Don't Fall Victim to Internet Fraud-10 Tips for Safer Surfing

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Payrepparttar safest way. Credit cards arerepparttar 137316 safest way to pay for online purchases because you can disputerepparttar 137317 charges if you never receive your order, or ifrepparttar 137318 offer was misrepresented. Federal law limits your liability to $50 if someone makes unauthorized charges to your account, and most credit card issuers will remove them completely if you reportrepparttar 137319 problem promptly.

Look for information about how complaints are handled. It can be difficult to resolve complaints, especially ifrepparttar 137320 seller or charity is located in another country. Look on their website for information about programs that require standards for reliability and assistance in handling disputes with whichrepparttar 137321 company or organization participates.

Be aware that an organization without complaints is not a guarantee. Fraudulent operators set up shop and close down quickly, sorepparttar 137322 fact that nobody has made a complaint doesn't meanrepparttar 137323 seller or charity is legitimate. You still need to look for other danger signs of fraud.

Understandrepparttar 137324 offer. A legitimate seller will give you allrepparttar 137325 details aboutrepparttar 137326 products or services,repparttar 137327 total price,repparttar 137328 refund and cancellation policies,repparttar 137329 terms of any warranty, andrepparttar 137330 delivery time.

Think twice before entering contests operated by unfamiliar companies. Fraudulent marketers sometimes use contest entry forms to identify potential victims.

Be cautious about unsolicited emails. They are often fraudulent. Recent legislation requires all marketing emails to include a working link that enablesrepparttar 137331 recipient to be excluded from future mailings.

Beware of imposters. Someone might send you an email pretending to be connected with a business or charity. Others may create a website that looks just like that of a well-known company or charitable organization. If you're not sure that you're dealing withrepparttar 137332 real thing, find another way to contactrepparttar 137333 legitimate business or charity.

Beware of "dangerous downloads." In downloading programs to see pictures, hear music, play games, etc., you could download a virus that wipes out your computer files or connects your modem to a foreign telephone number, resulting in expensive phone charges. Only download programs from websites you know and trust. Read all user agreements carefully.

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Some DSL Broadband definitions

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IPNet Telecommunications backhaul networks for carrying traffic fromrepparttar customer torepparttar 137206 ISP, i.e. carrying traffic from RAN's to ISP's.

Ping or Latency A ping measuresrepparttar 137207 time in milliseconds that it takes for a packet to travel from your computer to a remote computer and back to you again. Just because you can't ping a given host, quite a lot of providers are beginning to filter ICMP (pings come under this protocol) traffic because it is commonly used to attack hosts and wastes a lot of bandwidth. Many providers also give low priority to ping (ICMP) traffic which may mean your ping at a command line isn't very good, but in say a game, things may be fine.

RAN Regional Access Node These aggregates many DSLAM's connections and then feedrepparttar 137208 data to an ISP

RTT Round Trip Time -repparttar 137209 time it takes in milliseconds for a packet to go from A to B and back again. See ping.

SDSL Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line - symmetrical meaningrepparttar 137210 same speed up and down.


There is a major difference between UPPER and lowercase

MB = MegaBytes Mb = Megabits kB = KiloBytes kb = Kilobits

MB/s = MegaBytes per second Mb/s = Megabits per second kB/s = KiloBytes per second kb/s = Kilobits per second

There is 8bits to a Byte, 8kb = 1kB

1Meg connections only transfer at 128kB/sec. or an 8Mb connection only transfers at 1024kB/sec or 1MB/s

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