Author Archives: Ganesh Datta

SPF Records for Google Apps on Shared Hosting and Cpanel

Using my Google Apps mailservers on a shared hosting server was causing SPF authentication issues – I was getting a “Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) is neither permitted nor denied”. This was causing our emails to end up in the users’ spam folders. Even after following all kinds of tutorials both from Google and elsewhere on setting up […]

Phishing – It’s exactly what it sounds like

Common people may have fun fishing for fish, but cybercriminals across the internet are busy phishing for your most confidential information. What is phishing, and how can it affect you? Read on to find out how you can stay safe! Phishing is a technique used by cybercriminals to steal your confidential information such as passwords and credit card […]

What are Trojans?

The story of the Trojan horse is a common one. The Greeks gifted the city of Troy a wooden horse, but inside were malicious soldiers waiting to attack. Unfortunately, there are Trojans waiting to attack your computer as well. What are they, and what can they do?

trojan botnet

What is Spyware?

Just like the word “virus”, spyware is a word that is frequently used to refer to malicious software, including – yes, spyware – adware, snoopware, among many other types of such software. How exactly does spyware affect you? Keep reading to find out!

What is Malware?

When people say that their computer is infected, what does that mean? It means they’ve been the victim of malware.  Then again, what exactly is malware? 

malware pie chart

Wireless Network Security

Your wireless network is highly susceptible to intruders and hackers. How do you keep your wireless network from being compromised? Keep reading past the break.

How to Remove Malware

Removing malware is a fairly complicated process. Here, we’ll try our best to make it as simple as possible, so you don’t have to live with that lethargic computer anymore! Read on for the entire process.

Wired Network Security

Wired networks may be more secure than wireless networks, but setting up a wired network without certain precautions can be extremely dangerous as well. Keep reading to learn more about these important preventive measures. The first common mistake is hooking up your computer directly to a modem in order to access the internet. Modems have no strong security […]

Wired Network Security

Simple Parental Control Measures

There are multiple ways to protect your family from malicious websites, adult content, social networking and video-sharing sites. Keep children safe from harmful websites by following some simple steps.

Fake Antivirus Programs

If you have ever encountered a fake antivirus software, you may know how difficult they are to remove and how harmful they can be. What exactly is a fake antivirus, and what can it do? Read on to find out.