Technical

Ten Tech Tools to Help You With Your Business

When I first got online, Netscape was the king of browser. Microsoft didn’t want to have anything to do with the “Internet.” And if you had a 56k modem, you could watch a 2 minute, postage stamp size video after about 20 minutes. My how the world has changed. The tools for running an online […]

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HTML or WordPress?

One thing that comes up from time to time is why people selling resale rights products and PLR still include HTML sites with their products. Isn’t everything WordPress now? WordPress is indeed a very powerful content management system. You can do some amazing things with it, but there is a price. And because of that, […]

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WordPress Security Quickstart

A friend who had his WordPress site hacked (and no backups) asked me about securing his blog. So I could either take 20 minutes to explain the process, or record an 8 minute video to show the steps. Enjoy my 8 minute video. There are the very first things I do to secure all of […]

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Pros and Cons of Password Managers

I can hear it now, “Not another post about passwords. Someone make it stop!” Well as long as ‘password’ and ‘123456’ continue to top lists of most commonly used passwords, I am going to keep writing about passwords. Password managers are tools used for storing passwords either on your computer or in the cloud (aka, the […]

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How Hackers Can Learn Your Password

I have spoken a lot about creating strong passwords. While I mostly talk about security related to WordPress blogs, these apply to any website you login to. No matter how many times I talk about secure passwords, users still create simple passwords that the hackers have no trouble breaking. So, let’s see how a hacker determines your password. If […]

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Why Backups Are Part of Security

Most people think that backups are there to protect your data from hardware failure. And that is true. You take backup in case the hardware your data is sitting on fails (I should say WHEN the hardware your data is sitting on fail). But backups are useful in other times too. Backups are a very valuable […]

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Best Security Advice from 2015

There are many events in 2015 that can teach us lessons of security, but the Ashley Madison hack has many, many lessons to teach us. For those unaware, Ashley Madison was a site where you could schedule ex-marital affairs. In other words, it was a site for cheaters. You paid a fee and you could meet […]

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Why Can’t My Password Be ‘Password’

They say a strong password is the first line of defense for any system. Actually, a strong password is the equivalent of not leaving your keys in your parked car. Strong password is the absolute minimum security measure you should do. That being said, what qualities make up a strong password. Good length Generally speaking, […]

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Why Hackers Hack

WordPress is run on more than 76 million websites. This makes learning to hack WordPress a valuable skill for hackers. Hackers are looking to hack your WordPress site for many reasons. Most of these reasons come down to money; they are looking for ways to make money with your hacked website. Three of the most […]

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Securing Your Wireless Network

More and more people are choosing to work from home. Some are telecommuters; others start a home business. Either way, the advantages are many. Some of the advantages include flexible schedule, avoiding the rush hour traffic, spending more time with the family. One thing in common is these people need a home office. And even people with […]

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