Archive for December, 2010

An Internet marketers world is filled with some things that we have a lot of and some things that we have, well, just too much of. One of those 'too much of things' is passwords. Passwords for your home network, email accounts, websites, ftp accounts, cpanel, memberships, etc.

You also should use different passwords for each account. Because if you
use only one password everywhere and someone should get this password you have a problem... A serious problem! A thief would have access to your
e-mail account, websites, etc. Your life just got hacked! Unimaginable!

KeePass image

KeePass Password Safe is a free open source password manager, which helps
you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your
passwords in one database, stored on your local drive, which is locked
with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

Some features of KeePass include: Strong Security, it has a built-in random password generator; Portable, you can install KeePass to a flash drive and take it with you for use on multiple computers; Multi Language Support, KeePass is available in several localizations; You can export your files to TXT, HTML, XML and CSV; Plug-in Architecture and more!

KeePass Screenshot

KeePass is easy to use and store your passwords and login information. You can even store your account notes with a particular password. Such as, when the account was created, an affiliate link, etc. Plus you can sync the databases on multiple computers in your home or office network. A very handy feature!

Remember though, that doesn't mean you can throw away all those notes you have with those passwords written down. Poopoo happens and a crashed computer or a failed hard drive puts you back to point A.

Now you have a safe, secure way to store all of your Internet marketing,
Affiliate marketing and personal account passwords in one location and
all you need is one password or file to access them.

Next time around we will look at how to get your web pages and files uploaded to your webhost server with a free software FTP(file transfer protocol) client, FileZilla.

Till we meet again!

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If you do anything in Internet marketing or Affiliate marketing, you receive the majority of your downloads in the .zip or .rar file formats.

Let's say that you are new to all this and here you have all these ZIP and RAR files you've just downloaded from one of the many giveaway or PLR sites. You're thinking, how the heck am I supposed to get the stuff out?

Windows has a built in extractor for the .zip format, but it doesn't speak RAR. What's more, you can't view the contents of the file, you can only extract it to your desktop or another folder. What's a poor home business owner to do?

7-Zip File Manager

The answer, is 7-Zip. 7-Zip is a high compression ratio file archive tool in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression. 7-Zip is licensed under the GNU LGPL with the unRAR code under a mixed license, GNU LGPL and unRAR restrictions. For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip.

Yeah, I know, what the heck does all that mean? Well, it means that this is one slick puppy. You can double click on a .zip or .rar file; view the contents of the file; view the contents of .zip files inside the .zip file; open the .html pages from inside the .zip and more.

7-Zip integrates into the context menu, also. So, you can right click on a .zip and perform several functions from there. Such as, extracting the file at the current location, like your desktop. Or extract the file into a newly created folder.

7-Zip Screenshot
7-Zip supports these formats: Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP,TAR, ZIP and WIM.

Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO,

7-Zip has localizations for 79 languages and strong AES-256 encryption in
the 7z and ZIP formats. What more could you ask for?

Now let's say that you have created a cool new product and need to distribute it. You just put the information files into a folder, use 7-Zip to compress the the folder into a .zip file and upload it to your server and you're ready for action!

All this boils down to a very handy and functional piece of free and open source software that you will find very useful in your online Internet marketing business.

Next up, we will discuss how to securely store the gazillion or so
passwords you have with free software , KeePass Password Safe.


Technorati Tags: 7-zip, affiliate marketing, file archiver, free and open source software, internet marketing, online Internet marketing business

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