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Learn How Hackers Find Security Vulnerabilities. Web Application Security

In the last couple of months there were a lot of treads related to web and application security, many government websites were hacked. The list of big company websites that were under attack is lengthy, but I will just mention few – Sony, Nintendo, Sega and there were so many treads for Facebook, so even biggest names in the business can be vulnerable to hackers. Nobody is 100% assured that even managing low to mid-profile website will not become a target to hackers. I’ve seen many times small websites of my customers being attacked and once spotted; hackers become persistent and try over and over again.  Recommended practice - close all potential security holes and even pay some extra money for DDoS attack protection. Today’s web is so complicated and more often web developers are developing website with cross-site scripting which open many doors like privilege elevation tricks, database injection, cookie exploits, Ajax vulnerabilities and more. Learning all about web security requires a lot of reading – book, forums, security guides and of course constant communication with other web developers. If you website is based on some of the top CMS like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, most likely community will take...
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Preventing Fraud Online Today

As an unfortunate consequence of the Internet, many people have been tricked into providing their financial data to websites that are actually harvesting the information to use for fraudulent activities.  There have been many attempts to stop this process, yet each attempt has been thwarted by the hackers and spammers of today. Each time a new method is introduced, the hackers and spammer develop a way to get around those methods.  So as the methods for protecting data becomes more advanced, those attempting to get that information become smarter. Today there are many different choices for online fraud prevention.  It will be very important for any business to use some form of protection for themselves.  When fraudulent information is used to make a purchase or request services, usually before the theft is realized the products and services are used or shipped.  This means that if your business accepted a credit card that was stolen and has already shipped the inventory, you are likely to have to write that off as a loss. Using an online fraud prevention tactic can help avoid these problems.  There are several options available today.  In addition, each day the methods that are available become more advanced. ...
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Making the Most of Telephone Validation Services

More and more people are using the internet for their purchases today.  It is far more convenient in addition to allowing for convenience to the customer.  No more are you tied to the business hours of the store for your shopping needs.  There are many different items that are purchased each day by people online. Unfortunately, as everyone knows, as the use of the internet becomes more prominent in business, so does the use of fraudulent information.  In a face to face situation, a person cannot provide picture identification or other things that would prove that they are who they claim to be.  However, the internet allows for anonymity of everyone.  Using a telephone validation system has saved many businesses thousands of dollars in lost product and services.  The use of this type of service provides you with a way to confirm that the person who is providing the information is the person who is supposed to be using that information. Someone who has hacked into another person’s financial information is not likely to provide a telephone number where they can be reached obviously for fear of being tracked down and eventually caught by the authorities.  Because of this, the use...
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The Innovative Appeal of Google Goggles – Business Cards

If you ever tire of having to manually enter each piece of contact information you receive from potential clients, then you may be a good candidate for Google’s picture recognition application. It is equipped to solve all of your business card issues and much more. Google Goggles is an innovative app that has been available for some time in the Android market, but it is extremely cutting edge and very useful for many of your business needs. This app is incredibly useful for all of your internet business adventures. You can utilize it for searching the web by taking a quick picture of just about anything that you can imagine. This technologically advanced Google app scans any image and then does a search for it. It works well for any photo and virtually any style text, and it also has a variety of uses for the business man or woman. It can save you tons of space on your desk as well. The app will read the text right off of any business card, and then it will create handy contact information from the info that it scanned. There is another technologically savvy app called the Camcard that is out on...
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Lead Team Consultant Describes Importance of Being Oneself in a Job Interview

This lead consultant who speaks from personal experience, encourages actual job seekers to keep spirits up! She explains that everyone makes mistakes in job interviews, and that in the end, everyone gets a job sooner or later. I work as a lead team consultant for a company that sells educational items online and offers online support to homeschooling families. I have been at the company for 5 years now and I love it. I found this job basically by word of mouth. A friend of a friend knew that the company was hiring and told me to apply. However, I had to go and fill out an application online and I also had to put my information on Monster.com for the HR people. Since I work as a lead team consultant, I often participate in the hiring process especially for people on my team. When I am looking to hire people for my team, I prefer to use word of mouth first of all. I would ask around and see if my friends or colleagues know of someone who might be a good fit for the job. If I get a recommendation, I would look on Monster.com to see if I...
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