IT Matters – Security tightened

Within a few weeks of being live, I started getting ‘dodgy comments’.  All with even dodgier links.  So I took the site down until Jürgen Koenen, the great web developer who created this site, added more security to to stop me from being hacked and to protect anyone coming on to my site.

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So, what’s changed?

Security has been added to block email spammers and and other such lovely people trying to hijack Comments, spam my email, etc.  It’s all done in the background so you won’t have to tick pictures of all the traffic lights or fire hydrants that you see.

What about Comments?

The great thing is, I’ve switched Comments back on.  I will keep an eye on it and review it for the next few months, but yes, it offers protection against ‘sites’ leaving dodgy comments with even dodgier links.

IT Fun Quiz

Let’s get light-hearted again.  Have a go at this IT Trivia Quiz, just for fun.  You can review your answers and see what you got right or wrong at the end of the quiz when you have clicked on the Submit button.  Having submitted your answers, click on View Results.

Important Note:

Any links given are given in good faith and no responsibility is taken for any adverse results should you click on text or a graphic that acts as a link to another area. If you are concerned, close the Window –   in the top left-hand corner of the window – if you find yourself in a window or a site in which you are not comfortable. Push comes to shove, switch the computer off – but be aware, you may lose unsaved work in other applications.

No site or company is personally recommended – they are simply places where you may (or you may not) get more help.

Many of the links in this blog are specifically from a free online encyclopedia called Wikipedia. As far as ‘trustworthy information’ goes, Wikipedia is probably the best one. Founded by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger (and others) in… but hey, click on the links to find out more. Oh yes, and there’s the BBC (in the UK) but I don’t know the news channels in other countries to be able to comment.

This series is specifically about PCs (Personal Computers) and Windows 10 and not about Apple Macs.

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