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Safeguarding the Web through Internet Fraud Alert System

Another successful invention from Microsoft, Internet Fraud Alert system, is designed to facilitate security researchers. With the help of this mechanism, researchers can report about stolen information to respective providers or organizations. So far, there was no technology which can quickly inform about these compromised or stolen credentials to the service source. Hence, Internet Fraud Alert system is truly an advantageous technology introduced by Microsoft-led coalition.

Security researcher is an essential element of various fields such as financial services, retail, government, technology, consumer advocacy and academia. They often come across with stolen details like password, user name or login information. Sometimes, this information contains credit card numbers that are compromised. Now it has become effortless to alert the proper institutions like bank, about these credentials. Microsoft technology controls the centralized alerting system which is actually designed in favor of this program. This centralized alerting system will immediately report these stolen credentials to companies or banks so that they can take correct steps towards the security of their customers.

As far as the factors like security and expediency are concerned, no other technology can challenge Internet Fraud Alert system. It will be a progressive step in the field of Cyber crime. Considering this fact, Microsoft has handed over this technology to National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. This organization will manage this program. In addition, many standard associations across the world such as eBay, PayPal, Federal Trade Commission, Citizens Bank, are all set to involve themselves in this program. This list also includes National Consumers League, Anti-Phishing Working Group, Accuity and the American Bankers Association too.

According to the authorities of Microsoft, people who exchange information through fake or compromised identities get profit and share by using stolen credentials. But now, Microsoft has made it by developing techniques to oppose this thievery of identities. Because of the great amalgamation of latest technology and momentous partnership, Internet Fraud Alert system quickly warns institutions in order to take some serious actions to fight crime.

Officials from Risk Management Policy also support Internet Fraud Alert system. They say an important link is provided by Internet Fraud Alert system, which connect National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance and security researchers who encounter some stolen credentials while investigation. As they find out any suspicious data, they inform it to the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance; and then that particular customer is protected from any possible harm.

On the whole, this Internet Fraud Alert system is really powerful and expedient technology. Security researchers agree to the need of such a vigorous system. Assistance of Internet Fraud alert system has really made their work much easier. This system has also proved itself. Anti-Phishing Working Group has taken a delivery of over 410,000 phishing emails praising its work and expediency. Cyber crime is becoming more and more dangerous now days as terrorist activities are becoming part of it. Thus using internet for financial transactions or for exchange of important documents has become risky. As far as cyber security issues are concerned, efforts of Microsoft are really paid off.

Google to Introduce News Payment Tool

Google Inc. is going to introduce a new one click payment system which will be for the new paper publication online. According to the recent report which was published Google has dubbed the tool as  “Newspass” and it would be  providing one new revenue source for  publishers who are struggling in the digital age. According to the translation of the New York Times done for the article, which was published in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that, by the end of this year Google willbe launching the integrated payment system which would be allowing the users to buy the new content with the help of a single click and the publishers would be able to use a single infrastructure for the mobile, web and the tablet for the sake of monetizing their content.

Google’s in Media Business

With the help of this payment system the consumers would be allowed to pay for the full subscriptions or to have access to the articles which will be just for one time. The whole industry of media enjoys a love and hate relationship with the Internet search giant Google. The Mountain View, who is the online publications company, would be providing great amount of the traffic to those web sites that are related to the newspaper as well as the magazines, but it has been complained by some of the people that this company has grabbed a huge and great portion of the advertising dollars which were claimed by them once. It was done in part by aggregating as well as linking to the articles. It has been said consistently by Google that it wishes to partner up with the business of media and also want to help where it is possible for the company. Google has also readily admitted that the worth of the services of the company has much to do with the quality of the content. A handful of initiatives have been rolled out by the company for the sake of helping the publishers to make some more money over the internet.

Chris Gaither – the spokesman of Google has said that the company had no specific way to announce currently about the Newspass, but the executives of Google have much the references to this kind of payment system in the past times. During the month of December, David Drummond, who is the chief legal officer has said during the World Newspaper Congress that they are greatly exploring the solutions related to technology which would be helping the publishers with some of the logistical problems that are in charging for the whole content like the billing systems that are used for the subscriptions or for the micropayments.

Google and Newspaper Association of America

During the previous fall season, it was told to the Newspaper Association of America by Google that a latest version of the Checkout micropayment platform would be helping the industry for charging the content which is available over the Internet. Many of the media outlets have tried to charge a little money for one article which includes many publishers.

How to Speed Up Firefox by Running It in RAM

Browsing the Web is so interesting so that you can spend the whole day doing so. That’s why you need to choose the browser that makes you feel the beat in each single moment. A wide range of users all over the world chose Firefox to be their web surfing captain, and its not for nothing , Firefox has the most stunning  , speed ,and overhauled rendering engine “the code that interprets HTML into Webpage format” among all available Web browsers in the market.

Ready for more

Usually, Firefox functions through your hard disk same as any installed desktop application, the new thing is, it can function through the system’s main memory, ” RAM in another colloquial term”, which for sure pushes it to function extremely faster than operating from the hard drive. If you are thirsty for more, pay attention to the following as we will guide you to the “Into Action Scene where you can do it your self.

1-     Make a directory “create a Folder” in a specific place onto your HD as later you will download components and extract them inside it, let’s name it as SPEED and place it on the C: drive “C:\SPEED”.

2-      Download the Portable version of Firefox to your computer and pose it inside the SPEED folder.

3-      Download the RAMDisk application to SPEED as well, but start extracting “installing” it into an insider folder, let’s name it INSTALL.

4-       From Windows Control Panel, double click on ‘Add New Hardware’. Once a window shows up, click the “Next” button so that Windows searches for new hardware recently attached to the computer. By the time of finishing so, choose Yes, I have already connected the hardware, and then click on the “Next” button again. And Down there in the showed list Scroll to the Add a new hardware device, click “Next” again and choose “Install the hardware that I manually select from a list” (Advanced) and proceed by clicking “Next”.

5-      Select “Show All Devices” and hit “Next”.

6-      Hit the “Have Disk” button; a window will show up demanding the installation disk of the manufacturer. Hit the “Browse” button and navigate till you reach the INSTALL folder.

7-      Move the selection to RAMDisk.inf and hit Open, then Ok in the following window.

8-      Hit “Next” In the main window and on the “Ready to install window as well. If any troubles occurred just hit Continue Anyway and click finish.

9-      In this step we will configure the RAMDisk application, first go to Control Panel, double click on “System”, hit the “Hardware” tab, then the “Device Manager” button.

10-   Scroll down all the devices installed on your machine till you reach RAM Disk, expand it by hitting + sign to show its contents then right click on Ramdisk (Q-Soft ), then hit Properties.

11-   Hit the Ram Disk Properties tab. set the drive letter you desire to be emulated by RAM Disk, let’s name it as B: determine the size you want to specify for the drive, the file system … etc. Once it’s all done hit OK.

12-   Tow files are demanded, one is to copy Firefox to the RAM disk once the operating system restarts, and the other to save settings. It works by copying everything in C:\SPEED to B:\FireFX then copying it all back from B:\ to e C:\… operation will be as following”

  • Open Notepad and write XCOPY C:\SPEED\*.* B:\FireFX\ /E /Y /C
  • Save the file as Load_firefox.bat in C:\SPEED directory
  • Repeat the previous operation but write this line instead of the previous one XCOPY B:\FireFX\*.* C:\ SPEED \ /E /Y , and save the file under Save_firefox.bat

13-  insert the link of the 1st batch file in the Startup folder of Start Menu

14-  Double click the Load_firefox.bat so that all contents of C:\SPEED get copied to B:\FireFX

15-   Make your self a shortcut on desktop of the PortableFirefox.exe and start surfing like an eagle

So after what we have shown in here, we can assure you that Firefox will be your intimate mate especially after the enhancements started from Firefox 3 edition of no more memory hogs which makes it fast exactly all day long with No restarting required. Simply live it or leave it, Enjoy.

Windows Intune Desktop Management through Cloud Computing

Microsoft has recently announced the beta version of its new Desktop Management termed “Windows Intune for small and medium businesses.” Through the help of the web, Windows Intune provides management and security services to Windows PCs. Being a cloud service; the Windows Intune provides desktop management and security without the help of a server. Other software or tools that provide desktop management and security to computers need a server to perform the operations.

The Desktop Management tool from Microsoft’s, Windows Intune has been design to cater desktop management and security to up to 25 to 500 computers in an organization. The desktop management and security provided by the all-in-one Windows Intune software includes features like:

  • Patch management
  • Remote assistance
  • Inventory management for desktop computers
  • Security policy enforcement and
  • Malware protection

Along with these features, using Windows Intune software can prove to be beneficial, as each machine that is managed by the Windows Intune, can be upgraded to Windows 7 Enterprise. Also Windows Intune license provides access to the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) which can provide improved group policy management and the MED-V virtualization system along with the more advanced diagnostic capabilities.

There will be no need to update the software, as it will be updated automatically. With the help of the Windows Intune software, desktop management of any machine that has Windows operating system installed on it and has an Internet connection can be done with the help of any Windows machine that has an Internet access.

The beta version of Windows Intune will be limited and will be available to only 1,000 customers in US, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico and can be used for management of up to 20 desktops.

Lastly, the last date for signing up for the Windows Intune is 16th May, 2010. However, Windows Intune will be commercially available on a monthly subscription basis within a year. Microsoft has not revealed any information regarding the cost of Windows Intune.

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