hea DemosSoft IT - Freelancer: July 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Best Spinner ( Article Spinner )

I bought and used this program recently and it wasn't that bad - anyone else tried it ? I wish some features were a bit more automated but overall pretty good.  Unfortunately my subscription for this has now run out.

The Best Spinner

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

iPhone Security and products like the iSecure Mobi App.

The iPhone 4 is out and like previous versions it’s creating lots of buzz with most of it being positive. What protection do consumers have though if they lose their iPhone and it is found by someone with less than honorable intentions ? Software products like the iSecure Mobi App available on iTunes for $4.99 claim to provide advanced security and filing for data, music, contacts, images, storage and much more. iSecure Mobi lists features like Dept of Defense AES 256 encryption, calendar, storage categories and files, backup, browsing support, mulitple user accounts, easy logon buttons and data self destruct after multple failed login attempts. The obvious advantage of apps like iSecure are that they can provide a layer of protection if you lose your iPhone or are a victim of a hacking attempt.

One likable feature of the iSecure is the simple logon process and the on screen buttons button as shown in the image at the far bottom. Since it seems numerous lawsuits, investigations and corporate probes these days are based on digital information found on cell phones, computers and other devices, cheap apps like the iSercure Mobi look like a good buy, especially if you have private, sensitive or corporate data on your iPhone. Furthermore, if you ever need it, iSecure offers the option to create and logon to different accounts on iSecure to store different sets of data and save your favorites.

It is generally accepted that previous version of the Apple iPhone could use some improvement on its data encryption and security. Until that time, cheap, easy secure logon apps like iSecure will probably be the best way to secure your iPhone data and prevent it from falling in the wrong hands.

iSecure Mobi - iPhone App

Online Biometric Security using products like Ardeun Authenticator.

Biometric Security is the use of human features like voice, facial recognition, retina scan and fingerprints to verify the identity of a user instead of typing passwords. The technology has been around for many years but suprisingly is now available for use on the web and ecommerce thanks to products like the Ardeun Authenticator. Ardeun Authenticator allows members of a website or network to login using various Biometric devices like finger scanners, web cams, microphones, thumb print mouses and Geoplot (TM) a feature for users who don’t have these Biometric devices. Biometric authentication is used regularly by the government but can now offer the same security for ecommerce and many other industries by applying simple ASP or PHP code snippets to an existing site or computer.

Ardeun decribes their product as the safest and easiest online biometric product and far superior to password protected sites with 256 bit encryption on all it’s offered devices and software. Most of Ardeun’s products are offered as software as a service (SaaS) in the Cloud. Once the code snippet is added to a site and a biometric device is scanned, the Ardeun Monitor server remotely verifies identity and allows or refuses access to the user. One advantage of biometric authentication is that it can also require multiple layers of identification before access which can be a good thing, digital/web crime is a long term problem with more and more sophisticated methods appearing daily. Biometric products like Ardeun leave very little or no room for error in identity verification.

Basically with a good microphone or web cam you can actually set up your own biometric Ardeun login for your web store or site. The Ardeun site also offers a full list of specialized Ardeun devices like fingerprint smart card readers, microphones and Biometric software like the iWallet IE plugin that saves your passwords and works with their various devices. With this sort of simple commercial platform, biometric security is definitely starting to look like a viable future approach to secure identity verification.

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