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Chrome to Mark Sites as Insecure

The Web | January 6, 2017
Google Chrome will start marking web sites as insecure sometime this January that do not use a secure certificate to secure their web site. This is Google’s push is to make the web more secure – or should we say encrypted. Installing a secure certificate on a web site allows it to use the https:// protocol...

Spear Phishing for Email Transfers

Technology, The Web | November 16, 2016
Over recent months I have had a couple clients targeted by spear phishing attacks. In both cases the finance manager received an email from the executive director asking about paying a client. This was the initial email sent in one example: Please let me know if you’re available to process a transfer (this is a...

WordPress Bloat…

The Web | November 4, 2016
Having developed web sites using WordPress for many years, I have noticed many welcome improvements but unfortunately have seen the system becoming bloated. What do I mean by bloat? I mean lots of additional features that most sites never use. The WordPress engine itself can still render pages quite fast, especially when setup on a...

CRTC Pick and Pay Update

News, The Web | November 3, 2016
Well the jury is back and the CRTC Pick and Pay for television providers has turned out to be a total failure. Who would have thought that this would happen. Perhaps this is a sign that the CRTC shouldn’t meddle in the private sector without having a strong plan. Just like they forced mobile service...

Canadian Spammer Facing 1m in Penalties

News, The Web | March 7, 2015
The CRTC is getting ready to fine Quebec company Compu-Finder over 1 million for sending out hundreds of thousands of spam to Canadians. This marks the first and largest case under the new Anti-Spam Legislation. Not only did Compu-Finder send email without consent, they did not have unsubscribe links on their emails. These are two of...

DomainsAtCost.ca Eliminates Auto-Renew

The Web | July 28, 2014
Canadian Registration DomainsAtCost.ca has recently decided that customers do not need to have a say in auto-renewing their domains and instead have made all domains automatically auto-renew. Now this move may be ok for those who have one or two domains and plan to keep renewing them, but for small businesses like us with hundreds...

Netflix Speed Rankings Released

Technology, The Web | May 15, 2014
Earlier this week Netflix released ratings of Canadian ISPs and their connection performance for streaming videos. The move by Netflix to release these ratings makes sense to keep customers in the know and demanding good connections – and to shame poorer performing ISPs. Most if not all ISPs throttle speeds, typically for things like peer-to-peer...
 

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