Articles tagged: website security

Investigate

Is There a Way to Know Where a URL-shortened URL Is Going to Take Me?

Link-shortening services make it hard to tell a link’s final destination. When you receive one in an email, you may want to do some detective work to see where it’s going – before you click.

Virus in a Picture?

Is anti-virus dead?

Anti-malware tools have never been 100% solutions – but, despite what we hear on the news, they are far from dead!

Leo Notenboom in an ad

Why does this ad imply I have a criminal record?

It can be pretty frightening when a search result delivers back to you the term you were searching for as an ad… particularly if you were searching for your name. But it might not be any more sinister than that.

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How safe is iCloud?

When you put your privacy in the hands of online companies it’s going to boil down to: How much do you trust them?

HTTPS

Will adding an “s” to http make my connection secure?

If you can turn http into https and it works, that means that the site has a security certificate. So why aren’t they using it?

Under Construction

How do I secure my website?

When you operate a site on the internet, you’re putting yourself in harm’s way. Hackers would love to compromise your site for their own purposes. I’ll look at common problems and what to do about them.

HTTPS

I’m not seeing a padlock with my https site. Is it safe?

https should be safe as long as the padlock icon indicates that the certificate is correct. That proves that you’re visiting the site that you believe you are. If you don’t see it, you should be concerned.

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Can I prevent my mail from being forwarded by others?

It’s not only not possible to prevent email from being forwarded, it’s also not possible to prevent that forward from being modified, forged or defaced.