How long will your hard drive last? Also, did someone say Backup?

Written by Tyler Jacobson on November 12, 2013

Lifehacker has posted an interesting piece on how long your hard drive might last.

From the article: “The good news is, 80% of hard drives last at least four years. The bad news is 20% of them don’t.”

This is as good of a time as any to remind you to keep good, recent backups of your data. Having a backup is just good policy because, as this piece shows us, it’s not a question of if your hard drive will fail

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 10-31-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 31, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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Important info if you believe your MacHighway site was hacked over the weekend.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 20, 2013

We will have more information regarding the events of this weekend coming soon in an email.

Currently our support department is overwhelmed with requests, many of which we believe to be resolved at this point.

Our security team believes that we have repaired most, if not all, of the hacked sites. If your site was hacked, we ask that you perform the following steps.

1) Clear your browser cache (instructions here for most browsers) or open a new browser that you have not

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4 Top Security Plugins for WordPress 3.6

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 17, 2013

With it’s high profile and incredible proliferation as a site-building platform, WordPress is a big target for exploitation by hackers and spammers. An out of date plugin or WordPress install, or an admin password guessed through brute-force can turn your amazing site into a breeding ground for spam (both comment and email).

Luckily, you aren’t defenseless in the fight. Many plugins exist to help keep your blog safe, backed up and to notify you of needed security updates. Here are 4

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 10-11-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 11, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 10-03-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 3, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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It’s time we had a talk about email blacklisting.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 30, 2013

We know that email blacklisting drives you crazy. Let’s get down to brass tacks and clarify this situation as much as possible. It does us no favors if you, as a customer who relies on the functionality of our services, believe that this is happening or continuing due to neglectful behavior on our part. That only causes further frustration for you and takes away from the perceived value of our services.

Alright…. (stretches neck – shakes arms) Let’s do this! (Also,

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 9-27-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 27, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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iOS 7 Lock screen vulnerability and how to fix it.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 19, 2013

We’ve just come across an interesting article in TUAW about a vulnerability in iOS 7’s lock screen, which will let anyone access your apps without ever needing to unlock your device.

If you want to feel like a super-elite hacker, if only for a moment, grab your iOS 7 enabled device (not someone else’s) and go to the lock screen.

With the lock screen active, swipe up to enter the Control Center.
Now, click on the Timer to launch the Timer app.
Double-tap the

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 9-19-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 19, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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