Blogging 101: The Day My Blog Went Ballistic & Not Accessible

SSL Blog Security Website Server

This is how generally an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate works to secure the communication between the user and the server on a website like this blog site. Image source: Internetum

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Technology 101: Unsecured Website Astro Now Secured

astro website security

(Validation through email, SMS and PIN number – I really did not expect that from Astro after the earlier snub but then again, it is a welcome change)

A couple of years ago, I highlighted just how unsecured some of the popular websites are and one of them was Astro. I did write to them officially but the response was lukewarm (almost patronizing from the webmasters).

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Fantastic Trip to Iran 2009: No Internet Access!

iran day access

Last Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of Iran’s storming of the American Embassy in Tehran and taking 52 people as hostages for 444 days. Apparently, this event is celebrated on a yearly basis in Iran. However this year, such ‘celebration’ was also used by the oppositions here to protest against the ruling party. Image source: Britannica

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Poll: Improving BJ Thoughts

It is the New Year and it is high time for a poll on this site – what changes is needed to make BJ Thoughts better?

Last year I have been tweaking here and there for some improvement but I know I have a long way to go to make thing better.… [Click to read the rest] “Poll: Improving BJ Thoughts”

Tech News 101: Is Astro Website Best Place to Steal Personal Info?

Astro, Website, Security, Secured

Last year, I blogged about how unsecured was the Astro’s online customer detail maintenance and after several correspondences with them, the matter seems settled then with Astro promising to improve the security details of the website.

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