All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Protect’
An exchange of gunfire occurred on Friday at a prison in Guerrero, Mexico. Six men disguised as police officers commuted to the facility in a stolen pickup truck and pretended to transport an inmate. Once inside the doors of the prison, they started confrontation with some of the guards and inmates. Four inmates and five assailants were killed in the …
For Curt Hopkins and Brian Schartz, a meeting between U2 rocker Bono and President Bush doesn’t go quite far enough to highlight Africa’s ongoing struggles with HIV/AIDS. What is needed, they say, is a view from the inside, utilizing the point-of-view power of the weblog.
Phillip Torrone writes about the future of credit cards. Oh, I so want one. Patrick and I were having lunch with Tara Hunt, Rachel Clarke, Ernie Svenson Adriana Linares (lawyer tech expert), and Chris Messina. Patrick leans over and says “can I have more money?”
It’s worthwhile to examine Google’s definition of Google AdSense and Click Fraud , before delving deeper into “AdSense Fraud” .
Key people are vital to your business. The loss of one or more of your key employees can cause disastrous problems. Sales may be lost. Credit can become more difficult to obtain. Profits may shrink, momentum may be lost, and training a replacement will cost you time and money.
Spam is one of the curses of the Internet age. But if the clogging of mail boxes with useless emails was bad enough, unsolicited emails aimed at tricking you into giving your valuable passwords, banking and PIN numbers is the most dangerous variety of email that you will ever encounter.
Your computer is full of confidential data, hard work, and critical information. Hackers, thieves and scammers are itchy to get their fingers into this treasure trove.
The Internet is getting to be a very scary place these days. You spend a small fortune for a computer and Internet Service so that you can run your business, shop or retrieve valuable information. Yet getting on the internet today, puts you at great risk. Identity Theft scams that enter your email disguised as mail form ebay or paypal aren’t your only enemy. Thieves have been trying to get you via your e-mail for many years and you probably know all about anti virus software and how to check for an authentic site.
Picture yourself walking down the street, all alone. It’s late at night. It’s a bit brisk, and the wind is blowing through the tall buildings on both sides of you. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, someone runs by you, knocks you over, grabs your wallet, and takes off.
Someone impersonating you could be spending your hard-earned money.
With all of the best developed project plans, problems will still occur. Often they are problems that could have been prevented, if only time were taken upfront to work at eliminating them. But, people will say, “We don’t have time to do this kind of thinking.” So, the problems happen, and then people say, “I can’t believe we didn’t think to prevent this from happening!” Miraculously, time is found to fix the problem! Where does the time come from?
After an economic boom rivaling the Gold Rush in the mid-to-late 1990s, a severe downturn has left many technology companies who overspent and expanded too fast during the boom clambering for survival. As a result, such companies have fallen back on the very thing that embodies their ingenuity – and made them successful to begin with – the patents that protect their innovative technologies. While some companies profit from lice nsing patents, others make money by pursuing judgments against those who infringe on these patents.
As a business owner, you already know how important it is for your customers to feel safe about doing business with you. After all, if a customer even suspects he may not receive everything he was promised, then chances are he’s taking his business elsewhere. So to prevent that you offer guarantees, secure payment methods, prompt customer service, and more. You do whatever it takes to show each customer that you are sincere and trustworthy.
Fraud occurs because a person believes they will not be caught. Opportunity seeded by poor internal controls generates the inspiration. Couple this with financial need and inadequate penalties and your deep
pockets become fair game. Is your business at risk?
I received an email the other day from an online friend alerting me to the fact that someone had copied one of the pages of my website and was using it, virtually verbatim, at theirs. It was my first personal experience of copyright infringement. How flattering, I thought! I imagine though that when it happens a few more times it will begin feeling decidedly less flattering and decidedly more irritating.
The intellectual property transfer market is now estimated to be worth over $100 billion. If you have a new idea, a patent or an invention, you may be able to license it or sell it for millions of dollars.
Many Fortune 500 companies are now making their intellectual property available for sale or licensing at new online intellectual-property exchanges. These companies are trying to maximize their return on research and development investment and generate a new source of revenue by licensing their unused and underutilized inventions to others.
You have worked very hard to get your business where it is today. Many hours have gone into finding the right mix of products and/or services, marketing and finding customers, building relationships and so much more. What would happen to your business if you should fall ill or worse yet, the unthinkable, you pass away? Protect yourself, your business and your family by putting a few processes in place.
Being productive and creative gives importance and meaning to the lives of many people. In some cases, it may also provide them with a means to earn a living. Unfortunately, other people feel that it is easier to just steal someone else’s work. How can a creative individual protect their work from thieves?
If you’re tired of feeling tired, take heart. While we can’t add more hours in our day (that’s actually a blessing!) we can get much smarter about using the time we have. You are probably already familiar with the popular concepts of time management that encourage you to determine your values and set priorities. These are helpful ideas and the right place to start. But after you’ve learned these tools, you’ll probably discover an age old wisdom when it comes to practicing them.
Web application designers and programmers often face situations where a form submission must be protected against a rupture in the normal control flow sequence. This situation typically occurs when a user clicks more than once on a submit button before the response is sent back or when a client accesses a view by returning to a previously bookmarked page.
Hacking incidents are on the rise – August 2002 was the most active month for hacking since the dawn of the Internet. The target? Primarily Windows systems. Formerly Linux systems were the hacker’s target of choice, but now they’re breaking their way in to the Windows OS.
One reason for the switch is that cracking a Linux server is a point of pride; Linux admins are typically security-conscious and pose a challenge to the intellectual hacker. With such ego-inflating attacks on the decline and criminal attacks on the rise however, Windows systems are more popular targets because they’re easier to break into. Microsoft releases warnings about security holes constantly, with patches following quickly. But how quickly are these patches located and applied? The lazy, criminal hacker hopes you’ll forget to patch and make his break in easy.
SCAM – – a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation…
We are all afraid that some business we get into might turn out to be a scam. But sometimes the personal needs of individuals outweigh the thought process needed to recognize that something could be fraudulent. Many people are looking for ways to make extra money and the Internet can provide many ways to accomplish that need. But it can also provide an easy vehicle for individuals to lose their hard earned dollars.