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How to Protect Your Computer?

Buy and install anti-virus software

This is the one computer security measure everyone can implement easily and quickly. Simply put, the first thing you should do upon buying a new computer is add the anti-virus software. It won’t completely secure the computer, but a computer without anti-virus software is unsafe.

Buy and install anti-spyware software

Spyware is software that is installed on your computer, without your knowledge, that allows outsiders to get a glimpse at your computer activities. Spyware is usually more annoying than damaging-if you’ve been subjected to pop-up ads, you’re probably a victim of spyware-but still, buying and installing the anti-spyware software will cut out that aggravation and allow your computer to run in a smoother fashion.

Password protect your home and/or office wireless router

If you fail to do so, hackers can worm their way on to your wireless and steal valuable personal information from your computers. This has the added benefit of improving the performance of your wireless Internet: Your signal will be stronger without people in nearby homes and offices stealing it.

Shut off your computer when you’re

Know The Dangers of Using Proxy Servers

Basically, a proxy is a collection of servers which allow you to access a website, while maintaining your anonymity by hiding your IP address. All information you wish to send to the website you are browsing passes through the proxy you use. Usually this information reaches the proxy in an unencrypted form, which means they can be easily read by the webmaster or the owner of the proxy. Such information transmitted may include your usernames and passwords and even banking information!

So, the first rule to follow when using a proxy is to never type in any information you wish to keep to yourself, such as your password, or credit card number. When checking your mail, or logging into your bank’s online banking system, never use a proxy. This helps in keeping all private information confidential.

When you first try a proxy website, be sure to read through the terms of service of that particular proxy. Proxies usually also have a privacy policy, which is also to be carefully read. If you doubt the integrity of the proxy site, never use the site. Only use proxies

Ways to Find The Best Proxies

# Ask your friends and co-workers

If you noticed that your colleague can access a website that you couldn’t view using your own computer, ask him or her if she is using a proxy. If he or she does, ask him or her what proxy it is. If that proxy works for them, it will most likely work for you, too.

# Browse blogs and websites that list and evaluate proxy sites

The problem with using proxies is that many of them tend to become unavailable after some time. For this reason, you have to know other proxies that you can use in case your top choice no longer works. Because of the increasing popularity of the use of proxies, many website and blog owners now dedicate themselves to giving the latest updates on proxies. You can also get advice from them on which proxies are the best. Sign up to their mailing lists so that you can get updates through your email.

# Search for the best proxies by using your favorite search engine

Your favorite search engine is still a reliable source of information

E-Commerce Payment Options for The Real World Merchant

An e-commerce credit card processing service does for web-based merchants what a point-of-sale (POS) solution does for brick-and-mortar businesses. The process is the same, only the tools are different. While store-front merchants use a physical POS terminal to read the credit card’s information and send a transaction authorization request to the card issuer over a phone line, their web-based counterparts use a shopping cart to collect the customer’s order and payment information, which is then encrypted and sent to the card issuer for authorization through a payment gateway.

To be able to accept credit card payments on your website, you will need the following:

  • An e-commerce website. What makes an e-commerce website different from a non-e-commerce website is its ability to collect customers’ orders and then process their payments in a secure manner. It connects the merchant’s web-based store with a processing bank and, through it, with Visa, MasterCard and the banks that issue their cards, as well as with the other credit card companies. Specifically, your website will need to incorporate the following components:
    • E-Commerce shopping cart. Shopping cart is software that collects

Semalt Defines 5 Myths That Damage SEO Reputation

While SEO practices promote defensive self-searching and background searches, you will be surprised some of the top results that come up when you search the term ‘SEO’. In fact, Google automatically autosuggests negative comments next to the word SEO. This leads to the realization that this practice has earned itself a negative reputation out there.

Essentially, SEO facilitates automated search engine bots and spiders to access a web-page, decipher its actual purpose and meaning and eventually index its content for future references by searchers. This process of organizing web pages makes it fast and convenient for search engine users and the search engine itself as it can produce relevant search results for a specific search query.

Artem Abgarian, the leading expert of Semalt Digital Services, explains where SEO has got a bad reputation.

1. Unsolicited Emails

SEO as a new and growing field of practice attracts starters and learners. In the quest for business, these starters target corporates and popular individuals with dozens of unsolicited emails which end up spamming their inbox on a weekly basis. The manner in which most claim to be experts presents them as deceptive and fraudulent individuals hence

How to Stay Away from Dangers of Facebook Intrusion


Privacy settings on Facebook are automatically set to private profile. It means that no one but your friends can see what it says. If you haven’t added someone as your friend, they will not be able to see much about your profile. You would have to go in and physically change those settings so that no one could simply go in and see everything about you.


It can be a lot of fun to upload a ton of pictures onto your Facebook account. You want to share them with everyone. The problem with this is that you may not want the whole world to see your personal photos. If you don’t want people to know what you look like, you are better off leaving personal photos off the site. You might have your site set to private, but there is someone out there that won’t mind hacking into your account to see what you have there.

What’s on your mind

This is where you can tell others what is going on with you. You can be as open or closed mouth about what you are doing as you want to be.

Firewall Protection for Your Computer

Firewall protection is a dual approach of software regulating and monitoring hardware and communication protocols. It is tasked to inspect network traffic and all “packets” of information within the computer, in its CPU and hard drives. With firewall protection, the possibility of threat is completely ruled out or minimized. This is done by the alarming and isolating the potential threats, depending on whether you it will deny or permit access your computer based on the rules you set.

The main task of the firewall security is to monitor the flow of traffic between varieties of computer networks with varying trust levels. Virtual world has infinite overlapping zones; some are safe while other is dead. On the contrary, internal networks are more likely to integrate a zone offering more trust.

It is highly essential that firewall should be properly configured; otherwise it would be worthless. Standard security practices demand for “default-deny” firewall rule signifying that only network connections are permitted after they are thoroughly monitored. A deep understanding of network applications along with efforts and time of an administrator are required for effective network security.

Firewall protection blocks unauthorized access and security threats, as well as

Online Web Proxy Benefits

The prime motive behind the origination of online proxies was very good as protection on the internet was the need of the hour all around. People use these types of proxies to bypass the restrictions on sites in shape of firewalls and other related restrictions. Few countries have even blocked some sites and the online proxies restore the people’s freedom by bypassing all of the firewalls in the best possible manner.

The web proxies give you a unique type of internet surfing in which your identity remains hidden during your surfing time. Many parents also second the idea of using the proxies as they don’t want to hamper their children’s private internet life. This is really good because the democracy and freedom of rights is always a fine exercise for the people of this planet and web proxies are serving at their best to restore the online surfing freedom of the people in apposite manner.

Proxies are getting immense fame all around the globe and the online surfers are praising their esteem and matchless services. The online proxies are helping people in two main ways. First they serve the online surfers to keep their privacy intact

LDAP Proxy

There are certain advantages you could enjoy if you are working with a good proxy firewall combined with LDAP directories which includes AD. An Active Directory is relatively secure as it is placed behind the LDAP proxy as an application can no longer access it directly.

In addition to that benefit, the LDAP proxy firewall also offers prevention on information leakage. It does this by publishing only the data that is being required or needed by the applications. With the LDAP firewall, the AD becomes safe and protected because any ineffective query is blocked, if not changed in real time into much more efficient and effective ones. Therefore, the Proxy Firewall gives complete remedy also in auditing all applications which access Active Directory that logs all activity even the searches and also changes into the SQL Server database.

By using an LDAP proxy firewall, the administrators can benefit the most as well. This is because these administrators are given the capability to profile applications to exactly view the searches and modifications produced by the applications in the directory. The LDAP proxy firewall further provides applications that is included with built in connections into the Active Directory.

Know That Email Letters are Fake

1. For every email you receive, there is a corresponding internet protocol address (IP) that shows the origin of the sender. Using ip2location you can find the host address and details of the sender and know if you have any connection with the sender. Through your mail option, you can locate the view full header which contains these details.

2. The sender introduces his motives at the offset without greetings or a sentence showing you too have had any communications in the past, the body content is solely about selling a product with high discount and a universal resources location “URL” that does not relate to the content of the senders motive, most affiliate marketers makes use of this system because they need to maintain her affiliate link to enable me earn their commission if you purchase.

3. Sometimes you can just see a link and when you follow this link you are show all manners of opportunities to make $1000 within a second without doing anything and all you need is just buy membership to get all the tips and secrets shipped to you.

4. You should not

Simple Steps to Prevent Identity Theft Online

Identity theft occurs when an individual gains unauthorized access to your computer, steals confidential information, and uses this information for his personal end. In most cases, identity theft crimes are related to financial issues while in few cases the perpetrator intends to damage the reputation of the victim.

Being aware of this crime is the first step towards preventing yourself from becoming a victim. Hence you need every protection you can get to safeguard yourself from these potential threats online. To ensure protection, here are few simple steps:

1. Never give out your personal information, such as the date of birth or social security number, online.

2. When making financial transactions, always make sure that the website is trustworthy.

3. Never click on suspicious links or e-mails promising hefty prize money.

4. Use good anti-virus programs which have the ability to deal with Trojans which can steal information from your PC.

5. Use passwords which are combination of numbers and alphabets, and never keep your date of birth or your middle name as your password. More importantly, make sure that you change your passwords quite often.

About SSL Certificates

Secure Sockets Layer which is also known as “SSL certificates” is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This digital certificate is used with the most popular security protocol on the Internet. Without this encryption, packets of data travel networks in full view. Anyone can see the data and manipulate it to imitate other users.

Today maximum e – commerce sites are using this digital certificates to keep secure their customers valuable information. That’s why when we make a purchase on the Web and notice the closed lock icon at the bottom of our browser or the HTTPS:// prefix in the URL, it means now all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.

Today gaining the trust of online customers is vital for the success of any e-commerce based business. Now any web server company can enable “SSL Certificates” in their web server and secure their data by using four simple steps.
These steps are:
1) Obtain SSL Certificate(s),
2) Produce a Certificate Signing Request,
3) Register for a SSL server certificate,
4) Establish the SSL server certificates.

Some time many

Tips To Protect Your Site Content

1. Place a Copyright Remark

You must demonstrate your copyright notice on each page of your web site. This notice should have the year of publication and also the name of your firm. This information could also be displayed in a graphic pasted in the footer of the page, eg.

(c) 2000-2004, Active Venture Pte Ltd. All rights reserved.

2. Register with the U.S. Copyright Office

You may also register your web site with the U.S. Copyright Office. Even if you don’t register, still you will get protection, but in that case you will have to collect evidence against the content thief.

You have to register your site with the U.S. Copyright Office within three months of its launch.

3. Action to be taken against online thieves

You should send them a strong mail telling them to stop their copyright infringement activities.

If they continue to violate copyright, send a mail to their ISP, credit card company, webhosting company, and the domain name registrar.

If nothing happens even after you have taken these steps, contact your lawyer for further advice to take legal action against the culprits.


Know Pervasive Phishing Scams

1. Financial Institutions.It is highly likely that you have already received this type of notice which appears to have come from your financial institution. It goes something like this:

We are glad to inform you, that our bank has a new security system. The new updated technology will ensure the security of your payments through our bank. Hoping you understand that we are doing this for your own safety, we suggest you to update your account , this update will maintain the safety of your account. All you have to do is complete our online secured form. Thank you .

Comment :

No financial institution will require you to respond to an email asking you to update your account. In addition, I left in the typos, punctuation errors, and overall poorly worded request just as it is. Finally, many of these scams do not go to account holders as the phishers spam email accounts in the hope that someone will take the bait.

2. Paypal Account.This scam is giving Paypal/eBay fits as its says that billing information must be updated by you, the recipient of the notice. Verbiage is included whereby “Paypal” threatens to

How to Secure Your Site?

Password Protecting Directories

If you have a directory on your server which should remain private, do not depend on people to not guess the name of the directory. It is better to password protect the folder at the server level. Over 50% of websites out there are powered by Apache server, so let’s look at how to password protect a directory on Apache.

Apache takes configuration commands via a file called .htaccess which sits in the directory. The commands in .htaccess have effect on that folder and any sub-folder, unless a particular sub-folder has its own .htaccess file within. To password protect a folder, Apache also uses a file called .htpasswd . This file contains the names and passwords of users granted access. The password is encrypted, so you must use the htpasswd program to create the passwords. To access it, go to the command line of your server and type htpasswd. If you receive a “command not found” error then you need to contact your system admin. Also, bear in mind that many web hosts provide web-based ways to secure a directory, so they may have things set up for you to do it that

Proxies Types and Their Function

1. Web Proxy – A web proxy focuses on traffic over the World Wide Web. Many times these proxies are used by schools, countries, or corporations to block offensive web content, or to simply control their clients access to the internet.

2. Anonymous Proxy – Anonymous proxies are used to remove identifying information from a client request. An example of this would be a proxy that allows you access to Myspace while you are at work.

3. Caching Proxy – Caching proxies can send the client their request without contacting the remote server. It does this by using information that has been sent to the remote server before. This can cut down on time for requests sent.

4. Forced Proxy – A forced proxy server handles all of the requests from the client to the internet. Hence the name forced. Many times the client will not even know they are using a proxy.

5. Open Proxy – An open proxy is a proxy that allows anybody to connect to and use. Open proxies can also be exploited and misused by spammers. For this reason some websites will not allow traffic to their servers from

Why Starting a Free Proxy?

# You can predict the reliability of your proxy

Since you are the owner of the proxy, you are aware of any technical issues that your proxy has to address. You can analyze the amount of bandwidth that your proxy site is using and you can come up with ways on how to set up your proxy so that it uses less of the server resources. As the administrator, you have a proxy that is ready to use when you need it.

# You can earn some income through advertisements, referrals and membership

This is what most free proxy administrators do. If you have been using third-party proxy services for some time, you will notice that many of them have advertisements. There are some that sell banner space, while others use Google AdSense as their source of revenue. Some free proxies are also membership sites that offer more features if you get an account or join their mailing list.

You can also do those with your free proxy. That way, you can also get some income while investing time and money in maintaining the proxy.

# It is free – well, almost

Initially, you will

Technologies of Proxy


If you are using proxy server – either web based, or surfing from school or work – each request from web page first goes to the proxy. The server then examines the packet content and header, checking with its internal rules.

For instance, anonymous proxy servers reconstruct data packet with a varying IP address. Thereafter, the proxy server sends request to target web server, receiving the reply later. Thereafter, it is forwarded back to the initial client.

The reasons for using proxies are many. However, the fact that all data is directed through them mustn’t be forgotten. Proxy server is usually enforced in work or school for ensuring that nobody breaks the policy of internet usage and prevent people from inappropriate content access.


Few people set up storing proxy servers, available purely for speed to save web sites accessed frequently. Transparent proxies don’t modify any such requests, and therefore, don’t hide the IP address. Hostile proxies steal passwords and information.

Though these are some of them, the uses are varied. Remember – whichever proxy you use – whether it is the one page internet web proxy surrounded by ads, or

Things to Look For in a Proxy

You are looking for proxies to gain access to those websites blocked in your campus etc. The proxy you choose to surf should allow access to those websites you want. This is an essential feature you have to look, when you search for a proxy. If you are looking for access to messengers, you should search for proxies, which allow you access to messengers from their website. This is possible with the increasing number of proxies on the internet. Popular proxies allow access to most of the common file types, without any restriction.

The proxy you choose to surf the internet should hide your ip address. Whenever you type a URL, several information including your ip address, browser type etc. will be sent to the server. The proxy website should hide your ip address as well as server URL to fool the proxy server. Now when you surf the internet from a proxy, your proxy server will understand that you are browsing a single website. This way you can browse all blocked websites without a problem.

Network managers are also aware of proxies and all popular proxies are blocked. Usage statistics will reveal the use of

Proxy Servers Types

Free proxies

The idea was implemented for the first time in the period when distributed systems were still a novelty, and they were used as a tool that would decrease their complexity and make them simpler. Nowadays most servers are connected with the web and enable you to browse the web easily.

There are few different kinds of proxies and each of them serves a different purpose. Most of them are only sub-types of the forward type. The forward proxy is the most commonly used one and it does submit the requests from a network to the internet source.

The most popular forward proxy types are, the free proxies. These servers are available to anyone that has a valid internet connection and there are millions such servers on the internet. If the user doesn’t want to reveal his/her identity, i.e. the IP address, they will use a free proxy when surfing the internet.

Reverse proxy

The reverse proxies. These servers are often called surrogates. This server does seem like a regular server to the visitors. They send the requests of the visitors to the sources. Afterwards, the responses are sent as they are