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Common Internet Scams

Top Online Scams: Stay Alert & Protected & Safe

There’s a new twist on an old adage “let the buyer beware” for the computer age. It’s now “let the Internet browser beware.” That’s because the most likely threat to our online activity doesn’t come from a hacker (some trying to break into a computer network); it comes from a scam artist trying to trick…

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What is the “Cloud?”

The cloud came out of nowhere. Just like that, it seems, the term “the cloud” was part of computer and Internet talk, everyday jargon that we all understood. Today, you see it advertised in mostly business magazines and newspapers, such as the Wall Street Journal; but also you hear it more and more on commercials…

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TCP/IP Simplified

As we all know, computers are a combination of hardware (computers, monitors, and modems/routers) and software applications or programs (word processing, spreadsheet/accounting programs, etc.). The same goes for networking: Both hardware and software are involved—and the heart of the networking software, which is built into your computer, is TCP/IP…the international standardized guidelines for network communications.…

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What is a TCP/IP Packet and How Does It Work?

In its simplest form, a packet is the basic unit of information in network transmission. Most networks use TCP/IP as the network protocol, or set of rules for communication between devices, and the rules of TCP/IP require information to be split into packets that contain both a segment of data to be transferred and the…

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Is Cloudflare

A Few Good Reasons to Switch Your DNS Server

You should know that there are some things you can control—and that you likely don’t know about—that will affect your personal Internet experience for the better. One change to consider is whether to switch the default DNS service your Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses. Here’s what that means: DNS stands for “Domain Name System.” A…

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What is a Subnet? A look at networks inside a network.

As you may know from other articles on this WhatIsMyIPAddress.com website, an IP address contains information that identifies the network a computer is connected to, as well as the computer (or “host”) itself. The IP address system provides a way of networking hardware to recognize the network as well as the host segments of an…

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These 4 Things Make Your Network Security 4X Stronger

4 Things To Make Your Network Security Stronger

Be the champion and wrangle a promotion out of it. Companies are in the business of making money through selling products and services. But the way companies operate today primarily revolves around having a strong online presence and having networks and servers to run day-to-day operations. Even some of the biggest companies with massive IT…

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How to Avoid Being Hacked. Five Tips to Try Today

5 Tips to Avoid Being Hacked

#5 is simply awesome. There’s a war going on every day in cyberspace. It’s a war that puts companies and agencies trying to serve their customers against the cyber-thieves (hackers, spies, etc.) trying to get at their data. But online attacks can also come from close by: From some online thieves prowling unsecured wireless networks…

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