Safe Ways to Collect Credit Card Information

Last week I did an emergency website fix for a new customer.  I hadn’t built the site and wasn’t familiar with its functionality.  As I worked on their payment page, I realized what I was looking at.  The page collected credit card information and then emailed the credit card details to the website owner.  The […]

Keep Your Website Safe

What do website owners have in common with presidential candidates?  They’ve got to worry about hackers and website security.  Last summer the websites of both candidates came under attack. What can you do to keep your website safe? If you use any third party software on your website be sure to keep it updated.  These […]

Family Website

A few years ago my family wanted a family website.   I volunteered to help them find an online solution.  They wanted a place to chat with one another and post photos.  My concern was making sure that my family was safe from hackers and spammers.  And as always, everyone was concerned about the budget. I […]

On The Road Again

I’ll be spending a lot of time on the road this summer.  What’s a website developer to do to make sure that she’s safe from evil spammers and hackers when she’s using wifi hotspots? She tries to find a good personal VPN service. I’m using a product from  The price is reasonable and it […]

Postcard Virus

Over the last week I’ve received this email from several different people: I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus! I checked, this afternoon ( 04-05-08) and it is for real!! Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP. PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND […]

Hackers Upping Their Game

Recently hackers infected my in-laws’ computer. “You’ve got a virus,” warning messages flashed at them. An antivirus program that they never had heard of urged them to download their newest product to take care of the problem. The antivirus program was malware, software designed to be utilized without the computer owner’s informed consent. Was this […]

Don’t Click That Link

This is just a reminder to not click the links sent to you in emails that want you to verify your data. Typically these emails look like they come from, PayPal, GoDaddy or other large, well-known companies. One of my clients sent me a great example today. The email looked like it was from […]