Google reCAPTCHA v3

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In all likelihood, you’ll have been irritated by one of Google’s reCAPTCHA tests at some point during your time browsing the internet. But the latest version improves so much on what’s come before that you won’t even notice it. To prove that you’re human and not a bot, the reCAPTCHA system, which Google acquired in […]

Sextortion Scam – requests for Bitcoin payment

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This is a frequent scam – sometimes they’ll send it from your own email address to “prove” that they hacked your account (they haven’t – for historical reasons, email servers only check when you’re relaying thru the server, not when it’s the final destination, but that gets fixed soon.  Here’s a sample: Don’t panic. Contrary […]

WordPress 5.0 update pending

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Just a gentle reminder that WordPress has officially released WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” –  named in homage to the pioneering Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdés  – and that our internal testing cycle has begun. As this is a major version upgrade, we will not be applying this immediately to allow some time for theme & plugin editors […]

Proactive break-fix

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Pro-active monitoring is the cornerstone of our delivering amazing systems reliability – instead of reacting to customer complaints of a server being down or a service being unavailable, we seek to understand all the ways in which things may fail, and we test for them relentlessly. Our happiest moments are when our monitoring screens show this: […]