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What the Internet Security Suite Vendors Won’t Tell You

These days, running a Windows-based PC comes without anti-virus and anti-malware software installed and updated is asking for trouble. If you have a lone PC connected directly to your ISPs modem, you are even more at risk to attacks that can leave your PC unusable.

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What the Internet Knows About You…

What the Internet Knows About You

Ever wonder what web sites can figure out about your computer, web browser, and your identity? You may be surprised at what you find out!

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Domain Name Registration Renewal Scams

Do you have an existing web site? If you do, then you’re likely to have seen annual domain name registration renewal notices in the mail. They are usually accompanied by some verbage in the form of a scare tactic that attempts to “con” you into thinking you have to pay a third party to renew your domain name registration or you will lose it.

If you have a hosting company like 1&1 Web Hosting or Network Solutions, or even GoDaddy, and you don’t know if annual domain name registration renewal is included, then it would be a good idea to review your contract terms.

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The Internet Archive’s ‘Way Back’ Machine

Have you ever visited an old bookmark and were disappointed to find the link was taken down or deleted? Try using the The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. It is notoriously slow, and may not bring up all of the original site images, but you may be pleasantly surprised by what you are able to find using this tool.

IE6 Disappearing Text

Internet Explorer 6 is obsolete by any stretch of the imagination, and if you’re still using this version, you should consider upgrading for reasons of security and web standards compatibility. There really isn’t a good reason to keep using it except if you develop web sites and need to test content layout and functionality for the dwindling minority of Internet surfers who are still using this outdated technology. This article discusses a common bug faced by web developers designing for an audience that is still using IE6: Fixing Disappearing Text or Incorrect Element Widths in IE6.

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