Free and Commercial Wireframe and Mockup Applications

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If you work in a small team, you may find it useful to involve the whole team in this process. If you’re designing the app for a client, their inclusion may help to communicate and improve design decisions. A wireframe is a visual illustration of one Web page. It is meant to show all of the items that are included on a particular page, without defining the look and feel (or graphic design). It’s simply meant to illustrate the features, content and links that need to appear on a page so that your design team can mock up a visual …

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Wallpaper Gallery One

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Wallpaper (also desktop picture and desktop background) is an image used as a background of a graphical user interface on a computer screen or mobile communications device. On a computer it is usually for the desktop, while for a mobile phone it is usually the background for the ‘home’ or ‘idle’ screen. Though most devices comes with a default picture, the user can usually change it to a file of their choosing. Each month I will post some of my favorite wallpapers for others to enjoy. [mudslide:picasa,0,steven.swafford,5583379065751356913]

Free Web Security Books, Whitepapers, and Reports

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The Shortcut Guide to Business Security Measures Using SSL This guide examines current information security threats to business and describes techniques for developing a security management strategy that leverages established best practices. Designed for IT professionals and business managers, this guide provides an overview of security threats, their impact on businesses, and, perhaps most importantly, practices and technologies for controlling security risks. The first chapter begins with a discussion of cybercrime and the business resources targeted by increasingly sophisticated and organized attackers. The second chapter moves to examine how common weaknesses in business processes, such as insufficient use of SSL, …

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Secure Development Series: Input Validation

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Many websites today collect data from the user community which includes but not limited to an email address, address, or even a phone number. The single golden rule everyone must follow is never trust the data input. In order to mitigate the risk to ensure that the data received and processed by your application is acceptable you must first define what data your application should accept, what its syntax should be and the minimum and maximum lengths. This information will allow you to define a set of “acceptable” values for every entry data point that is captured. Foundation of Security Authentication: Addresses the question: who are you? …

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Financial Industry Modern Day Privacy Policies

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Financial Privacy & Electronic Commerce: Who’s In My Business, this is the question. The financial industry whether banking, investments, or credit card services face an ever changing landscape when it comes to privacy and if they are to safeguard themselves and their consumers a proper plan must be implemented. There are a number of challenges surrounding privacy in terms of data protection, consumer confidence, supplier partnerships, and of course laws and regulations. The financial industry is particularly at risk because of the nature of business as well as the utter amount of transactions and the sizable customer base. Not only …

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Computer Security: The Rights Of A Computer User

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In terms of ownership of your very own computer system, where do you believe the line is to be drawn when it comes to software and services being installed? For example, if you install a product should that vendor have the rights to install and execute third party services either with or without your consent? The reason I am asking this question is because Scott Hanselman recently wrote about a service he noticed running on his system named “netsession_win.exe” and he was not entirely positive where it came from. I understand why a vendor would use third party products within …

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