Yes, once again the media has latched onto a security flaw and scaring everyone with reports on the possibility of evil people getting your precious login info. They will move onto another story tomorrow, so don’t worry.
Don’t worry, but DO change your passwords.
The warnings are valid. You do need to change your passwords, but you should be used to this by now. You did change your passwords a few months ago, right? After all those reported breaches? No? Probably because it’s a real pain to keep track of things, isn’t?
What do I lose with iGoogle? How do I backup my iGoogle? What is a good igoogle replacement?
First... No, Google is not closing.
Read carefully… notice the ‘i’ in front of google. It is JUST their igoogle service that they are shutting. All email, docs, photos, videos, youtube, blogger, contacts, apps… all that is still safe and sound. And… we have had more than a year to prepare, with multiple reminders.
This email message has been circulating for about a year, from what I can tell. I can find Christmas 2012 -- Birth of a New Tradition and Christmas 2012 -- Birth of a New Tradition. Odd that I don't see anyting for 2009 or earlier.
It is interesting how one of those 'angry' messages about American jobs, and 'attack on Christmas', and anti-China products can actually be spun to create a positive message. I'm wondering if someone simply rewrote one of those anti- messages to still appeal to the angry villagers, yet promote a truly positive message.
You might be hearing this in the news yesterday or today, or you might be seeing posts on Facebook or Google+ about LinkedIn having passwords stolen.
Before reading anymore, PLEASE, change your password at LinkedIn.(www.linkedin.com) I'll explain, but only after you change it. [Though my link is safe, it's always best, security-wise, to type the address yourself.]
A lot of people are looking to save money and manage the content on their websites themselves. This is great, but it is not as easy for everyone. What is helpful is to have a few books to read up on the subject and use as a reference.
There are many books available at Amazon.com. But so many to choose from, and for different versions (Joomla 1.5 or 2.5?)
And there are some great online Tutorials available:
You, yes you. Step away from those tools you are playing with. Now find someone that knows how to use them properly.
You are NOT qualified to work on a website.
No, really. Walk away now before you do more harm. Wow, cool, you found a new tool that creates those super-duper QR Codes, so you now think you can crank out some modern marketing? Think again, and walk away... fast, before I kick you.