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Online Shopping Saves you time.

Guest Post: Wang Linlin So, what is all the hype about online shopping? It seems as if more and more people around the world are taking the do it online route everyday and you are probably wondering why? And what makes it so different from old fashion going to the mall? Well in this article I will explain to you why you should shop online and how it can benefit you. 1. Convenience. It's the main reason why people start shopping online. It is so much easier than driving all the way to the mall spending hours going through every store, only to find out that the shoes or new high tech gadget u want was just sold out. And now you did all that driving and effort for nothing. Online shopping takes out all the effort and stress of going through that phase. All you need to do is just get on your computer,laptop etc search for a product, purchase it and have it delivered to your door step hassle free. You can Shop online anytime 24/7/365. 2. Saves you time. There is just no faster w

Computer Security: The NIST Handbook

If you are new in Computer Security field and need to learn on how to provide security for your company working environment. I highly recommend you begin reading the Special Publication 800 series e.g.  The NIST Handbook . Special Publication (800 Series) Special Publications in the 800 series present documents of general interest to the computer security community. The Special Publication 800 series was established in 1990 to provide a separate identity for information technology security publications. This Special Publication 800 series reports on ITL's research, guidelines, and outreach efforts in computer security, and its collaborative activities with industry, government, and academic organizations. ( NIST.GOV , 2010) To start, read the Special Publication 800-12 An Introduction to Computer Security, and follow-up with other reading materials where your current responsibility fit. For example about Cryptography, read Special Publication 800-21 2nd Edition: Guideline for

GeoTrust updating Intermediate Certificate Authority (CA)

This is a follow-up article that I post last week about the Installation of GeoTrust SSL Digital Certificate . After the renewal and successfully installed of digital certificate to one of our web server I thought everything is working just fine. Just like other system administrator, I've used Microsoft Internet Explorer ver7.0, 8.0 and Chrome to test the new SSL digital certificate installation. All returned no error when I browsed the website as an example. Then I received emails from other users that connection to the server is untrusted . So I start troubleshooting the issue, and I found out GeoTrust renewed their Intermediate Certificate Authority and additional action is required to fix the issue. Note. You will only see the error if you are using Windows Vista with IE 7.0 or Firefox 3.4.6. So here's the procedure to update the GeoTrust Intermediate Certificate Authority. Go to your web server and follow this instructions. Visit www.geotr