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More Security Opinion

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: International affairs

    Apple aims for India adoption, breaks new ground down under, and gets super in the UK. The remainders for Monday, February 25, 20213 are worldly-wise.

  • Opinion: Why the police virus was so effective

    The Eastern European hackers, who were behind the worldwide fake police virus, have been arrested after making millions on their scam. More than 30 countries have been targeted since 2011, when the virus was first detected. Here's why this particular virus was so effective.

  • Opinion: ATMs: convenient, but a security risk

    It's hard to remember life without ATMs. In Hong Kong, we can transfer funds, pay our utility bills and even settle tax demand-notes using an ATM. And they even dispense cash.

  • Opinion: Get notified when a site's terms of service change

    You know those lengthy terms-of-service (TOS) agreements everybody ignores when installing a piece of software or registering for a new Web service?

  • Opinion: Answer Line: Creepy permissions for Android apps

    Sdlmd downloaded an Android app that wanted access to Contacts, even though it had no legitimate reason to check on friends and relatives. What can be done?

  • Opinion: How to prevent 'zombie accounts' from haunting your digital identity

    Zombies are a pervasive cultural theme these days. We have no shortage of zombie-apocalypse movies and literature, and the United States military and the Center for Disease Control even offer tongue-in-cheek zombie-response plans. But there are other zombies that don't get the attention they deserve--the zombie accounts you have lingering around the Internet.

  • Opinion: How to set up BitLocker encryption in Windows 8

    BitLocker is a feature of Windows 8 that allows you to encrypt all the data on your hard disk - here's how to set it up

  • Opinion: How to avoid malware

    Don't rely purely on security software to keep your laptop protected - taking a proactive approach is more effective in the long run

  • Opinion: The new cybercop center of Hong Kong

    You read it in Computerworld Hong Kong: the Hong Kong Police have launched a Cyber Security Center to provide round-the-clock services. The HKP made an investment of HK$9 million in hardware and software for the new facility.

  • Opinion: You should have Cain & Abel in your security toolbox

    There’s a sort of cruel irony to passwords. The legitimate passwords people need to use to access crucial applications or data are often forgotten, and yet the bad guys seem to be able to crack passwords without breaking a sweat. Thankfully, there’s a free tool available that can help you in either of these cases—Cain & Abel.

  • Opinion: Is Internet Explorer leaking sensitive information?

    Do you use Internet Explorer? If you do, hopefully you've already applied the updates from Patch Tuesday earlier this week. But, even if you did it seems your browser might still be vulnerable to a potentially serious issue.

  • Opinion: Answer Line: TrueCrypt vs. encrypted .zip files

    Trinu, who keeps sensitive data inside AES-encrypted .zip archives, asked the Answer Line forum about the advantages and disadvantages of switching to TrueCrypt.

  • Opinion: Setting security levels in Internet Explorer

    Use the protection settings in Internet Explorer to help give you a first line of defence when it comes to your security

  • Opinion: Why isn't a program malware if it installs additional, unwanted software?

    The iLivid installation routine put several unwanted programs on Threaddy's computer. Why didn't Norton block the program as malware?

  • Opinion: Google Chrome leads the browser pack at preventing phishing, study finds

    Phishing attacks are an all-too-common threat on the Internet today, but among the top browsers Google's Chrome does the best job of preventing them.

  • Opinion: Don't fall for the Facebook privacy notice hoax

    Have you posted the notice to your Facebook timeline to proclaim your copyright ownership of all content? Have you seen others from your social network posting such a notice? If you haven't already, don't bother. It's a hoax.

  • Opinion: How to bypass the Windows 8 password screen

    At the risk of sounding like a cranky old man who doesn't like change, I'm feeling a bit cranky about Windows 8 and some of the changes it imposes. (Get off my lawn, Microsoft!)

  • Opinion: With shopping scams on the rise, watch for these threats

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means only one thing--the glorious chaos we call the Holiday Shopping Season will soon be upon us. Holiday shopping also means a spike in online scams, fraud, and malware, so you need to be aware of the risks and threats, and exercise some common sense to avoid a cyber-Grinch incident.

  • Opinion: Security tips for Mac travelers

    When you hit the road, it’s easy to get paranoid—especially if you’re carrying thousands of dollars’ worth of technology with you. You can alleviate some of your worries by taking security measures to protect yourself against someone running off with your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook.

  • Opinion: US teens lead the way for shady, risky online behavior

    What does your teen do when he or she is online? Do you know? Teens in general partake in riskier online behavior than your average user, but according to a recent study from McAfee--Exploring the Digital Divide--teens in the United States are even more likely to engage in shady online activities.

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