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PayPal Extends Services to 10 More Countries Including Nigeria

PayPal is an international e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders.

PayPal is an acquirer, performing payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other commercial users, for which it charges a fee. The fee depends on what currency or payments the seller is using. In addition, eBay purchases made by credit card through PayPal may incur extra fees if the buyer and seller use different currencies. In a layman’s term, it’s simply your virtual bank for payment and transfers of cash via Skype, Facebook, eBay amongst others. Before now, it was not available to customers in countries like Nigeria. If you need to use a PayPal account from a Nigeria proxy address (like you home address), you would need to go through some third party but all that is history now.

The service has been launched so relax Nigerians and get shopping.

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Microsoft warns Internet Explorer Users against Eminent Attack

Users of Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions have been urged to deploy a toolkit that could help protect their PC against a series of attacks hitting its system.

It was revealed earlier in the day by security forum Rapid7 that Internet Explorer was hit with a new zero-day exploit, which takes advantages of a security hole within websites to carry out attacks. This means that anyone using IE to visit a website that has malicious links could have their computer compromised.

The exploit is said to affect Windows XP, Vista and 7 systems.

Click the link to download the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET).

The EMET aims to protect against this issue and should not affect usability of websites.

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Recycled from: Mashable

Search for pictures online and locally (HDD) on Ubuntu 12.10 with Photo Lens.

If Ubuntu is your OS of choice, you’ve already been enjoying so-called lenses to help you search through your music, videos, apps and documents. So why not a search filter for photos? Why not indeed, said the folks at Canonical. The dev team has just updated the operating system (version 12.10) with a Photo Lens that lets you search your pics by name, tag or EXIF data. What’s more, in addition to searching photos stored locally, you can pull in pictures stored on sites like Facebook and Flickr, because who knows how many of your cameraphone photos bypassed your computer and went straight to the web?

Source: Engadget, OMG! Ubuntu!

All you need to know ahead of the World IPv6 Launch.

What is World IPv6 Launch?
Organized by the Internet Society, World IPv6 Launch on 6 June 2012 is intended to motivate organizations across the industry – including Internet service providers (ISPs), hardware makers, and web companies – to prepare for and permanently enable Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on their products and services as Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address space runs out.

How is this different from World IPv6 Day?
World IPv6 Launch will mark the largest industry commitment to and deployment of IPv6 in the history of the Internet, with ISPs, home networking equipment manufacturers and web companies around the world permanently enabling IPv6 within their products and services. (more…)

“Online Opportunities”

With every (well most) human benefit comes some malevolent “strings-attached” scenario. What are we on about you might wonder. Well, to say the age of the internet has brought about its great progress would be overstating the obvious. For example you had to be in a class room in some school away from your home to acquire knowledge or get a formal education. Now, you don’t even have to leave your bedroom! (should you be that lazy). Doctors can now carry out complex medical procedures with the help of some other colleague who is miles away from where (s)he is. Obscenely humongous (you won’t find it in the dictionary) sums of money can be moved from one point to the other without the need for fuel guzzling armoured trucks (except in movies). (more…)

Online Security Tips

Does someone want to transfer millions of dollars into your account because they don’t trust their relatives or their government is after them?

Does someone want to pay you to cash cheques and send them the money?

Received a mail from a lady requesting for a long distance relationship? 

Has a dying person contacted you wanting your help to give his money to charity?

Have you sold an item and are asked to accept a payment larger than the item amount?

Did you receive a mail congratulating you on winning a lottery you never entered for?

This are avenues that scammers use to get their preys. (more…)