Nerds On Site is working towards providing a secure email platform for all of our shared hosting clients. We are on a drive to convert all our clients to use SSL-secured mail connections only, and to use only strong passwords. Strong passwords make it much more difficult for hackers to get into your email account…Details
Windows XSS Vulnerability, There's a Patch for That, and Who Says Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and Grenades?
[Thanks to Nerd Dennis Houseknecht for this post] – Another XSS (cross site scripting) vulnerability has been found in Windows, and there is exploit code in the wild. Although Microsoft has not yet issued a patch, there is a workaround fix available. – The average Windows user has 22 apps installed (or four times that…Details
Nerds On Site is proud to be a part of the 2011 Jail and Bail event being held this year in Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.A!
Prisoners are charged with a “crime” (Guilty of Kindness, Guilty of Doing Good for Babies, etc), and arraigned in front of the judge, and the bail is set. They raise bail money by contacting friends, family and acquaintances and having them pledge dollars to keep you in, or get you out of jail. The Keystone Kops are ready to round up prisoners and take them on a “Jail Break” or two. The Jail & Bail Event marks its 55th year in 2011. The event boasts that it is has always been the largest Jail & Bail event in the nation.
Many clients wonder what our email settings are, and here they are again: POP SETTINGS Incoming Mail Server: mail.nerdsisp.com SSL: yes Port: 995 IMAP SETTINGS Incoming Mail Server: mail.nerdsisp.com SSL: yes Port: 993 SMTP SETTINGS Outgoing Mail Server: mail.nerdsisp.com SSL: yes Port: 465 Outgoing authentication must be turned on.Details
During December we had a Fill The Beetle drive for a young girl to get cochlear implants before she turns 6 years of age to ensure that she will be able to function in society like a normal hearing person for the rest of her life. Being rained out wet and somedays tired, the Nerds…Details
Regarding the last post, Daryl Siemens asked an excellent question: Would Nerds Mail Protection protect against such an attack. I thought the answer was worth sharing with all – it really depends upon how the attack is designed. That is why defending clients is so difficult. The answers are defense in depth (multi-layered defenses), defense in width (looking at every avenue of attack), and good old commons sense.Details
Facebook wants to give away your address and your cell phone number – through a new API. True, you can opt to keep this information private, but few Facebook users fully comprehend the implications of allowing access to this information and most just go with the default and agree to make the information accessible. I hate to be a FUD farmer or a paranoia planter, but there ARE folks out there with whom you would not share that information – particularly through and API which allows companies to gather information about thousands or millions of individuals with a few mouse clicks.Details