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Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, dies aged 56

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like, ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, some day you’ll most certainly be right’.

It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.

Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – falls away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.

When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs addressed students from Stanford ­University with those words in 2005 he had been living with pancreatic cancer for a year.

Yesterday, at the age of 56, the billionaire behind the Apple Macintosh computer, the iPod and the iPhone finally succumbed to the disease – and made way for the new.

Fans mourned his death by lighting candles with a touch to their iPad screens at Apple stores around the world. US ­President Barack Obama led the millions of tributes, saying: “Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.”

Jobs’ father Abdulfattah Jandali was a Syrian professor teaching in San Francisco where he met student Joanne Carole Schieble. The couple had a baby boy in 1955 but decided to give him up for adoption.

His mother nearly refused to sign the papers after she discovered would-be adopters Paul and Clara Jobs had not gone to university but relented when the Armenian couple pledged that her son would go instead. They kept their promise but after only six months at Reed College, Oregon, Steve dropped out of his course. He travelled to India, returning in robes, and dabbled in drugs, describing taking LSD as “one of the two or three most ­important things I have done in life”.

After developing circuit boards for games firm Atari, he and old high school pal Steve Wozniak, together with Ronald Wayne, founded Apple in 1976. They designed the Apple I computer in Jobs’ parents’ garage, followed in 1977 by the Apple II, which was a big hit.

In 1984, they launched the Macintosh, which was to revolutionise the computer world with its pioneering use of graphics.

However, despite rave reviews, it sold poorly and Jobs found himself under ­pressure. He was often difficult to work with and was dubbed “one of Silicon Valley’s leading egomaniacs”.
His confrontational style led to a split at Apple and in 1985 he was forced out after a boardroom bust-up.

The ever-practical Jobs later said his firing was the best thing that could have happened to him. He set up computer company NeXT and bought what would become the hugely successful Pixar animation studio for a bargain $10 million.

Then, 11 years after his ousting, he was back at his spiritual home when Apple bought NeXT for $429million.

What followed was unimaginable success, with Jobs’ unquenchable drive and vision leading to a string of best-sellers, including the all-in-one iMac computer in 1998.

A fan of the Beatles, he had named his company Apple after the Fab Four’s record label, who allowed him to use it on condition he steered clear of music.

And so he did, until the 2001 launch of the portable iPod, an MP3 player which offered “1,000 songs in your pocket”.

It led to a lengthy battle which ended last year when the Beatles’ music went on sale on Apple’s iTunes. The company then became the world leader in telecommunications after the launch of the touch-screen iPhone in 2007. It saw scenes of near-hysteria at Apple outlets and the device went on to sell 100 million.

Away from work, Jobs was a fiercely private man. He had a son and two daughters with his wife Laurene Powell but also had a daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs, 33, from a previous relationship.

Her mother struggled on benefits when Jobs denied being her father, claiming he was sterile. But after another lengthy battle, Jobs finally admitted he was her dad.

“He had a love-hate relationship with his fame,” says biographer Alan Deutschman.

“Steve wanted it both ways. He enjoyed the celebrity and access it gave him, but wanted total control over his image.”

As he became increasingly ill from the pancreatic cancer which was to finally take his life, Jobs stood down from his CEO role at Apple in August.

He amassed a fortune estimated at £5.3billion but once said: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”

SSL Certificate and Web Hosting Promos Roundup - ClickSSL

Here at various promotions appealing to all kinds of hostingrelated needs, including cybercrime prevention, Wildcard SSL Certificates and aweb design contest. CoreLink Data Center is offering companies a free hour-longsecurity consultation to protect from cyber attacks, ClickSSL has launched aWildcard SSL certificate for $99/year, HostBaby is giving away three years freeweb hosting to the winner of its web design contest, Yahoo Web Hosting isoffering 50 percent off its small business hosting packages and Namesco isoffering 25 percent off web hosting.

CoreLink Data Centers Offers FreeSecurity Consultation, Free Managed Security Service

Colocation firm CoreLink Data Centers (www.corelink.com)has launched a managed security promotion, offering companies a free 60-minuteconsultation to evaluate IT infrastructure, ensuring it's protected againstattacks and unauthorized access. Valued at $250, the meeting will be held withan expert security engineer, and will include any managed security service freeto users for the first 30 days. A minimum 12-month hosting contract isrequired. The offer expires June 30.

ClickSSLOffers Wildcard SSL Certificate for $99/Year

SSL Certificate provider ClickSSL (www.clickssl.com)is offering a special promotion on its wildcard SSL certificate. With the promocode CLICK@198 a Wildcard SSL Certificate costs $99/year. The Wildcard SSLCertificate enables SSL encryption on multiple sub-domains using a singlecertificate. Wildcard SSL certificates areissued for (*.yourdomain.tld/*.*). Where * stands for anything and does notlimit the numbers. Wildcard SSL certificates are same as regular certificates and offer the high encryption and browser support.

HostBaby Web Design CompetitionEnds Sunday, Awards 3 Years Free Hosting

Web host HostBaby (www.hostbaby.com)is holding a web design contest to promote its new Site Builder. The contest isopen to musicians, authors and artists and prizes include three years free webhosting, CD manufacturing packages, custom stickers, posters and more. Thewinning sites will be selected by a group of web designers. The contest endsSunday, May 15 and the winners will be announced via its blog on Wednesday, May18.

Yahoo Web Hosting Offers Half OffSmall Business Packages

Web host Yahoo Web Hosting (smallbusiness.yahoo.com/webhosting)is offering 50 percent off its small business hosting packages. The plansinclude a free domain name and unlimited disk space, email storage and datatransfer.

Namesco Offers 25 Percent OffHosting Packages

UK web host and domain registrar Namesco (www.namesco.co.uk)is offering 25 percent off selected hosting packages for the month of May. Thecompany's hosting starts at $6.49 per month. Namesco offers a variety ofpackages, including a starter package for personal use, a professional packagesuitable for business hosting, a premium package for high traffic sites and aplatinum option for developers and reseller hosting.

Credit: Web Host Industry Review

The recent survey says people are not very conscious on online frauds

Surveys are a great window into people’s minds, especially when they can illuminate contrasting, and even contradictory, behaviors in the same group. Results from the Symantec Online Internet Safety Survey have done just that. The most compelling finding – that respondents frequently proceed with online transactions they know might be insecure – inspired me to ask not just, “What are they thinking?” but “What are they thinking?!?”

The survey’s focus must be on many people’s minds, as we’ve had an extraordinary response – 301 people in just a few days! My initial impressions of the results are below. Feel free to share your comments and questions here.

Findings:

Risky behavior remains common despite respondents knowing better: What struck me the most was that in many cases, respondents continued online transactions even when those transactions lacked security cues respondents knew should be there. For example, 80 percent of respondents knew to look for the padlock icon signifying Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, but only 55 percent said they would abort a transaction if they didn’t see it. Similarly, 81 percent knew to look for secure Internet connections (HTTPS) but only 56 percent got spooked by secure URLs not matching certificate domains (not an exact correlation, I know, but related). These are differences of nearly 30 points! What is driving this reckless behavior?
An equally notable figure is that 15 percent don’t use secure connections for social media activities even though they know improved security is available. Come on, people!

People know to bail out of online transactions they suspect aren’t secure: Exactly 3 out of 4 (75 percent) of respondents have abandoned online transactions because they felt the website wasn’t secure. This figure affirms respondents’ understanding of security cues and isn’t surprising given respondents’ high sensitivity to data loss. In fact, I’m wondering why the figure isn’t higher, closer to the high 90s like in Questions 1 and 2 (see below). Why would a quarter of respondents not cancel such transactions? Do they only go to websites they trust? And how do they know that trust is warranted without those security cues?

Many people are still learning about new browser security cues developed to counter evolving threats:

The majority (55%) of the respondents knew to look for a green address bar – the sign of a website having an Extended Validation Secure Sockets Layer (EV SSL) certificate. More than half of respondents (54 percent) knew a green address bar means a website is secure and only 1 percent said it didn’t make them feel safe. In contrast, nearly half (46 percent) either didn’t remember seeing the bar or didn’t feel either way about it. These figures indicate that popular understanding of the value of the green address bar is growing but this new security feature is still not top of mind for many users. Perhaps businesses can help educate their users about their use of the green bar, where applicable. If you need help with that, there are great resources available at the VeriSign Authentication Services.

Moreover, 42 percent knew to look for a third-party trust mark or seal. In fact, 1 in 3 (35 percent) respondents said lack of a seal worried them enough to end an online transaction. These figures may indicate most people don’t yet understand how seals represent an important security guarantee. Think about that for a moment. There is a potential for online businesses to be having a third of their businesses not transacting simply because the site lacks a recognizable trust mark to encourage users the site is safe.

At the same time, more than 4 out of 5 respondents knew to look for the padlock icon and/or the “s” in the HTTPS in the URL address of a website (80 percent and 81 percent, respectively) which is not too surprising as users have been conditioned over the years to look for these traditional cues. A vast majority of respondents know the value of secure connections (HTTPS) and how to use them – 77 percent set their social media security tools to use secure connections whenever browsing or logging in.

Nearly everyone has armed themselves with knowledge about security, but room for improvement still exists: Nearly all respondents (97 percent) considered themselves either somewhat or extremely knowledgeable about keeping their confidential data safe when shopping or banking online. The breakdown here was much more even, with 54 percent saying they were extremely knowledgeable and 43 percent somewhat knowledgeable.

Keeping confidential data safe when shopping or banking online is a universal concern: Ninety-eight percent of respondents were either somewhat or extremely concerned. What’s telling is that 82 percent were extremely concerned and only 17 percent somewhat concerned. That means more than 4 out of 5 respondents see protecting their data as a top priority.
This data ties into other findings that phishing attacks are widespread but not always recognized as a threat. More than 1 out of 7 respondents (16 percent) said they had been phished, highlighting how endemic cybercrime is today. Five percent of respondents, though, had no idea what phishing attacks are – a dangerous blind spot. Think you know what a phishing site looks like? Play our Phish or No Phish game to see if you can tell the difference.

Twitter Turns on SSL Encryption for Some Users

Twitter is slowly turning on automatic encryption on its website, a move following other major providers of web-based services to thwart account hijacking over wireless networks.

Twitter has offered an option for users to turn on SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, but said on Tuesday that it will turn the feature on by default for some users. It did not indicate when the option would be turned on by default for all users.
SSL encryption, indicted by "https" in the URL bar and sometimes a padlock in the browser window, is an encryption protocol used to protect communication between a client and a server. It is important to use because unencrypted information passed over wireless networks can be intercepted.

Many websites encrypt a person's login and password but will stop encrypting further data that is transmitted. A reason for not using SSL throughout a session is that it can occasionally slow interaction between the user and website.

Last year, a freelance web application Firesheep released, an add-on for Firefox that snatches cookies transmitted on unencrypted networks. Web sites drop a cookie, or a small data file, into a person's Web browser while they are logged into a session. Cookies are also used to "remember" people and keep them logged into the website.

Firesheep used an technique that was well-known but made it very easy for novice hackers to grab cookies and immediately log into a website as another person with just two clicks, known as session hijacking. If Firesheep detected someone logging into say, Facebook, on an open wireless network it would display their photo and name, which could be clicked in Firesheep, hijacking the person's account.

SSL Certificate would thwart such an attack since the cookie would encrypted. Other websites have started to step up their security as well. Facebook allows people to turn on SSL for a person's entire session in the "Account Settings" under "Security." In January 2010, Google turned on SSL for everyone using Gmail by default.

Credit: PCWorld Business Center

Install SSL Certificate in Microsoft IIS 5.0

Step 1: Install CA Certificate
Step 2: Install the SSL Certificate

Choose the appropriate Primary and Secondary Intermediate CA certificates based on your SSL certificate product.

The Certificate Authority will email you your certificate. If the certificate is an attachment (Cert.cer), you can use the file. If the certificate is in the body of the email, copy and paste it into a text file (such as OriginalCert.txt) using Notepad. Do not use Microsoft Word or other word processing programs that may add characters. Confirm that there are no extra lines or spaces in the file. If necessary, move the file to the server machine.

1. Open the Internet Services Manager or the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) containing the Internet Information Services snap-in.
2. Expand Internet Information Services (if needed) and browse to the Web site you plan to secure.
3. Right-click the site and then click Properties.
4. Click the Directory Security tab.
5. Under Secure Communications, click Server Certificate.
6. On the Web Site Certificate Wizard, click Next.
7. Choose Process the Pending Request and Install the Certificate, then click Next.
Important: The pending request must match the response file. If you deleted the pending request in error you must generate a new CSR and replace this certificate.
8. Select the location of the certificate response file, and then click Next.
9. Read the summary screen to be sure that you are processing the correct certificate and then click Next. You see a confirmation screen.
10. After you read this information, click Next.
Stop and start your Web server prior to any testing.
Be sure to assign your site an SSL port (443 by default).
If you do not specify an IP address when installing your SSL Certificate, the same ID will be used for all virtual servers created on the system. If you are hosting multiple sites on a single server, you can specify that the ID only be used for a particular server IP address.

To verify if your certificate is installed correctly, use the SSL Checker

Mozilla Firefox stopped accepting MD5# algorithm

Mozilla disabled MD5 in their environment from June 30, 2011 (https://wiki.mozilla.org/CA:MD5and1024).

This means that any SSL certificates containing an MD5 signature algorithm will not work in later FireFox browsers after that date.

RapidSSL does not use the MD5 in the certificates we issue. However, it is possible that a small number of older certificates may contain an MD5 signature.

In the next few months RapidSSL will be communicating to any affected customers that they should reissue their certificate.

Reissuing your certificate is a simple process and will ensure your certificate contains a with a SHA-1 signature algorithm.

For instructions on reissuing your certificate please contact support team at https://www.clickssl.com

Symantec Commands Over 70 Percent of SSL Certificates on World’s Top 1,000 Domains

Symantec Corp. announced that its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates are found on more than 70 percent of the Internet’s top 1,000 SSL-using websites while its closest competitor sits with just 4 percent. The Alexa Netcraft Index is a monthly snapshot of SSL Certificate use among the Internet’s most frequently visited sites. Symantec’s family of dominant SSL brands includes VeriSign, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL and TC Trust Center.

Last month’s report comes amid high profile discussions – from the social networks to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. – on the necessity for greater SSL implementation across the Internet’s Web properties. Concerns over rogue hotspots and related man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks have given rise to an extension of SSL protection to Web sessions beyond login and transactional pages.

“As organizations more fully appreciate the variety and severity of online threats, the need for SSL-secured web sessions, at more touch points across the Internet, will become more and more apparent." "Online leaders seeking to maintain trust in their brands will continue to work with Symantec on the strength of its brands' reputations for strong encryption, innovative services and world-class technical support. When it comes to building trust online, business will continue to come to Symantec."

Catapult Data Services creates the monthly Alexa Netcraft SSL Index by cross-referencing the Netcraft SSL Survey of public-facing certificates with the Alexa Top Sites list, which ranks the 1 million most visited sites by popularity. As a result, the Alexa Netcraft SSL Index obtains an accurate picture of SSL Certificate usage across the websites that matter most.

Having acquired the first CA to provide SSL Certificates, Symantec continues its strong position in the market by offering customers more value-added services than the competition. For instance, VeriSign® SSL Certificates enable customers to rest assured that they are protecting their online transactions and communications with the industry’s strongest encryption. VeriSign SSL customers also receive daily malware scans and Seal-in-Search™, which enable the VeriSign seal to be displayed within search engine results to boost traffic to their sites.

Symantec is the leading provider of SSL and EV SSL protection worldwide, with nearly 70 percent of the EV SSL market. More than 100,000 websites display the VeriSign seal by deploying VeriSign SSL, VeriSign EV SSL, or VeriSign Trust Seal solutions. As the most popular and recognized security mark in the world, the VeriSign seal is viewed by Internet users up to 650 million times in a single day.

About Symantec:

Symantec is a global leader in providing security; storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com

Original Source: Symantec

Symantec Takes the Pain Out of Renewing SSL Certificates

Express Renewal and AutoPay Features Make Symantec the Industry’s Only Certificate Authority to Completely Automate Renewal Process

Symantec Corp. announced two new features designed to relieve one of the most common pain points of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate management: the renewal process. Now, customers who have deployed VeriSign SSL Certificates can fully automate the SSL Certificate renewal process for up to six years. The new features make Symantec the industry’s only Certificate Authority to offer this innovative way to renew and manage SSL Certificates.

Symantec’s Express Renewal feature eliminates the need to submit a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) or re-install a VeriSign® SSL Certificate when it approaches renewal time. When a certificate is up for renewal, the SSL customer simply pays for a new validity period. There is no need to generate a new CSR or to re-install for VeriSign SSL Secure Site and Secure Site Pro Certificates for up to six years for VeriSign Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates for up to two years.

To further automate the renewal process, Symantec’s VeriSign SSL customers can activate the AutoPay Renewal Service upon their initial enrollment. By automating payment for renewal, AutoPay service helps ensure SSL protection continues without interruption.

“With Express Renewal and AutoPay, Symantec has become the industry’s only SSL Certificate Authority to eliminate the pain of renewing certificates.” “The features greatly reduce the possibility of unexpected certificate expirations – and best of all, customers don’t have to do a thing. Website operators now have the same flexibility to pay for 1-3 year terms but with added ease of management.”

Express Renewal is available at no charge to VeriSign SSL and EV SSL customers who submit a minimum 2048-bit certificate signing request (CSR). Customers can activate and deactivate AutoPay at any time, for any reason and without penalty, for as long as they hold their VeriSign SSL or EV SSL Certificate.

Symantec is the leading provider of SSL and EV SSL protection worldwide, with nearly 70 percent of the EV SSL market. More than 100,000 websites display the VeriSign seal by deploying VeriSign SSL, VeriSign EV SSL, or VeriSign Trust Seal solutions. As the most popular and recognized security mark in the world, the VeriSign seal is viewed by Internet users up to 650 million times in a single day.

Original Source: Symantec Press release

Install osCommerce Shopping Cart integrated with an SSL certificate

osCommerce shopping cart is the powerful PHP web scripting language and can be customized easily. To run any osCommerce website the web server should support the medium to enhance your website speed and fast MySQL database. The most amazing thing about an online store can be very important if you’re using a shopping cart on getting reliable options to grow your business online.

Designing an online store for developers is tough task, but designing an online store is not enough. It has wide range of the shopping cart itself. osCommerce shopping cart process is a free open source online store management software and you have an e-commerce shopping cart is that allows online stores to be setup rapidly. With a perfect shopping cart solution business will grow definitely. E-Commerce shopping cart offers a wide range of features that It is important to focus on your online store.

This stuff gives details to set up online shopping cart, specially os Commerce, to work with dedicated SSL Certificate. SSL activation process is very important when you are using a shopping cart on your website and you have an SSL Certificate because it’s needed to configure the encryption of the shopping cart itself.

Steps to install osCommerce Shopping Cart:

1) Login to your Admin cPanel ( http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel )
2) Locate and click on the Fantastico De Luxe Icon
3) Click on “osCommerce” ( Under the “E-Commerce” section )
4) Select “New Installation”, In the right panel.
5) Fill out all of the boxes. For “Install on domain”, select the domain you want OS Commerce to install. The default will be the domain you signed into. For “Install in directory”, choose the directory you want to install OS Commerce. By default, it will install in your root directory if you leave the box blank. Create an administrator user name and password. Enter the preference’s you want for your store including the name, owners name and requirements when signing up. When you are finished, click “Install OS Commerce”.
6) After Double check your information click “Finish installation”.
7) Then you will get a confirmation page of your installation.

Following below steps to Activate SSL Certificate:

Once you have the installation location stayed at squared away, the succeeding steps are self helpful. The SSL process is authorized to a little bit in actual justification.
1) Set the “Use SSL” option to “Yes”
2) Enter the “Domain Name” for your secure server.
If you have a dedicated IP address and SSL certificate for your website, just enter your domain name in the next field. If not, basically apply the server name entered above.
3) Choose the data you want to require from your customers. You will see that these options are simply and can be easy set to “Yes” or “No.”
4) Click on the “Install osCommerce” tab.
5) Click “Finish installation”.


Now you have completed installation process for the E-Commerce Shopping cart program integrated with an SSL certificate to secure online payment process & data transferring. Now just open your website URL in browser to sign in and set up your online store.

We wish you Good Luck with your online business success.

Installation Guidance when Purchasing a New SSL Certificate

Internet communications are usually unencrypted, which allows anyone on a hold in the proceed between users' computers and your website, such as online credit card payments, or other important data and information, users’ and the servers are encrypted for safety. Secure Socket Layer known as SSL stands for safety and used widely for securing websites and data transacted being online. When security matters for you and server, organizations usually rely on use of "SSL Certificates" to acknowledge or process the private information from your website and server.

Use the following information on this page to install your SSL Certificate or other sensitive data; you will require a SSL certificate. When the ability to snoop on a system in the trail between users' computers and encrypt the information so third parties cannot read it. We have also included Root Certificates (CA Certificates) for installations that want them.

Find below the information which helps you to install digital SSL Certificate on a website.
  • Download your certificate from the certificate authority where you purchased it. save it with the extension .txt or .cer and before continuing with the installation of the certificate
  • Click Start > Administrative Tools > IIS Manager
  • Click the corresponding server name from left menu
  • Under Security, double-click Server Certificates in the middle pane
  • Click on "Complete Certificate Request." From the Right pane
  • Then navigate to .cer or .txt file saved on the desktop and enter the domain name you will reference the certificate as in IIS. This is only displayed to IIS administrators. Then Click "OK."
  • Browse to your Server Name > Sites > Your SSL-based site
  • From the Right pane, choose Bindings
  • In the Site Bindings window, choose Add
  • From the Add Site Bindings window, provide the binding type as HTTPS
  • Select the SSL certificate that will be used for this site
  • Click OK
  • Test the if the site is secure by using HTTPS, Stop and start your Web server prior to any testing.
  • To verify the SSL certificate installation, use the SSL Certificate Checker.

Some points someone not to do when designing a website

You might know all the things about what to do when designing a website. Here I m giving some points to you about things not to do when designing a website.

1. Color scheme: First of all color scheme of your web site must be attractive and eye catchy. Avoid bad color scheme.

2. Dose of flash: over dose of flash is one of the point not to do when designing a website. If your connection is slow use of flash is worthless and other reason is search engines cannot read flash.

3. Spelling and grammatical mistake: Your content must be error free. There is no excuse for the spelling mistakes or any grammatical mistake, because it shows carelessness in work.

4. Proper navigation: your navigation of the website must be straight forward. It should not take more than 3 clicks to go any webpage.

5. Loading speed: As having a good website design is of no use if a few people are able to see it due to long time in loading. Increasing your website loading speed is not only important for search ranking but it will also affect your visitors' perception about your website. Visitors will leave it immediately if any webpage taking longer than 8 seconds to load. Keep in mind the major sites like Google, yahoo having few images because the loading time is really important.

6. Scrolling: A good web design must require very little or absolutely no scrolling. The whole work must be available on loading and must not require any vertical or horizontal scrolling.

7. Use of banner: Don’t over use banner in your website otherwise it improperly or over-done, they can be downright ugly, providing little more than an obnoxious or irritating distraction for the viewer, in some cases to the point that the user leaves the page to avoid them.

8. W3C validation: A website is made for representing your business or whatever you want to represent and that should be visible as well as accessible everywhere. Different people use different browsers. If your website is not W3C compatible it may face some problems of accessibility in different browsers. Your website’s popularity is totally depends upon its visibility and accessibility. If your website is easily accessible from everywhere on each and every browser it means you can get more attention of users. Passing W3C validation is also beneficial from the point of view of SEO.

6 Effective off Page SEO techniques

Search Engine Optimization is a technique that places the website on high rank in search engine result page through natural or organic searches. There are two kind of SEO on page and off page. There are some important technique for Off Page SEO that given below.

Articles:-

Article is an effective technique of SEO. You can write the article on relevant topics and published on, blogs, article directories, and web portals for the industry, online magazines, and many others. These are ways for you to promote your site, get added back links.

Though search engine cannot understand image, symbol, or flash content, texts become only way to get identification in search engines. Proper density of the keywords in the article plays an important role in getting search-engine's attention.

Blog:-

The latest trend of online advertising is blogging. It is very important technique for the SEO. Blog is the place where you share your ideas and people read it and learn from it. You can get traffic from that. Another benefit of having blog is you can advertise your web page and post your offers. If you have good keywords on your blog, good back links and traffics the search engine will rank it well.

Directories submission:-

It is very easy to submit directory. It is like listing a phone number in a directory. There are two methods for submitting links to the web directories. The first method is automatic submission (through software) and second is manual submission. Manual submission needs time and efforts.

Submitting press releases:-

There are many PR sites on the internet that accept press releases. With this you will be able to write an article about your company and product you are promoting including a link back to your website.

Forum:-

Forum is an easy way to get links in order to get traffics and thus reach on top in search engine results. Many forums allow you to include a link of in the signature area. You have to register your account for that. To get proper information people will visit this forum. You can create good traffic by the forum activity or posting, for these the created links will be of big use.

Social Bookmarking:-

Social bookmarking is a process that involves grouping and storing bookmarks, just like a person would add any website to his favorites. . It is a way to have the pages of your website bookmarked is through sign ups and submissions to the famous bookmarking sites.

How Presence of SSL Certificate can help your Business from Online Fraud?

Protections against our online data stealing become very important now days. Hackers become so intelligent so it is very easy to theft any data being transacted through internet media. Information theft is a kind of computer protection and security risk and it’s described as dishonest someone’s personal or secret information. It’s very hazardous to get the data which has stolen as these can origin as much impairment, or probably more than hardware or programs theft. They can see your maximum data you send. Many companies are using some user identification and authentication methods to avoid data theft.

These constrictions are most considerable for defending computers along a company’s axis. Because of this reason many companies, banks, online store owners, institutes and universities like to encrypt their online data with the use of SSL Certificates. SSL uses the science of analyzed and deciphered system that uses two different ways to encrypt data one for all general public and second for the recipient. Many Web sites use SSL to obtain confidential user information like credit card numbers and payment processing activities. Encryption is method to change data or information into an unclear form. Anyone can send that data through many option but won’t be able to retrieve the actual information. They must decrypt or decipher it into a more readable form with the help of public and private keys provided. These data secured by SSL called the encrypted data or output is known as cipher text.

A Website requires SSL Certificate to be able to create an SSL encrypted connection. To active SSL on your web server you must have knowledge about few questions like identification your website and your company information. Then your server will create two cryptographic keys – a Private Key and a Public Key. Programmer converts plain text into cipher text with encryption key. An encryption key has set equation that person who’ll receive the data have to use cipher text. There is lots of different algorithm methods of encryption. With the use of encryption key you’ll use one these encryption techniques. Online fraud is same as when thief stole someone’s credit card than go for dummy purchase from his account. In case information is conveyed over a network then he has very rare chances to catch accurate information of data being transacted online.

The complicacies of the SSL protocol stay unseen to your customers. As an alternative, their browsers allow them with a key sign to let them understand they are actually secured by an SSL encrypted platform. The security lock icon in the lower right-hand corner in browser showings SSL encrypted site, after clicks on the icon you can able to see SSL Certificate and all information about issued certificate. An SSL Certificate will usually incorporate all types of information about your website and about your business, like: domain title, description, business title, address etc. It’ll furthermore incorporate information about your SSL Certificate. Like details of the certification authority and the expiration date of the certificate. Browser will automatically get website information about SSL Certificate and it’ll also check it out that SSL Certificate has expired or not. It will displays more information about the authority of that SSL Certificate and SSL uses for same website for which it has issued.

Processing transactions in the secure manner on the web means that we need to transmit data between the web site and the customer in a manner that makes it difficult for other people to intercept and read. SSL, or secure sockets layer, take care of this for online security of your website and online store and it works through a combination of programs and encryption/decryption routines. In-short presence of SSL Certificates helps your business website to build trust that data being transacted on your website are very much secure and it cannot been shared with third party. This will certainly helps to build trust about your business online and helps to gain more consumers.

Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates

The goals for EV SSL Certificates are both boost client self-assurance within online transactions and to decrease the risk of phishing attacks. EV certification requires proof from the enterprise that it is a validly included entity with a registered office.

EV SSL certifications are the effect of an considerable effort by the Certificate Authority (CA) Browser Forum, an industry consortium of certificate authorities (CAs), browser manufacturers, and Accredited Web Trust auditors. Currently, Internet Explorer 7 supports EV certificates, and other Browsers are expected to follow suit.

When a client outlooks an EV website inside Internet Explorer 7, the browser address bar is green, an SSL secure icon seems in the address bar, and the address bar displays the name of the organization That owns the EV SSL Certificate, alternating with the name of the Certificate Authority (CA), the Third party that issued the certificate to the organization.

Value of EV SSL Certificates:

Users any person who perceive a basic description of what the green EV adress bar shows come seal site protection report that they suppose worth in it.

The basic description participants learned in this study was: “The green address bar in Internet Explorer 7 signifies that this website is an Extended Validation website. Extended Validation, or EV, signifies that the website host has gone through extra, rigorous steps with an authorized Certificate Authority to verify they are a protected site.” For most participants, this description was enough for them to declare they had a preference sites with the green EV address bar to sites without it.

When inquired what Certificate Authority names in the address bar rather than VeriSign they would progress with, most participants could not consider any other CA names.

If the phrases in the green address bar for a site protected by VeriSign were to say “VeriSign Secured” rather than “Identified by VeriSign,” this reliability with the language of the “stamp of security” users identify may give them added comfort. Adding the logo checkmark symbol would be even more familiar.

The VeriSign name has a well-built positive relationship with security in online transactions. Participants described their credit and reaction about VeriSign in superlatives. In 88% of the responses recitation how they felt about shopping on a site with VeriSign named as the Certificate Authority in the green EV bar.

For more information visit: ClickSSL.com

Introduction to Wildcard SSL Certificates.


The SSL certificate is attached to the server and qualified domain name (FQDN) of the website. You must need one certificate per FQDN that you are searching to secure. If the certificate’s common name and the FQDN on your website do not correspond, users will get an error message.

Wildcard SSL Certificates not only save your money, but also saves your time for ordering, installing and managing other sub domain certificates. A Wildcard Certificate is the SSL certificate that makes you enable to secure an unlimited number of sub domains and servers with a single certificate. That means you can get an SSL Certificate with the common name as *.XYZ.com and you can use it for all of the following without receiving any errors:
  • www.XYZ.com
  • product.XYZ.com
  • info.XYZ.com
  • secure.XYZ.com
  • mail.XYZ.com
Wildcard SSL Certificates are distributed for (*.XYZ.tld/*.*). Where * stands for any type and it doesn’t limit the numbers. Installing Wildcard SSL Certificates are very easy to install and manage. We do not have any limit for the sub domains and it allows utilizing single wildcard certificate for all prosperity of sub domains. Wildcard SSL Certificates are equal to the Standard Certificates and provide the high encryption and browser support. If you want to protect more than one of your sub domains or totally different domain names in one certificate, you can give a look to Unified Communications SSL Certificates.

Encryption Strength of Wildcard SSL Certificates:-

You can choose your Wildcard SSL Certificate from these two Certificates: the Wildcard Certificate and the Wildcard SGC Certificate. The encryption level of the Wildcard SSL Certificate corresponds to the encryption strength of the usual Standard Certificate you can this way get a smallest encryption of 128 bit with new browsers and new functioning systems. With the Wildcard SGC Certificate the encryption strength corresponds to the Premium SGC Certificate what entails that all users will get a smallest encryption of 128 bit, no issue which browser and which functioning scheme they use.

Benefits Wildcard SSL Certificates:-
  • Trustworthy:-Secure Unlimited Sub-Domains with a single Wildcard SSL Certificate for a main domain.
  • Cheaper: Some organizations might have as many as 50 or more domains to maintain, it is more cost effective to buy one certificate for all websites. Wildcard SSL Certificates are the best way to secure your multiple domains with a single Certificate purchase.
  • Easier to run and manage: - Deploying 30 distinct one-by-one SSL Certificates can be a scary project, even with a PKI administration interface. And thereafter you have to do it all across again, as shortly as it comes time to renew them.

Secure Your Online Shopping from Cyber Crime.

If congested shopping centers and outlets horrify you away from buying this vacation time of the year, you might be liable to pay for gifts online. But, be warned. Shopping online can put your individual data at risk.

We all recognize there are threats to purchasing in congested shopping centers. Thieves may a go to thieve your wallet or purse, or smash into your car. We recognize how to protect ourselves there. So, we should in addition recognize how to protect ourselves from steals online.

The skilled population at Best Buy’s Geek Squad proposed the subsequent tips for online shoppers:

Only store the websites of respectable retailers If you don’t identify an online shop, manage some study to find out if they’re legit?
Legitimate retailers will show in public an “SSL” certification as long as the checkout process. Look for “https://” within the address bar, displaying you that the site is secured.

Make certain your anti-virus program is up-to-date.

Don’t shop your borrowing business card data any location online. “That’s absolutely a thing you don’t like to do.” The threat you run with it is that if everyone ever hacks that site, hack that retailer, that’s got that data out there. So, you like to be painstaking of that.

Experts declare you should also in addition compensate for your items using a credit card with a low credit limit. That way, whether the crooks do attack, they won’t be able to obtain much.

Any time purchase or provide personal information on the internet for the transaction it is transmitted over a publicly open/viewable connection.

This means every can view your personal information if they want to view and hackers always keep on eye like this information. So, further what happened, your information is stolen and misuse in any theft or hacking. And for online selling and buying there are always ask for your credit card, Account and personal information. Then after that Customer found that information is stolen or read than business would not be long because they have lost customer satisfaction.

For these reason online business sites must have SSL Certificates for the secure transaction.
SSL Certificates provide extended security to your website by encryption of your information with secure key and algorithms. You know secure website which start with “https://” or right corner of browser symbol of LOCK.

For more information visit: ClickSSL.com

Secure Your Network from hackers and viruses.

If you’re connected to the Internet (especially with an “always on” connection such as cable or DSL), you’re at risk for intrusion from hackers or with infection from a virus or spyware. This can happen without your knowledge. You can be browsing, logging on and off various web sites, etc., and be compromised. However, you can protect yourself from this type of intrusion by following a few simple steps.

1.. Use a firewall to block all incoming connections from the Internet to services that should not be publicly available. By default, you should deny all incoming connections and only allow services you explicitly want to offer to the outside world.

2.. Enforce a password policy. Complex passwords make it difficult to crack password files on compromised computers. This helps to prevent or limit damage when a computer is compromised.

3.. Ensure that programs and users of the computer use the lowest level of privileges necessary to complete a task. When prompted for a root or UAC password, ensure that the program asking for administration-level access is a legitimate application.

4.. Disable AutoPlay to prevent the automatic launching of executable files on network and removable drives, and disconnect the drives when not required. If write access is not required, enable read-only mode if the option is available.

5.. Turn off file sharing if not needed. If file sharing is required, use ACLs and password protection to limit access. Disable anonymous access to shared folders. Grant access only to user accounts with strong passwords to folders that must be shared.

6.. Turn off and remove unnecessary services. By default, many operating systems install auxiliary services that are not critical. These services are avenues of attack. If they are removed, threats have less avenues of attack.

7.. If a threat exploits one or more network services, disable, or block access to, those services until a patch is applied.

8.. Configure your email server to block or remove email that contains file attachments that are commonly used to spread threats, such as .vbs, .bat, .exe, .pif and .scr files.

9.. Isolate compromised computers quickly to prevent threats from spreading further. Perform a forensic analysis and restore the computers using trusted media.

10.. Train employees not to open attachments unless they are expecting them. Also, do not execute software that is downloaded from the Internet unless it has been scanned for viruses. Simply visiting a compromised Web site can cause infection if certain browser vulnerabilities are not patched.

When it comes to doing business online, security is a two-way street. Safe online transactions demand smart behavior on the part of consumers and proactive security policies and procedures on the part of Web sites.

Businesses that sell goods or services online also have a responsibility to keep their transactions secure and private. And the more sites know about current e-commerce security threats, the better job they can do at protecting their transactions. Your browser should comply with industry security standards, such as SSL Certificate. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a security Protocol.

Original Source : mosotechnology.com

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