How To Safeguard Your Privacy

Back in the “good ol’ daze” privacy was a very personal thing for most people. Now, in the digital age, privacy has taken on a new meaning: keeping your online property secure is just as important as your physical possessions. And the thieves (hackers) don’t discriminate; in fact, older less tech-savvy people can be easy-picking for those who want to gain access to private information.

A good password has become the first line of defence against digital theft. We can play a big part in protecting our privacy by using a password that is not going to be easy to pick. Good, unique passwords are the key to protecting yourself against being on the receiving end of being hacked.

If you’re playing ostrich when it comes to heeding advice to create more unique and secure codes, you’re not Robinson Whatshisname. The most common passwords, compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords in 2014 from North America and Western Europe, show users are not taking the threat seriously. Some people still use passwords such as; ‘123456’, single words such as ‘password’, ‘football’, ‘dragon’, or even their kid’s name, and wonder why they’re being hacked or have their identities stolen.

The bad guys know what passwords to try. You wouldn’t leave your front door unlocked, so why make it easy for people to get into your email, bank, or Wi-Fi

The best passwords, we’re told, use a combination of letters, numbers and capitalisation, and are often best based on phrases or sentences well known to the user. The phrase or sentence, of course, must mean something to you so you can easily remember it. Or, you could use an acronym of your favourite saying, interspersed with numbers and symbols, so it looks like gibberish. Say, for example, an old favourite of yours is ‘roses are red and violets are blue’ and you like number 7. You could set your password as ‘7RaR&VaB7’. This is difficult to guess, yet easy to remember.

Listen up fellow-oldies! While you’re at safeguarding your privacy, try using different passwords for each account you have. If that task seems too daunting there are service providers who can help (for a price, of course).

If safeguarding your privacy is an issue for you, just go to http://www.justasktom.com and search ‘privacy’. If you’d like a free copy of anything you find, just let Neil know ([email protected]) and a digital copy will be with you, pronto.

Bangalore: A Realty Hotspot and a Home Buyer’s Delight

The year 2014 was not a favorable year for the Indian real estate sector but with the beginning of 2015, things started to change and surged growth numbers were tracked. The new government policy widened the path for FDI inflows and the new real estate regulatory bill changed the way the industry looks and operates in the recent times. Amongst the cosmopolitan cities in India, Bangalore is one city that has changed over a period of time and has proved to be an ultimate destination for the young buyers and end customers.

Let us have a look at Bangalore’s real estate scenario:

Bangalore: The Real Estate Scenario 2015

The current scene visible in the real estate arena of Bangalore is riding high on the success of a high migration rate, interested investors, industrialization and strong customer sentiments. There are localities in Bangalore that have seen a notable growth figures and there are many that are gradually climbing up the stairs. The government and concerned builders’ association have decided to promote affordable housing schemes and infuse them with comforts and amenities.

Let’s discuss some of the highlighting residential projects in one of the hottest regions of Bangalore, the southern region.

Hennur Road: A Buyer’s First Choice!

If you are looking out for a home in the southern part of Bangalore then choosing Hennur Road can be the best deal of one’s life. The locality has received rave reviews from the allotees and the buyers who have invested in the property in the past. The residential projects built across Hennur Road are known to offer a number of location benefits and connectivity advantages to the people residing there.

These two aspects are lucrative enough to pull in a lot of buyers and investors from different spheres of life, culture and parts of India. Here are some benefits associated with the region:

1. Well-connected to others parts of Bangalore, located in the south

2. Proximity to bazaars and malls

3. Closely located to essential utilities, such as banks, hospitals and banks

4. Well-connected to the Pheripheral ring road, new international airport road

5. Proximity to Maniyatha tech park and Outer Ring Road

There are other location and connectivity benefits that one can reap from being a part of any realty space stationed across Hennur Road. These are some of them that are listed and there are many more that can be explored here.

Here are some of the projects that an elite can have a look at:

1. Raaga by Kolte Patil

Kolte Patil Raaga is one of the upcoming ambitious projects that is soon to be open for possession in the northern part of Bangalore. The residential complex will be offering beautifully designed 2 and 3 BHK apartments built in a total of 590 units. Kolte Patil Raaga will have all the necessary amenities and few dedicated facilities that will manage to gain the much-needed attention of the buyers in the region.

Amenities that are available for the buyers are:

· Club houses

· Children’s play area

· Gymnasiums

· Open space

· Meditation centers and much more

The apartments at Raaga are available within a cost range of Rs. 44.78 Lakhs to Rs. 51.41 Lakhs.

2. Chrysolite by Vineyard

Vineyard’s Chrysolite is yet another residential project that will open up soon in the magnum city of Bangalore. The 2 and 3 BHK flats will be offered with desired amenities and will be available within a price range of Rs. 42 Lakhs to Rs. 60 Lakhs. The residential complex is built across a sprawling area and will offer more than 70 units. The amenities have been offered keeping in mind the dynamic needs of the buyers.

Before We Go

Bangalore is one city that has turned into an international city sort of after fighting several economic and social battles. Amongst all the highlighted regions that have managed to taste realty success, northern Bangalore is the one that is attaining the similar stature with the passage of time. So, the buyers shouldn’t wait for long and make the very time ripe and favorable enough to nail a deal here.

Akshay K Kumar is into writing articles and blog posts that covers latest buzz & news and projects’ descriptions in the Indian real estate domain. His latest article gives an insight about Bangalore real estate market, emerging localities and some of the hot residential projects like kolte patil raaga, vineyard chrysolite etc. for the elite. For more information, reach her at [email protected]