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 detailsRead More →

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 wasRead More →

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 Witopia.net.  TheRead More →

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 computerRead More →

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 Amazon.com, PayPal, GoDaddy or other large, well-known companies. One of my clients sent me a great example today. The emailRead More →