How To Keep Safe Online: Disable Java

Keep safe online: I strongly recommend disabling Java plugins in your web browser and consider uninstalling Java altogether. While this is more of an issue on Windows computers for the time being, Linux and Apple iOS users should also take action because Java based vulerabilities are easily redirected to attack any platform.

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Leaping from Windows XP ThinkPad to Bodhi Linux

Finally switched my ageing laptop from Windows XP to Linux…

Initial impressions good:– faster shut-down (almost instant)– faster boot– faster login– faster all round.. and not just a little. It is a LOT faster at everything. I haven’t yet had a chance to sit back and sigh impatiently. On Windows XP I was generally . . . → Read More: Leaping from Windows XP ThinkPad to Bodhi Linux

Free Encrypted Online Backup, File Sharing & Synchronisation

At last, privacy and security are being addressed in the cloud.

SpiderOak are late to the party, but their solution is best of breed in my opinion, and early landgrabbers like DropBox and Syncplicity (amongst others) should be quaking in their boots. By the way, all these services offer useful amounts of free storage, . . . → Read More: Free Encrypted Online Backup, File Sharing & Synchronisation

Security Alert: WordPress Plugins Hacked & WordPress.org Resets All Passwords

On Tuesday 21st June WordPress.org found several popular WordPress plugins hacked in their popular WordPress plugin repository.

Almost every WordPress website uses plugins from this repository, so this attack could expose tens of thousands of websites, and all their website visitors, to an enormous security risk.

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How To Prevent Your Account Being Hacked On Facebook

No-one wants their facebook account hacked, but it is especially important if you use facebook for business. A hacker can cause damage not only to you, but to your friends and customers, and their friends and so on.

The cost to your customers can be high, which in turn can severely damage . . . → Read More: How To Prevent Your Account Being Hacked On Facebook