GDPR Panic!

Posted by on 11 Sep 2017 in All Articles, Security, Skills and Learning, Technology News | 0 comments

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Set out as Regulation (EU) 2016/679, it is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). However, is it seen as a major struggle for companies who are affected by it. Many companies, large and small, are reaching out to third-party companies for advice; often without considering their expertise and...

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ECHR ruling – Employers monitoring and reading your work email

Posted by on 5 Sep 2017 in All Articles, Security, Technology News | 1 comment

It is not uncommon for employees, at every level, to use their work email address to send personal messages to friends and family. A recent case at the European Court of Human Rights has put some panic amongst employers and employees. In a landmark ruling by the ECHR, the judges found the courts in Romania failed to protect an employees private correspondence at work, because his company had not given prior notice that it was monitoring their...

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Secure Websites – HTTPS, SSL, and Let’s Encrypt

Posted by on 24 Aug 2017 in All Articles, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Technology News | 0 comments

Many websites are switching to HTTPS, a secure website. Including us! You can see in your URL bar, that our website address now has a small padlock. This indicates that all the communications between you and our server is encrypted and much harder, or impossible, to view what is being sent and received. How TLS/SSL/HTTPS works Transport Layer Security (TLS) and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), both frequently referred to as...

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Do it the RIGHT way

Posted by on 12 Aug 2017 in All Articles, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning | 0 comments

As some might say, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat”, or as the infamous Perl motto goes; “There’s more than one way to do it“. Almost all problems have more than one solution – some more obvious than others. To continue the theme, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Whether you’re dealing with new technologies, or reliable and known systems, there are some core...

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BT Expedite, Fresca, Mercatus support and migration

Posted by on 30 Jul 2017 in All Articles, News, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

We can help! BT Expedite, the retail software division within the BT Group, is still used by a number of large retail stores for both their offline and online retailing. Originally marketed as BT Fresca back in the early years of the internet in ‘the year 2000’, it was sold to BT in 2008 as BT Fresca, and now is found as part of Aptos and BT Expedite. The suite often includes the Mercatus merchandising platform; and the ecommerce...

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SEO Exploit via DNS “piggybacking” found in the wild

Posted by on 13 Oct 2011 in All Articles, News, Search Engine Optimisation, Security | 0 comments

A recent report out from the ISC (the ‘Internet Storm Center’, a program of the SANS Technology Institute) warns domain owners to check their DNS records. We offer a DNS Records tool on that may be some help to our customers. The report details around 50 organizations that have had new machine names added to their DNS zone information. These were then pointed to sites used to boost the search engine positions of...

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