Internet Threats and Filtering Internet Packets

Internet, threats and vulnerabilities: Introduction

Internet is becoming the primary source for information and entertainment. Daily a huge number of users visit the Internet for their concerned purposes of whom there are people of every ages. Be it a classroom, office, home PC or an Internet Cafe the access to the Internet is extensive and could be used for simply anything. With so much going on over the internet, there is one more thing Internet has been made a source for – Cybercrimes.

Hackers and explicit content providers have made internet a great source for their works as there is a less risk involved in internet activities and the possibilities are limitless. Internet offers them privacy, ease of marketing and less risk which is why many illegal works are carried out over the internet. When you connect to the Internet and open up your browser window you are basically opening a window to all those internet threats and are open to any sort of illegal activities. One click and there you go! Being over 18 years of age doesn’t mean that you are safe from all internet threats. Anyone can be a victim of it. These threats may include virus attacks, ID theft, stealth of personal information, scam, and of course porn.

If you just think about all these threats for a second then you would realize how much we are open an unsecured against them and how little our security is to prevent such internet threats. You do that and then open up any news website to see how many news clippings you can get for people becoming a victim of internet threats. Believe me, you will find hundreds and thousands of such examples not only on individual level but on organizational level too and not just small organizations got victimized due to it but also large organizations with huge networks and security systems got their data stolen or someone hacked into their bank vault and stole all the money. This all is very hard to avoid but precaution is the best way of prevention.

Filtering Internet Packets

Data over the internet is sent in the form of packets so filtering the data sent over the internet could be referred to as filtering internet packets. For instance, if you want to enable an enhanced security on your home PC to observe the activity of your kid and to make sure he/she stays out of any illegal traffic, you can install a Packet Filtering Software. This software will be filtering internet packets and also will be maintaining a log of all the activities. Packet Filtering Software Products have become so intelligent these days that they can even read the activities in a chat room. You will be able to create custom filters just in case if you need to block any of the illegal websites so when the user will try to access it, it will redirect him/her to a custom webpage warning them to not to visit the website. This way you will pretty much be able to get rid of porn websites and illegal chat activities. One of the best features you will get with these Packet filtering Software Solutions is that they can be hid so the user would not even feel that his/her activity is getting tracked down and will continue to use the PC normally.

How to Find an Honest SEO International Internet Marketing Company

One of the greatest challenges facing any international business today is being found on the Internet. The Internet has changed the fundamental means for how we conduct international business. It provides instant, real time answers to many of our daily commercial and personal questions. But now that you have a Website, can your site be found when one performs a search on Google, Yahoo, Live.com or AOL for your company’s product or service?

Chances are that when another domestic or international business seeks to find your products or services, they will not find you. Most Webmasters deal only with design and layout. They are graphic artists who have learned a little bit of HTML. They copy and paste written copy into a table and upload. They are not expected to be professionals in the art of international Internet marketing nor should they be.

The Internet is a big place. An expanding and creative digital universe which demands a variety of professionals in hardware, software, graphics, copy writing, international marketing, domain retailers, operations, finance, journalism, advertising and public relations. But where can we find that magician called an SEO or search engine optimization international marketing professional?

We find an avalanche of companies advertising themselves using Google AdWords as SEO international Internet marketing and Web promotion professionals. But sad to say, over 80 percent of these companies know very little about SEO Internet marketing and much about how to take your hard earned money.

In May of 2006 the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) announced that Internet advertising revenues reached a new record of $3.9 billion for the first quarter of 2006. The 2006 first quarter revenues represent a 38 percent increase over Q1 2005 at $2.8 billion and a 6 percent increase over Q4 2005 total at $3.6 billion.

Last year, AdWords alone generated $3.4 billion for Google.

With the Internet being the place to secure market share, many charlatans and wannabe international Internet marketing professionals are surfacing – thieves who know little more than how to cash your check and disappear quickly.

So how does one go about shopping for an honest and successful company which specializes in international marketing and public relations on the Internet?

You must ask several questions. Problem is, most companies seeking international SEO Internet marketing support do not know the questions to ask. Leyden Communications (Israel) provides below a list of questions for every company from Tel Aviv, London, Washington and New York, to Paris, Japan, India and China to ask the SEO or international Internet marketing company before they sign a contract.

First, if your target audience is New York, London, Manchester or Los Angeles, or any native English speaking market, be certain to hire a native from that country. One whose English is at mother tongue level and understands the marketing culture of your target market. If you do hire an Israeli, make certain that they have lived and worked in your target market locale for at least ten years.

Second, you want to know what experience and for how many years they have worked with international marketing, conventional distribution channels, sales, marcom, viral marketing, production of brochures, advertising and public relations?

Third, what professional experience do they have in copy writing, journalism and research?

Fourth, what practical experience do they have in programming?

And last but not least, how long have they been working on the Internet?

An international Internet marketing professional must wear many hats to succeed. The Internet SEO must be an experienced international marketing or PR person – one who understands how to penetrate and motivate a market outside of Israel without the Internet. They need to understand the basics of international marketing, branding, distribution and sales channels in order for them to integrate the digital world with the classic print, broadcast media and sales markets. The SEO must be an accomplished, creative and professional writer who can write for both the reader and the search engine.