Category: Articles

15/07/14

Permalink 10:49:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Articles
Picture this: you receive messages from people asking you to stop sending them invitations to buy anatomy enhancing medications, or send them money as they have been stranded overseas, or maybe just a link to a website that discharges a virus when visit… more »

10/07/14

Permalink 04:01:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
I'm sometimes asked why a client's messages are rejected or bounced by one or two recipients. We all have an address on the internet – that is how an email message knows where to go.  The problem is that when a suspected spammer or other person with ne… more »

05/07/14

Permalink 07:57:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, General, Articles
Contrary to all the advice that I and others have given to keep passwords secret, there is one occasion where it can help to have a trusted friend with knowledge.  I recently received an email purporting to come from a client as follows:  I'm writing… more »

07/06/14

Permalink 07:45:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Security, Articles
The golden rule is to assume that your Facebook (and other) accounts will be broken into one day.  Your next potential employer or your ex-spouse's lawyer will be pouring over it.  Don't ever publish anything you would object to being posted on a bill b… more »

10/05/14

Permalink 09:51:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
When a phone or broadband fault takes longer than expected to resolve it is tempting to think a move to BT for phone or Internet Service provision would speed future problem resolution.  The assumption being that being members of the same Group, BT Open… more »

25/04/14

Permalink 07:45:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
Below are the significant considerations in as compressed a format as possible.  One day your computer/tablet/phone (like almost all things) WILL fail and the degree of pain caused can be mitigated by acting right now. Causes of failure.  Electrical di… more »

24/02/14

Permalink 10:40:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
The answer is that I don’t know.  Sometimes forensic examination can determine the cause but this is prohibitivley expensive.  There are several things that can cause corruptions but I have no way of knowing which apply in any particular instance.  An i… more »

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