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DigitAL Diary

Grab a coffe, take a seat, maybe listen to some music and relax by reading our digital diary. We want to share our minds and interesting information we find on the web.

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Https - Secure Websites

Psst... Do you have an "S" in that HTTP?

I am all for a more secure Internet. When we browse the web, several third-parties are able to snoop on the connection between the user and the website, including the user’s ISP, law enforcement, the website’s ISP, and other people in between. These intermediaries are able to obtain and modify on the fly most of the information sent through an insecure connection: the website reached, the web page name and content, the potential username and password, the user’s IP address, and more. It obviously poses a lot of problems, which is why HTTPS is now mandatory for more and more websites.  Using HTTP with SSL/TLS (HTTPS) hides much of information.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

IMPORTANT!  IF Your Have a Website, You need to read this!

GDPR is in. We understand your concern. General Data Protection Regulation became enforceable on May 25th 2018. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) seeks to give individuals more rights over their personal data and strengthen control over how businesses are allowed to obtain and use personal data.

The GDPR applies to any business or organization that collects and processes data. Failure to comply can result in high penalties. This regulation requires strict rules on those hosting and processing this data, anywhere in the world.

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Mobile & Responsive Web Design

Reaching your mobile customers

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

The worldwide mobile web devise usage continues to grow rapidly.  By the end of 2018, it is projected that mobile devise users are expected to total over 2.5 billion.  Is your website optimized to reach these mobile consumers?  If not, you will be missing out on the ability to connect with your potential website viewers.

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Buyer Beware

Caveat emptor; Latin for “Let the Buyer Beware”

While pursuing licensing as a real estate agent and broker, this was a term that was required to know in contract law controlling the sale of real property. I believe this philosophy is equally applicable to the advertising in mainstream media by mega companies offering “Free Websites” to individuals and businesses.

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New in Technology

The idea of 3D printing has always amazed me. This is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Here is a video that shows how this process works:


Today, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures. Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, an Ohio based company, said in a statement it plans to develop other medications using its 3D platform in coming years, including more neurological drugs.
I often wonder where this new technology will lead. If you have the right equipment and digital files, couldn't a person print their clothing, shoes, and appliance parts? The possibilities are endless. You can be sure that marketers and business leaders are watching this technology very closely.

Brute Force Intrusions

What are they and how do they affect you?

A Brute-Force attempt is an effort by an Internet user attempting to gain unauthorized access to a server by way of connecting to it and running a command which attempts multiple logins per second, using a dictionary file of common passwords, trying different combinations to see if they can gain access.

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