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Will E-Signatures and Mobile Devices Change how Insurance is Sold?


e-signatureIn my opinion, yes. The use of mobile phones is bringing about the biggest change in the insurance industry since the Internet.  There are more mobile phones now than cars or credit cards. More than 80% of adults in the US alone own one; half are smartphones that can carry out electronic transactions and can capture an e-signature. People are using their phones to engage with insurance companies. Increasingly, consumers expect to be serviced via any channel. And more than that, they expect to be able to start a transaction through one channel, and complete it in another.

Carriers in turn are developing apps for the growing market segment that wants to use their mobile screen to obtain quotes, check on submitted claims and buy coverage. Regardless of which devices consumers use – and whether the screen is a 17-inch agent’s laptop, 9.7-inch display on a tablet like the iPad, or a 5-inch LCD on a Samsung Galaxy smartphone – application forms and policy documents still need to be signed. Read the full story

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SpyShelter 5.1 Review


Most people are usually unaware of just how many paths of attack spyware creators are taking. When you think virus, you may think of a PC-slowing, pop-up-laden program that simply wreaks havoc on your system. But that’s only the half. Keyloggers and other rouge files can crawl in through the back door and record and steal personal information, potentially leaving you financially crippled.

SpyShelter has long been one of the more noted antispyware/anti-keylogging systems on the market, and version 5.1 was recently released only last week – a beefier system with a much larger signature base, an improved interface, and a greatly enhanced experience for users.

The reason SpyShelter is popular is unfortunately due to the strength of keyloggers. A keylogger is an incredibly dangerous threat because it resides totally in the background of your computer and is nearly impossible to detect unless your antispyware program carries its signature. Read the full story

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PCRisk.com – Malware and Spyware Removal


By each passing days, the potency and diversity of online threats is increasing and Internet Security is becoming more and more important. Howsoever smart, intelligent and updated security software you are using on your system, you can never be assured that your computer is totally safe and protected.

By each passing days, the potency and diversity of online threats is increasing and Internet Security is becoming more and more important. Howsoever smart, intelligent and updated security software you are using on your system, you can never be assured that your computer is totally safe and protected.

There are a lot of sites including Internet Security Blog, which try to impart awareness about these online threats and the ways and means to protect your system from them.

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Review – BullGuard Internet Security 9.0


The 2011 series of Internet Security Software will be about to be launched by most of the security software vendors. It has become tradition to launch the yearly edition of security suites like clockwork. I am not sure how many functional changes are incorporated in these yearly editions.

At least one vendor has ensured to buck this trend. Bullguard has recently come up with the latest edition of their Internet Security named as Bullguard Internet Security 9.0. It has come after around two years of last major version 8.0 being released. Although in-between, they had also released the minor revision 8.5.

BullGuard Internet Security 9.0 has an impressively simple to use interface. It presents you a simple interface studded with a few icons, which allows you to perform common security tasks like scan, backup and other things with a single click of a mouse button.

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Best Free Internet Security for New Malware – Microsoft Security Essentials


Security Essentials – The Free Internet Security Tool from Microsoft

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) (previously codenamed Morro) is a free antivirus software created by Microsoft that provides protection against viruses, malware, spyware, adware, scareware, rogue security software, rootkits, keyloggers, dialers, worms and trojans for Windows XP (x86), Windows Vista, and Windows 7 (both x86 and x64).

MSE replaces Windows Live OneCare, a commercial subscription-based antivirus service and the free Windows Defender, which only protected users from adware and spyware. It is geared for consumer use, unlike Microsoft’s upcoming enterprise-oriented product Microsoft Forefront.

(Source: Wiki)

Fine, But Which is the Best Free Internet Security Tool

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Malware Infection Economy – Top Selling Products and Services in Malware Business


Today’s Malware and Virus infections are not created for fun. They are operated by organized groups of people with a definite purpose and established orders.

In a recent report, top security vendor Symantec had studied this underground economy and listed the top selling and advertised products. The report has some very interesting observations and it is surprising to know that sensitive data like Credit Card information is available for as low as $0.85.

The underground economy is an evolving and self-sustaining black market where underground economy servers, or black market forums, are used for the promotion and trade of stolen information and services. This information can include government-issued identification numbers such as Social Security numbers (SSNs), credit card numbers, debit card information, user accounts, email address lists, and bank accounts. Services include cashiers, scam page hosting, and job advertisements such as for scam developers or phishing partners.

Following are the top selling products and services in malware infection economy.

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Hotmail Allows Secure SSL Encrypted Login


We just carried a post on how to make your Hotmail account more secured by ensuring that your Hotmail Password gets expired after every 72 hours. There is yet another way to make your Homail account still more secure by ensuring to use encrypted SSL login to your Hotmail account. Google has introduced this early in its GMail last year.

You have to click the link “Use Enhanced Security (SSL)” at the bottom to use this feature. Based upon your cookie settings, this option will be stored, and the next time when you login, this feature will be automatically selected.

You can turn it off any time, by clicking “Turn Off Enhanced Security (SSL)” option, if you think that it is slowing down your browser speed. But I strongly recommend you to use this feature to protect your Hotmail Login.

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