Security tips

We may not be completely safe from on line hackers and spammers if we choose to shop on line, but at least there are some things we can do to lessen the chances. Internet security, in fact is a booming business.

Enonymous Corp., A SanDiego-based company, unveiled a free service that rates more that 10,000 Web sites on how good a job they do keeping your personal information secret.

By visiting www.enonymous.com, you can download onto your computer's hard drive a program that will display, in a little window, a site's privacy rating. Sites are ranked from one to four stars. A recent check included AOL.com, Buy.com, and QVC.com among the four-star ranking while Ticketmaster.com and Gap.com has just one star.

Here are more helpful tips for securing yourself on line:

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