Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

Test if Your Router’s UPnP is Exposed to the Internet

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Here’s a potential network security threat that many may have overlooked …

Universal Plug ‘n Play (UPnP) is a technology that enables devices to communicate with each other (meaning discovering and connecting) without authentication. So, instead of having to configure devices manually for that, devices like printers, game consoles, the fridge or fax machines use UPnP tp do so automatically so that they can provide their functionality on the network and use other functionality provided by the network, e.g. Internet access, automatically as well.


IPv6 World Launch 6 June 2012

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Ready or not, here comes IPv6 …

Remember last year’s IPv6 day ? No? Last year’s test day was designed to see how well and effective the new technology works when it is enabled on core Internet sites and services. Back then major Internet service providers, websites and companies enabled IPv6 on their servers for a one day trial of the new technology.


Google Offers Secure Searching

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

This is kind of a good idea … but it might be more helpful if they worked a little bit harder on ridding their database of virus distribution type sites.

Inevitably, it’s a beta product – but the SSL-enabled version of the search page may have benefits to people who fear their queries are being monitored (updated)

Google has enabled encrypted searching using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) which it says will prevent “employers and internet service providers” from reading what is sent.


5 Useful Internet Tools for Web Junkies

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Some of these seem kind of silly (e.g., the word count tool), but others, like the creative commons search sound like they’d come in handy …

5 Useful Internet Tools looks at web applications that Internet users may find useful. These tools aid you in various tasks, from storing information to specific web searches and reminding you that your Internet time for the day is up. The usefulness of the tools depends largely on how you are using the Internet. If you spend all of your time on Facebook, then you probably won’t have much use for most of the apps, if you are however an active user, one who frequents many sites and actively contributes, then those tools are more likely for you.


Bookmarklets for Annoyances on the Internet

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I like the general idea behind this, but it also seems like one would need a lot more than 20 bookmarklets to address every available type of annoyance …

The Internet is full of annoyances. That does not mean that you encounter them on every website you visit, but chance is relatively high that you stumble upon sites regularly that have features that you find annoying.


Judge Points to Problems with Unsecured Wi-Fi Prosecutions

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

I’m kind of surprised that it took this long for a judge to find a problem with unsecured wi-fi prosecutions …

Digital Economy Act under more scrutiny after senior judge highlights problems with copyright claims

A senior court judge has pointed to severe problems with the way the Digital Economy Act enables copyright owners to prosecute people accused of illegal filesharing.


Is It Worth Hosting a Website at Home?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Back in the mid 1990s, hosting a website at home was kind of a mark of distinction; I had three or four different friends who hosted their own sites.

Terry Hughes has three websites and wonders if he could host them from his home office

I run three specialist websites with small hit rates – some tens a day. Is it a practical idea for me to run an internet server from my home office with broadband on a telephone line? I mostly work on an iMac.
Terry Hughes

It’s possible to run a website from home, but it may not be worth the effort. You might want to try it if you are keen to learn how to do it, or you are planning to go into a web-related business. You probably should not do it if you don’t have the time to spare or think you are going to save a lot of money.


What will We do When the Internet’s Full?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I realize that this is humor, but IPv6 should take care of the problem just fine …

Here’s how we coped in the past

Technically it’s because the current system can only support 4.3bn machine addressable numbers, the last of which is soon to be allocated. But the simple explanation is this: the internet’s full. In a year’s time it could even be rendered useless. How did people do things before the internet? For the young, a primer:


Internet Almost Out of Space

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Ready or not, here comes IPv6 …

Delays in transition to IPv6 system mean some households and businesses will face connection problems in coming months


Cloud Computing Dominates IT Priority List for 2011, Unisys Polls Show

Friday, January 28th, 2011

There certainly has been a lot of buzz about cloud computing over the last year … but so far, there doesn’t seem to be much substance behind the buzz.

Respondents to recent online polls show cloud computing as top IT investment priority for 2011, followed by support for mobile/end-user devices

BLUE BELL, Pa. – Investing in cloud computing – primarily private clouds – is a top priority for IT organizations for 2011, according to two online polls Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) conducted on the website in recent weeks.