The most common blunder people make when the topic of a computer virus arises is to refer to a worm or Trojan horse as a virus. While the words Trojan, worm and virus are often used interchangeably, they are not exactly the same. Viruses, worms and Trojan Horses are all malicious programs that can cause damage to your computer, but there are differences among the three, and knowing those differences can help you to better protect your computer from their often damaging effects.
The Difference Between a Computer Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse
By Vangie Beal, Last updated November 07, 2007
SHAPE Services, known for its IM+ brand of mobile clients, bridges the gap between IM networks with an easy-to- use, cross-network conferencing platform.
Users can create a user account on the Persistent.im site that lets them establish live (or persistent) IM conferences that shows up as a buddy or friend on the invited participants IM contact list. As the conference progresses, for example, when a participant writes a message, Persistent.im will deliver the message to all online participants and any offline participants will receive the message when they log into their IM service.
Khais said that Persistent.im is ideal for those who need to collaborate, but are geographically separated. “When you are in a conference, not all participants need to be online for activity, so if you have conference participants in radically different time zones, they will still receive all the sent messages and status information for the conference.”
Cross-Network IM Conferencing with Persistent.IM
July 29, 2008, By Vangie Beal
Third-party platform inkFrog integrates with eBay to help you list, showcase and manage your sales so you can leap ahead of the competition.
“First let’s just go over the advantages of using off-site tools in general. It’s important to note that by choosing to use an auction service provider, you are not giving up any flexibility in terms of running your business. Sellers can choose to keep using the eBay listing tool if they are more comfortable with it, but at the same time they can use other third-party auction tools, such as image hosting and gallery slideshows, from other companies. This is a benefit to any seller, as it lets you work with a mix of auction tools that best suits your own eBay business and listing needs.
For the most part, sellers choose to use these types of auction management services because they offer listing tools, features and options that eBay doesn’t have, or simply because it makes it easier for them to list and sell on eBay.”
Review: Using inkFrog Auction Tools for Princely eBay Profits
By Vangie Beal, July 21, 2008
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Internet vermin is everywhere, and any computer can easily be infected with a virus, Trojan Horse, worm, spyware, root kit blended threat, or pop-ups. The types of malicious infections we can encounter are seemingly endless — as are the types of programs available to consumers to help keep infections under control.
“When people talk about a computer virus, they generally call different types of computer viruses, like worms or Trojan horses a “virus”. While the words (Trojan, worm and virus) are often used interchangeably, they are technically not the same. However, what they have in common is that they all are malicious programs that can cause damage to your computer. They also can be found and removed by the same security program (for the purpose of this article, we also use the word virus to describe all three types of threats).”
Antivirus and Antispyware Software: What’s The Difference?
By Vangie Beal, June 13, 2008, 2008
This week on eBay sellers plan another boycott, an impressive, free video service tailored to eBay (Vzaar) and a preview of a sleek eBay alternative storefront, SilkFair.
“Using video has obvious advantages as customers get a more detailed look at the merchandise and can see the item in use. While sellers can currently embed videos from other sources, such as YouTube, Vzaar is focused on e-commerce so at the end of every clip it clearly features important eBay information, such as the seller’s feedback and the bidding time left.”
eBay Watch: May Day Strike Slated, Free Video Service
By Vangie Beal, March 12, 2008
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