Cold calling tech-support scams have been around for quite a while now. Reports indicate that these people, generally based in India, have extorted millions of pounds out of English speaking victims in the UK, Canada, the US and other countries…
As expected, there continues to be quite a lot of press on this topic as we get nearer to the final deadline for compliance on the 26th of May. In an interview with Computer World UK magazine last week, a…
Following on from my previous article about the new EU Cookie Law, many will be asking what exactly is a Cookie ?
Cookies are simple text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website for the first time.
They contain information about your computer and generally do not include any personal data at all. They cannot be used to infect your device with viruses or malware etc.
One of the most common questions I get asked quite regularly after carrying out modifications or additions to a clients website is “Why can’t I see my new web page ?” I thought it would be useful to explain why this is and how to resolve it.
The “Techy” bit
When you visit a website for the first time, your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc.) communicates with the server (where the website is hosted) which then sends a copy of the page and all its contents to your browser which it then displays for you to read.
Web pages contain a lot of content (e.g. words, images etc), made up of lots of separate files so each of these needs to be downloaded to your browser individually before it can display the page. This is why sometimes you notice it takes a while to display everything, particularly if you have large images.
A recent study has shown that more than 25% of passwords used are made up of 6 characters or less which is totally inadequate to provide protection. Ref: Web User magazine Believe it or not, the study showed…