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DNS Hosting Outages caused by potentially related DDoS Attacks

by | Articles | 29th July, 2013

The beginning of July saw a set of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks slamming at least three DNS hosting/ domain name management providers. It is believed that these attacks may have been related. TPP Wholesale, easyDNS and DNSimple all reported temporary degradation and outages of DNS services believed to...

Cloud Back-ups and Factors worth Consideration

by | Articles | 26th July, 2013

Cloud back-ups offer a range of key advantages in comparison to traditional back-up solutions. Such advantages include lower hardware requirements and increased security and protection of data against loss, theft, fires or natural disasters in spite of lower on-premise security requirements. In addition, cloud-back-ups often provide many extra enterprise-level features...

Broadband in Britain – it’s a Lottery

by | Articles | 14th July, 2013

A recent study conducted by BroadBandChoices revealed that over 10% of Britain’s Internet users are basically being penalised for where they happen to live. In essence, households are subjected to a post code lottery that often means some users pay double what others living close to them pay. Often, this...

Drupal, Joomla and WordPress – the Pros and Cons

by | Articles | 11th July, 2013

Choosing a content managements system can be confusing, to say the least. There are so many different options on offer, finding the best CMS can be difficult. Out of all the possibilities populating the Internet, three products stand out way above the rest. They are Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. Even...

9 Premium, Xara’s latest Web Designer

by | Articles | 5th July, 2013

Designed to make Web design a little easier for novices, Xara’s 9 Premium Web designer features a DTP-like, friendly interface and an array of widgets, free buttons and many more design elements. Starting off with a sample project to make sure users get used to the product’s features, Web Designer...

The new Web-based RSS Reader by AOL

by | Articles | 2nd July, 2013

AOL’s new RSS news reader is now open to the public in the shape of a beta version. Featuring a nice lay-out coupled with a strong set of tools for scanning. organising RSS feeds, it is currently only available as a Web browser, but apparently, an app version is in...

Covering you Online Tracks

by | Articles | 29th June, 2013

The digital world allows for very few secrets, with companies collecting, collating and analysing user data for profit and governments doing the same in the name of national security. According to experts and privacy advocates, most users are not even aware of being tracked. For this reason, these experts suggest...

Starting right with Web Development Projects

by | Articles | 26th June, 2013

The temptation to ‘dive’ straight into the process of developing a Website as soon as a project contract has been agreed upon is incredible. Unfortunately, getting stuck in without careful initial planning all too often results in projects becoming exceptionally messy and difficult to deal with. So how do you...

Time Cloaking, the latest in Data Security

by | Articles | 23rd June, 2013

The thought that governments may be able to freely peruse anyone’s personal communications as and when they feel like it is quite disturbing to most Internet users. Research conducted by Purdue University into hiding data by developing time cloaks will subsequently be received as good news by all (except, maybe,...

Facebook to reduce Ad Options

by | Articles | 20th June, 2013

At present, marketers wishing to advertise on Facebook face an overwhelming number of 27 different format options. While most of these options do have their own advantages, many of them actually serve to accomplish similar goals. As the choice has been somewhat confusing, Facebook has now decided to streamline their...