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Website redirecting to another site from search results

I was recently informed by a friend that jermsmit.com was redirecting to another site when clicked on a google search result link. Initially, I thought he may have had some local malware. After a fair amount of time inspecting the web traffic, and review of site configuration, I was able to determine that the redirect […]

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6 search engines that abuse your privacy (and 3 that actually preserve it)

The following is a share from the folks over at @Techwarn – Enjoy With the rise of modern browsers, search engines have become seamlessly integrated into our internet experience. Gone are the days of typing out “www.google.com”—now one only needs to type a query into the search bar (or address bar, in many cases), and in […]

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Goodbye, Google+

Con te partirò , Google+ It’s been truly a fun ride, from private testing to the public launch. great hopes for Google+ as an alternative to other mainstream social media options.  Campaigning to get friends and family over to the social network,  but getting traction against those other platforms was next to impossible. This all comes to a […]

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How-To Personal Technical

Privacy & Google Search Alternatives

When it comes to privacy, using Google search is not the best of ideas. When you use their search engine, Google is recording your IP address, search terms, user agent, and often a unique identifier, which is stored in cookies. Here are a few Google search alternatives   DuckDuckGo is a US-based search engine that was […]

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Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerabilities

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer.  Malicious programs can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs obtaining passwords, logon details and what was once thought to be […]