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Why I Think Every Site Should Use CloudFlare

May 25, 2012
Chris Fairey
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A couple of days ago, you may have noticed that our website was offline. The site itself was still running (the servers were still up), it was just that our domain registrar, 123-reg had suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) atttack, which they attempted to stop by making various changes to their core network […]

My Plea to Wireless Router Manufacturers

May 11, 2012
Chris Fairey
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I had an interesting experience last week - I was asked if I could help someone figure out their wireless network key. I started thinking that I would need to crack the key (as they couldn't remember it, and didn't have it recorded anywhere), then I thought "it's probably stored in the administration interface somewhere, […]

Too Many Passwords? Use a Password Manager

October 27, 2011
Chris Fairey
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The more websites we sign up to, the more passwords we have to remember, this often causes us to use the same password multiple times, which can cause major problems if, for example, you use the same password for your Online Banking and Facebook accounts. A simple way to remove the problems associated with remembering […]

What the RIM Server Failure Teaches Us

October 11, 2011
Chris Fairey
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Monday's complete failure of Research in Motion's (RIMs) UK BlackBerry Internet Service servers has highlighted just how reliant we have become on services offered by third parties. Because of the failure of a group of servers in a UK datacentre, all of RIMs customers across the whole EMEA region were unable to access any of […]

Why Acting on Virus Hoax E-Mails is Dangerous

October 3, 2011
Chris Fairey
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We've all seen them, an e-mail arrives from someone you know telling you about a new, highly dangerous and undetectable virus and asks you to forward the message on to everyone in your address book. Not surprisingly, most people who get these e-mails do exactly that.
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