The Dangers Of Making Payments On Free Public Wi-Fi

Free public Wi-Fi access at places like Coffee Bean and Starbucks are convenient, but you may be putting your device at risk. Public wireless networks are generally designed for convenience but not security. They often do not require authentication to establish an internet connection, therefore creating opportunities for hackers to get easy access on unsecured(…)

Pharmacies Industry Stat

Of the top 2,000 public companies in the world, 41 pharmaceutical companies are part of the list and the United States alone has 13 companies. The biggest drug companies of 2014 are led by Pfizer, followed by Novartis, with a combined total net profit of 97.8 billion. Global 2000 Rank Company Country Sales Profits Assets(…)

Can Abenomics revive the Japanese economy?

Abenomics refers to economic policies advocated by Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan. It involves: – fiscal stimulus through government spending on mega projects – monetary easing through unconventional central bank policies – structural reforms by reducing corporate taxes, increasing company profits and finally higher wages. Is Abenomics Working? It showed some positive signs(…)

Porn Industry Challenge

The porn industry is growing rapidly but traditional porn production companies are at a crossroads, they can either invest in new technologies or be squeezed out of the market due to free streaming content on the web from sites such as XVideos, Redtube, Youporn and Pornhub. The challenge: – 72% of porn companies are investing(…)

How Big is the Porn Industry?

Sex services is one of the oldest industries in the world, and the industry is bigger than you might think. Over the years, the demand for porn has increased steadily. Google trend analysis Some interesting facts (source: 2010) 1. 12% of the websites on the Internet are pornographic. 2. Every second, $3,000 is spent(…)

Visa and Mastercard Payment Security Innovation

Both Visa and MasterCard are giant companies that process transactions between your purchase merchant and your bank. They constantly release new security updates to avoid fraud cases. From 2003 to 2013, Visa successfully reduced their fraud ratio by 0.024%, while MasterCard successfully released 2.5 million bio-metric debit EMV cards to South Africa in 2012, and(…)

How Secure Is Your Password?

Recently, hundreds of celebrity nude photos went online after an iCloud hack. Some questioned Apple’s responsibility, but after thorough investigation, Apple released a statement that the leaks were due to brute force attacks on targeted user names, and not any security issue in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. All the(…)

Make Payments With Near Field Communications (NFC)

NFC is a technology that lets you use your phone as your wallet, and pay for things wirelessly at the checkout counter. It swaps data wirelessly across short distances. By simply placing your smart phone near a NFC reader, a transaction is made. How NFC Works Compare NFC to other wireless technologies NFC-enabled phones will(…)

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