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Read these and you will be well prepared to protect your computer against hackers and cyber criminals.
1. What is two-step authentication?
With databases being broken into and passwords stolen all the time, complex passwords are no longer a sufficient security measure. An additional defense is “two-step authentication”. This helps protect your account from unauthorized access if someone manages to steal your password. This article explains how it works.
2. Ad injection and you - how adware gets on your computer
Microsoft discussion of how you get tricked into downloading adware or worse.
3. Different Kinds of Malware Explained
Malware is a commonly used catch-all term for any type of harmful software but there are many different kinds. Viruses, worms, Trojan horses and a variety of other bad stuff are explained in this article.
4. Buffer Overflow Basics
The most common type of security weakness is something called “buffer overflow”. A major portion of malware attacks target this weakness. This article explains what buffer overflows are and how malware uses them.
5. What is a DDoS attack?
We constantly hear about some website being attacked and taken off the air by hackers using DDoS. If you ever wondered what a DDos attack involves, this article explains.
6. How to protect your Windows XP system after April 2014
There are still many users of Windows XP. What to do when Microsoft discontinues security updates? This article gives some answers. One excellent security measure to consider is also discussed in link 11 given below.
7. Free Network Sniffers, Analyzers and Stumblers
A collection of free software for analyzing who’s doing what on your network. Programs for Windows, Mac, Linux, and even Android.
And let’s not forget the formidable assembly of security information right here at Gizmo’s. Pay attention to what is said in the articles linked below and you will be well armed against attempts to invade your computer. Here are just a few from the outstanding selection of security articles that are available on our site.
8. How to Tell If A Website Is Dangerous
These days you never know what might be on a website. This article gives clear and detailed explanations of how to check out a website.
9. How to Stay Safe While Online
Step-by-step procedures for making your computer safe
10. What Else Have You Just Downloaded?
It’s all too common these days – downloads are bundled with stuff you don’t want or try to install things you didn’t ask for. This article tells you what to watch out for.
11. An Introduction and a Quick Guide to Sandboxie
Over the years, I have recommended Sandboxie to many people. A typical reaction is, “It sounds very interesting but it’s too complicated for me.” This article removes that excuse. With the clear explanations that are given there, almost anybody can set up the really powerful defense provided by Sandboxie. I especially recommend Sandboxie to those who wish to continue using Windows XP.
12. Safe Computing in Under an Hour
A quick way to get your PC ready for the dangerous world out there.
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But what exactly is RSS? Why should you be interested?
RSS is a mechanism by which web sites and other internet-based systems publish information feeds. For example, most newspapers ( Kerryman, Independent etc.) with an online presence publish a number of RSS feeds on various topics, containing details of stories. There are literally hundreds of thousands of feeds available. To read these feeds, which are generally free, all you need to do is to subscribe to the feeds you're interested in, and get yourself some RSS feed reader software such as InoReader, or Feedly.com
When you vist a web site that offers an RSS feed you're interested in, click on the link to that feed and then copy its address into the "subscribe" box on your Inoreader or Feedly.com account. It'll be added to any subscriptions you already have, which you can then read by simply clicking on the feed titles within your reader.
If you're interested in a particular topic, and you don't want to keep scanning hundreds of web sites to see what's new in your field, RSS is a great idea. Just sign up to the RSS feeds from the sites you're interested in, then read everything in one place via your RSS Reader. You'll never need to visit the individual websites.
Pretty good list, since technology changes so rapidly there is no guarantee all links still work but still good list: can be found here
The following digital tools show promise to support word learning, review, and play with language. There grouped into four categories: Reference Tools, Word Clouds, Games and Review, Word Walls and Virtual Field Trips. They’re not listed in any particular order, so check out the entire list. Like other digital tools, they’re not all created equal. Choose tools carefully to support standards and learning goals.
AlternativeTo is a new approach to finding good software. Find the application you want to replace and you get great alternatives, based on user recommendations.You'll find free, open source and commercial apps here, and you can sort by the many platforms or type of license.
Much of the information comes from community input so there's usually new apps in most categories. If you find a program or app annoys you or you want other features, this is the place to go. Likewise if you're looking for, say, RSS readers - check out the category for good suggestions on open source, free and commercial license programs.
Literacy in Ireland
In the past literacy was considered to be the ability to read and write. Today the meaning of literacy has changed to reflect changes in society and the skills needed by individuals to participate fully in society. It involves listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and using everyday technology to communicate and handle information.
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