on the internet Online Shopping it not something new,
many companies today offer the ease of using your credit card
over the internet. The question that so many of us have asked
is, "Is It Safe To Give Out Credit Card Information Over
The Internet." We have heard about hackers who can intercept
your credit card information. If you are like me giving your
credit card to others not intended is not something I want to
A system that was originally designed by Netscape and now
others use a SSL Secure Socket Layer. This security helps protect
you from impostors, eavesdroppers, and vandals that might otherwise
access your information as it travels from one computer to another
A key or lock icon at the bottom of your browser suggests
that you are on a page that is secure. You can also check this
out by using the security button in your menu bar. This command
will let you know if the present page that you are on is safe
for private information.
does the Internet Work? The internet was designed to carry
information from one computer to another somewhere else in the
world. The idea was that if one direction of computers failed
the information would find another path to follow until it reached
its original target. As individual computer users we type email
then press the send button. The information will travel from
your computer to next doors computer to their next door and so
on until it arrives at the original destination. If no security
is used to encrypt the original message then your next door neighbor
and their next door and so on can intercept and read that email.
With encryption your email is now in a code only the computer
to actually receive it has the decoder. That means that your
neighbor can not read your email, and his next door and so on.
This is why it is important to watch what you send over the internet.
If its not encrypted don't send credit card numbers or other
personal information that you do not want the world to see as
is the benefit of a SSL Server? The older browser Internet
Explorer 2.0 and Netscape 2.0 had limited encryption for sending
secure documents over the internet. with the start of Version
3.0 encryption was set at a standard of 40 RCA which meant that
a mathematical calculation could crack your code within eight
years. With the speed increase of computers those calculations
were being made quicker then eight years. The government would
only allow banks to use a 128 encryption which could take over
a million years to crack. Today the government has allowed anyone
who registers their name with a registry to obtain the 128 codes.some
ISP offer the code to their customers for protection. Other encryption
codes and software are being created that would out do the present
system. But still the use of credit over the internet still is
of common sense. Make sure you know who you are dealing with,
before hitting that submit button.
4. VISA and Master Card on the internet
is it safe? Use common sense when using your credit card
on the internet. Check out who you are dealing with. If your
not sure about who your doing business with then, you may want
to think twice. your credit card company will stand behind your
purchases over the internet. If there is a grave difference between
the charge and what you see on your credit card bill. Report
it immediately to the credit card that you are using and they
will settle the difference for you. You are responsible for using
your credit card wisely still.
5. Advertising on the Internet and its
benefits. Advertising starts with good planning. Know
who your targeting audience will be. Logos and color will make
an ever lasting impression. Include your web address on everything,
such as business cards, letter heads and other print materials.
6. Who can benefit from selling off
the internet? Selling off the internet has become common
after watching companies like Amazon books do so well. However,
like many new companies success does not happen over night. What
do you want to sell? Will it be just information, or do you have
a product to sell. Information sites can encourage sales from
your business. How will your product be bought from your customers.
E-commerce is opening the doors to on - line credit card shopping.
One day everyone will shop on - line.
is in a domain name? www.waymorewebs.com The domain tells
you who owns the site. The "www" indicates world wide
web the domain is waymorewebs, the com is commercial. After the
domain the rest tells the browser where to find the pages you
need. Every page on the internet has an address. A domain name
gives you ownership and freedom to register your web site with
Personal web .nom
Cultural site .art
Entertainment site .rec
Information services .info
Web related .web
United States us
United Kingdom uk
is the internet heading in our future. Advancements in
faster modems increase download times. More images like video
VR, animations, flash animations, video conferences, and selling
are fast becoming todays achievements. Tomorrow we will see two
or three dimensional sites. Interaction web sites ask and receive
on line. Paying bills and banking, buy food and clothing and
even a car. The internet is another tool to express yourself
and will continue to grow as long as we continue to create.
there any restrictions on the internet. "YES",
We are trying to protect our young children from propaganda,
pornography, corruption, and sexual predictor t. It is assumed
that you are eighteen or older when using a credit card on the
internet. Services such as "Adult Check" will not allow
entrance without registering and paying a membership fee. The
credit card is entered but a signature is not required. The government
has talked about placing restrictions on what can go onto the
internet. This practice however would have to be as a cooperative
with the world wide, which is unlikely. The true restrictions
are presently left to those that use the internet. parents monitor
the children, some software will allow access to certain sites.
Some ISP offer family net again filtering out the adult contents
from the internet. The use of common sense when your children
are using the internet is a good rule of thumb.
News (2008) Police
and other law enforcement around the world have joined forces
through computers to monitor the internet and corruption. Great
Progress has been made to keep the internet a safer place for
all who daily use it.
(9b) (New March 19, 2007)
Changes to the World Wide Web
Making Sense of TECH NO-BABBLE
Bubble Jet is Canons term for
an ink jet. uses similar technology as HP uses in their ink jets.
CD Recordable (CD-R) A CD capable
of holding 650 MB of data. That date can be in the form of
music,mp3,mpeg or Avi, Quick time and text. This type of media
can only be recorded on once.
CD ReWritable (CD-RW) Similar
to the CD recordable except that the CD disc is capable of being
record on several times. This is good for backing up accounting
or daily back ups.
of the software ( exception is DVD and floppies) we get for our
computers are CD ROM. These disc contain information or programing.
You can not save or write data to this disc.
DVD-RAM This is like the CD-
R in that it can be recorded to. However, the nice thing about
a DVD is that its potential to hold up to 11 GB of data. The
first writable DVD machines wrote 2.6 GB to one side, however
you can write to both sides for a total of 5.2 GB. The latest
writable DVD machines will do 4.7 on one side and a total of
9.2 GB On Apples G4 some DVD Ram drives can store up to 9.4 GB.
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
The main center or brain of the computer. A chip set also known
as a RSIC for macintosh, Intel, AMD. Often referred to as the
processor in the computer.
Driver Allows the printer to
communicate with the computer. Every piece of hardware comes
with a cd of a driver to run it.
Digital Video (DV) Video that
uses digital and is able to be copied several times without degradation
of picture and sound quality.
is Apples version, is also known as IEEE-1394 and by Sony the
iLink. Information can be transferred between computer and DV
camera or scanner at the present rate of 400 Mbps. Second generation
is suppose to be able to transfer up to 800 Mbps of data information.
Gigabyte (GB) One Billion bytes
of data information
GUI (Graphic User Interface)
it allows the mouse to point and click
Hard Drive is
made up of many steel disc which are capable of storing data.
These steel disc can be erased and written to many times. Some
hard drives have a life expectance of three to five years on
Hardware This would be things
like a printer, scanner, modem, jazz or zip, This is the physical
parts of the computer. This also includes ram, hard drive, and
IEEE 1394 See
Fire Wire above
iLink developed by Sony is the
same idea as Fire Wire.
InkJet A low cost color printer.
this printer uses a fine mist to create a sharp and picture perfect
image and text.
Laser Printer Uses a black colored
toner to produce a high quality text and image. For professional
use and several thousands of dollars lasers can print in color.
Some lasers printers use an array of diodes and solid inks.
Megabyte (MB) Contains one million
bytes of data information.
Megapixel refers to image quality.
The more pixel you have the sharper the image. In scanners the
term 600 by 1200 dpi or dots per inch. Digital still cameras
are referred to as 1 megapixel camera. The more the better the
image and we are now seeing 3 and 4 megapixel camera coming to
a retail store near you.
Mini-DV Digital Video and the
mimi is a format type. We use to use an analog tape which when
copied would create a degrade in each copy. With DV the image
is as good as the first. Any degrade would be hardly noticed.
Monitor A screen that allows
for image data to be presented to be viewed. How about a really
good quality television with out a tuner. Is able to present
true RGB (Red / Green / Blue ) colors often with a sharpness
of .22 dpi to blurry stuff of .38. For the purpose of saving
your eyes from eye strain look the lowest number when buying
your monitor. The lower the dpi the more this monitor will cost
you but it is worth every penny.
Mp Player A
storage electronic device which can play audio, files. Files
are compressed and play is a high quality sound in steoro.
Photoshop Plug ins Is a Photoshop
Are programs written to enhance larger programs like Adobe PhotoShop.
But these plug ins can be used for other software programs like
flash player. The browser that you are using uses them to help
you view other media.
Pixel (Picture Element) One tiny
part of an image. Using many pixels will create a sharp color
rich if in color picture.
Power PC A CPU based on the RISC
technology. Was jointly developed by Apple, IBM, and Motorola.
RAM (Random Access Memory) The
more ram that your computer has the more application can be opened
at the same time. The faster images and text will download from
your internet connection. Ram will hold instructional data information.
A good example is typing a story on your computer. The story
is stored in ram memory until you save it to the hard drive.
Ram only works when there is electric power going to them. If
you turn off your computer before saving to your hard drive the
story "will" be lost.
Refresh Rate Measured in HZ.
This is the amount of time that each horizontal line on the monitor
is redrawn per second. The higher the Hz number the clear the
image on your monitor. Monitors use to refresh at 60 Hz but some
people had experienced seizures so today most monitors run at
75 Hz and faster.
RSIC (Reduced Instruction Set
Computing) Is an advanced processor architecture that provides
greatly increased performance,
SCSI (scuzzy- Small Computer
Systems Interface) Was common found on all Macintosh computers
prior to 1999. Used to provide high - speed access to peripheral
devices. Most commonly connected scanner, Jazz drives and CD
Writers to the computer.
Software Also known as a program.
A program which allows the computer to complete a task. Some
programs commonly used would be a word program, or a game, accounting,
web designing or using a program to create art or clip art.
Speed Often is used to indicate
how fast your computer is. Is measured in Mhz so far. Computers
today are running up to one GB for the home user. After the year
end we will be seeing faster computers running CPU with some
form of coolant to keep them from melting down. Don't for get
to have the fire hose ready just in case you do have a melt down.
Terabyte Is the same as one trillion
bytes of data.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) Has allowed for the Window and
Mac platform to share the same hardware by connecting a similar
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