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Don’t Double Swipe Your Credit Card

don't double swipe your credit cardThe Credit Card Association of the Philippines (CCAP) has given the message “Don’t double-swipe credit cards” to commercial establishments and retailers. The advice is good for customers, too. The practice of “double-swiping” can compromise the data security of credit cardholders.

Alan German, a spokesman for CCAP, said that criminal groups are targeting Point-of-Sale systems, stealing card data and customer PINs.

German told ABS-CBNnews.com, “In many cases, the second swipe results in the credit card’s full data to be retained by the merchant in its own system. Effectively, this unnecessary practice increases the merchants’ vulnerability to potential data compromise… This loose data, so to speak, can then be used to create counterfeit cards, engage in identity theft, and perpetrate fraud.”

The reason “double-swiping” has become common among retailers is because it is often used for customer loyalty programs, record-keeping or other aspects of the retail-operations.  The second swipe of a credit card is most often unrelated to authorization or transaction settlements with the retailer.

German believes that if card issuers and merchants understand the risks in double-swiping cards, they will undertake measures to protect their businesses.  Understanding the risks would also protect credit cardholders from potential identity theft and other types of fraud.

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says the bad news is that we are all vulnerable to identity theft, but there are ways to protect yourself: “First, don’t carry your social security number on any documents in your purse or wallet; change your driver’s license or any other documents to different numbers. Next, lock your mailbox and be sure to stop mail when you’re out of town for more than a few days. Shred your trash with a cross cut shredder. Be careful what you say about yourself in public –especially when you’re on your cell phone. Finally, you can protect your computer with a fire-wall, anti-virus software, or a program that removes spyware.”

Another item that the FBI might list on their website to protect customers and retailers is “Don’t double-swipe your card.”

Internet Privacy Eraser

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As we’ve talked about a lot on this website, if you’re looking for a way to completely be untrackable while surfing the net, you should look into a VPN.

However, if you just want to delete your Internet browsing history with some kind of privacy eraser, this post (and best coupon we’ve found) is for you.

In case you don’t know, your computer tracks everything you do on the Internet. If you’re looking for a way to hide or erase everything you’ve done from your computer’s records, looking into a privacy eraser is a good idea.

Of course, you can spend hours learning all the places where Windows stores the files of your temporary browsing history on your computer. (Many of these files aren’t so temporary as you might hope. The files don’t erase themselves, as temporary files should.) You can manually delete everything stored on your computer from what you do on the Internet. But remember, you have to find where the cookies are stored, where the temp files are stored, where the images and videos are stored, and where any executables or other active file types are stored.

Alternatively, you can use a privacy eraser to make sure all the things you do on the Internet remain private (hidden and ultimately erased) from other people who also use the same computer.

This doesn’t have to only be used for nefarious or potentially morally objectionable reasons either. While we recommend you talk with your spouse if you want to look at porn or sexual related material on the computer, there are other reasons you might want a privacy eraser.

Let’s say you are shopping for your wife’s birthday. Every image you see online of that perfect diamond tennis bracelet is stored on your computer somewhere.

If you forget to delete the temp files after looking, that image may still be on your computer, even when you’re not connected to the internet.

If she goes digging around looking for a lost file one day, she might just find the surprise you don’t want her to find.

That’s one small example of a great way in which a privacy eraser can be used to erase your Internet browsing history. Extrapolate the example, and you can see how a privacy eraser can be a very good thing to have on your personal or work PC.

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Spotmau: Review of SpotMau and Powersuite Download

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From this review, get at least 10% off SpotMau
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Spotmau is designed to be an all-in-one solution for everything you may need to do, in order to backup, restore, fix, or expand the capabilities of your computer.

Built for the PC environment, SpotMau will work on Windows 95, 98, ME, CE, NT, 2000, 2003, SBS2003, XP, Vista, 7. Chances are good that if you’re using a PC, SpotMau will work to do everything you want and need it to do.

Upon reviewing the software, you will actually see that SpotMau is a combination of programs. All of the software utilities within Spotmau Powersuite worked well for us, although admittedly we haven’t thoroughly tested everything within the tool chest that is Powersuite. Continue reading Spotmau: Review of SpotMau and Powersuite Download

Promt Professional Translation Software

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Promt Professional Translation Software
Plus coupon code for Promt software for your personal computer
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We’ve already talked quite a bit about Promt translation software and about the unique abilities to translate all languages, including Russian, from the software.

Simply by having the Promt software running, you can be reading and writing in chat programs in the language of the person you’re chatting with.

This is incredible technology which allows you near real-time abilities to shrink communication barriers while understanding nearly everything that’s being said.

No translation software is 100% perfect, but Promt’s level of experience gives them a near unparalleled advantage in the translation software space. Continue reading Promt Professional Translation Software

iVPN code: Coupon code for iVPN

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Looking for a coupon code link for a great VPN?
Check out iVPN below.
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Depending on what you like to do online, a VPN is very often an excellent way to keep your computer connections safe through secure communication.

You can see the coupon code link for iVPN above.

We’ve also come across some great coupon codes and links that we know will work for iVPN.

We will be giving them out on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want a coupon code that we know will work for iVPN, contact us to see if any are still available. Again… first come, first-served.

How a VPN works:

The idea behind a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is to give a direct connection from your computer to a server. Then, from that server, you connect with others and surf the internet.

You can think of a VPN as a kind of secret underground tunnel from your home to a trusted friend’s home in another neighborhood. If you go out for a walk, no one in your neighborhood will even know, because as far as they know, you never left your house. Continue reading iVPN code: Coupon code for iVPN

Spotmau, NOT Sportmau Powersuite or Spotmay Powersuite

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Save 10% on Spotmau Powersuite
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We’ve got a review coming up of SpotMau Powersuite.

But something we’ve noticed in our review of spotmau is that lots of people like to call it Sportmau, not Spotmau.

It’s an easy mis-typing… sportmau instead of Spotmau.

In addition to Sportmau, the other frequent mis-typing of Spotmau seems to be Spotmay.

That’s also a very easy mis-typing. The y in Spotmay is right next to the u.

If you’re one of the people who ended up here looking for Spotmau Powersuite or another Spotmau product, but instead typed in Sportmay or Spotmay or Sportmau, you’re in luck.

We’ve got a coupon code for you below for Spotmau, which will save you 10% on any purchase of Spotmau Golden Edition.

Spotmay is designed to be the ultimate tool for PCs to maintain and optimize your computer’s performance. Spotmau is designed to be easy to install and use from within Spotmau PowerSuite’s interface is also designed to be simple.

Again, if you’ve mis-typed it, it’s Spotmau, not SpoRtmau, SportmaY or Spotmay.

And if you’re looking for a coupon code to save money on Spotmau, the coupon below will save you at least 10%.

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Save 10% on Spotmau Powersuite
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Workshare Promo Code

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Promo Code #1
Save 10% on Workshare Compare
Use this promo code and save 10% off your order.
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Today’s post really is just to talk about the promo code above. We’ll have a review of Workshare later on this week or next. However, we’ll share some of the basics about Workshare now.

Lots of attorneys use Workshare already because it is more effective for them to compare code and notes side by side using Workshare than using the code markup tools in Word.

But you don’t have to be an attorney to see the value from using a program like Workshare Compare or Workshare Professional.

The reason people really like Workshare is because the perception is that Word (from Microsoft) does a pretty poor job of tracking revisions to documents. Continue reading Workshare Promo Code

Nuance Promo Codes

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Promo Code: 5% off Nuance Paperport
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5% off Dragon Speaking (Promo):
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5% off Dragon Dictate (for Mac) Promo Code:
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/dragon-dictate-review-coupon

5% off MacSpeech Scribe Promo Code:
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/macspeech-discount-coupon-code
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If you’re looking for a promo code for anything from Nuance, make sure to look at the Nuance promo codes above (repeated at the end of this short write-up about Nuance).

Nuance is known for having the best performance speech recognition software.

Behind Nuance products is code (Which I’m sure runs into the millions of lines of programming code), built by some programmer in a back room somewhere. I dread to think what it must be like to write that code, but I’m grateful for that programmer (or team of programmers) whoever/wherever they are.

Nuance code works very well, and it must, because it is what many doctors have come to rely on for transcribing their medical notes.

Nuance has given machines the ability to both recognize and mimic human voices. While this may scare some people, Nuance has really bettered the lives of millions of people through it’s technology. Their software links humanity together by giving us a way to record what we do, and creating a repository of data which will benefit humans for generations to come.

Nuance’s business has grown rapidly. And it’s been necessary for their company to generate and adhere to a strong code of ethics. Nuance is working hard to make sure they run their business with a code of ethics that recognizes the Nuance role as a global corporate citizen.

You can read more about this code on the Nuance website, but they make a point in their code of ethics to focus in four areas: causes, community, environment and employees.

Again, you can read more about that code of ethics on Nuance’s website.

The purpose of this post is just to tell you about Nuance promo codes for various Nuance downloads.

Many of the promos are ongoing or longer-term, and you can find many of the Nuance codes listed below.

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Promo Code: 5% off Nuance Paperport
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5% off Dragon Speaking (Promo):
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5% off Dragon Dictate (for Mac) Promo Code:
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5% off MacSpeech Scribe Promo Code:
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Pinnacle Studio Download for Vista

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Pinnacle Studio (Download for Vista)
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Hey Identysecrets
You mentioned Pinnacle Studio for Windows 7 Download. What about for Vista?
RK

Hi RK.
Thanks for your question.

You can actually get the Windows Vista Download for Pinnacle Studio via the same promo code link we gave for Windows 7. Although we would really recommend an upgrade to Windows 7 if possible.

Vista is a fine operating system and the old version of Office was good, but there are so many nicer features in Windows 7, and it’s not the resource hog that Windows Vista is.

But if you decide to stick with Vista, you’ll get all the same great features of Pinnacle Studio… they just might work a little slower on Vista than if you were on a Windows 7 machine.

No matter… we’re not really here to convince you about which version of Windows you should be using.

Getting Pinnacle Studio, you’ll be taken to Avid’s website. Avid says that over half of their employees have some kind of professional background working with professional audio and video. Since the majority of their employees are actually using Avid solutions away from work, they encounter the same kinds of challenges that everyday users run into.

This allowed Avid to develop Pinnacle Studio both for Windows Vista and Windows 7 (and the previous company and previous versions to work well as well).

If you’re looking to get the Pinnacle Studio download for Vista, check out the link below.

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Pinnacle Studio (Download for Vista)
Download Pinnacle Studio for Vista and use this promo code
(Plus Save $139 on Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Bundle)

http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/pinnacle-studio-vista-download
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JPEG/JPG to PDF Converter

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Nuance JPG to PDF Converter
Converter for JPEG to PDF (JPG, JPEG, or (pretty much) any other file type to PDF)
Free trial download plus 5% discount when/if you purchase
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/jpeg-to-pdf-converter
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If you only have a couple of JPEGs to convert to PDF, don’t download software.

Jpegs are easy to convert to PDF for free, and you can do the conversion online. All you have to do is visit ZamZar.com. There, you can upload your JPG. Zamzar will convert the JPEG to a PDF file for you, and then will send you a link (via email).

You click the link and you can pick up your PDF.

Be aware, however, that ZamZar is ad-supported. To download your PDF, you’ll have to avoid ads displayed on ZamZar.com.

But ZamZar is really only good if you have just a couple of Jpegs you want converted (1 by 1) to their own PDF’s.

If you’re looking to combine multiple JPGs into one PDF, or if you do lots of JPG to PDF conversion, you’ll want to buy a JPG to PDF Converter.

If you have multiple files to convert, Zamzar (and other free converting software) takes too much time and is unsecure.

Generally speaking, for multiple JPGs, you will find it much easier to convert your files using a program designed for converting files to PDF.

Nuance PDF Converter is really designed especially with the idea of combining multiple JPGs into one PDF file, but it also works very well for individual PDFs as well..

Nuance PDF Converter is simple to access and works well to get JPGs converted over.. You’ll see once you’ve got it downloaded and installed that the icons are intuitive, and converting JPG to PDF is straightforward and quick.

If you’ve been reading IdentityTheftSecrets over the last few weeks, you’ve seen that we already have written a positive review of Nuance’s PDF converter trial.

If you want a simple and straightforward JPG to PDF converter, Nuance PDF converter will likely be just the software you’re looking for.

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Nuance JPG to PDF Converter
Converter for JPEG to PDF (JPG, JPEG, or (pretty much) any other file type to PDF)
Free trial download plus 5% discount when/if you purchase
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/jpeg-to-pdf-converter
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