Category Archives: Security

Using WordPress?

If you’ve built a website using WordPress or are managing it, security is a real issue. WordPress is the most-wildly used Content Management Software for webservers but this brings risks as most, if not all, of the WordPress files have … Continue reading

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Don’t let it happen to you!

I wrote some time ago about the dangers of letting the world know you were going away at Christmas. It now appears that insurance companies are checking social media accounts for mention of your holiday when you make a claim … Continue reading

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The Dangers Of “We Will Fix It” Software

Have you seen this type of message? It’s really an advert designed to snare you using alarmist warning messages. It can appear in a webpage you’re viewing or even as a pop up, pretending to be a system message. The … Continue reading

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Banging head againgst wall

I receive a fair bit of spam but for the most part it’s advertising related. Every few days something arrives that could be quite nasty for the unwary recipient. Tweet

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Updated: Harwich street lighting

Update 17th June 2014: I have today received a reply from MP Bernard Jenkin’s constituency assistant:       Dear Mr Turvey Thank you for your email regarding the switching off of the lights in Essex by the County Council. … Continue reading

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Gameover?

BBC News today reports of a computer virus (malware) that retrieves financial & personal information before encrypting your files and demanding a ransom, via Bitcoins, for the unlocking key.   The malware is named “Gameover Zeus” and is currently under … Continue reading

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Collected articles on IT matters

I have now moved almost all of the IT advice articles from the front page of this blog onto a dedicated IT Advice page. Archived on that page are articles on Computer Security, Routine Maintenance and some Linux-related articles. If … Continue reading

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