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  • Kim Dotcom announced Saturday on Twitter that Mega will have Bitcoin support he also announced that Mega will support Email, Chat, Voice, Video and Mobile in the coming years.  Kim reemphasized his company’s commitment to privacy, while also suggesting that Mega is uniquely positioned in New Zealand to safeguard user data.   Kim cautioned against using U.S.-based servers and email providers calling out Gmail, iCloud and Skype, because the American government can demand access to user data, he said. Mega now accepts bitcoin via reseller Bitvoucher.  If you head to bitvoucher.co, you’ll see three ways to buy Mega services with Bitcoin. There are three monthly options and three yearly options (no refund or exchange for any): Mega Pro I: 500GB of data storage and 1TB of bandwidth for 0.5184 Bitcoin per month or 5.1888 Bitcoin per year. Mega Pro II: 2TB of data storage and 4TB bandwidth for 1.0373 Bitcoin per month or 10.3781 Bitcoin per year. Mega Pro III: 4TB of data storage and 8TB bandwidth per month for 1.5563 Bitcoin per month or 15.5674 Bitcoin per year. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, currently the most-widely used alternative to common forms of money. Because it has no central issuer, it has no single authority and thus no way to lock out certain users (or countries) out of the network. Bitcoin can be used to pay for certain transactions both offline and online. Mega supporting Bitcoin makes perfect sense. Doctom’s company wants to distance itself from governments as much as possible, and a virtually untraceable payment method is an excellent way to do so.
  • December 7, 2012

    Gmail Two-factor authentication

    When people talk about keeping their personal information safe like there “Banking”, they need to understand just keeping your “Banking Information” safe is not enough.  You e-mail is where all your banking information gets sent, so you need to keep that secure first. The most secure e-mail is one that uses Two-factor authentication I recommend is Google Gmail because it does what we want to do unlike Yahoo, AOL, exc.  Even if you just setup Gmail for your banking you will be better off.  So what is Two-factor authentication lets explain? Two-factor authentication is an approach to authentication which requires the presentation of two or more of the three authentication factors a knowledge factor “something the user knows” a possession factor “something the user has” a inherence factor “something the user is” Two-factor authentication is often confused with other forms of authentication. Two-factor authentication requires the use of two of the three authentication factors. The factors are identified in the standards and regulations for access to U.S. Federal Government systems. Two-factor authentication is commonly found in where evidence of identity is needed and a second form confirms the identity. Two-factor authentication seeks to decrease the probability that the requestor is presenting false evidence of its identity. The number of factors is important, as it implies a higher probability that the bearer of the identity evidence indeed holds that identity in another realm computer system vs real life. In reality, there are more variables to consider when establishing the relative assurance of truthfulness in an identity assertion than simply how many “factors” are used. One of the things I like about Gmail’s Two-factor authentication is the app that works on Android, iPhone and Blackberry.  Google Authenticator generates 2-step verification codes on your phone.  Enable 2-step verification to protect your account from...
  • November 12, 2012

    Twitter Password Reset Email

    If you’re wondering if the e-mail asking you to change your password on your Twitter account is legit or a phishing scam look no further the e-mail is legit.  Twitter sent password reset email to many accounts, thanks to a security breach.  Sites like Mashable, Techcrunch and many others got there Twitter accounts hacked and a tweet with a link was sent out saying: “Make $250 A Day From Home” Twitter has sent out e-mails to user that they believe have compromised accounts.  The e-mail reads “We’re committed to keeping Twitter a safe and open community. As part of that commitment, in instances when we believe an account may have been compromised, we reset the password and send an email letting the account owner know this has happened along with information about creating a new password. This is a routine part of our processes to protect our users. In this case, we unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.” If you received this message or when you login to twitter they asked you to change your password this is legitimate.  Make sure you do this to keep your account safe.
  • October 17, 2012

    Google Lawsuit For Reading Emails

    There is no denying the power of the Google AdSense Advertising Network. Interest-Based Advertising, often known by its more modest name, “behavior targeting,” gives advertisers a way to deliver ads to users who have shown interest in related items. Google tracks your online movements threw almost everything Droid Mobile Apps Chrome YouTube Google Docs Pretty much anything Google creates collects tracking data and builds a collection of “interests” based on which websites you visit. For business owners, bloggers, internet marketers, and other online business analytical data is vital to daily operations and useful in SEO ranking. Google does create an advertising program based on your Gmail account. But a new lawsuit targets Google for reading e-mails to target ads. But the issue isn’t that Google is reading e-mails from registered users; rather, the company is using e-mails sent from other services to Google users to target ads as well. Google does not hide the fact they use email content to serve context-based ads to its Gmail users. Gmail users agree in the terms of service which explicitly states that users’ e-mail content determines what ads they see. The lawsuit is on behalf of “all persons in the province of British Columbia who have sent email to a Gmail account” and demands statutory damages for breach of copyright of $500 per e-mail that Google has used for ads. The lawsuit also seeks an injunction against Google’s use of e-mails going forward. Being a non-Gmail user, you never agreed to the terms of service, so the legality of what Google is doing seems murky. I am not sure how this will stand in court. In this case if you know Gmail is doing this do not send to Gmail accounts. The other issue is Google hosts services for business, government and state...