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My 3rd novel wasn’t meant to be a sequel to the 2nd novel in the first place. Then something happened. Characters began to beg to be included in the story. Thus, a sequel was born.

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How To Ensure That Your Online Transaction Is Safe

Submitted by on August 30, 2009 – 23:13No Comment

As the saying goes, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” and here I am sitting in front of the computer screen refusing to change the way I decorate my lifestyle. I am not an old dog, yet I am refusing to learn new tricks on how to shop online. Or should I say, especially when it has anything to do with online purchases. I am skeptical about transferring my money online for any kinds of transactions. I just don’t feel secure clicking a few buttons to transfer money to others without physically seeing it being transferred. It just doesn’t feel right. But with the fast-moving technology catching up, I should give it a try. So I did some research on online transaction security.

When you log on to a website, its url always begins with http:// which stands for HyperText Transport Protocol. It’s a language that passes information back and forth between web servers and its audience. For example, if you look at the url at your browser now, it should say – which simply means that this is not a secured website. It’s possible for others to ‘eavesdrop’ on your conversation with Cybermate’s Dungeon. That explains why the second time you comment on this site, it automatically records your previous settings such as username, email and url so that all you need to do is type in your comments. You wouldn’t want the same thing to happen if you are doing a transaction on other websites though.

Here’s one very important thing to look out for when you intend to do transaction online: Ensure that the url of the transactional site page begins with https://. The letter ‘s’ here is crucial to ensure that you are in a secured site. S, in this case, stands for Secure. You should only enter your Credit Card or payment details in an https website. In a https website, no one can ‘eavesdrop’ on your activities or extract any of the information you provide. Thus, you can do your transactions online with peace of mind.

So the next time you want to purchase something online or transfer money over the Internet, remember to make sure that you are in a https website. If at any time you find yourself in a http website during an online transaction, stop transacting immediately. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Happy Online Shopping!

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