Using numbers, symbols and capital letters in passwords is wr0ng!

Using numbers, symbols and capital letters in passwords is wr0ng!

In 2003 Bill Burr compiled a report on choosing a secure password, written when he was a mid level manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in the US. Back then, his advice was to use use a mix of numbers, uppercase letters and non-alphabetic symbols, and change passwords often, such as every 90 days.

According to the Wall Street Journal (7th August 2017) Mr Burr now says that he regrets his advice, because such passwords have proved easier to hack.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has now set new guidelines.

 
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Been given a bad or fake review in Google? We might be able to help

Been given a bad or fake review in Google? We might be able to help

Been given a bad or fake review in Google? If your business has been left a bad public review in Google you’ll know how frustrating this is, particularly if it’s unjust, or even fake.

Unfortunately there’s no way to stop someone from leaving you a bad review, and it’s a fact of life that customers are more likely to leave a review when they want to complain, rather than when they’re happy.

Recently, a client of M35 Web Design was left two bad reviews on his Google Business listing in quick succession. A Google Business listing is what you’re likely to see on the right-hand side of the search results page if you Google the name of your company.

 
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Capture a whole page screenshot straight from Chrome browser

Capture a whole page screenshot straight from Chrome browser

If you’re using Google Chrome to browse the internet, did you know there’s an easy way to take a full page screenshot of whatever page you’re page looking at?

That’s right, with one click you can capture the whole page, including what is below the fold.

 
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Adobe to phase out Flash Player plugin by end of 2020

Adobe to phase out Flash Player plugin by end of 2020

Adobe has said that it plans to phase out its Flash Player plugin by the end of 2020. Once widely used in games, online radio and animation, much of Flash’s functionality has now been replaced by HTML5.

 
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The Power of Blogging Part II – Here’s the Proof!

The Power of Blogging Part II – Here’s the Proof!

At the beginning of this month I wrote an article entitled ‘Get ahead of the competition by blogging! The Power of Blogging Part I’

Some people know that in my ‘other life’ I’m a photographer (yes I do sell photos!). My reason for mentioning this is that I’ve achieved some stunning search engine results via the regular blog posts (news stories) that I write on my photography website. What I mean by this is that I routinely see my posts get to the top of Google, Bing and Yahoo – sometimes in a matter of hours. The record was 3 hours from publishing my post to it appearing at the top of Google. More »

 
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