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Do You Read Software License Agreements?

Posted by Rich On April - 4 - 2013

I have a deal for you.
In exchange for a free piece of software that helps you keep track of your passwords and other log on information, I’m going to install other programs on your PC that will track your web surfing and display advertising that pops-up on your screen. There will also be other types of ads on your computer based on information we collect.

Does that sound like a good deal to you? Well, if you’re one of the many Windows users who have installed eWallet software from Gain Publishing that’s exactly what you agreed to do. But you already know that because you read the End User License Agreement
or “EULA” that was available prior to installing the program. You did read it right? Of course you did; before you could install the software you had to check a box certifying that you read the agreement. Legally speaking, that’s the same thing as signing a contract with pen and ink.

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Protecting your accounts with something you know (your password) and something you have (an authentication code) ensures that even if your password is compromised, your data is still protected. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up two-step verification on your Dropbox account.

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HTTPS SecurityThis is a guest post written by David Ritchie.

As the World Wide Web takes on more and more enormous importance in our modern life, the security issues become of the most immediate interest now. The risk of personal information pilfering is constantly increasing. In this regard, such terms as antiviruses and brandmauers are no more strange being widely used. Most people realize that private data such as personal correspondence, account details, passport and phone numbers should be transmitted via secured connection to eliminate or, at least, reduce the loss of valuable information. This article is concerned with HTTPS constituting one of the most popular protocols for ensuring data transmission security.

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10 Ways to Boost Firefox Privacy

Posted by Sudesh On July - 3 - 2012

Just like all butterflies were once cocoons, all Firefox users were once Internet Explorer users. They switched from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox to seek better security and privacy online. If you are a Firefox user then you already have a secure browser. Firefox, like other browsers, also provides a private browsing mode which you can toggle on and off using the hotkey Ctrl + Shift + P. Your online activity while inside the private browsing mode is not stored on your computer. There would be no history, cookies, recently viewed sites etc. if you use the private browsing mode. But, if you want to boost Firefox privacy all the time, without having to switch to this privacy mode now and again, then you can tinker with some of the settings in Firefox. This articles explains ten different ways to make your Firefox even more private for your use. The methods explained in this article would surely give you better privacy in your Firefox but I have not mentioned any security related settings.

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Guest post by Arthur Clyne

Cloud based storage allows users to easily access their personal files and documents on remote servers and share files across multiple devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones. Up until recently, Dropbox has happily dominated the personal storage market. With the recent launch of Google and Microsoft’s much anticipated cloud services—Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive—the war drums are officially sounding!

Here we’ll look at capacity, integration and operating system compatibility to see how SkyDrive fares against the Dropbox and Google Drive. Which cloud service will you choose?

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If you’re using Internet Explorer (IE) and you want to open more than one homepage when you start a web browsing session, this guide will help you get set up.

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