Choosing the right Ubiquiti Access Point

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  We’ve seen a lot of buzz since our announcement that we are now carrying Ubiquiti WiFi access points and other hardware.  Ubiquiti are relative newcomers in the WiFi game, but they’ve made a big splash in a very short time.  Why?  Because they offer enterprise-grade equipment at prices which are drastically lower than the […]

Preventing spam and phishing with DMARC

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Steve Jones, executive director of DMARC.org, bluntly observed in 2015 that “spam and phishing are the new normal.” He’s right. Steve’s perspective squares with the experiences of people like us here at Lightspeed and anyone else who manage the front-lines of defense at ISPs and corporate email hosts, as well as the findings of email […]

Magento runs fastest on PHP 7

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As well as a range of brand-new features, PHP 7 came with drastically improved performance when compared to PHP 5.6. Zend Technologies, the engine behind PHP, ran performance tests on a variety of PHP applications to compare the performance of PHP 7 vs PHP 5.6. These tests compared requests per second across the two versions […]

WordPress runs fastest on PHP 7

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PHP 7 came with drastically improved performance when compared to PHP 5.6. Zend Technologies, the engine behind PHP, ran performance tests on a variety of PHP applications to compare the performance of PHP 7 vs PHP 5.6. These tests compared requests per second across the two versions of the popular scripting language. This relates to […]

Business Email Compromised

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I have a scary story to share. Imagine you’re an accountant for your company and you receive an email from your CEO requesting a funds transfer for a time-sensitive acquisition. He says a lawyer will be in touch to provide more details. You get the lawyer’s email, complete with an authorization letter that includes your […]

Verifying an Email Sender’s Identity

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Recently, someone hacked the personal Gmail account of “Susan”, one of our client’s bosses, and started sending emails requesting that a supplier’s invoice be paid via bank transfer. Our customer was suspicious of the email because their practice was usually to pay by cheque and replied asking if this was really Susan. The response came […]