Looking Closely at the Internet

Looking into the Internet
We at Direct Submit work with individuals & business people who have varying amounts of knowledge of what the Internet actually is and how it works. Some time ago we found the following description on the BBC News website and thought it might be of interest to many. We have recently been asked to repat the blog entry…

What is the Internet? The internet is a global network of computers that works much like the postal system, only at sub-second speeds. Just as the postal service enables people to send one another envelopes containing messages, the internet enables computers to send one another small packets of digital data.

For that to work, they use a common ’language’ called TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). If you are on the net, you have an IP address.

When you send a letter, you don’t need to know about the vans, trains and planes that carry it to its destination, or how many post offices it passes through on the way. Nor do you need to know how your packets of internet data are transmitted through a variety of cables, routers and host computers on the way to their destination.

However, different packets can take different routes, which makes the internet relatively resilient. The failure of a particular node or host generally makes little or no difference to the rest of the system.

When you put an envelope in the post, it can contain many different types of data: a love letter, an invoice, a photograph, and so on. The internet’s data packets also carry different types of data for different applications. Common types include web pages, email messages, and large files that might be digital videos, music files or computer programs.

Today, the web is often used to provide an easy-to-use interface for numerous applications, including email, file transfer, Usenet newsgroups, and messages (Internet Relay Chat). This makes the web and the internet appear to be the same thing. However, these applications existed before the web was invented, and can still run without it.

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Importance of Marketing in the UK

Importance of Marketing in the UK
In the UK, many people don’t realise just how important Internet Marketing can be for their respective business. It can literally help make or breaks a business. Marketing is an integrated communications-based process through which individuals and communities discover that existing and newly-identified needs and wants may be satisfied by the products and services of others.

Internet marketing also referred to as i-marketing, web marketing, online marketing, or e Marketing, is the marketing of products or services over the Internet. In another word, we can also say Internet marketing is targeted… you will reach your target market with internet marketing.

There are several news sites that will speak and tell about all the latest on the Internet marketing business. If there were any change in the marketing trend, you would instantly get to know about it. Blogs make a great source of information. You will find many well-written and informative blogs that will give you all the information and knowledge concerning the Internet marketing secrets. The Internet works as a well-established education system giving you all the knowledge that you seek.

Around the world online/ Internet Marketing continues to grow with more and more of the marketing spend moving online. It can say that Internet marketing is certainly the way of the future. The Internet has brought many unique benefits to marketing, one of which being lower costs for the distribution of information and media to a global audience. Internet marketing is relatively inexpensive when compared to the ratio of cost against the reach of the target audience. Companies can reach a wide audience for a small fraction of traditional advertising budgets. By this process your will be able to identify and quantify the market, and have the opportunity to increase your: Sales, Market Share and Brand.

Furthermore, marketing effectively online requires the right kind of preparation for your website. Many sites fail in that they generate traffic but they lack the kind of relevant content that retains the visitor, educates the prospect, and/or encourages the prospect to take action.

When people gather research online for an immediate or future purchase, they want ease and efficiency—or they’ll leave the site and go elsewhere.

In developing your next online marketing plan, follow these key steps to success: Identify and research your Market, Plan for the best site for an action, Position yourself in the marketplace by utilizing several marketing methods and last but not least be prepared to follow up and close deal.

How does a computer get infected

How does a computer get infected
How does a computer get infected if you’re just surfing the Internet? And how do cybercriminals make money from tricking users?

In Internet attacks, the primary aim of cybercriminals is to download and install a malicious executable file onto a victim computer. Being able to control an infected system from within opens up a whole world of opportunity, with a successful attack providing cybercriminals with access to user data and system resources. The cybercriminals will use this to make money from their victims in one way or another.

In general, an attack involves two steps: redirecting a user to a malicious resource, and downloading a malicious executable file onto his/ her computer.

Cybercriminals employ every possible channel in order to lure users to their malicious resources: email, instant messaging, social networks, search engines, advertising —malicious links can be found anywhere and everywhere. Sometimes, cybercriminals don’t have to do anything particular to attract users – they simply hack a legitimate website with a large number of visitors. Recently, cybercriminals have been resorting to this approach with increasing frequency.

Once a user has opened a “bad” resource, the only thing that remains is for malware to be downloaded and installed to his/ her computer. Cybercriminals have two choices: cause the user to download the program by him/ herself, or conduct a drive-by download. In the first case, social engineering methods are commonly used where cybercriminals play on naivety and/or lack of experience. In the second case, cybercriminals exploit a vulnerability in software running on the victim’s computer.

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