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How to Spot a Splog

I really enjoy reading blogs. And since you are here, reading my blog post, I’m guessing you do too. Blogs are a great way of gaining information and learning about different perspectives on a wide variety of topics. Unfortunately, spammers have tainted this medium with splogs.

The word splog is a combination of the words spam and blog (from my perspective, it could easily be called blam as well). And that’s exactly what it is, a blog full of spam. Splogs are blogs that usually have plagiarized c

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12 Home Security Mistakes We Make

Smart criminals love dumb homeowners, but even a dumb burglar can score big when the homeowner makes just a little slip in security measures.

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  1. Don’t nickel-and-dime your door locks; get high quality locks. A cheap lock is cheap.
  2. Don’t hide keys. Anyone knows to check under the flower pot or on top of the ledge above the door frame. Consider a keyless lock.
  3. Make sure valuables aren’t visible through windows—including those of your car.
  4. Flatten boxes that valuables came in like flat screen TVs so that
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Spy on your Kids yes or no

It’s one thing to bust into your kid’s diary and read it, but if your kids want the privilege of engaging in the cyber world, they need to understand that parents are justified in “spying” on them. Or are they? Depends on whom you ask and how far they go at “spying” on their kids.

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Frankly It’s not spying at all and both kids and parents should get over it. It’s called parenting. My kids are still young, but as they get older there will be hardly a thing they do online that I won’t be aware of. Th

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Survival is about being Persistent

“Survivor.” What comes to mind when you see or hear this word? A victim of a disease or of a perverted crime? A TV show? We’re all survivors in that every day, we do something to stay alive—life-saving things we don’t even think about as life-saving, such as eating healthy and exercising. People die every day from killing themselves with food.

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Survival also may conjure up true spectacular stories of survival, like the man who cut off his arm to free himself from a boulder because he was starving

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Researcher says HTTPS can track You

Perhaps you’ve read that “HTTPS” at the start of a website address means that the site is secure, encrypted. However, a feature of the HTTPS can track you, says an article at theregister.co.uk.

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HTTP is not secure. Carnegie Mellon University in a Register article states “HSTS”, which is “Strict Transport Security”  redirects users to HTTPS. The HSTS authors decided that this redirection every single time was a bit much, so they came up with a feature that browsers could remember regarding the HSTS

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What is ATM Skimming?

Ever hear of a crime called skimming? It may not be as dramatic a crime as assault or Ponzi schemes, but it can cause significant problems to you as your  savings account can be wiped out in a flash.

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Picture a scrawny nerd tampering with an automated teller machine (ATM)—the machine you use with your debit card to get cash. The thief places a device over the slot through which you slide your debit card. You have no idea it’s there. You swipe your card, and the device “skims” or reads your card’s

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Feds warn of more Online Predators

What goes on in the home life of a 14-year-old girl such that she feels there’s nothing better to do than send nude photos of herself to a man whom she’s been corresponding with online? Though this goes well-beyond the parents not bothering to find out what their kids do online, another huge issue is the proliferation of online predators.

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And for parents who DO care enough to monitor their kids’ cyber activities, here’s some unsettling news: A 2013 survey called  Digital Deception: Exploring the

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70 Travel Risk Management Safety and Security Tips [Video]

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All travel should be considered hazardous, until proven otherwise. This 70 travel risk management video set provides professional tips and advice on how to manage the threats and hazards of travel.

Ranging from the administrative processes to extreme events such as natural disasters each video is a short 2-5 minute education tutorial that will assist in reducing the risk of travel, anywhere you travel.

You will receive a unique, informative

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Introduction

 

The death of Osama Bin Laden does not conclude the global threat of terrorism but in many instances it will trigger a new wave or business travel threats. If you want to know more on how the killing of Osama Bin Laden will affect business travel then you need to read this article. This article will identify the major delays, disruptions, risks and threats to business travel as a result of this high profile leader’s death. By the end of the article you will know the key issues affect

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Beware the Fine Print

Introduction

If like most, you base your overall assessment of a country or city based on some-kind of threat rating then you need to read this article before blindly basing all your business decisions upon such tools.

This article will address the development and reporting of security or travel safety threats and how they are communicated. Specifically, the collection of data, affected audience demographics, aggregated indicators, qualifiers and the real threats revealed.

By t

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Introduction

If you want to know why the Japan tsunami turned into a far greater disaster than the initial earthquake and learn the 7 main reasons for this calamity, then read on. In this article we will touch on the government, closed cultures, leadership vacuum, system failures and Japanese crisis management, timing and information practices.Japan-tsunami.Crisis-Management.Tony-Ridley-300x300.jpg?width=300

By the end of this article you will have the information to act in a much more decisive manner during the next similar crisis or immediately review your cr

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Managing Business Travel Risks and Crisis

Introduction

If you know that business travel is not without its risk and the potential for crisis, then you need to read this article.build_puzzle_bridge_pc_400_clr-300x182.png?width=300


In this article we are going to talk about the management and containment of crisis as it relates to travellers and travel managers.
The objective of this article is to share with you the collective knowledge on managing crisis and significantly improve your ability to identify and manage a crisis but also improve your busin

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The Golden Hour and the First 24 Hours!

In the vast majority of cases, regardless of the duration, the end success or successful resolution to a crisis is determined by the initial actions in the first 24 hours. Often referred to as the “Golden Hour” in emergency medicine, the initial hour of the first 24 hours is the foundation upon which the primary phase is predicated. The events, information and decision making process during these two phases will place both individuals and multi national cor

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Are you wondering “How safe is it to travel to Thailand in 2011?“. So are many others. Find out here what the main travel safety and security issues will be for Thailand in 2011. You may be surprised as to what the REALthreats and issues are.

 

Thailand Travel Safety and Security Report

 

 

Remove the guess work or hesitation when considering travel to Thailand

  • No more fear and exaggerated reporting
  • No more waiting for the main news broadcasts
  • No more worried or confused managers and travellers
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