail.” Continue reading

Using Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) For Email Privacy

By: Robin Henry

Need for Privacy
People have become hypersensitive about their privacy during the last few years. They now expect that their details will be used only for the purposes for which they have been provided and not shared by original trustees. This is especially true of email addresses because of the huge volume of unsolicited commercial email (spam) circulating the web.

In Australia and elsewhere, there are statutes requiring privacy when collecting and using personal information. (In Australia the Privacy Act (Commonwealth) was recently amended to include private sector use of personal information eg, medical records retained by private practices). Continue reading

Who Is Watching You?

By Tony Dean

Emails are not the only way of delivering trojans onto your hard-drive – if you unwisely click on any links in them – but online in any direction you go cyber-cruising is fraught with a never ending minefield you will have to tread extremely carefully to avoid infection by virus or trojan.

In another article I wrote about trojans being downloaded by unsuspecting visitors to blogs clicking on a link in a ‘comment’ and leading to downloading a trojan – not the expected pdf or other information.

The sophisticated ease by which trojan writers can make these ‘virtual spies’ and send them out to the gullible populace online is breathtaking in it’s concept. Continue reading

How To Maintain Your Privacy Online

by: John Pachecus

Nobody wants their private information all over the internet. If a hacker gets a hold of some of your personal information, it can ruin your life. Did you know that many websites collect your personal information without your permission and without you even knowing it?

They collect this information for a variety of reasons. They like to get information and send you spam, adware, and junk mail. Sometimes hackers can get this personal information and use it for identity theft or to infiltrate your computer. But I know you are wondering “how do they get my private information through the Internet?” Continue reading

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