Find someone who is not annoyed by pop-ups, and you will have someone who is not an active â€˜Net user. Most of us know the drill. You are enjoying visiting some interesting websites and the small window pops up right on top of what you were formerly happily viewing. You close it but another appears. Close it and yet another materializes.
Spyware is software designed to monitor computer activities and makes use of personal information. At a minimum, this may be used to monitor browsing habits and tailor advertising delivered on pages; on the other hand it may also be used to gather private details which may be used for identity theft. Other names for spyware or related programs include; malware, crimeware, PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) , adware, dialers, keyloggers, or spybots.
Phishing is a malicious activity performed by online criminals. They want to steal your personal information or your credit card number so that they can launder money through your account. They may want to steal your home billing address or get your passwords so that they can access your personal information and steal your identity. If you do not want phishing activities to bother you then you should be on guard all the time.
Blogging has swept the Internet by storm in recent years. You will see blogs almost everywhere already; but what is blogging anyway? Through blogs, people are able to publish their own content on the Internet anytime. People write about anything that is of interest to them and let the whole world know what they think about certain topics. Examples of sites that have blogs and encourage user-generated content, are MySpace, Bebo, Blogger and BlogSpot, to name a few. There are many more sites on the Internet that offer blogging services, with no technical knowledge required.