Email account information stolen? What to do.

The first places hackers go with your email address and password combination are popular retail websites, like Amazon, Walmart and eBay. The hope is that you’ve used the same combination to log in, there, and now the hackers can go on a shopping spree with your hopefully-saved payment information. Additionally, if you stored your address and phone […]

December 15, 2016

This is Your WordPress on Bootstrap

The ResQTek website is a playground for current and emerging technologies with respect to web design. Every couple of years, I try something different to springboard into new territory. This time around, I combined WordPress with Bootstrap. Without a canned template or theme, this attempt required some hand-coding to learn how the two platforms can work […]

May 4, 2016

Worried about the “Stagefright” exploit on your Android phone?

The latest techno-scare has taken the media by storm, and could also take your phone! An exploit, dubbed “Stagefright,” can allow an attacker to fully compromise your Android phone and your phone’s data. The worst part, is that it can happen whether you interact with the phone, or not. Your Android phone just needs to […]

July 30, 2015

It’s not the browser, it’s the browsING!

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer isn’t the only browser with security holes, it’s just the one you’re hearing about in the news. In fact, as noted by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), there are security updates for Adobe Flash Player and all the flavors of Mozilla’s browsers (i.e., Firefox) — seemingly, all in conjunction with the […]

April 30, 2014

The “Heartbleed” Epidemic

What is “Heartbleed?” Web servers that use OpenSSL, an open-source, security protocol implementation, are vulnerable to a serious bug that was recently identified. This bug affects all websites using OpenSSL and can leak private information (i.e., passwords) to attackers. Should I care? If you use the Internet for things like banking, shopping, and other activities requiring […]

April 10, 2014

SPF Records for Safe Sending of Email

One way to help keep the emails you send out of recipients’ spam folders is to create an SPF record in your domain’s DNS settings. There are many SPF record tools out there, but I used Microsoft’s wizard to double-check syntax. I found it to be most thorough, so here is a link to the wizard. […]

March 31, 2014