Steven Lutrov

March 13, 2014

Australian Privacy Principles

Privacy issues are being reviewed globally and Australia is no exception. New privacy legislation and Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) came into effect on 12 March 2014 to regulate on how organisations handle personal information. The APPs, replaced the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) that previously applied to Australian and Norfolk Island […]
October 2, 2013

About DDOS attacks

Its called a Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. Here is the scenario. You operate a small business and have a website and some email accounts for your staff. You pay your hosting company a few hundred dollars per year. All of a sudden you become the target of a DDOS attack. […]
March 21, 2013

SecurePay vs Eway

A few months back one of my clients had expressed an interest in changing his Payement Gateway options on his website. This particular client sells services through his website and offers his users to pay via Paypal. A high number of those clients pay via Credit Card through Paypal. After […]
November 2, 2012

Russian Underground 101 a Booming Economy

If you think crime does not pay then you have not been keeping up with the developments of the Russian underground market. This place is buzzing with cyber-criminals where anyone can purchase exploit kits, VPN services and custom-built malware. Maxim Goncharov from Trend Micro has released a 29 page paper […]
April 25, 2012

So you want to be a Webmaster

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems on the Internet today. According to WordPress they have more than 47 million deployments worldwide. Unfortunately, with this type of claim, it attracts all sorts of want to-be web developers, web masters and hackers. By their own admission WordPress boast […]
April 19, 2012

Black or White Hat SEO for Google

In September 2011 Google had won a case in a lower court brought by the ACCC over claims that they sponsored misleading links as part of their search results. This prompted an appeal from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) where the Federal Court found in favour of the […]
March 6, 2012

McAfee MxLogic

SPAM is a real problem but it even worse worse when sending legitimate email and having some mail servers out there inadvertently flagging it as spam. Even worse than this is when a big company like McAfee is behind this activity. A company which has horrible support and virtually clear […]
October 5, 2011

CloudFlare Partnership

We are pleased to announce our partnership with CloudFlare. We have chosen CloudFlare as a partner as they have developed an effective yet simple solution which protects and accelerates websites. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, your users will experience faster page load-times and improved performance. […]
July 19, 2011

A reason to backup your backups

Australian domain registrar and web host Distribute.IT suffered an attack on Sat, 11th June. The company said: “The overall magnitude of the tragedy and the loss of our information and yours is simply incalculable; and we are distressed by the actions of the parties responsible for this reprehensible act.” Unable […]
April 29, 2011

Google Places not friendly for P.O. Box users

This time last year Google announced that Google’s Local Business Centre will become Google Places. Now Google have made some changes which punishes small businesses who operate using P.O.Box. This may not have been the intent but certainly is the case for some. It is not unusual for self employed […]
June 18, 2010

SCAM Warning – Domain Renewal Group

We have received many complaints from our customers who have received letters from the Domain Renewal Group claiming to offer to renewal of their domain names they have registered.  They obtain information about individual domain names that are close to expiry. It is not unusual for individuals who are busy […]
March 31, 2010

Revealing Email Headers

When a fraudulent phishing e-mail or scam, arrives in your mailbox, there is no danger to you unless you reply to the message. The ACCC’s SCAMwatch website provides information on common scams. The website has tips on how to protect yourself from scams and report them to the relevant agencies. […]

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