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The Internet is a wonderful place filled with information, products, and entertainment. The Internet is also, however, filled with people who really want to rip you off. It’s just the nature of the beast, and you have to take the good with the bad if you want all the benefits of a small business website.

One major concern for entrepreneurs on the web is protecting the images they use on their websites. That’s why we’ve compiled five tips for helping small business website owners protect their intellectual property. Before we get started, it should be noted that there is no sure-fire way to keep your images from being misused – but you can make it a lot harder to do.

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The Inbox Diaries is a new series designed to help busy entrepreneurs keep up with all the latest news in small business, marketing, and social media. I’m scouring my inbox every day for interesting tidbits – so you don’t have to.

This Week’s Stories:

Microsoft Warns of Internet Explorer Security Flaw
If you’re still using Internet Explorer as your primary browser, you might be vulnerable to hackers attempting to gain access to your PC. According to Mashable, Microsoft admitted that IE versions 6 and up are experiencing a security flaw right now that has yet to be solved. Your best bet for secure web browsing until the issue is fixed is to stop using Internet Explorer altogether. Chrome and Firefox are great alternatives. Mashable says that if you want to continue using IE, you can disable the Flash plug-in to stop the bug (also stopping any videos and games though), or activate Enhanced Protected Mode, which has been available since IE10.

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