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Dreamhost Service Issues

Dreamhost is under DDOS attack (as reported by WordFence in this post). According to WordFence, "It looks like it may be an Anonymous attack targeting the Dreamhost DNS to try to take a white supremacist website called ‘punishedstormer dot com’ offline. The website...

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Yahoo Reports Massive Data Breach

Yahoo reports they had a massive data breach, and if you were impacted, you probably received an email. For more information about this issue and our security resources, please visit the Yahoo Security Issues FAQs page available at...

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Use this image, I found it online!!

Over and over and over, I hear the same thing... but why can't you add it to my website?  I found it online in Google Images! If you didn't take the photo, or don't have the permission of the person who took the photo, or don't KNOW for a fact the image is public...

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Lisa Smith speaks at WordPress Meetup

Lisa Smith presented at the February, 2014, Emerald Coast WordPress Meetup Group.  It was a lunch and learn, and the topic was Correct Common Mistakes and improve Your WordPress Install.  The meeting was held at the Doolittle Institute located at Uptown Station in...

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Google Requests More Transparency

There's been a lot of talk lately about the government's collection of people's digital data (PRISM). According to the Washington Post, Google may challenge the gag order over publishing the number of data requests made by the NSA. Google thinks the transparency...

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Problems with E-mail

We discovered another hacked user account.  One of our users opened a questionable .zip file attachment and their computer was hacked.  Our mail server to become a spam machine; we found 1.5 million outgoing messages in the queue. It would be impossible for CWS to...

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Using QR Codes

QR codes are bar codes readable by cell phones.  QR stands for "Quick Response."  A potential customer sees the QR code, scans it with their phone, and the stored information is revealed to them.  QR codes can contain up to 4296 characters and can be used for many...

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