Web Security Archive

How to Secure Your Online Transactions

Always Use Personal Computers Most important thing is always, must and should use personal computers for online transactions. Public computers are like public libraries where everyone has access to everything .Most of the public computers saves usernames, passwords, and has cookies saved to their browsers, which makes it a liability

Ghostery For Controlled Privacy

On various websites, there are 3rd party scripts which are tracking us(for serving Ads, display content etc..). Ghostery is a browser extension tool available for all major browsers(Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer) as well as a standalone app available for iOS. It scans the web page for trackers –

How to remove delta search from chrome

Delta search is a browser plug-in, toolbar and extension for most popular web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to promote their search engines or other services as well as display ads. It copies Google Style search to provide web, images and videos search. But before

What are DoS and DDoS attacks?

If your favourite website is down, there’s a chance it’s suffering a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. This is more likely if the site is an online shop, a bookie or another site that relies financially on being online at all times. Enemy at the gates A DoS attack tries

How to recognize a rogue website?

I want to point out that starting point for safety online depends on the user and not on anti-virus software no matter how popular or expensive it may be. There are some common mistakes all users make while browsing. Luckily for us, criminals online use techniques that are similar to

Symptoms of browser hijack/infection

Browser hijacking is a potentially serious security issue. If a hijacking program has taken hold of your browser, any personal or sensitive information stored within it is seriously at risk. Browser hijackers also often make it impossible for you to use your browser normally, and can open up your computer

Vimeo Blocked in India Along with Torrent Sites

The Pirate Bay and other large BitTorrent sites are now being blocked by Internet providers in India. Visitors who try to access the sites are redirected to a banner which informs them that the Department of Telecommunications ordered a blackout. Torrent sites are not the only target, as the blockade

Ads on Wikipedia, your computer is probably infected with malware

Wikipedia representatives warn users that If you’re seeing ads on Wikipedia, your computer is probably infected with malware. “We never run ads on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is funded by more than a million donors, who give an average donation of less than 30 dollars. We run fundraising appeals, usually at the

What is Adware?

Adware is a close relative of spyware. Adware is a type of software that is installed on your computer to show you advertisements. These advertisements may take many forms, from relatively noninvasive banners within a program, to very invasive pop-up windows that come up regardless of that you are doing

Block Any Domain from Google Searches Now

Amay Champaneria and Beverly Yang, Search Quality Engineers at Google, wrote: You’ve probably had the experience where you’ve clicked a result and it wasn’t quite what you were looking for. Many times you’ll head right back to Google. Perhaps the result just wasn’t quite right, but sometimes you may dislike