Smart Phone Security
I was recently made aware of these security issues by one of my Business Associates, Denise Richardson. She is the Author of GiveMeBackMyCredit.com
where I have been a Guest of her Radio show, and a guest blogger on her website. (full disclosure, ABS Computer Technology, provides Email Security with SpamZapper for the domain GiveMeBackMyCredit.com and will be hosting the website as well shortly).
Securing your Smart Phone
Where are you? Right now, I want you to stop and think about
where you are, what it's taken to get where you are, and how many people were
involved in getting to your present destination or status in life. You might think that this is an unusual
request, but if you have a Smart Phone which you use to organize your daily
life, your current position or personal security, is in serious jeopardy.
Smart Phones were introduced as
being able to simplify your daily life, and the demand on the manufacturers was
significant enough to ramp up production on the devices, but not on the
security used in the devices.
As I write this article, I am
protected with multiple layers of security which protect both the network which
my laptop is connected to as well as the added bidirectional firewalls, Web
Spyware removal tools, and anti-virus tools.
None of these were needed when the Internet was first operational, but
they have become a necessity for businesses to operate safely, due to the
hazards of connecting the entire world on a single network.
Smart Phone Security
can be read in it's entirety on our website.
Please contact us if you need assistance.
ABS Computer Technology, Inc is proud to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau reliability program.
Dear Internet User,
In this issue I want to introduce to you some important tools which you should consider to improve your personal security while on the internet.
Who is monitoring your Website?
Last night, yes last night, we had more than 1500 visits. These were not the friendly visits from people searching the internet. These were visits from various sites, robots, and other tools which were attempting to break into the web server and the web sites we host.
1500, that's a big number, but it would have been many times more, if we did not already have an automated means for monitoring our web traffic, and the traffic that gets to our customers.
Who monitors our web traffic? We do. We have the custom resources installed to monitor all of the internet traffic, both good and bad. In this case, we are monitoring the inbound internet which is not interested in review the pages, but more interested in using their well crafted tools to either change the website, or bring the server down. Some of the traffic is intended to interfere with the normal activities of the site.
If this is the case we defer the senders to our IPS to block the communications. This will disrupt the traffic until it has decided to stop, or if it continues, until we decided to permantly block access to the address.
The last thing that you want to have happen to your website, is to wake up the next day to find our that a script kiddie or professional hacker has decided to play games with your website or the entire server. This type of an outage is terrible, and the costs associated with activities are high,
Thankfully we have decided to incur the expense of adding the benefit of our own active monitoring suite to our hosting services, at no additional charge. This will not only save you thousands of dollars, but will help you sleep better at night as well.
Free services are not free, nor safe.
Here are Five terms of Service that you must agree to in order to use these FREE services:
- Google owns any content you create using its Chrome browser.
- Google can filter your Gmail messages if it likes.
- Facebook says it can sell its users' uploaded images as stock photography.
- YouTube can keep footage of your kids forever, even after you've deleted it from the site.
- AOL can ban you for using vulgar language on AIM. Funny, right?
Just because we have freedom of speech does not mean that the things that you think are free, really are free.
In fact, many employers routinely search the internet before attempting to hire an individual. So if you've had content on the internet, a website, a MySpace or Facebook account, where do you think that they are going to look first?
On top of that, there are many sites on the internet that actually store copies of the internet .... just in case.
So, when you use the Yahoo.com or Gmail.com or other free service, be aware that these services are not free, and that they will extract their values from you.
So in the Case of Businesses, why not host your own domain, and promote it for your website, and company? If you have a website, need a website, or need better (secure) Email hosting, we hope that you consider our services for your next hosting company.
Secure Websites have their Cookies hijacked.
I really wanted to write that they had their cookies eaten, which makes for a funnier read, but this is serious stuff!
The article and all of it's Technical details are on the website in the Headlines section.
We even have a follow-up on Cookie Monster, this one's not from Sesame Street
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