Stories by Angela West

American Shoppers Prefer Convenience of Online Purchasing, Neilsen Reports

The answers to one of Neilsen's ongoing surveys of mobile shoppers in the US are very helpful to small businesses: Shoppers feel most secure making purchases at brick-and-mortar stores, and very insecure about buying products on their smartphone. But they much prefer the convenience of online shopping over shopping at a retail store. How can you use this data to help your business?

Angela West | 08 Jun | Read more

Why GlobalSign Was Right to Suspend New Certificates

When you work in computer security, reputation is everything. Certificate authentication authority (CA) GlobalSign on Monday <a href="http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/399917/after_hacking_claims_second_firm_pulls_digital_certificates">suspended issuance of any new certificates</a> pending the result of an investigation into a claim by a hacker that its security had been compromised. Their swift response maintains their reputation as a leading CA and positions them as an optimal choice for anyone looking for a CA for their business.

Angela West | 09 Sep | Read more

How to Make Your Google Accounts More Secure

About a month ago I received an email from Blizzard Entertainment stating that a new World of Warcraft account had been started using my personal Gmail address. Someone with the user name of "Zhang" was hoping to do a little night elf adventuring using my data. I got on the phone with Blizzard right away, and they canceled the account faster than you can say Ogrimmar.

Angela West | 31 Aug | Read more

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