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Does using SSL make my website secure?

The short answer to the question, does using SSL make my website secure is NO, but it is important to understand why and what SSL actually does, so read on. The biggest misconception by website owners is that an SSL certificate will make their website secure from hackers and malware, which is not true. This stems from a lack of understand about what makes a website secure versus not secure. For example, since July 24th 2018, websites that do not use SSL certificates were marked “Not Secure” in...

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Your security questions/answers are not secure

We all know we should create secure passwords. But, for all the time we spend worrying about our passwords, there’s a backdoor you never think about. The security questions/answers that you provide to get back into your account if you lose your password are usually easy to guess or find out in order to bypass your passwords. Thankfully, many services are realizing security questions are very insecure and axing them. Google and Microsoft no longer offer security questions for their accounts —...

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5 ways to detect phishing emails and scams

Phishing is one of the most common methods of cyber crime and scams, but despite how much we think we know about these scam emails, people still frequently fall victim. Action Fraud receives more than 400,000 reports of phishing emails each year, and according to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, more than two thirds of data breaches involved social engineering attacks such as phishing. In this article, we use real phishing email examples to demonstrate five clues to...

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Top 10 WordPress website maintenance tasks

Top 10 WordPress website maintenance tasks Very few things have disrupted the digital marketing scene as greatly as WordPress has in the last decade. Thanks to the platform’s free and simple content management system it made it possible for anyone, regardless of levels of technical knowledge, to create at least a rudimentary website. This possibility is boosted further by the seemingly endless library of themes and plugins. According to the latest stats, WordPress powers 35% of the internet as...

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Best and Worst Customer Service of 2019

So it is that time again for me to praise the companies that provided great customer service over the last year and to name & shame those should be embarrassed at the abysmal excuse for customer service they have provided. In the list this year we have. Guru Cloud HostingAnkerPeople Per HourZen InternetGradwellBitdefenderEurope RegistryGoogleTrustpilot THE GOOD These are the companies who have impressed me the most and provided exceptional customer service, above and beyond what I would...

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O2 and the phone of doom

You may recall from my earlier post "O2 customer service driving me insane" that I have not been having a very good experience with O2 support/customer service of late, and sadly things have not improved and if I had any hair then I would certainly be tearing it out by now, so here is my latest rant on the subject. . My last phone from O2 was a Nokia Lumia 930, which while being an overall good phone when it works, I have had ongoing problems with it and O2 and have had it replaced around 5 or...

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Margate’s Dreamland back from the dead, or is that living dead ?

Margate’s Dreamland back from the dead, or is that living dead ?

Anyone from my generation or older will have heard of Dreamland. At the height of its popularity in the 1960s, when it attracted more than two million thrill-seekers a year, Dreamland boasted a wall of death run by legendary stunt motorcyclist Yvonne Stagg, which was covered in Anderson’s unsettling 1953 documentary film, O Dreamland, with its terrifying animatronic electric chair and Haunted Snail ride. In its hay day, Dreamland was at the cutting edge of fairground excitement. But by todays...

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O2 customer service driving me insane

O2 customer service driving me insane

I have been a customer of O2 for many years now, my company has a business account with them, having tried out most other providers over the years, they were all truly awful when it came to customer service, and O2 seemed like the best of a bad bunch. For the most I rarely ever had to contact them, so never had much to complain about, but this all started to change back in 2013 when I started to have reasons to contact O2 customer service, and realized just how bad it was, and it seems to get...

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