Category Archives: Net World

How (and why) you should set up a VPN

In March, the United States House of Representatives voted to end FCC regulations that limited how internet service providers (ISPs) use their customers’ sensitive personal information, including geographic, health, and financial data, as well as web browsing and app usage history. Compared with the results of a recent Pew Research study, and it’s easy to see why 91% of adults believe that consumers have lost control of how personal information is collected and used by companies.

So, what steps should a conspicuous consumer take to mask their digital footprints? Already, 86% of American internet users admit to taking precautions with their web usage, such as clearing cookies, encrypting their email, and avoiding using their real name. However, many consumers would like to do more to ensure their privacy and are unaware of tools that can help—like setting up a VPN.

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Ransomware – this is how you beat blackmailers

These days, the definition of ransom isn’t limited to holding people hostage, but also computer data. The most recent example of ransomware is the “WannaCry” attack, which had a worldwide impact. So how should you deal with a digital hostage crisis? And what can you do to protect yourself from it?

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What to do if you have been hacked

You’re sitting in the office and you’ve just opened a weird attachment you thought was from your boss. It wasn’t – and now your computer is acting like it’s possessed, with strange pop-ups and unusual behavior. What do you do—panic? Pretend like nothing happened? Turn off your computer and hide until someone confronts you? Instead of the above, follow Norton’s checklist for what to do if you have been hacked.

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“A Shakespeare quote is not yet a play” – opportunities and developments in content marketing

Content marketing is currently on everyone’s mind. But what exactly does it mean and how does good content help in terms of search engine optimization (SEO)? 1&1 SEO expert Torben Henke discusses what makes a difference with good content and why a Shakespeare quote is not yet a play.

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Registry, registrar, registrant: The big domain glossary part 3

Which institutions, services and people are involved in domain registration and who is responsible for each task? At which point can a new domain be officially bought? These questions are answered in part 3 of the big domain glossary.

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1&1 Debuts CaaS Beta at DockerCon 2017

It’s DockerCon time! This year, the fourth annual event will be held in Austin, TX from April 17-20. After a series of successful events year after year, this conference is shaping up to be the largest DockerCon to date, with three days of talks, hands-on labs, an expo hall of Docker ecosystem innovators and more.

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Five security tips for business devices

In the digital business world, desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones are particularly valuable work items. Not only because they facilitate everyday work, but also because they store important company data. Without security, these devices are vulnerable to malware, viruses, and unauthorized access by criminals. However, comprehensive protection is neither expensive nor time-consuming: follow these five tips to be on the safe side.

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How the domain name system works: the big domain glossary part 2

Why does a website appear after entering the domain? Where are domain and website information saved and how are they connected? In this article, our big domain glossary tells you everything you need to know about the domain name system (DNS), root server and IP address.

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International success with a .global domain

The business world is getting smaller and smaller. Companies worldwide, particularly small and medium-sized ones, are well-networked internationally and have been acquiring international customers for quite a while now. A company’s website is usually the first stop for those interested in finding out more. The following are three examples of companies using the .global domain to highlight their worldwide presence: bluetiger.global, tco.global and softangel.global.

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