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Showing posts from August, 2010

How Much Bandwidth Do You Really Need?

This is a guest post by Jake about the normal bandwidth a user really needs.By definition, bandwidth is the measure of data volume that is transmitted over an internet connection. However, actual bandwidth measure depends on a lot of things and there are different ways to determine how much bandwidth is used. With the evolution of the internet, smaller businesses can take advantage of products and services that were previously only available to bigger companies. For example, Aptela VoIP service, delivered via the Internet, gives any size business a quality broadband connection. For this reason, you need to understand your bandwidth requirements before you can determine your bandwidth needs.

Unlimited Bandwidth

The truth is, unlimited bandwidth is impossible and any hosting company who offers this is setting a trap. Since there are no broadband companies that offer unlimited bandwidth connections, it is impossible that the web hosting companies using them would be able to provide unlimi…

Hacking Comes of Age

This is a guest post by Izzy.The recent sting operation that took down the group of fake companies that used a Conficker worm to steal $72 million US from consumers brought computer hacking back into the spotlight in a big way. Identity theft had been the focus of the majority of computer-related security reporting since the mid-2000s, so it was interesting to hear about a case of relatively “Old School” hacking succeeding to such a large degree. Though the group did steal client information, their way into the client’s accounts was a fairly simple one. In fact, the Conficker used had been around for almost three years, but it was never used to such an incredible degree, or with so much success.

Hacking in a Nutshell

Computer users everywhere understand that having your computer hacked is not a welcome action. Hacking is, in essence, the act of altering computer and software so that it functions differently from the way it was intended. Just as diaries, notebooks, and photo albums…