How to Choose a Strong Password

A few¬†weeks ago our main business site experienced unavailability for about 30-45 minutes. Any requests to the site would return “site unavailable” error messages. Upon investigation of the issue it was found that someone was using a malicious script to hack into the site and trying various methods to crack the site’s login credentials. Had Read More…

Tech Term Tuesday, Issue 12

What is Pharming? Pharming is a hacker’s attack aiming to redirect a website’s traffic to another, bogus website without the web site user’s knowledge or consent. Most times this is possible by exploiting a weakness in a web site’s domain name system. The aim of pharming is primarily to attempt to obtain a user’s personal Read More…

Monday Blues, Ep. 13

I happen to spend a considerable amount of time online. Sometimes as much as about 10+ hours a day. Yes I know that this is a long time but being in the IT field I’m sure many can agree that it is inevitable. Over the past few days I’ve stumbled on some interesting articles and Read More…

Monday Blues, Ep. 12

The first annual World Fitness Day took place on May 1st in downtown Atlanta and by all accounts was a huge success. This event, which was made possible by popular actor, Jane Fonda, aims to promote staying active and getting fit throughout life. We all know that exercise is very important to maintain health. However, Read More…

Tech Term Tuesday, Issue 11

What is an Avatar? The term Avatar, when used in computing, is a representation of one’s self on the Internet or on a computer. An avatar can be either a three-dimensional model which is used in online gaming or two-dimensional icons used on chat forums and newsgroups. Any Examples of Avatar use? Popular gaming system, Read More…

Monday Blues, Ep. 11

On April 22, 2010 the 40th anniversary of Earth Day was recognized. Founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day brings about a global awareness that we need to all do our part to prevent global warming and climate change. Overall, the underlying focus is that we appreciate, love and take care of Read More…

Tech Term Tuesday, Issue 10

Podcast What is a Podcast? A podcast is a music or talk program that is recorded and made available in digital format to remote audiences via the internet. The word podcast is derived from the terms “iPod” and “broadcast”. It is attributed to the original creators of podcasting who used iPods to listen to their Read More…

Monday Blues, Ep. 10

The Discovery Channel has been airing a very exciting documentary series, Life which provides insight on a global view of various living organisms and creatures in their quest for survival. To date 8 out of 11 episodes have already premiered with each episode focussing on a particular group of living elements. Based on my research Read More…

Tech Term Tuesday, Issue 9

Cybersquatting What is Cybersquatting? Cybersquatting is the practice of registering, or using a domain name with the intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademarkbelonging to someone else. Most times this is done with the intention of reselling that domain name back to the legal trademark owner. Sometimes not only trademarks can fall victim Read More…

Give Your Business an Online Presence

Every business at some point wants an online presence. Why not when according to Wikipedia, there are well over 1.67 billion people globally who actively use the Internet. There is ample justification for branching a new or existing business venture online. So what needs to be taken into consideration when launching a business online?