Some upcoming changes to how SSL certificates are validated


If you’re thinking about purchasing an SSL soon or already have an SSL that you haven’t activated yet, you should know about some upcoming changes to how SSL certificates are validated and what that might mean for you. HTTP domain control validation (DCV) will work a little differently across all SSL certificate types going forward in the coming weeks. If you already have an issued SSL, this...

How to Protect Your Email Address from Spoofing


Hypothetically speaking, let’s say you receive an email that looks like it’s from your boss, your email service provider, maybe even your best friend. You’d naturally be inclined to open it, right? Think again. When you open an email that’s crafted to look like it came from someone you trust, consider yourself “email spoofed.” Email spoofing refers to the sending of email messages with a forged...

[News] China bans cryptocurrency trading and mining


Last Friday China’s central bank and its National Development and Reform Commission announced a ban on all cryptocurrency mining and made all cryptocurrency transactions illegal. Furthermore, they prohibited any company from providing cryptocurrency trading to Chinese citizens. These new bans extend China’s 2019 ban on cryptocurrency trading. The statement from China’s Central Bank makes clear...

How to clean up your digital footprint


Every day, we reveal something about ourselves to the Internet. Whether it’s old blog posts, Instagram photos or your Uber rating, we leave a trackable trail that forms a pattern over time. We all have online accounts that we can’t remember using, and while most of them are harmless, you may not want your boss or partner to find them. Google stalking is commonplace behavior. Everybody does it, so...

Best programming languages for AI: which to learn?


AI programming brings indescribable productivity and quality-of-life benefits to users everywhere. As smart speakers say good morning and search engines make headlines, these two techs are just a fraction of the massive AI universe working behind the scenes today. For those considering a leap into the world of AI development, choosing the correct programming language to learn and use can be...

Whois—or Whoisn’t? The state of Whois for domains


Determining who owns a domain name used to be simple. The creators of the domain name system built a service called Whois that served as a phone directory for websites. Whois displayed the phone number, address, email address and fax number (remember, this was a while ago!) of the contacts for the domain owner. The idea was that people could use this directory to contact site administrators if...

Is that website legit? Avoid phishing and smishing


If people can reach us, they can scam us. There are potential scams by phone, email (phishing), text message (smishing, or phishing via SMS), Facebook posts and Facebook Messenger, online chat groups, and more. And we’ve all received that urgent email or text. It might go something like this: Your bank account is overdrawn. Click here to check your balance. Congratulations, you’ve won a prize...

How Email Extractors Work And How You Can Get Thousands Of Emails


So if you are a digital marketer, at some point in time you will be in Need of a good email list to help grow your business. Usually you will source this list via other website owners or via shady baba’s on the internet. Other times, you would use a trusty email finder/extractor. But what if i showed you how the email extractor works, and how you can do the extraction yourself? Yes you can...

7 tips to transform from freelancer to agency owner


More people are striking out on their own as freelancers. It gives them the flexibility to choose their clients, work from anywhere, and even earn more than their previous jobs. Let’s say that you’ve been freelancing for a few years now, but you’re ready for something bigger. You’re looking to scale and take your business to new heights. The next logical step is to turn your venture into a...

Full site editing is coming to WordPress with 5.8


As great as WordPress has been for the web developers among us, beginners and casual website owners have remained rather unimpressed with WordPress’s abilities. This is all about to change with the release of WordPress 5.8 scheduled for July 20. I mean, sure, WordPress has always been powerful enough to handle any task you might throw at it, but the difficult part was learning how to use the...


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