By Simon Wright When consumers buy from websites, they want to know that their transactions are secure. Any security breaches will drive customers away, so it’s vital that companies ensure that their checkout processes are robust and secure.
By Samantha Gluck Adware and spyware have become increasingly aggressive intruders for PCs over the past decade or more. Consumers have fought the intrusions and security breaches with free or retail protection/removal software. However, the problem of adware and spyware has now spilled over into the business community and is affecting entire networks of businesses
By Jen Brister When you have a small business, it is essential to have a Web site that your customers can consult for new items, prices, business information and more. One of the best ways to monetize your business Web site is to create a retail store that your customers can use to make online
By Janet Pieterse It can come as a bit of a shock to find out that your antivirus program does not remove viruses from your computer. Instead, it puts them into quarantine — which means they are still on your computer! Much as you trust your antivirus program, you may wonder if this is safe.
By Janet Pieterse Small businesses today need off-site backup and a disaster recovery plan as much as big businesses do, though obviously on a different scale. After all, how would you survive without your contacts book, your email addresses, your invoices and payables and the PDFs of your brochures?
By Samantha Gluck Small businesses are especially vulnerable to intrusions and security breaches from outside their local area networks via the Internet. Hackers know that small businesses are on tight budgets and often do not have high-level security systems in place. In many instances, a firewall may not provide the level of security necessary to
By Melissa J Luther SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and is a protocol that allows for secure communication on the Internet. It is built into all the major browsers and servers, so enabling this capability on your site is as simple as installing a digital certificate.
By Samantha Gluck All computers that connect to the Internet and/or receive email are vulnerable to contracting computer viruses. Viruses can range in destructive nature from the simply irritating to those that cause marked damage and corrupt files beyond recovery. Some viruses even capture all of the email addresses in an email program and send
By Samantha Gluck Any small business with Internet access and a computer network is as vulnerable to malicious Internet dangers and hackers as huge corporations. Large companies can afford to protect themselves with the latest and greatest in technology, often have in-house IT departments and keep software regularly updated. Firewall technology has come a long
By Winmark Business Solutions As a small businesses owner, using the Internet is probably a big part of your business. One thing you don’t want to worry about is hackers getting a hold of your business or personal information and using it without your knowledge. If someone gets your IP address, they can see all