Online Security Tips: Phone Verification—How to Weed Out the John Does

Oct 09, 12 Mobile Security

A huge concern for any online business dealing with clients is fraudulent users. Fake accounts utilizing made up names and personal information cost companies not only time but also money. A simple yet effective method to get verification from a client that he is indeed a real person is 2 factor authentication. In this scenario, a phone is used as a verification tool to ensure that fraud does not happen to you.

The extra layer of security works by asking the users to provide a number they can be reached at. The user can then have the system verify their identity through a voice call or an SMS with a code provided. This code adds the 2nd factor to the verification process which in turn reduces possible fraud. This cost-effective method for online security is a great way to reduce operating expenses and prevent bulk registrations.

Mobile SecurityThe importance of phone verification for online merchants is essential in this day and age. With countless individuals who make a living off of unsuspecting businesses, the best fraud deterrent is an identity verification method like the 2 factor authentication system. Some services that are offered today are extremely easy to set up with no additional hardware or software required. This makes the usage not only financially effective, but also quick and seamless.

Because many businesses have very tight budgets, it makes sense to use a verification system similar to the one described above. On top of being cost efficient, it can reduce expenses associated with having to control the damages cause by individuals hacking systems and committing fraud. Moreover, it reduced the database of clients to only those who are authentic.

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Find People with MyLife.com

Oct 04, 12 MyLife

MyLifeWhen my friends first started talking to me about MyLife.com, I really was not interested. I already had Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace profiles, so I did not think that I needed to add another social networking site to my list.

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Facebook: Programmed for Revenue or Disaster?

Jul 12, 12 Facebook Revenue and Disaster

Facebook Revenue and DisasterFacebook is one of the most popular social networking site nowadays, seemingly it might be considered as necessity by most of its users. The Facebook users see 798 pages per person, per month that’s interestingly twice as many page views as Google. Add also the that in every 5 minutes online, 1 minute of it is spent on Facebook.The social networking tycoon also generate $3.7 billion revenue in 2011 that equates to $4.34 per user globally. Now this year with Google’s skyrocketing growth, Facebook seemed to be on the other way of slow progress, that has been relevant on its recent IPO. We don’t know if the timeline have something to do to annoy most of its users. Learn more with the infographic after the break.

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Cloud: the new cybercrime frontier?

Jul 06, 12 Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

The cloud technology is relatively new but that hasn’t stopped people from flocking towards it in droves. But as with all thing tech based, with great user-ship comes great peril, and the cloud is no different. Of late, several firms have moved their services and software to cloud because it makes their lives easier in general. And they aren’t the only ones trusting cloud to make their lives easier, it would appear that hackers have the same idea pretty much. There’s a plethora of pc monitoring software and cell phone spy apps out there helping hackers and cyber criminals alike get access to data that they have no business touching. But the sad part is that they’re not using a malware or spyware to get into private data, they’re using the cloud infrastructure itself.

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5 tips for speeding up your internet connection

Jun 28, 12 High Speed Internet - Measuring Web Traffic or Statistics

High Speed Internet - Measuring Web Traffic or StatisticsA slow internet connection can be incredibly frustrating and drive even the most relaxed person into a computer rage! If your internet is slow, there could be many reasons why. Try following the 5 top tips below to speed up your internet connection and make your browsing experience a more enjoyable and relaxing experience.

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Featured: How to Travel and Work in IT

Jun 26, 12

Portable careers are becoming more and more popular as society becomes increasingly popular. People are becoming attracted to jobs that they can do from their backyard in Boston or from a coffee house in Copenhagen. Being free to travel and still make money and hold a job is a dream come true for many.

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How to optimize your site with recent Penguin and Panda update

May 09, 12

Noticed a great changes on your search traffic, rankings and forms of advertising that some direct advertisers quoted on your site? These significant changes could be the results of Google’s recent Penguin and Panda Update. Now if you’re looking for on how you can optimize your site against these Google updates, the first step, you need to know the reasons for penalization somehow like a reputationdefender. Learn more after the break.

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Easy Music Blogging with SoundCloud

May 09, 12

Music has a life of its own that attracts people to it. If it hasn’t, the world wouldn’t have placed bands and music artists in a pedestal, pouring millions of money on their heads for their compositions and music tracks. And bloggers breathe more life to these audio tracks when they write about them. It is easy to describe how a person feels after hearing a beautiful sound, especially when it touches him. However, if bloggers hope to share it to their readers, who might understand the meaning behind the song, words are not enough. They need to let the readers experience the same emotions and sentiments by listening to the music themselves.

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Google shut down about 800,000 advertisers and blocked over 130 million ads

Apr 12, 12

The internet-mobile OS giant Google have just announced they have shut down about 800,000 advertisers and blocked over 130 million ads from showing up on their network to iron out rogue advertisers making the system safe, much of showing how the company manage ad safety and their constant battle with bad ads and advertisers.

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The Social Networking Bill of Rights [Infographic]

Apr 07, 12

As our life become more and more digitally integrated in the internet whereas with almost share everything in different social networking sites. The results employers and colleges have started to request access to online personal profiles to learn more about us. The big question, should the normal human rights of privacy we have offline should be apply online?

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