Tag: internet

How Passwords are Cracked: Never Use one Password on All Accounts
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How Passwords are Cracked: Never Use one Password on All Accounts

One-for-all passwords. Recently I was helping a client configure Outlook 2010 to use 4 email addresses I had earlier created. Those email addresses were created using his custom domain on Outlook.com. Instead of logging in and out 4 times to check each account on outlook.com, I told him it would be easier to use Outlook 2010 which came bundled with his PC. Before we started, I had told him to make a note of the password each email account would use because we would be using them in the set-up process. It was at this point he told me that its "OK" because he uses only one password for all of his on-line accounts. Please note that this someone who is using these email addresses as contact points for his business. Also note that business is handling all payment options through PayPal and yes...
Digicel to Acquire Jamaica’s Telstar Cable
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Digicel to Acquire Jamaica’s Telstar Cable

Digicel has reached an agreement to acquire  cable television, broadband and telephony services company Telstar Cable pending the approval of Jamaica's Broadcasting Commission. Digicel has acquired a number of cable and internet companies throughout the Caribbean in recent months but Telstar Cable is its largest acquisition yet though financial details of the purchase has not been made public. In recent months Digicel has acquired: Caribbean Cable Communications Holding Ltd -  Anguilla, Nevis and Montserrat WIV Cable TV and TCT - Turks and Caicos Islands SAT Telecommunications - Dominica Digicel has also been investing heavily in off-island sub-sea fibre bandwidth via various investment channels and agreements. Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves said: “We are investing heavily...
61% of all Traffic on the Internet is generated by bots
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61% of all Traffic on the Internet is generated by bots

“The common denominator for this group is that all of its members are trying to assume someone else's identity. For example, some of these bots use browser user-agents while others try to pass themselves as search engine bots or agents of other legitimate services. The goal is always the same -- to infiltrate their way through the website's security measures” Analyst Incapsula on their recently published report on web traffic that cites that 61% of all traffic is generated by Bots This should make a really shockin’ reading, assuming dear reader that you’re human! According to Web traffic analyst Incapsula, Bots account for 61% of all Web traffic. Mind. Blown. This is a mix of both programs such as spiders from Search engine that account for the majority of the traffic and are used to c...
Nifty DIY for downloading any Audio or Video File from your Internet Browser’s Cache
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Nifty DIY for downloading any Audio or Video File from your Internet Browser’s Cache

If you read my article How to download Videos from any website without installing software using Savefrom it should strike you, as it did me, that something is decidedly amiss. Here is a website, Savefrom, that downloads from the Browser. No file installation required. So effectively, all this time, when you downloading and installing all manner of software to download Videos and Audio files from YouTube (Naruto me seh!) and Vimeo (they’ve got great documentaries!) you could have avoided that. This then suggests that the downloading of Videos doesn’t require any installed software. At all….! How SaveFrom Works – Magic Misdirection in a Game of Now You See Me If you’re thinking that, you’re absolutely right! All the website Savefrom does it to tap into your Browser’s Cache, using comma...
How to expand and secure your Wi-Fi Network with Power-Line Adaptors
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How to expand and secure your Wi-Fi Network with Power-Line Adaptors

If you’ve got Broadband Internet from FLOW of LIME, you probably may have noticed that you can’t get Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) everywhere in the house. Some part of your house may have thicker walls with more metallic structures. As such, metal i.e. steel, zinc nails, iron grills attenuate radio waves and thereby shorten the 100m range of most Routers. This is both Good and Bad: makes it harder for hackers to access your Wi-Fi Network but reduces your home Wi-Fi Network to literally sitting beside the supposedly 100m range Router. So what can you do, especially a report published on Wednesday April 17th 2013 by Independent Security Evaluators states that the top Wi-Fi Routers on the market are easily hackable due to security holes in the firmware, which many don’t make easy to regularly upda...
Digicel’s Impersonal  Customer Care
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Digicel’s Impersonal Customer Care

A few months back I noticed a big change in the Customer Care service provided to you when you call 120 from a Digicel phone. There is currently no easy way to get access to a customer care representative and instead you have to navigate through a maze of menus just to find what you want. at this time the vast menus, which can take upwards of 5 to 6 minutes to navigate hinders the users ability to get any issues they are having resolved and I guess that many have given up frustrated and exasperated beyond endurance. The difficulty in reaching a human operator has reduced the sort of personal feel that many of us have grown accustomed to with Digicel over the years and serve to cement those who believe the company, now large, is rapidly becoming disconnected from the people who had put it w...
How to Use your custom Domain Name with Outlook.com
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How to Use your custom Domain Name with Outlook.com

Normally when you sign up for an online email service such as Outlook.com or Gmail.com, your email address points to the domain name of the email provider. So if you sign up for a Gmail email account your email address is displayed as yourname@gmail.com, or whatever the domain is of your email provider. Normally this is OK for most individuals needs but it is normally thought of as unprofessional for companies to use this method. Think about it, what if an established company such as Pepsi gave their email address as pepsi@gmail.com or contact-pepsi@outlook.com? Now you can say that large companies like Pepsi use their own email servers. This is true, with their budget they can very well afford a data-center with supporting I.T. infrastructure just to handle emails, but this article is not...
How to reset the default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox
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How to reset the default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox’s become my fave Web Browser ever since I’ve bespoken of the coming demise of the Computer and Laptop at the hands of Tablets in the article How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets. This as despite PC’s and Laptop’s coming demise, for the many who write about cutting edge of Technology, especially those of us who are just writers, having a Laptop with a working version Microsoft Word, 80GB of Hard-drive space and a fairly decent amount memory (call it ‘bout 1GB) is enough to achieve Writer’s Nirvana. When I write I’m the Most High, Vybz Kartel Style! So it peeved the hell out of me one day while researching an article that Firefox suddenly began redirecting my search queries to Yahoo (Jah know!!?). Make no bones about ...