11 Tips for Safe Online ShoppingBY ERIC GRIFFITHNOV. 21, 2011, 11 P.M. FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterest Let's face it, there's every reason in the world to shop online. The bargains are there. The selection is mind-boggling. The shopping is secure. Shipping is fast. Even returns are pretty easy, with the right e-tailers. Shopping has never been easier or more convenient for consumers. But what about the bad guys who lay in wait? IID's Third Quarter eCrime Report for 2011 indicates that use of phishing attacks (where thieves attempt to swindle you out of your sign-in credentials and even credit card info by pretending to be a real website, or even an online bank) is down, as much as eight percent since the second quarter and 11 percent since the third quarter of last year. That's great news—except the same report says sites with malware (malicious code aimed at compromising your privacy) has increased by 89 percent since the second quarter. Stay calm. While somewhat alar…

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Starting a blog is the easiest way to share your ideas and expertise with the world. And if you want to, you can use it to promote your business—or make money straight from the blog. Luckily, in 2017, making a blog is easier than ever. It used to require lots of coding skills: HTML, CSS AND PHP, but today starting a blog can be as simple as creating a document in Word. That is, if you have simple instructions to follow. I’ll guide you through everything with images, so you get your blog started today. Ton of people have already used the instructions to start their own blogs and websites, so we’ve probably answered every question you might have here (my inbox has 8700 emails) But if you get stuck with anything, feel free to contact me, and I’ll help. HERE ARE THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS I’M GETTING FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN STARTING A BLOG: ‘How much time does blogging take?’Following these instructions will likely take less than 20 minutes. However, choosing a dom…