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The incredible growth of the Internet has excited businesses and consumers alike with its promise of changing the way we live and work. But a major concern has been just how secure the Internet is, especially when you're sending sensitive information through it. -- There's a whole lot of information that we don't want other people to see, such as: Credit-card information,Social Security numbers, Private correspondence, Personal details, Sensitive company information, and Bank-account information.--

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The incredible growth of the Internet has excited businesses and consumers alike with its promise of changing the way we live and work. But a major concern has been just how secure the Internet is, especially when you're sending sensitive information through it. --There's a whole lot of information that we don't want other people to see, such as: Credit-card information, Social Security numbers, Private correspondence, Personal details, Sensitive company information, and Bank-account information.--Many of you probably hear on the news, every so often, "A popular website has been compromised and many people have had their personal data stolen!" When a website is compromised, it puts thousands at risk for one of many possible types of identity theft. It is rare that a site is hacked to this extent: usually, the data is collected through look alike sites, through spyware, or through other means of collection; most of which happen on a single-user basis. It makes many people nervous when giving out personal information to anyone online because they are not sure what can really happen, and they do not have all the facts.--Hackers are commonly thought of as the bad guys, the people who make your computer go as slow as heck, and the people who steal your identity. In reality, they are actually the opposite. Hackers are the good guys who test security vulnerabilities and fix them. Government agencies, software companies (including Microsoft), and internet security companies emplo

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