How Safe Are Smartphone Payments?

Almost a third of smartphone users think that accessing online payments systems through smartphones or tablets is not safe. They do not trust the security of mobile devices in terms of making purchases over the Internet or using online banking type services, as evidenced by the Kaspersky Consumer Security Risks survey.

Stores, online payment platforms and e-banking systems have simplified many financial operations. This gives users the ability to pay their bills, buy hard to find items and make transactions through a few clicks without wasting time on crowded counters.

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How To Improve Your Computer Speed ​​- The Best Software Tools

IObit Advanced System Care Free

After a while your PC will start running increasingly slower, the reasons for this are quite varied:

– The computer is old and no longer meet the new requirements imposed by current games or programs;
– Is infected with various trojans, viruses and spyware. The appearance of unwanted windows on the screen (usually with adult content) shows that;
– There were a lot of installing and uninstalling activities, and lots of temporary files are stored inside;
– Running two or more antivirus software. It is not recommended to run more than one antivirus program simply because they interfere with each other;
– You have not defragmented your hard disk in a long time. Usually this is the most common cause of slowing a PC.

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Bitcoin Has A Fundamental Flaw – The System Can Be Exploited For Personal Use

Bitcoin crypto currency

Bitcoin digital currency is based on a system that can be exploited for personal use, says a new study from Cornell University. A large enough group of users could retrieve the value of the entire system, according to the researchers.

Described by Prof. Emin Surer, destabilizing the economy of Bitcoin relies on a group of users who could exploit the system, which normally has an anchor of stability based on the honesty of all participants.

At the moment, one Bitcoin is worth nearly $800, and digital currency economy exceeds the total value of $370 million, with over 10 million users.

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Layers of Protection For Your Online Privacy

Online privacy

When visiting any website on the Internet, in one way or another, information will be exchanged between your computer and the site, this may seem like a normal thing, the site stores a cookie in your computer to recognize you the next time you visit again, or for other statistical/login data information.

This is not much of a big deal for regular users that don’t care what data are being pulled out of their system, but for some taking things more serious, this is a very important aspect.

I’m not going to expand on why it is important for you to safeguard your online privacy, because this should be a obvious thing, but in a short phrase: You don’t want unknown people looking over your door’s keyhole – this applies exactly to online activities.

But to open the eyes of some of the novices, I will simply list below what other parties (sites) have access to when you’re accessing their services:

Online privacy

Here you can find the differences between  the Chrome browser from Google and the Iron browser, which is kept open source for obvious reasons (security transparent):

Chrome vs SRWare Iron browser, in therms of security and online privacy

– Another example of what websites can track from your computer and online activity behavior is found in the protection features of the NotScripts addon

Here is what the developer states:

NotScripts gives you a high degree of “NoScript” like control over what javascript, iframes, and plugins runs in your browser to increase security and lower the CPU usage. It is useful to help mitigate some attacks like certain cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities and drive by downloads by blocking the third-party content before it even runs with it’s default deny policy.

You can whitelist the sites you want through an easy to use url bar icon and drop down menu.

NotScripts uses a unique and novel method to provide this “NoScript” like functionality in Google Chrome that was not previously possible. It introduces a break through technique of intelligent HTML5 storage caching to over come the limitations in Google Chrome that prevented an extension like this from being made before. NotScripts blocks third-party content BEFORE they load and it does this while also having a whitelist. This is one of the key extensions that many people have been waiting for since Google Chrome came out.

This addon can help you in blocking various sites and 3rd party services that wants access to some of your computer and browsing data. Many, including I, believe that the data stored during our online activity is a sensitive information that should rest in our computer only, and not get out of it without even knowing, by simply accessing a site. But hey, those sites have a Terms of Use page don’t they? So you just have to read a few pages before proceeding to any of those sites, in their opinion. Of course, a quicker alternative, and also a great layer of protection, is installing an addon like the one mentioned above, to shut off their secret “data channels”.

This site is also using WordPress, Google adsense, social plugins and maybe some other 3rd party services, that probably will get some data when you visit my blog, you can block what you wish. By publishing this article, I hope more people will be concerned about their online privacy, and take the necessary steps to protect it.

High Anonymity Proxies:

High anonymity proxy like SSLPrivateProxy allow you to surf in private and protect your identity online. They offer dedicated proxies and Virtual Private Networks for anonymity and security on Internet. Your IP will be hidden from people and websites who might want to geographically locate your city, country and real Internet Service Provider information.

Other dedicated proxy providers I recommend:

MyPrivateProxy – Anonymous proxies that support both HTTP and HTTPS protocol. Can be used with Twitter and Facebook marketing tools, Scrapebox, Bookmarkwiz, Senuke, Sick submitter and many more.

Steps To Properly Index Your Site in Search Engines

How to index your site in search engines

1 – Create a sitemap of your site (XML sitemap) and send it to Google using Google Webmasters Tools (you need a Gmail account for this).

2 – Add your site in Google Analytics.

3 – Browse to your main page using the Google Toolbar.

4 – Send your website address to a friend using Gmail.

5 – Mention your site URL (including http://) in forums highly rated by Google (do not try to spam).

6 – Search for your own site in search engines, especially Google, MSN, Yahoo and Alexa.

7 – Download and use the toolbars from compete.com, quantcast.com and alexa.com.

8 – Create a profile of your site on aboutus.org, use your link in the website profile.

9 – Create a Wikipedia entry for your site.

10 – Add your site on Technorati, IceRocket, Blogpulse.

11 – Submit links from your site (internal pages) to main directories like Yahoo Directory and Best of the Web Directory.

12 – Try to get links from bloggers who routinely write about competitive sites.

13 – Create press releases about your site with the help of by PRNewswire and PRWeb.

14 – Send links to your main page to as many social-networking sites (http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-bookmarking).

15 – Buy some Google ads (Google AdWords) for your pages (this will force Google to access your pages in order to assess the quality).

16 – If your site contains information common to other similar sites, try to personalize them to make them unique.

17 – And last but not least, send your domain address to the main search engines:

Google Submit URL
Yahoo Submit URL
Live.com Submit URL