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5 Ways to Keep From Being Lured by Bogus Emails

Posted by Alex Bailey On January - 14 - 2014
Computer attacks

It’s generally much easier to identify someone who is out fishing rather than someone who is going phishing. The former is often accompanied by tackle boxes, a cooler, a snappy vest and a hat full of flies. The latter is much tougher to spot, which is why scammers consider ‘phishing’ an effective way to illegally acquire your personal and financial information. According to a psychology study at North Carolina State University, nearly all of the 53 surveyed students failed to spot the differences... (more...)

Picking the right web host for high traffic websites

Posted by Alex Bailey On September - 15 - 2013
Web host

Finding the right web host for high traffic websites can be tricky. Obviously if you’re getting tens of thousands of hits per day, a dedicated server will be needed. However, if you’re a medium traffic web master, there are cheaper options available that will save you a ton of money in the long run, while still allowing large traffic spikes. Using a caching system is a great way to save CPU cycles, while still allowing heavy amounts of traffic on shared accounts as well as VPS users. If... (more...)

Strong passwords crucial for identify theft protection

Posted by Alex Bailey On June - 14 - 2013
Password Security

People who experience identity theft know how dangerous and disheartening this situation can be. Tech users looking for ways to safeguard their personal information more effectively should consider the benefits of having strong passwords. However, some take a different approach and end up paying for it in the long run, according to Digital Trends’ Stu Crair. The writer explained that many students and colleagues of his have opted to use one password for all of their accounts, rather than have... (more...)

US is the leader of malware, phishing, spam

Posted by Alex Bailey On April - 7 - 2012

You may have heard about the recent botnet of over 600,000 Mac OSx computers recently, half of infected computers being in the United States. This, according to statistics is nothing new; the United States has the most phishing and malware incidents than any other country. The Mac botnet follows a long trend of 50% of malware infected computers in the world belong to Americans. Some 59% of all worldwide phishing incidents happen within the US as well. According to a recent report, the US has been... (more...)

Who’s Not Using OpenDNS Yet?

Posted by Alex Bailey On February - 13 - 2008

OpenDNS was founded in 2006 and ever since then I’ve been addicted to it. Each time I’m diagnosing network issues I manually add the magic numbers for DNS. The simple four octave numbers are and; forever embedded in to my memory. So why do I use it you ask it? For a variety of reasons. Mainly for speed, but there are others… Faster internet speed I use Comcast as my ISP. While they do have decent bandwidth, their DNS queries are slow and unreliable.... (more...)

Analyzing 26,000 MySpace Passwords

Posted by Alex Bailey On October - 15 - 2006

I made a previous post about Analyzing 20,000 MySpace Passwords, and would like to add some new results to the mix. A blogger stumbled upon my site, and decided to do a little examination of some passwords he found. The results were quite similar to mine leading me to believe these are real results, despite what some of you say about them being fake. Anyways, on to the graphs. We’ll start with their age. So now we know 63% of MySpacers are still in high school. The email address results... (more...)