Security and Privacy
In a connected world, computer security is vitally important. Even if you only make use of computer for personal activities, and aren't too worried about protecting the information stored on your PC, if you don't take security precautions, you can end up causing problems for other people, if your computer becomes infected with some worm or virus, and without your knowledge, starts attempting to infect other people's systems.
If you are in business, it is far more important that you take measures to secure your computing environment, as you could find yourself unwittingly releasing data in breach of privacy laws, and possibly commercially sensitive to your business, if you don't have a serious attitude to maintaining good security policies.
- Securing Wireless Networks
Wireless networks are becoming increasingly popular for home and business networks, but how secure are they?
- Virus alert 23-11-2005
A new email virus is doing the rounds masquerading as an email with a password update, or a warning from the FBI
- Ebay Password Scam
An email is circulating purporting to be from Ebay claiming that members' accounts have been compromised. This is a scam attempting to get you to give away your password.
- Serious bug in XP SP2 firewall
A vulnerability affecting Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed can cause serious exposure of data under certain circumstances.
- Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft has released its latest and greatest update for windows designed to plug many of the security holes that have plagued the operating system. Read here about whether you should install it.
- Internet Explorer Alternatives
Recent security flaws in Microsoft's Internet Explorer raise questions about whether it is safe to depend entirely on Microsoft's web broswser.
- Internet Firewalls
With all the worms, trojans and malicious hackers out there, a firewall is an essential tool to protect your computer systems from attack.
- Email Fraud
The internet is becoming an increasingly essential tool for business, but it just as it is useful for legitimate business, it is also a great tool for people involved in fraudulent activity. In this a
- Keeping out the Pornography
It's every parent's nightmare, that their kids will find something undesirable on the internet while they're not being supervised. Pornography can have unpleasant consequences for adults too. In this
- Hoax email from Microsoft
A email purporting to be a security fix from Microsoft is doing the rounds, but it is not what it seems.
- Planning for Disaster Recovery
Fire, flood, theft, hardware failure? How are you prepared to deal with loss of data?
- Viruses and Worms
In a connected world, just how safe are your computing practices? A look at some options, and some of the services CreateIT can offer.
- Blaster worm
A widespread security threat to systems running Windows 2000 and XP
- Sobig.F worm
The Sobig.F worm is a widespread email based worm.