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Security Concerns

Apple security updates
This document outlines security updates for Apple products. For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available.

DNS Stuff
Free fast, advanced and comprehensive web-based DNS tools, going beyond just ping, tracert, WHOIS and DNS lookups.

How to Add a CAPTCHA Test to Your Feedback Form Script
This article teaches you how you can add a basic spam reducing facility, called the CAPTCHA test, to the feedback form generated by the wizard. You’ve probably encountered such tests before: after filling in a contact form, you are usually required to enter some string of letters or numbers to prove that you are a human and not a spam bot.

Comprehensive guide to .htaccess
Before you go off and plant htaccess everywhere, read through this and make sure you don’t do anything redundant, since it is possible to cause an infinite loop of redirects or errors if you place something weird in the htaccess.

How to stop scumware
Scumware DEFACES the content of your web site without your permission. It OVERLAYS advertisers’ links on your site without your permission. Depending on how upset you are and how you view the ethics of this, it either diverts, hijacks or steals traffic from your site.

MacScan is designed to detect, isolate and remove spyware, keystroke loggers, Trojans, and bring awareness to remote administration type applications which could have been maliciously or inadvertently installed on your Macintosh.

Macintosh Security Site
Security for Mac Platform MacOS X Security Firewalls Desktop Network Security secure mac os x Virus Encrpytion PGP macosx.

Microsoft Security and Privacy
Learn how Microsoft is working to help keep you protected, from the desktop to network-level systems, with links to security resources for IT professionals, developers, and home users.

Netcraft Web Server Query Form
Not sure what kind of server your site is on? Check here. From Shawn.

Password protection
Ever wanted a specific directory in your site to be available only to people who you want it to be available to? Ever got frustrated with the seeming holes in client-side options for this that allowed virtually anyone with enough skill to mess around in your source to get in? htaccess is the answer!

PayPal Security Center
Here you’ll find powerful fraud-fighting tips, tools and technology.

Protecting Personal Information
Safeguarding sensitive data in your files and on your computers is just plain good business. After all, if that information falls into the wrong hands, it can lead to fraud or identity theft. FTC Site.

Spybot delivers useful tools such as an e-mail list of opt-out addresses to stop unwanted solicitations and a file shredder to securely overwrite unwanted files deleted from your PC–all of which Ad-aware Standard Edition lacks. Best of all, Spybot does it all for free. For protection against ad-serving software, Trojan horses, and other means of tracking your surfing habits, get Spybot immediately.

SaferPC – Virus Guide and Information
Today’s Internet is fraught with peril and users who are technically challenged are at a distinct disadvantage. The Virus Guide was written in an attempt to help even the playing field for the casual user. This site is designed to enable you to read through the Virus Guide a little at a time or all in one sitting or to quickly place the information you seek at your fingertips.

Symantec Security Response
Provides customers with comprehensive, global, 24X7 Internet security expertise to guard against today’s complex Internet threats. Choose one of the two tailored Symantec site offerings that best meets your needs.

VeriSign SSL Certificates
As the leading Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate Authority, VeriSign helps you keep e-commerce transactions secure and protects communications and other interactions for diverse Web sites, intranets, and extranets.

Widexl – Advanced .htaccess tutorial for to password protect web pages and the configuration from your web server.
Linux. Apache. Most hosting companies will host multiple domains on one server, and all the domains use the same Web server software installed on that server. This presents a problem. What if two Webmasters using the same server need different Web server configurations? Apache addressed this by using .htaccess files.