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Security Breaches Create Pawns

As of this writing, there was yet another security breach of emails, passwords etc from Facebook as detailed the article on Breitbart News, How to Check if Your Personal Details Are Part of Facebook’s Massive Leak.  The problem is that if you are NOT watching the news (and even if you are) you may not … Security Breaches Create Pawns Read More »...

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Crypto Mining on your computer

Is my computer running slow? Do I have a crypto miner?

If you computer starts to run slowly after visiting a website with a lot of ads, you might have picked up a sneaky Bitcoin miner script. A small piece of software installed on your computer without your knowlegde that uses your CPU power to mine for cryptocurrency mostly Bitcoin. i.e. some is making money off … Is my computer running slow? Do I have a crypto miner? Read More »...

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I like Mozilla Firefox but it isn’t immune to hackers; just as WordPress has it’s problems

Seems ‘Hackers spent at least a year spying on Mozilla to discover Firefox security holes – and exploit them’ as noted in The Register, online hardware, software and security news site. ‘Bugzilla infiltrated, private vulns slurped since at least 2014 Hackers have known about unpublicized and unpatched critical security holes in the Firefox web browser … I like Mozilla Firefox but it isn’t immune to hackers; just as WordPress has it’s problems Read More »...

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Are You Considering Windows 10?

You might want to think again!  Seems they have revamped their security defaults and how they handle information.  As usual in practice with new software or a new car, you want to let someone else works out the new kinks!  I look at Windows 10 as I did the upgrade to Vista from XP – … Are You Considering Windows 10? Read More »...

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Have you considered a VPN?

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) which you can use to communicate over the web either by phone, tablet or computer allows you a ‘bit’ more privacy than not. Then again it too can be compromised. “VPNs are so insecure you might as well wear a KICK ME sign” – Brits test of 14 prominent privacy … Have you considered a VPN? Read More »...

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Identity protection is important… know who to pick

Before you go out and purchase identity proctection or insurance do your homework on the company you are considering.  “Identity protection outfit LifeLock picked, popped”  – website link...

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Samsung caught disabling Windows Update to run its own bloatware

Even the ‘Big guys’ aren’t playing nice when they want their programs to run quick. They are disabling everyone else’s software so theirs runs… unfortunately you don’t know that. So it leaves you open to virus, malware and trojans. Just not a nice thing to do to your customers.  Read more … Website Link...

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Security and ‘Being Watched’

Most of us like to share using texts, phone calls and pictures with our friends and family. We use the smart phones, mail, email and social media. What most of us are concerned with is ‘others’ watching us when we haven’t given our permission. It is like if someone comes up to you in a store … Security and ‘Being Watched’ Read More »...

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Why it is important to turn off Java on your browser… AGAIN!

We may be diligent about updating our computers… then again not. Java has still not been fixed and more malware has been popping up using Java security exploits. Mostly it’s PCs but hey MACs and Facebook are also involved. According to new research out, The Register, Mar 26, 2013, reported “The overwhelming majority (94 per … Why it is important to turn off Java on your browser… AGAIN! Read More »...

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Twitter and Passwords

I have watched in the last couple of months the number of spam emails rising. What is also rising is the number of hackings into social media in this latest instance it was Twitter.  The Register, a blog with a security section, recently posted that 250,000 emails were compromised. Read “Twitter breach leaks emails, passwords … Twitter and Passwords Read More »...

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Is it time for a new Password?

In the last couple of months, ok maybe the last couple of days, we have been told of hackers “lifting” security data of millions of users on LinkedIn, GlobalPayments, Yahoo, and others. Hackers have also been compromising security protocol on programs like MySQL (a database program format) or by planting viruses or malware in programs like Facebook and WordPress blogs. Then … Is it time for a new Password? Read More »...

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‘Cheat Sheets’ for WordPress?

Ok so they aren’t cheat “sheets” exactly. They are books. I found this on the WordPress.org website of all places and it’s new! Great idea to put them up. I’d recommend this to my clients. The books are worth checking out. Some are great for beginners; others are for the  advanced user and it depends … ‘Cheat Sheets’ for WordPress? Read More »...

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Creating Feedburner Newsletters with WordPress

Loved Ami’s concise explanation of using Feedburner (Google) for a bulk emailing newsletter. Just wanted to share. Also, I’ve added instructions on how to modify WordPress to use the “thumbnail image” option in your newsletter. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, Ami wrote the following post: How to Create and Manage a Newsletter Using Feedburner So, you … Creating Feedburner Newsletters with WordPress Read More »...

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10 Tips on Writing an Online Article

Quite a few of us have our own blogs and write all the time – that is NOT what this post is about. There are some people who are authors, publishers, or website owners that have been asked to write an online article for others. Here are 10 great tips that can help you do … 10 Tips on Writing an Online Article Read More »...

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Move over the new CSS3 is here!

Ok if you thought coding webpages was hard to begin with coding just now increase a couple of fold. On the other hand way new cool things are now able to happen with just css. One of the new things is transparency and gradients of backgrounds just in css. This blog post on Webdesigner Depot … Move over the new CSS3 is here! Read More »...

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Easy steps to make a Website ICON

How can I get an ICON for my website? You’ve seen those little icons next to the url, or the name of the website in favorites. It is like a “mini brand” or your own personal little icon. It identifies you “by picture”. It is a FAVICON. So how do you get one? You make … Easy steps to make a Website ICON Read More »...

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How to save in your online business

In this moment, a lot of people are paying attention to how much things cost. They are evaluating products, services and time for the value each possesses. Following are some tips to help in that area I’ve found on the web. 1. Save on printer ink by using the Century Gothic font, which a recent … How to save in your online business Read More »...

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So you want to give up that “Land Line”?

We would all like to lower our monthly bills and one way to do it is by getting an “internet phone”. More than half of internet users now have a high speed connection. Using this connection, you can very easily have an internet phone that uses VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology. Your older providers … So you want to give up that “Land Line”? Read More »...

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EASY Photo Resizing

EASY Photo Resizing Technical Tizzie blog under www.wisdomwoman.com The subject of photo resolution and sizing is probably one of the most confusing subjects in computer graphics, and if you don’t think it is, you probably don’t really know very much about it. When we are talking about printed images, the subject is still complicated and … EASY Photo Resizing Read More »...

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Seven Steps to Understanding Online Advertising

Seven Steps to Understanding Online Advertising Story by AmandaDailyWorth on Etsy.com Published on February 3, 2010 This guest post is by Amanda Steinberg, founder of DailyWorth.com. DailyWorth is a daily email about money for women — delivering practical tips, empowering ideas and the occasional kick in the pants. You’ve started your business. You’re selling the … Seven Steps to Understanding Online Advertising Read More »...

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“Using” Your Blog

Ok you have a blog…. Now what? You need to get it listed and read! Here are several tips to do just that. There is a good article on My-Blog-Review titled “How & Why To claim Your Blog” using Technocrati. Pretty much it describes that using Technocrati can help to give your blog online promotion … “Using” Your Blog Read More »...

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Checkout Christine Kanes’ “The Authentic Woman’s Guide to Marketing”

From time to time I find others have wonderful things to add to website marketing from a different point of view… The Authentic Woman’s Guide to Marketing by Christine Kane “But I’m not a widget!” she whined. “It’s harder for me!” Denise was giving me her number one reason she despises marketing. I laughed and … Checkout Christine Kanes’ “The Authentic Woman’s Guide to Marketing” Read More »...

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Redesign your website?

There are a lot of reasons why you would want to redesign your website. I’ve just done mine and yes it needed to be done. First you have to ask yourself… do I need to redesign or is my website serving its purpose? If anyone answers “it’s serving my purpose”, then their website is new … Redesign your website? Read More »...

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Welcome!

Thank you for stopping by! I have revised this website to allow it to be more interactive with the people that come looking for information regarding web design. Please check out my new FAQs page and make sure you visit the “Web Gallery” to see examples of things that can be done for your web … Welcome! Read More »...

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