Very clear post on proper hashtagging, which is important especially on Twitter but increasingly on other social networking platforms as well.
While no one technically owns a hashtag (unlike a domain name), there is a common etiquette to respect other’s attempts to create trending hashtags for campaigns/brands.
My site hasn’t been hacked before; why do I even need this?
Think of your website as you would think of your house or office. If you left the door unlocked or, worse, the door was wide open, that would be a bad thing, right? Maybe a thief would come in today, tonight, next week, or not at all. But you’re making it really easy for them if they do decide to get in, almost inviting them, you see.
In the online world, an SSL helps lock down your code base and time investment on the site, but there is another thing that can be done to improve site security so that interlopers and hackers will likely leave your site alone and move on to their next target.
What is this other thing? (psst, it starts with DNSSEC)
It is called DNSSEC, forcing requests for URLs involving your domain name (something.COM, etc.) to come from only one source, your host.
A few words from our sponsor about DNSSEC
From the article itself, a key insight:
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Hello Web at large,
YourWebMagician.com has been tracking a leeching site for some time now, which means that the posts to this blog have been pulled automatically into their site, presumably through hotlinking. Originally YourWebMagician.com thought this was simply a nice compliment and flattery. But the implications in the matter of SEO were also known. Why would another site intentionally pull original material? The answer escapes us.
But no matter, the gig is up, the leeching is stopped.
If you’d like more information about this, please post in the comments.
Worth the read, imho.
Don’t shoot the messenger.
Finally, the graphic doesn’t show up on the NPR iPhone app, so make sure you go to the website URL on a computer to see the full message.
More information about this extremely important security matter can be found here:
In short, the security around YourWebMagician’s sites is already handled!
…there was a scary series of movies focused on Friday the 13th. Suspenseful murder, young people and a campground were the starting points and the series introduced a fellow named “Jason”. Some people had pity on Jason as he had a terrible childhood and probably couldn’t help becoming a psychopathic killer. But there weren’t too many of them.
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