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HTTPS is just the tip of the sword

This post is part of a series on HTTPS and browser security; it is partly to spread knowledge, but mostly to allow me to learn more about the subject by putting it 'down on paper'! Enjoy, and please comment, correct, and discuss. In the previous post in this series I wrote about the basics of HTTPS; what certificates are and how the chain of trust works. The use of an HTTP certificate isn't a magic pill that makes everything secure, there are several other security techniques which you should investigate. Not every website will require all of these protections, but…

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Is HTTPS everything?

If you are involved in designing, developing, testing, publishing, or managing a website then you have likely already heard about HTTPS. HTTPS has been discussed from start to finish several times in recent years; by some notable people (Troy Hunt, Scott Helme, etc) and some less notable people.…

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Write more, manage less

This post is intended to be short and to the point; it is not fancy or well written nor is it meant to be a masterpiece of modern blogging! It is just a statement, and hopefully a promise (to myself more than you my dear reader <-- singular I expect).…

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Protect yourself online, don’t wreck yourself

..I have been watching a lot of the TV show Criminal Minds recently (blame my wife); in the show there is a technical wizard known as Penelope. She is the teams super hacker and data manipulation extraordinaire. In some of the episodes Garcia (her surname, it’s an American show they all call each other by their surnames because its more dramatic) delves deep into an unsub’s (Unknown Subject, the bad guy serial killer crazy person they are trying to catch) digital life and comes up with all the answers Very little effort seems to be put in to…

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The Google Digital Garage

Are you new to the internet (is anyone?) or are you taking the first steps on your businesses digital journey? Do you know your search engine optimisation from your organic search results (no they aren’t what hippies do around the veg section at the supermarket)? Google have come out with a new free certification (yep you get a nice certificate) to help you and your business find the right path online. The course teaches you everything from the basics of content creation (pages, blog posts, etc) all the way through to creating an effective and successful social media marketing…

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