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Top 10 Most Clicked Phishing Email Subjects

As we reach towards the end of 2017 the concern for our online security & personal privacy grows greater than ever. Hacking attacks like the recent Equifax breach, coupled with personal attacks such as the WannaCry attacks, are enough to have everyone on edge about their online privacy & security. A great way to start to ensure your online safety ...

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Infographic: Not Everyone Makes A Great Customer

Not everyone is a good customer, and the team over at The Website Group know’s this all too well. They’ve been designing professional websites since 2011, and over the years they have met their fare share of bad customers. As such they’ve put together the following infographic, which is sure to put a smile on every webmaster’s face. Courtesy of: The ...

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15 Important Facts About WannaCry Ransomware Virus

A cyber-attack is the worst nightmare for everyone, be it an individual or a business. The technology world was rocked by the biggest ever cyber-extortion case, when WannaCry Ransomware hacked more than 200,000 computers within a single weekend. WannaCry is a malicious software that locks data and demands the users for a ransom, threatening to delete everything if they fail ...

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Google’s Multi-Billion Dollar Fine Bad News For Company, Good News For Everyone Else

Google got hit with one of the largest fines in corporate history with the European Union demanding 2.42 billion euro (2.7 billion dollars). So what’s the cause? Google has been favoring its own “Google Shopping” service over other similar services, a practice which the EU has determined to be anti-competitive. These services allow users to quickly and easily find a ...

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Infographic: Top 25 Most Expensive Google AdWords Keywords

More and more businesses are turning to PPC advertising these days, and that means that keyword research is more important than ever. Choosing the right set of keywords can be the difference between wasting your budget entirely and getting the most out of your Google AdWords campaign. To help out, WordStream has put together the following infographic showcasing the top ...

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Internet Trends 2017 Report Shows Slowing Internet Growth

The State of the Internet Trends Report for 2017 has been published, showcasing some pretty interesting information. Global smartphone growth is slowing, along with general Internet growth. Ad blocking is up to 18% for desktop users in USA and 24% in Canada. Voice search is up to 20% of mobile queries. China and India remain huge growth opportunities. 52% of AdWords ...

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Infographic: Why Learn Kotlin?

Now that Google has announced their official support for Kotlin as an Android development language there’s more reasons than ever to learn it. The new language was developed by JetBrains and runs on the Java Virtual Machine, and is steadily increasing in popularity. Plus Google has already announced that Android Studio 3.0 will feature Kotlin development tools! If you still ...

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Infographic: Lesser Known Facts About Domain Names, Hosting & The Internet

Did you know that emails have technically been around since 1962? Or that info.cern.ch was the first official website? How about the fact that .zip is one of the fastest growing domain name extensions? Check out the following infographic from the folks over at EverData Datacenters who have compiled some less-than-common facts about domain names, hosting, and the world wide ...

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Scam Alert: New Variations of Email-Based Domain Renewal Scams Going Around

Late in 2016 I had first spotted these email-based domain name expiration scams going around, and unfortunately these are making their rounds across the interwebs again, only this time there’s a new variation. Much like the IDNS scam, these scams are also targeting domain name renewals, however these scams focus on sending email-based notifications. I have put together the post below ...

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1 in 5 Websites Still Using Vulnerable SHA-1 SSL Certificates

A new cyber security report from Venafi has revealed that over 21% of all websites are still currently using an insecure SSL certificate. SHA-1 certificates were exposed to be vulnerable for man-in-the-middle attacks, collision attacks, and brute force attacks. Remember Heartbleed? “The results of our most recent analysis are not surprising,” said Kevin Bocek, chief security strategist for Venafi. “Even ...

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130 Million Ads Rejected Last Year by Bing

Bing recently released their Ad Quality Year in Review report for 2016 – reviewing the various different actions that Bing has taken towards malicious and misleading ads on their network. The stats are not pretty. Bing rejected 130 million ads and banned 175,000 advertisers – and even with numbers as impressive as these – online malvertising threats still managed to ...

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Malvertising Threats Grew 132% In 2016

I like keeping up to date on the latest industry reports, it’s a great way to stay on top of industry trends. The most recent report, however, has me a touch worried, or at least is forcing me to pay close attention. RiskIQ, a leading digital threat management company, has found that malvertising threats grew over 132% in 2016 when ...

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EIG Announces Plans to Layoff 440 Bluehost Employees

Endurance International Group has an unfortunate track-record of ruining web hosting companies that they acquire – and the recent blow seems to be coming to Bluehost as EIG announces plans to lay off 440 Bluehost employees. That includes staff from accounting, customer support, human resources, and training staff – all of whom add up to over half of Bluehosts 750-person ...

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Why Everything Online Is Broken Today

All throughout today you may be noticing that some of your favorite online services are acting up, broken, or entirely offline. Twitter, IHeartRadio, PayPal, Spotify, Reddit, Imgur, Constant Contact, and a plethora of other services are experiencing severe issues as of this morning – and the reason is a series of DDoS attacks on Dyn – one of the largest ...

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77% Of Users Feel Bad About Blocking Ads

Gladly, the company behind the Goodblock ad-blocker ran a survey recently, asking their users why they choose to block ads and where. Know what they learned? 77% of Goodblock users felt bad about blocking ads. Furthermore over 40% of Goodblock users had 5+ websites whitelisted. Two rather high numbers that prove that people truly do understand that online publishers and ...

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EU Promises Free WiFi To All EU Towns!

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced a new EU developmental project last week called WIFI4EU, a project whose goal is to provide free Wi-Fi internet to all EU towns by 2020! Plans are to subsidize the new project, using the funds to purchase and install Wi-Fi hotspots across major urban areas. Accepted installation points include public buildings, health centers, parks ...

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Infographic: Speed Is Critical by Singlehop

Website load times are more important now than ever, and to help express that importance Singlehop has put together the following beautiful infographic to help webmasters be more aware of website load times. By running the simple tests presented in this infographic, website owners are sure to get their sites up to speed! Infographic by: singlehop

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Mozilla Will Start Blocking Flash Content in Firefox in August 2016

Mozilla has decided to join in on the stabbing death of Flash across the Internet as they announce that starting in August Mozilla will block non-essential Flash content within Firefox. Which content specifically will be blocked can be seen in the following blocklist published on Github. Mozilla will expand this list over time, before finally making all Flash content click-to-activate in 2017. ...

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