Internet Software Application Development
acdit.com is the internet home of Alan Craig Dunn (acd
), child of the '60s/70s, software developer since 1983, happy husband and doting father, and fierce advocate for internet privacy and security.
via Coms Messenger
and follow his posts on Coms Chatter
Internet Software Application Security
Because software applications must
be secure, coders endevour to write unbreakable code and server admins strive to lock down web servers so nothing gets in or out other than that which we intend. Each is required to apply their skills to the max, and to stay updated.
Any application - app, or web-app - needs to resist break-in attempts by hackers hoping to discover nuggets of info which can be exploited to discover even more of what's on the webserver. Indeed we do have many techniques and tools to make use of in building applications to run securely on the internet, and we can even test-and-fix, test-and-fix until it doesn't break any more using Approved Scanning Vendors
recomended by the PCI-Security Standards Council
Approved Scanning Vendors provide a program of probing tests on web servers and software applications, running scans designed to break things and hack their way in. They can tell you what they tried, what they accomplished, which explains how to fix it. Finally, with all known weaknesses exposed and secured, the application can claim to be certified secure and PCI-DSS
Compliant. Testing can be updated by repeating PCI-scans every day if required.
Just as we do everything possible to safeguard our users' privacy online, so must we all keep our computers and mobile devices secure. That is best achieved by using OEM operating systems and keeping up with updates, and not opening email attachments that you didn't expect to receive.
While any of your info is on acdit.com
systems, only you can get at it. Additionally, we prefer to delete data when it's no longer needed by a server process, and give you the option store it on your own computer / device instead.
webRTC video conferencing privacy and security
Imagine a video chat + screen and file sharing system which is entirely private and secure and disappears leaving no trace when you're done ... that's what you get with webRTC
(web Real Time Communication) technology. Learn about our webRTC
solutions and understand its privacy and security advantages.
Forget email, if privacy is important. Forget Facebook, Twitter - forget all the popular social media platforms, if privacy is important. webRTC
is the answer to our needs ...
is a P2P communications technology available now in all modern web browsers. P2P means peer-to-peer (in this case, device to device) data transfer which does not require a web server in between. Messages, video + audio streams and files can be sent directly from one device to another, encrypted under TLS protocol (formerly SSL), providing no opportunity for interception.
This is a huge win for privacy, and is eagerly supported by privacy and security advocates. There are several important implications here:
Given that the internet's organic function is to extend and expand the capabilities of everyone on the planet, and given that much information is tainted by others' agendas, or is shrouded in dogma or questions of political correctness, it is more than ever important to have free and open channels to high quality information and to be able to discuss anything without restriction - at least in private.
But pressures on the right-to-privacy would deny the fundamental principle that whatever we may think or say belongs to us as individuals, and no-one else. We are all individually responsible, we can filter ourselves and we can choose to engage or disengage with others as we see fit.
webRTC provides secure communications channels which completely avoid data-mining messaging systems, right there in your web browser - no snooping app to download or install. The day the W3C, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla compromise webRTC privacy will be the last day of internet freedom, ever.
There's an excellent article on privacy matters on TeachPrivacy
. My compliments to the authors.
Secure Communications Software
So, how to leverage the power of webRTC
to improve and protect coms?
A website with live support, or a call-in sales desk, a videocast or live performance, presentation, is highly more likely to engage a current audience, simply because face-to-face interaction is more highly valued.
The level of immediate presence of the other among participants in a video call is remarkably like the real thing, like being in the same room. It can be so engaging and real that common inhibitors are diminished as more intimate bonding emerges, resulting in more successful communication.
These are fine attributes of the live video chat experience which are leveraged through apps to provide video calling and messaging services. acdit.com
has used webRTC technology to create two video chat applications for similar but different purposes: Coms
is a professional-level secure zone where streams of encrypted data for video + audio, text and files are exchanged in total privacy, where no records are kept and where data is deleted the moment it's no longer needed. You have the option of storing chats on your own device.
Coms is also available as a Progressive Web App
Cam Chat Café
is for fun and networking through social interaction. It's a public place to hang out, webcam on or off, meeting and engaging with new people, to join in open discussions and go private whenever the need arises. Cam Chat Café is used for fun and for commerce, and it's financed by advertising.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software as a Service is a business model in which applications run on webservers serving the needs of multiple users. SaaS enables software development companies to share their applications' development and running costs between serveral customers. acdit.com
currently operates 3 SaaS solutions:
Coms encrypted messaging and video chat
hoteliport hotel management software
th-property real estate marketing consultancy
Additionally, and just for fun, we also operate Cam Chat Café
, an online meeting place where users can hangout, webcam off or on, meeting and interacting with everyone else in the community. We earn a bit from advertising on CamChatCafe.com, and we learn much which helps us constantly improve our expertise in webRTC online communication systems.
Real-estate property marketing software
Created by acdit.com in 2003, th-property.com
has matured as Thailand's leading online real estate listings and property assistant website, providing consultancy advice and services in all aspects of the Thai property industry.
Use th-property.com's fine Search Filters to identify suitable properties in suitable locations in suitable price-ranges, then go to the Agent / Seller's listing on their website or web-page.
Ask questions of th-property's property consultants to learn about Thai property laws and legal opportunities which enable foreign nationals to own property or business interests in Thailand.
Hotel Management Software
Since 2013, hoteliport.com
has served hotels, B&B's and guesthouses with cloud-based admin systems for managing online and walk-in bookings, invoicing and restaurant/bar/services Point Of Sale
. Hoteliport features a online booking engine
for hotel websites, a hotel channel manager
which brings agency bookings right into the hotel management system, and comprehensive rate-plan management
which can handle campaigns for walk-in bookings, bookings from brick-and-mortar agencies, OTA and GDS bookings and reservations made on the hotel website.