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ANTI-SPAM, SCAM and SPAM, What do they have in common?

Friday, August 31st, 2012

You would be shocked. I am angry and hopefully you will be too after you read this. Anti-spam program = Scam and Spam to your Address Book. I won't pull bones here. Lies, misrepresentation, invasion of your privacy, e-mail abuse and more. That is what they claim the SPAMMERS are doing to you. They promise to stop it. Eliminate unwanted e-mail SPAM. Yup that's what it said. First let me apologize for any of you that got this e-mail from me. I did NOT send it and did NOT authorize it. ...
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Can a Secure Proxy Server Help your Security ?

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Using a secure proxy server is one vital step in protecting yoruself online.  Unfortunately if you pick an insecure one, you'll be doing more harm than good.  The world is full of idenity thieves, huge criminal gangs with plenty of resources have realised the huge gains and limited risks of electronic fraud and theft.   The risks are minimal compared to the conventional crime and even less when you can set yourself up in a distant country with lax information laws and ineffective ...
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Affiliate Link Cloaking - Don't Let Hijackers Steal Your Affiliate Commissions!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

There is a lot of controversy an affiliate commissions and link cloaking. Should you cloak your affiliate links and how do you if you are losing money or not? The first question that people ask on various affiliate forums is why should I cloak my affiliate links? Is link cloaking an obligation? Let's answer to the first question... You cloak your affiliate links to prevent one of these three situations: 1- Prevent Link hijacking In this case, a smart affiliate will steal your link since he is ...
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Keeping Your Internet Business Safe From Hackers

Monday, August 27th, 2012

If you owned a restaurant, you'd lock the doors after closing, right? If you owned a nightclub you'd hire bouncers to keep rowdy people out, right? You'd be surprised how many Internet business owners fail to keep the gates closed tight... many are just begging for the hackers and viruses to strike with an attitude of apathy about security. We're talking security in this week's article. I'll share with you some of the quick and easy strategies I use to keep hackers and other undesirables away ...
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Online Security: How Secure are You When You Get on the Internet?

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Internet technology specialists widely agree that security is becoming the primary concern of those using Internet technologies. This is especially true now for Internet novices who hear stories of rampant identity theft, Trojan horses, worms, rootkits, and general spyware. Internet novices don't know what these terms mean, but they know disaster will strike if they don't have a premium Internet security software suite. However, even those with a fair amount of Internet experience find it ...
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Finding an Internet Website Business that Works for You!

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Here's what I know about you! For the past few minutes you have been sitting at your computer, searching for ways to increase your income. You've been reading advertisements about affiliate marketing; some were obvious "get rich quick" schemes and others appeared to be legitimate offers by webmasters to develop new websites. The ads and opportunities seem to be everywhere--every search you do for "website marketing," or internet business opportunities" just causes another mind-numbing list ...
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What's the best free anonymous proxy to use?

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

I'm often asked the question - what's the best free anonymous proxy to use.  But the fundamental problem is that there is no correct answer and there never will be.  The reason is that these proxies appear and dissappear on the internet by the hour, I could recommend a super fast proxy to use to stay safe online, but by the time I'd got to the end of this article it could have gone offline.  The reason that these proxies never stay on the internet for a long time is simple. Bandwidth costs ...
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Can you really make money on the Internet?

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

It's probably one of the most frequently asked questions on those forums dedicated to online business and internet marketing. Can you really make money on the internet? The simple answer is yes you could make money online! The Internet is not only for finding information about obscure or not so obscure things and chatting in the endless chat rooms that exist to cater for every type of person. It can also be an excellent place to create a second or in some instances even a primary income. ...
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Getting Traffic To Your Web Site

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Traffic, traffic, traffic. Any article you care to read about having a successful web site will always stress the importance of traffic. It is absolutely essential if you want to succeed in any internet based business. You can have the best designed web site, a great product to promote or sell, but without traffic, you have nothing. Whether you already have a web site and not getting enough traffic, or thinking about starting up one, traffic has to be at or near the top of your list of ...
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Warring On Spam through Bayesian Spam Filters

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Email spam has become a normal part of our lives. One just cannot use email without receiving unwanted emails in large numbers. Over the years, various methods have been utilized to eliminate this problem, such as keyword-based filters, source blacklists, signature blacklists, source verification - singly and in various combinations - but spammers have always succeeded in staying ahead of such technologies. Moreover, some of the methods have had their own shortcomings. The keyword filters are ...
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Floodlight Home Security

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

It has become a trend - a trend that is growing by leaps and bounds in all parts of the nation. I'm talking about the topic of home security lighting. Crime rates have risen, then have declined and no doubt will rise again. One of the single, biggest targets for the petty criminal involves burglary and even robbery in residential areas. I was reading a novel recently and one of the characters had spent some time in prison for a crime that he really didn't commit. During his four-year ...
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Internet marketing en linkbuilding services voor een goede SEO

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Internet marketing is een moeilijk en complex woord wat uit te leggen is door De Linkbuilder. Het komt neer op de marketing van producten of diensten via internet, ook wel online marketing of e-marketing genoemd .De linkbuilder is momenteel de NR1 in Nederland op het gebied van internet marketing en tevens zijn wij flink aan de weg aan het timmeren op gebieden als linkbuilding en SEO.Als u uw website hoger in Google wilt hebben dan kunnen wij met onze linkbuilding pakketten daar voor zorgen. Er ...
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AntiVirus Warning

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

It is a sad day when the antivirus software messes up your computer more than the @#$& virus you got in yesterday's email. The more complex antivirus software gets, the more it becomes like a virus itself. In honor of my recent discovery of a new problem with my antivirus program, here are a few pitfalls of popular (and not so popular) programs: 1. "Norton Crash Guard crashes my computer." This is the first problem I noticed with Symantec's popular suite of computer protective software. Norton ...
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How to fight Cyberterrorism

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Information Technology is the lifeline of most organizations today, and as such a disrupted information system can cause your company to lose market share and eventually bring it to its knees. 94% of companies without a tested crisis plan go out of business after a severe loss of service for two weeks or more. We are so bound as a global community that a disaster in a single major city results in significant ripple effects around the world. Cyberterrorism, weather direct or indirect, is an ...
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Online Privacy - Is My Information Safe?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

I think most people would be shocked at how little online privacy people have.   When you realise that every single web site you visit, every email you send and every forum you hang out on is logged and recorded for years it can make you feel quite uncomfortable. Sure you can log on to your favourite web site or online forum and search for their privacy policy.  You'll find lots of legal talk mainly designed to cover their backs as they record and monitor your favourite web pages, upload ...
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Are You A Spam Zombie?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Over the past few years you've all become familiar with the terms spam, spam filter, whitelists, blacklists and a whole myriad of other terminology associated with the problem of spam. You now have to add a new and extremely worrying phrase to that list - spam zombie. With the net closing in around them spammers are looking for new and more inventive ways to send out their junk email. Spam filters and challenge response systems are becoming progressively more intelligent and blocking more spam ...
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Effective Ways to Optimize Security in IT

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Chances are your computer network or PC has been attacked at some point or another. Perhaps a worm caused your system to slow down severely, a virus erased your entire hard drive, or, malware plagued your registry and browser, leaving you helpless and frustrated. What you probably learned from these attacks was how or where to find a quick-fix while your overall security remained unchanged. What you may not know is that there are a few fundamental practices in relation to the hardware, software ...
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MicroWorld releases new version of MailScan Ver. 4.5 - the

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Michigan - May 20, 2005 - MicroWorld Technologies, Inc. the leading solutions provider in the area of Anti-virus and Content security, has announced the launch of its new version of MailScan Ver. 4.5, the antivirus and content security software for mail servers. The new version of MailScan provides additional security features to allow users to monitor the TCP connections on their systems, and use enhanced Anti-SPAM control to fight SPAM. The new security feature interface displays all the ...
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A Secure Proxy Server Will Protect Against Identity Theft

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

It's true using a secure proxy server is one of the biggest steps you can take in securing your details online and protecting yourself from the growing scourge of identity theft.  There are many, many people involved in identity theft, huge criminal gangs with lots of resources have slowly discovered this form of electronic theft.   The rewards are huge and to be honest the risks are minimal compared with conventional crime. These groups set themselves up in countries with ineffective police ...
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What Are The Chances Of Spammers Getting Past Bayesian Spam Filters?

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Bayesian spam filters work by analyzing the contents of the email, and then calculating the probability of the message being spam. They analyze the characteristics of both, the legitimate mails as well as the spam mails. For the Bayesian spam filtering process, both, the characteristics of the legitimate mails as well as the spam mails are equally important. As it analyzes the mails, it keeps on building up a list of genuine as well as spam characteristics. Once you have analyzed and classified ...
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How to Generate Leads on the Internet

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

In the last decade, the Internet has become a major commercial force. Not only do online sellers like have huge sale numbers, but nearly all successful businesses must utilize the Internet in order to stay competitive in the modern market. There are many ways that the Internet is used to generate leads. The most obvious way that a company uses the Internet to generate leads is by creating a website. Other Internet lead generation methods include taking advantage of search engines and ...
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Twenty-First Century Passport Security

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

A biometric passport is a combination of a paper and electronic identity document that used to authenticate the citizenship of travelers. The biometric passport is valid for 5 years for first time applicants, compared to 10 years passports without biometric features. The biometric passport is planned to have digital imaging and fingerprint biometrics placed on the radio frequency identification chip. A biometric passport uses the most advanced technology to verify a person's identity, looking ...
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