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Fri
14
Aug
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Microsoft to Double Bing Cashback Rewards

After experimenting with the "Cashback" concept for its new search engine Bing, not only does Microsoft intend on continuing with the program, the company will now offer double the cashback rewards. When Microsoft first released Bing, discount ... shoppers rejoiced at the thought of reclaiming a portion of their online retailing expenses thanks to the "Cashback" promotion launched in conjunction with the new "decision engine". The Cashback idea offers loyal users financial incentives for making purchases with advertising retailers found through Bing. Yes, Microsoft will actually refund ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jun
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'Online Armor', and 'SSH and SCP Programs'

Online Armor Online Armor is a free firewall that help to block hackers, malicious programs, while protecting your online. http://www.tallemu.com SSH and SCP Programs Interested in SSH and SCP programs but not sure which ones are best for you and ... your needs? Here's a handy comparison of free SSH and SCP programs for Windows 9x, NT, ME, 2000 and XP. http://www.jfitz.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. ... (view more)

Mon
11
May
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Spam All You Want, Undetected, for $700 Bucks

Web hosting services in China are allowing anyone to pay about $700 to send out an unlimited amount of spam worldwide. The service, also called "bulletproof hosting," is nothing new in the tech world. The actual intent of bulletproof hosting is to ... allow leniency in the kinds of material that users may upload. Unfortunately, spammers , gambling websites and porn pushers have constantly abused this system to the point where deviant behavior is almost expected. The Ministry of Public Security in China has been cracking down on online gambling sites and Internet pornographers for some time now, ... (view more)

Mon
27
Apr
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Cybercriminals Buy Captcha-Codes for Pennies

Security specialists who monitor the behavior of cybercriminals are now reporting a disturbing trend among online scammers: paying "captcha-breakers" to solve random blocks of text, to supersede anti-fraud and anti-spam measures. Humans Versus ... Computer Programs Catpcha stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Captchas are most prevalent online blogs that require a user to enter a series of numbers or letters in order to post a comment online. While sometimes an inconvenience, websites and online forms that require captchas are critical ... (view more)

Wed
08
Apr
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Future Web Domains Could End In .Anything Imaginable

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an entity that oversees the online address system, recently approved a motion that would allow the standard eighteen suffixes to be joined with any other ending from .a to .z. For ... example, those wanting to research the history of Mickey Mouse might visit a website ending in '.disney.' The possibilities are seemingly endless, which is concerning a number of people. If you are anything like me, you sometimes find it difficult to remember if a particular website ends with a '.com,' '.net,' or '.org.' Now the trouble with accurate ... (view more)

Wed
18
Mar
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Social People Search Engines: Stalking Made Easy

With the growing popularity of social networking comes a growing list of social search engines that can turn up all kinds of embarrassing and potentially invasive information about you. The issue raises questions about what other revealing ... information is out there and what can be done to protect oneself. Besides making online stalking easy , specialized search engines are making it increasingly easier to combine socially shared information together into a highly detailed profile of our virtual lives. These specialized search engines go by a variety of terms such as "social search" ... (view more)

Tue
17
Mar
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Facebook: 20.5 Billion Minutes Served Online

Nielsen.com reports that social networking and blogging have overtaken email to become the world's fourth most popular online sector after searching portals and PC software applications. Online networking sites are used to post gossip and other ... details about peoples' lives, but they have also become a crucial means of communication during disasters as they unfold. Time accounted for by 'Member Communities', or Facebook-like sites, has more than doubled in most of the countries monitored. 51% of Germans now access the sector, compared to 39% a year ago, giving Germany the strongest growth rate ... (view more)

Wed
11
Mar
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EU Police To Receive Corporate Hacker Training

Cyber criminals beware! European police officers will soon receive corporate-sponsored university training in order to help fight cyber crime more effectively. Support for the new project will be provided by several leading IT companies. Online ... security magnate McAfee estimates that businesses lose over a billion dollars each year as a result of online crime. Just recently Ebay suffered a security breach where attackers were able to exploit a browser vulnerability. Since international police are not always trained to tackle the crimes directly, companies like Microsoft, Ebay, and AOL ... (view more)

Mon
02
Mar
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Microsoft's Anti-Sexuality Policy Sparks Outrage

Gay marriage is always going to be a heated debate. But what rights do gays have when it comes to their video game consoles? Microsoft was recently forced to change a policy that prevented gay gamers from stating their sexual orientation in their ... Xbox Live profiles. Xbox Live is Microsoft's popular online platform for its console, the Xbox 360. When anyone links their Xbox 360 to a cable or a broadband Internet connection, they're automatically prompted to fill out an online profile that can be seen by other gamers, including friends and foes alike. Although users aren't allowed to play ... (view more)

Tue
27
Jan
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'Online Malware Scan', and 'Kiwi Application Monitor'

Online Malware Scan This great online tool scans a selected file with numerous antivirus programs in order to maximize your computer's security. It's like hiring fifteen big, burly bodyguards to protect you and your PC instead of just one! ... http://virusscan.jotti.org Kiwi Application Monitor Kiwi application monitor is a small program that lets you monitor your apps, processes, Windows and User activity. All you need to do is select an application or process from the built-in process viewer or enter an application name. The program can be set to start with Windows and run in the background. ... (view more)

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