How A Security Specialist Fell Victim To Attack

Written by Darren Miller

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How A Security Specialist Fell Victim To Attack



How A Security Specialist Fell Victim To Attack

E-mail Attacks - A Bad Day For Submitting Articles


These days, I write several pages for our site plus two to three articles per week. The first places these articles are posted are and Several days later, I post these articles on other submission sites. This is standard operating procedure inrepparttar 137512 world of article submissions.

E-mail Attacks


Forrepparttar 137513 most part, articles are re-published without you even knowing. You typically find out when someone visits your site from another whererepparttar 137514 article has been posted. Other times,repparttar 137515 site that plans on postingrepparttar 137516 article e-mails you and asks you to review it before it goes live. Two weeks ago, I received one of these e-mails. Email attack - It was all downhill from there.

To Click Or Not To Click, That Is The Question


Our systems are protected by state ofrepparttar 137517 art security systems. Our SPAM filter is a hardware device that is nearly 100% effective. It also helps in protecting against Spyware and other malicious code. Our Firewall is similar to those you would find in large corporations. Our Anti-Virus system has served us well and we've not had problems with virus for years. I'm not claiming that our systems are 100% protected as there is no such system at this point in time. However, we are fairly confident in our security systems.

Two weeks ago, I received approximately twenty e-mails requestingrepparttar 137518 review and approval of Defending The Net articles published on other sites. I thoroughly reviewrepparttar 137519 e-mails to make sure they seem legitimate. I reviewrepparttar 137520 url's included to make sure they are valid and not redirected to a site that is IP only. The last e-mail I reviewed seemed to be in proper order. When I clicked onrepparttar 137521 URL torepparttar 137522 article,repparttar 137523 site failed to load.

Approximately five minutes later, my system slowed to a crawl. I reviewedrepparttar 137524 running services onrepparttar 137525 machine and found thatrepparttar 137526 "SYSTEM" process was running at 100% CPU utilization. A thorough review ofrepparttar 137527 system did not reveal anything out ofrepparttar 137528 ordinary. Yet,repparttar 137529 machine was barely operating.

Put Yourself in Google's Shoes

Written by Darby Higgs

There is lots of advice around on how to improve your Page Ranking with search engines. In fact, there is a whole industry of sharps who call themselves Search Engine Optimisers who spend lots of time and other peopleís money trying to outwit Google. Thatís why we see so much contradictory advice and over inflated hype about SEO onrepparttar web. This article aims to help small business achieve a profitable outcome from their investment in a website.

If you are running a small business with an internet presence you need a way of sortingrepparttar 137493 treasure fromrepparttar 137494 trash in this. The famous thinker Edward de Bono usesrepparttar 137495 Six Thinking Hats as a tool to help us with clear thinking. I prefer to start fromrepparttar 137496 bottom, so Iíll concentrate on shoes, in this case Mr Googleís shoes.

Mr Googlerepparttar 137497 most successful internet company onrepparttar 137498 planet. Everyone who usesrepparttar 137499 web knows aboutrepparttar 137500 Google search engine. But have you ever thought through how Mr Google works and how he makes all of that money? A couple of minutes of clear and focused thinking about this could make a big difference in how successfully you attract visitors, and potential clients, to your website. So come with me through this little thinking exercise.

Who pays Mr Google? Advertisers pay Mr Google. You see their ads onrepparttar 137501 side of your search results page and inrepparttar 137502 Adsense boxes on a growing number of websites.

Why do advertisers pay for Google ads? Advertisers pay because Mr Google can get millions of searchers to see their ads. So in effect Mr Google is sellingrepparttar 137503 opportunity to gain searchersí attention to advertisements. Forrepparttar 137504 past five years Mr Google has had this field all to himself. But watch out,repparttar 137505 competition is starting to hot up.

Who is competing with Mr Google? Forrepparttar 137506 last few years,repparttar 137507 answer is nobody much. Although there are thousands of search engines available onrepparttar 137508 internet Google has heldrepparttar 137509 majority share. Overrepparttar 137510 past year or so two serious challengers have emerged, namely Yahoo and MSN. The business is quickly becoming competitive, but Google is still ahead by a country kilometre.

How does Mr Google get and keep so many searchers in spite ofrepparttar 137511 competition? It does so by consistently delivering quality results. Most searchers getrepparttar 137512 information they want fairly quickly in spite ofrepparttar 137513 best efforts ofrepparttar 137514 spammers and other sharp operators. Google does this by employing lots of very smart search engineers to make sure that their algorithms or formulas deliver quality results torepparttar 137515 searcher. The searcher wants information rich pages. Google wants to giverepparttar 137516 searcher what she wants so that she will keep using Google. There is a synergy betweenrepparttar 137517 Google andrepparttar 137518 searcher, they are both paddling inrepparttar 137519 same direction.

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