The Best Application For Monitoring Your Online Financial Activity

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Many of us have moved on from tracking our finances the old way with a pen and paper to using the Internet as our primary resource for everything financial. That is a great way to help reduce the need for us to keep track of so many documents. It is simply easier on us and our busy schedules to do things this way. Thus, it makes a lot of sense that people would want to know what the best Read the rest of this entry »

Protect Your Account Info With These Handy Phone Apps

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The digital world has made a lot of things easier on us, such as checking our bank accounts, paying bills online without ever having to leave the house and purchasing items from the comfort of our computer chairs. However, using this information everywhere has also made us a bit more vulnerable to identity theft and financial fraud, and it is important not to forget about the essentials of keeping your information private. Luckily, there are things that Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Weakest Passwords And How To Improve Them

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Creating a secure password is an essential part of protecting your online identity. If you make your passwords weak or easily guessed, you run the risk of someone gaining unauthorized access to all your online accounts. This includes bank accounts, shopping accounts, email, work accounts, and more. For starters, make sure none of your passwords are the following, which are the ten weakest passwords you could possibly have.

1. Password. Never make your password “password.” It’s the first thing anyone will guess.
2. 123456. If you use only numbers as your password, at least scramble Read the rest of this entry »

Handy Tips For The Independent Online Store Start-Up Company

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If you are the owner of your own retail business and you are looking to take your company online to start selling your products and services using an eCommerce store, it is important to understand how to work online by reviewing a few tips and tricks before you open and launch your online store.

First, it is vital to ensure that your website has a SSL certificate (secure socket layer) before allowing the site to store users’ personal information including their names, addresses, and credit card or payment details. You can purchase a Read the rest of this entry »

What To Do When Your Accounts Have Been Compromised

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The internet is a wonderful place to shop virtually all over the world. It gives you the most variety, cheapest products, and the chance to do transactions from the comfort of your own home, but with all this freedom there’s a buyer’s worst fear, that their account could become compromised.

Right when you suspect that an account may have been compromised, such as noticing emails of products that you yourself never purchased or charges from your credit cards or accounts the first thing to do is act Read the rest of this entry »

How To Spot Early Warning Signs Of Identity Theft

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One of the easiest ways to spot early warning signs of identity theft is to check your credit report. If you see there is something on your credit report that you know you did not authorize, then you will know that someone may have stolen your identity. If someone has used your name or social security number when buying something then it may show up on this report. There are website that allow you t check your credit report.This/tag helps explain it more. Some sites offer free reports, while other Read the rest of this entry »

What To Watch Out For When Ordering Across Borders

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One of the advantages of the Internet is that it has made the entire world open to shopping. Unfortunately, not all countries have the same moralities as the Western Hemisphere. This means that when ordering from other countries, even some in the same region of the world as the United States, it is important that shoppers do everything they can to protect themselves. Before shopping from a vendor outside of the United States’ borders, search on the Internet for reviews about that vendor. Beware of that vendor writing or paying for positive reviews about itself. Pay Read the rest of this entry »

Training your staff on digital security

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Whether your business runs over mobile internet or a giant, stationary processor, it’s your responsibility to keep your clients’ information safe. When you’re training your staff on digital safety be sure to mention the following:

Never Ask for Passwords: It should be your company policy to never ask for passwords to your website. That way if people are being scammed they’ll know it and you won’t have to encounter any liability issues in the event of unauthorized activity.

Treat Credit Card Numbers Like Socials: If Read the rest of this entry »

Independent Online Vendors And You; What You Should Know

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While the only things needed for online shopping are a computer, a bank account and a debit or credit card, there are a number of important factors to consider carefully before committing to any online purchase whether from a well-known business or an independent vendor.

Basically the advantage to online shopping is the ability to shop 24/7 without the unpleasant experience of sales pressure. This type of shopping also provides an easy avenue for comparison shopping in terms of product description Read the rest of this entry »

2011 List: Phone Apps For The Cautious Online Shopper

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Having a phone with internet is truly a blessing for the frugal shopper. So many web developers have created applications that allow shoppers to compare deals and find coupons in no time.

Shopper is one amazing application that combines a variety of functions. On the Shopper app, one can see daily deals from his or her favorite stores. In addition, one can scan the price of a product to see if there are better deals at surrounding stores.

Red Laser is one of the most famous apps for the Read the rest of this entry »