How to Make Secure Settings for Facebook User Profile Page

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips | Posted on 28-12-2011


Displaying the information which is useful for your friends to search you online is equally important to limiting the visibility of the information which is more personal, which let the hackers hack your page quiet easily. Following are the few tips which helps you to make you profile page of Facebook more secured.

Besides, all the privacy… Continue reading

Most Dangerous Activities to Avoid Online

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips | Posted on 13-04-2011


The Internet today is filled with huge amount of malware activities and one small mistake can make you fall prey to them. These mistakes often end up in infection of the PC or exploit online accounts (bank accounts, credit cards, etc.) of the user. The activities you need to avoid online are as follows:

Not dealing seriously with passwords
Everyone knows that passwords are important. Yet… Continue reading

Securing Your PCs from Notorious USB Drives

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber Awareness, Cyber tips | Posted on 04-02-2011


No amount of precautions and security measures for a network will equal the vulnerability created by a small USB device. You can see all the pain you have taken to make your network secure, crumble in a matter of seconds, due to an issue caused by a USB drive. USB drives are small, handy and convenient but one can’t imagine how notorious they are.

Few instances here will tell… Continue reading

Protecting Yourself Online with Strong Passwords

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips | Posted on 02-02-2010


The concept of having a password for any system is similar to a key for home. The key for home is essential in order to lock and protect personal belongings from others who are not authenticated or desired to enter home. Today, due to globalization and Internet revolution, a person may have several online properties or accounts that are as important as properties physically existing at home. Those… Continue reading

Open Source Utility for Enhanced Password Security

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips | Posted on 30-10-2009


With the increase of online banking, online e-mail, online purchases, etc., there is a need for increased password security. If you are like many people who use the same password for most sites, you are in trouble if your password gets hacked. You need to make your passwords complex and tough to crack and create a separate password for each account. Once you create a different complex password… Continue reading

Technical Tips to Prevent Phishing

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips | Posted on 29-10-2009


Many anti-phishing browsers have been implemented till date and some of them include embedding features in browsers, as extensions or toolbars in browsers, and as part of website login procedures. Most websites that are targeted for phishing are secure, meaning that SSL with strong cryptography is used for server authentication. In principle, it should be possible to confirm the site using the SSL authentication, but in practice, it… Continue reading

How safe are you browsing with Firefox?

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips, Secure Downloading | Posted on 16-10-2009


Mozilla Firefox is a popular browser used by millions of Internet users all around the world. The coolest feature of Mozilla Firefox is its compatibility to add more and more plugins and enable yourself with advanced browsing.

However, we need to update our plugins as soon as a new version is available. Updates of these plugins will not only cover new features of the plugin, but… Continue reading

Phishing – Types And Precautions

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips, Secure Downloading, Spam Awareness | Posted on 10-09-2009


The criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication is known as Phishing.

Types of Phishing
Phishing is usually carried out by email or instant messaging and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website, which is similar to the legitimate one… Continue reading

Safety measures to buy a Product Online Securely

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips, Online Shopping | Posted on 28-08-2009


The main advantage of online shopping is its convenience where anybody can search and buy a product at a click of their mouse of their PC.

However, online shopping has some concerns and risks associated with it. A lot of these risks are basically people dependent and can be prevented by being a little vigilant