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Ever since computers have been widely available, we seem to be in a never-ending battle against the
“bad guys” online. They’re constantly trying to hack us, steal our private information, create
fake identities, and so many other nefarious acts. It’s difficult to keep up with all of the
latest details and exploits that you could potentially be exploited by. Here are a few tips to
make your life a bit more worry-free, as well as protect you and your business at the same time.
If you’re in the developer community, and especially if you’re using or near any Azure conversations,
you’ll continuously hear someone suggest Let’s Encrypt when it comes to securing your domain
name. You know, that thing you do to allow your website to use the HTTPS protocol to get that
lock in front of it in the web browser. I’ve tended to use NameCheap.com these days. They’re
cheap like their name suggests, and they’re super easier to use. However, things just got even
With all of the security breaches that have been happening over the years, I’ve always been skeptical
of using a password manager. Do you remember the (completely preventable) breaches at places
Home Depot, and the massive one
at Equifax? Security is always a balancing
act. You’re constantly trying to walk that fine line between convenience and protection. This high-wire act,
unfortunately, leads many people into truly insecure password practices. The most common taboos include writing it
down somewhere, using the same one everywhere, and using passwords that increment by a single digit. Historically,
many data breaches have one or more of these as the root cause.
Depending on who you ask, you’ll be the recipient of a very passionate response when you ask any DNN’er their opinion
about DNN upgrades. In general, upgrading DNN is very similar to any other ASP.NET application. Yet,
when things go wrong, people tend to blame the application itself. Don’t get me wrong, the respective application
can and sometimes does have something to do with an issue that may occur, but in my experience, that’s the exception
and not the rule. Here are some tips to help you have a less "exciting" time the next time you have to upgrade
Last night, I had the pleasure of presenting to the
Toronto Area DNN Users Group (a.k.a., TADUG), hosted by
Aderson Oliveira. TADUG is currently enjoying a revival, so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.
He asked me to bring some e-commerce goodness to their user group, and I hope I delivered. In this presentation
and Q&A, we discuss some of the most critical trends and techniques that e-commerce website owners should remember.
Spoiler alert… There are actually 6 tips in this presentation. Surprise!