Did Our Own Government Blow Up The WTC on 9/11?

Nothing to do with I.T. at all really…but sometimes a good conspiracy theory is just too good of a post to pass by. This theory was actually presented to me by a new client I acquired last week…and I blew it off. Of course. It was too ridiculous to consider; that our own government would murder 3000 of it’s own citizens. But I’m not a spring chicken, and I do know a thing or two…and the more I thought about how those towers fell, (because I watched them) …It began to mess with my head. So I started looking around the web. It actually makes more sense than the story that a handful of terrorist airplanes wreaked havoc, and no Air Force jets did anything, no anti-missile technology protected the Pentagon, why the towers fell “straight down” and didn’t topple, or seem to affect anything around them, how the entirety …

More Phishing: Scammer tricked into installing ransomware!

So I was reading this excellent story, because I LOVE when the bad guy gets what’s coming to him. (Even though I don’t necessarily agree with what the guy did, and probably wouldn’t myself, but I think I’m glad he did…) Anyway, the story about what took place is here: Tech support SCAMMER tricked! (you have to click the READ MORE to see the actual link, sorry. …or the Post Title…) The part about the article I really wanted to share was about what set the guy off to start with…the WEB SITE his parents landed on that “appeared” to be a real blue screen of death…but was actually just a very good image on a web site: So read the article if you like, I don’t judge. But the thing I want to share is that you should never get all worried when you see a scary pop-up image, get a …

Additional comments on 404 to 301 plugin

WordFence, the people who discovered the cloaked content on the plugin (read previous post if you missed it) has apparently received a lot of flack for their post and how they handled the information they received. They have since published a wonderful article IN DEFENSE of their original, stated “why” they still feel they have helped the public by revealing what they did…most notably to me was that the cloaking was REVEALED in their T & C (the plugin author’s T & C) …however in a place most would never find it unless they read the entire long document carefully, word for word, all the way to very end; AND by the fact that this is not a hole in their plugin, but that it was specifically coded in to it by the author. There is much more, the extended results of the malware, the sites it links to that …

WordPress 4.6 is Finally Here!

Yes it is here…I’ve been running it for 3 weeks already, since the beta came out, and it’s great! So if you haven’t upgraded, go do it now! Update your WordPress site(s)!

404 to 301 WordPress Plugin creates cloaked adware on Search Engines

Now this one was a new one to me, so I read this page with attentiveness. It seems that the malware can create text that doesn’t show up on the site, only on the search engine preview, which hurts your SEO and can get your site completely blocked from the search engine (Google, Bing) if you don’t get it removed. The malware is inserted with a high-rated popular plugin called 404 to 301, a plugin with over a 4.6 rating and over 70,000 downloads! You can read the entire article and the technical stuff here if you want: 404 to 301 plugin with malware . If you use this plugin, you should remove it for now, or see if they update it and fix it.

How Many Servers Does Facebook Need?

Facebook is up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all around the globe…and it seems that EVERYONE in the WORLD is on it on the weekends especially, and even more so in the USA where it’s an election year, and so much drama is going on in the world. Instead of news sites, people go to Facebook. They pass around local, county, state, country, and world news, as well as friend and family updates and videos. Do you take it all for granted? Have you ever stopped and wondered how many data centers it takes to run Facebook, or how many SERVERS on the other hand, considering the service is FREE and you don’t have to pay for any of it? Well I did. (wonder) So I looked it up for you. Come to find out, Facebook is pretty open about everything…their data-centers, their custom technology …

Phishing sites that look real, STAY AWAY!

There are many phishing sites on the web that appear very real, and are very dangerous…especially to people who don’t understand how links and site URLs (addressing) works. Lately they seem to be duplicating news sites. I had 3 in my inbox today, one duplicating FOX NEWS, one Duplicating PEOPLE MAGAZINE, and another one. If you go to the sites, always check the address in the address bar. It will become quite clear you are not on the real site, if you please just open your eyes and look. This is very important. After looking at the following example of a fake Fox News website, pretend you got an email claiming to be from your bank. You click the link. You get to the website, and IT LOOKS JUST LIKE YOUR BANK’S WEBSITE because they have copied all the images and text verbatim. What is the very next thing you …

Is It Finally Time for Internet Sales Tax? READ! New 2016 Laws

(to download the whitepaper, click “read more” after the social network links, then you can see the link.) For years now, various states and the federal government have been trying to figure out and balance the taxes lost over the brick and mortar store sales that have moved to the internet. They have been talking about taxing the internet for years. Well, it’s finally taking place. At least in some states. I have uploaded a document that you can download and read on new laws taking place in various states, that started on July 1st, 2016, this year. I highly recommend you read it. It doesn’t really apply to most people unless you are either an affiliate, or if you have over $250,000 of sales in any one particular state. (for the most part) …but if you are involved in internet retail, you definitely need to read it. I do …

Social Security vs. the IRS, what you should know

So, I’m not sure how “I.T.” or “information technology” related this post is…but it’s information anyway. I have one non-technical blog subscription I get in my inbox, and it’s from TIGTA which stands for “TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION”. In other words, they monitor the IRS’s actions. This email I got today is related to this article on the IRS …levying individual’s Social Security benefits, and I found it very informative…enough to share with whatever small portion of the public actually reads my posts anyway. If you want to download the entire report for your own benefit/resources, you can get it here: Report Reference Number: 2016-30-043  It is titled “Revenue Officer Levies of Social Security Benefits Indicate That Further Modification to Procedures Is Warranted” The report found that “While most Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revenue officers follow the law when issuing levies on taxpayers, some took levy action on Social …

new builds working good

Well, I installed the WordPress 4.6 and one of the following nightly builds, and it’s working great! No conflicts anywhere on my site…so good luck to the rest of you.