Spyware and Keylogger malware have different aims to the usual computer virus. The intent, with both, is to illegally gain user information. Adware, usually, has an alternative primary purpose as discussed within the appropriate section below. Note: As will be mentioned a number of times ‘Malware’ is the correct ‘umbrella’ term when referring to computer … More Computer Viruses – Spyware, Keylogger, Adware
An e-mail list, as the title implies, is simply a collection of e-mail addresses a user may utilise to send information/material to multiple recipients. Note 1: As usual, the topic will be considered from the perspective of an independent (indie) author though much would also apply to other online entrepreneurs and small businesses. Note 2: … More E-Mail Lists
This topic, as is often the case considering the overall intent for this website, will be approached from the perspective of an independent (indie) author. Nevertheless, much will also be of interest to other on-line entrepreneurs; small business users; etc. Note: The original intent for this article was to combine the topic of newsletters with … More Newsletters
Note: As will be mentioned a number of times ‘Malware’ is the correct ‘umbrella’ term when referring to computer viruses. However, as, colloquially, the term virus is more readily understood, both will be used throughout discussions that relate to the topic. Ransomeware Ransomware is just one of many different types of virus a … More Computer Viruses – Ransomeware & Scareware
No, there is no need to go running out the door screaming. Yes, of course viruses, of whatever nature, are problematic and can result in difficulties but these are not insurmountable. This is a vast topic with multiple variations and one that, regrettably, affects many computer and internet users. It is a fellow author’s recent … More Computer Viruses – Overview
The series of articles relating to websites have proven popular therefore, at the start of a New Year when most people, including authors, will no doubt be contemplating their futures, it is thought many may appreciate having all the information available from one location. Why have a Website? The following are considered and discussed: … More Websites – Why? How? What?
Pingbacks are a WordPress feature that only operate with the WordPress environment. Some may therefore not have heard of them or consider them of relevance to their own online presence. However, as WordPress now powers twenty-nine percent (29%) of the worlds websites and blogs (hosted, self-hosted and managed), it is a feature worth highlighting. For … More Pingbacks – Useful or Not?
Whether to have a website or not has been previously discussed in Why have a Website?. That discussion also considered the option of only having a blog. The conclusion: if an independent (indie) author or entrepreneur is serious about their ‘business’, a website is required. The issue of whether to have a hosted, self-hosted or … More Website Design – Basics
Understandably, in these technologically orientated days, the topic of websites frequently arises. It therefore merits some discussion. Undoubtedly, many readers will already have knowledge of the following nevertheless, as one of the aims for this website it to assist fellow authors, especially those new to the craft, the differences between facilities and services is worth … More Websites – Hosted v Self-Hosted