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Do you know what Vishing is?

Posted at Mar 30, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts, Word(s) of the Day | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Do you know what Vishing is? We all know (or should know) about phishing, but do you know about vishing? That’s is phishing over the phone (“voice” + “phishing”… Get it?) It’s really nothing new, scammers have been doing it even before the age of email. Even cold-calling sales people used some of the techniques!

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WOTD: Botnet

Posted at Feb 04, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Word(s) of the Day | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Do you know how hackers gather large amount of computing power to deploy DoS (Denial-of-Service) or DDoS (Ditributed Denial-of-Service) attacks?  One word: Botnet. A botnet is a collection of compromised computers connected to the Internet — each compromised computer is known as a “bot”. When a computer is compromised by an malware attack, there is

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WOTD: SHA-512 (Secure Hash Algorithm)

Posted at Nov 03, 2011 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Word(s) of the Day | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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Sorry… This is going to be a long post since there’s so much information to cover… I apologize and thank you for your attention in advance… I was reading a post by security software maker Sophos about a company that checks to see whether your online account details have been compromised; that company suggested to use

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WOTD: EdgeRank

Posted at May 04, 2011 | Posted in  Word(s) of the Day | By IT Pixie | No comments

EdgeRank… It is used by the Facebook system to rank your wall posts and page posts to help determine if they will show up in your friends’/fans’ news feeds.  Bascially it measure the exposure a post has within Facebook. Here are some good resources to read up on EdgeRank and how it can impact your

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WOTD: Content Farm

Posted at Mar 08, 2011 | Posted in  Word(s) of the Day | By IT Pixie | No comments

Content Farm… What is it? Here is Wiki’s definition: Content farm. And here’s a more insightful (IMHO) take on the term: What is a content farm? (an article by SEOmoz)  





WOTD: Content Delivery Network

Posted at Feb 17, 2011 | Posted in  Word(s) of the Day | By IT Pixie | No comments

CDN (Content Delivery Network)… Spread your stuff across multiple servers around the world to ensure constant availability… Here’s Wiki’s explanation of Content delivery network. Also helpful: How CDN speeds up websites (a post by Template Monster)





WOTD: Semantic Web

Posted at Jan 30, 2011 | Posted in  Word(s) of the Day | By IT Pixie | No comments

The Semantic Web is a “web of data” that enables machines to understand the semantics, or meaning, of information on the World Wide Web. It extends the network of hyperlinked human-readable web pages by inserting machine-readable metadata about pages and how they are related to each other, enabling automated agents to access the Web more

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WOTD: Cloud Computing

Posted at Jan 08, 2011 | Posted in  Word(s) of the Day | By IT Pixie | No comments

Cloud computing… A shift in computing and software model that takes computing services (such as data storage and processing) and software out of local computers and networks and onto the internet. It allows users “anytime, anywhere” access to services, and takes the burden of maintain sophisticated computer infrastructure off small and mid-size businesses. Here’s Wiki’s

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