• Sticky economies call for some rethinking

    Yep, getting a little sticky out there… trade embargos… tariffs…

    unsteady dollar… things are getting a little rocky in our Country right now ...more

  • Who's The REAL Data Privacy Giant?

    Facebook is just one of many worries

    Some of what's collected by other companies is outright panic worthy, and we approved it... ...more

  • Hacks Went up 32% in 2017 Says Google

    It happens so often to websites

    Hacks are rising fast this year too but sometimes it's too late before we even know ...more

  • SSL is now FREE with all Email and Hosting!

    Google wants it, you need it, so it's time.

    COOLCOM; the 1st and only firm to include SSL with all accounts. Save LITERALLY $100s ...more

  • 1 We're Feeling Super Canadian. How about your business?
  • 2 The Death of General Flash. The Chronology of a demise.
  • 3 Seven super important letters to web by; "b a c k u p s"
  • 4 Google wants it, sites need it SSL Secure is now FREE.
  • 5 Uhhh... So Why Exactly Should I "LIKE" you anyway??
  • 6 The Most Common Reason for Domain Loss is your control.
  • 7 Here I am, Dishing out another "Bad Webmaster" Body Slam ;)
  • We're Feeling Super Canadian. How about your business?

    COOLCOM has the great fortune of being able to provide "All Canadian” service

    Do you support local business given the opportunity? Dooes it make a difference? Do you give it thought? Now and then we see very Canadian enterprises basing online presence in the US ...more

  • The Death of General Flash. The Chronology of a demise.

    Why Flash is DEAD; when it happened...

    Flash is DEAD; it's not coming back. So what happened and how did it come about that the darling of the internet became the target of the top coders? How did it happend and when did all the pivotal changes hit? ...more

  • Seven super important letters to web by; "b a c k u p s"

    Security is the new unlimited today.

    With website hacks reported as skyrocketing and security becoming the number one concern of Google and other "Business Necessary Entities" WAY Backups are Coolcom's newest inclusion. ...more

  • Google wants it, sites need it SSL Secure is now FREE.

    Google says it's become pending need.

    With security becoming a top priority, and also a ranking criteris, the time has come for all site owners to put it on top of their own list. We noticed, and now offer SSL free. ...more

  • Uhhh... So Why Exactly Should I "LIKE" you anyway??

    If the Pied Piper was around today

    If the Pied Piper was around today, he'd be "that guy" the Social Media wiz sought after by most every retail and service based corporation on the advertising block ...more

  • The Most Common Reason for Domain Loss is your control.

    Your Site Went Down, Business Halted"

    And the worst part is, you had the ability all along to prevent the damage of temporary outage due to domain expiry. The key is to keep this one piece of info updated always. ...more

  • Here I am, Dishing out another "Bad Webmaster" Body Slam ;)

    Blame Poorly trained webmasters, registrars with hidden agendas

    Yes, I do business with some fabulous webmasters… and some highly skilled IT people. They're problem solvers and solution providers. They create energy and success. They don’t point fingers. ...more

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Webmaster workbench: Getting Facebook Likes

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No matter how much you fiddle with settings there is still the agreement..

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128 Bit Encryption More Secure than the Waiter

Have you avoided purchasing items online out of fear of identity theft and credit card fraud?

According to a 2010 report from the US Better Business Bureau, online identity theft is less severe, is quicker to be detected, and on most occasions the amount of financial damage to the victim of offline identity theft is greater.

Last year only 15% of all credit card fraud was directly attributable to online activity. It’s time to take your head out of the sand.

While the media loves to take any sensational grave and rob it, this is one that has a lot of facts and a touch of reality checking that needs to be applied. In short, 128 bit encryption is FAR more secure than the kid you hand your card to when out for eats.

A cell phone camera shot of your credit card – both sides – is worth 85 cents. A waiter can do well selling 100+ of those a day. Think about that next time you hand it over to them yet repeat “I don’t shop online” like it’s a security mantra.

According to a recent consumer study, almost half of all identity theft occurred when personal information, kept on paper, landed in the wrong hands. Most came from tossed out phone bills, hydro bills and so on. Another large chunk of fraud was attributed to information being volunteered in street or phone surveys, the target is promised a prize.. all they need to do is give up their name, age, phone number and address… in case they win.

Employees of a Staples location in BC were busted just last year, for skimming debit and credit card info (taking a swipe and saving the info for sale later) right at the till.

I was at a golf course a couple years back and nearly passed out when I overhead a woman on her cell phone audibly giving up her credit card number to pay a bill.

How often have you been on your cordless phone, this year alone, repeating personal info to the bank or hydro company to prove it’s you? It’s infinitely easier to monitor a cordless phone than to take control of your ipad.

GRANTED, once credit card info has been obtained, the net is a festoon of easy pickens’ for verifying the card is still active. Any online business deals with issue of orders being placed purely to see if the thing works, but it’s not where the theft originates.

The same Better Business Bureau report indicated those who use online banking and purchasing regularly, are also likely to notice anomalies quicker, making capture and clean up much less hassle.

To let fear mongering force you to avoid the convenience and simplicity of using online shopping, banking and accounting tools is absurd when a bit of knowledge is all you need to make it safe.

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Brent Keller, Emergency Svcs Educator

Selling online was my goal, COOLCOM got me there. I was on to marketing while competitors were still toiling with domains.

Gary Beyer, Tesseract Computers

I run Canada's largest Endocrine Health Group, I need people I can trust are really on top of their tech and email game.

Pat Lee, CANFib Canada