Secure your website, don’t neglect it!
Jun03

Secure your website, don’t neglect it!

12SHARESFacebookTwitter I wrote an article about this around two weeks ago, and website security is paramount, especially so when leaving your website unattended for a while. I did this an faced the consequences of having my sites hacked/cracked and I regret neglecting my website in such a way, as it was such a pain to sort this mess out. I lost a lot of my Google rankings in search results, which hit my traffic big-time, however considering I don’t worry about that much it isn’t much of a problem. However, for others who won’t know how to fix an infected site, it is better to totally re-install whatever script you’ve got installed. For example, most of my websites run on WordPress, and when my sites became infected as I hadn’t updated the latest version, the best thing to do was totally re-install my WordPress installation. – This takes care of the following: You can be at ease and know that whatever virus which has infected your site has been removed. So as long as you have totally replaced all your files, other than your images in your WordPress installation. You get rid of any back doors the hacker may have injected into your website because of any script vulnerability. Trust me on this, don’t neglect your website. It is much easier to first take care of your website rather than have to worry about it later, as it will become much harder to ‘fix’ the longer you leave...

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Why website security is important.

9SHARESFacebookTwitter I’ve recently just experienced something which has inundated my experience as a person who runs websites that are online. Security is a big thing and as soon as you let your guard down, there are people out there who will go out of their way to find ways to exploit websites which haven’t been updated. i.e. Easy targets Since I’ve been working full-time, my main website armour.ws faced a few attacks from people trying to upload .html files which contained phishing websites, mainly or only to do with banks. I first noticed this when my web host informed me and when Google also informed me. I’m not surprised at-all if they’ve penalised my website. But all that matters is that I’ve secured my website. I’ve totally re-installed WordPress on that site, backed up everything again, looked at the MySQL database for any anomalies and I’ve started anew with the design to ensure that it wasn’t the theme/design causing any cracks in terms of security. I’ve also installed a few firewall scripts for WordPress, essentially a tool which will scan all my files for any anomalies. I just let my guard down, stopped updating my website and suddenly I find myself being attacked. Now things should be okay, but I’ll say something, it would have been a lot easier to keep my site updated from the start. I spent most of the day making modifications, backing up, optimizing the MySQL database and changing a few aspects and fixing a few things on the website itself. I will also stress, as would other experienced webmasters, MAKE BACKUPS constantly. You never know when you’ll need a backup to help you out of...

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Poor battery life with the iPhone 4S
Feb25

Poor battery life with the iPhone 4S

12SHARESFacebookTwitter I now have an iPhone 4S as you can see in the pictures I have taken in this post! I’m quite happy. However there is one thing that I regret about getting the iPhone 4S. – I’m even contemplating giving my iPhone 4S to my sister. The battery life The battery lasts 8 hours according to Apple and that’s only if you use it for menial tasks, such as for phone calls and sending texts. Using Facebook, YouTube, games and other apps will also suck the life out of the battery and today I was only able to squeeze 4 hours using such apps. That’s not bad, but the problem with the iPhone is that you can’t switch batteries like android smartphones. By comparison I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and there is one thing that this phone can do, that my iPhone cannot. I can replace the battery with a fully charged one. This means that I don’t have to use an external charger to charge my phone when I’m on the move as I know I have an extra fully charged battery at hand. Why doesn’t Apple allow you to change batteries? You cannot change the battery in an iPhone, as the battery is integrated. This sucks because your battery will very quickly run out without a source of electricity. Where with my Samsung Galaxy S2 I can simply replace the battery with another that I charged earlier on and I’ll have no problem whatsoever or have any issues with my phone running out when I need it. I guess that is one design fault which Apple needs to address. They either need to lengthen the battery life or make the battery replaceable. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lovely phone, and the GUI is nice & smooth and I’d really love the software in a Samsung or HTC phone, as it the hardware itself is more versatile, considering you can add memory and change the battery, among other things. However the one thing that perhaps most smart-phone makers need to address is the battery time. Although it seems it is improving, I think there is still more work to be done on improving the life of the batteries. We should really be at the age where batteries should last for days without charging. – That’s a smartphone I’d definitely...

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Holy batman: Apple now worth $469 billion
Feb14

Holy batman: Apple now worth $469 billion

10SHARESFacebookTwitter From a company which went from being worth peanuts to being now one of the largest companies in the world. A legacy built upon advancements in technology which has involved design, touch screen functionality, innovative ideas, new smaller processing capabilities etc. To put this into perspective, Microsoft is worth $255.01 billion, while Google is worth around $158 billion as of 2012’s latest figures – a combined total of $413 billion, while the worth of Apple Inc is valued at $469 billion, blowing its competitors out of the water. I remember in 2009, Microsoft being a much larger company than Apple Inc, however I would have never have thought that Apple could have surpassed Microsoft, Google or any of the other big players. To me, it looked as if Apple Inc was the underdog, now it is the top dog in the technology industry. There are people who literally paid peanuts for Apple stock,  which are now worth $500 per share, the same price as a basic...

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Pagerank update

3SHARESFacebookTwitter Today, I just noticed pagerank updated. Unfortunately, my pagerank 4 website (Armoured Vehicles) got ranked down to pagerank 3. However, my other websites went from having no pagerank to moving up. Or for example, this blog went from being pagerank 1 to pagerank 2, while my space website went from pagerank 0 to pagerank 2. Although not a total loss, I’m a little disappointed about my Armoured Vehicles website. I can’t blame the system, since I haven’t updated the sites content in a while and I haven’t done any advertising for that site. Plus, it is a little hard to get the word out for a site like that. Also writing writing articles for it, is a little tenuous to say the least. While for this blog, I can speak more of mind and write about any subject. – Where with my other site it is more limited. However the fact of the matter is that I’m getting more traffic for my other site than this, so obviously that niche is much more popular, although I’m seeing sharp increases in traffic for this blog. But I’d just like to see my Facts On Space website get somewhere, perhaps to the stage I’ve got my armoured vehicle website. Who knows? But hey, I don’t pay too much attention to pagerank, although it has slipped down, I’m more concerned about keeping traffic coming in, on a steady...

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