Hey Bob Marley, Stop Stealing My Bandwidth

The amazing thing about owning a business is that sometimes the problems are super interesting. Let me tell you such a tale, and in the process, teach you about a nefarious practice called “hotlinking”. About a month ago, I received an overage bill for traffic to a site that we host. I resell hosting from…

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Help! I’ve been hacked!

There is no call that strikes fear in the heart of a business owner quite like the one where your friend calls and asks, “Um, have you looked at your website recently? It looks like it might have been hacked.” Ugh. What do you do when you realize your website was hacked? Have backed up…

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American Horror Story: the Website Edition

You know how when you’re watching a scary movie, you’re constantly thinking, “No, you naive teenaged girl (And why does it always have to be a girl?), don’t look in there!” and “Turn around! Don’t go down that dark alley by yourself?” In the movies, the bad guy is always lurking in exactly the place…

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