Maintaining Your CMS

Posted by William Astle on June 1, 2017

Back in the bad old days when the World Wide Web was just getting started, everyone built web sites by writing HTML code directly. This was fine back before having a web site was basically required for anyone to take you seriously, but it does require that you have a certain level of skill before […]

Blockchain – Good Idea or Buzzword?

Posted by William Astle on November 21, 2016

Recently, big corporations from banks to the likes of IBM have been talking about blockchain technology. It has even been showing up in television shows like Mr. Robot. It’s the new “cloud” or “web 2.0” or “agile development”. That probably leaves you wondering just what blockchain technology is and why you should care about it. […]

Why Am I Getting So Much Spam?

Posted by William Astle on June 26, 2015

Something that comes up quite often is related to the volume of junk email getting through to our users’ mailboxes. It’s usually phrased something like “Why am I getting so much spam?” or “I”m getting huge amounts of spam!” The answer is not one anyone wants to hear and certainly not one I like giving.

Fraudulent Emails

Posted by William Astle on May 7, 2015

It has come to our attention that a number of email messages claiming to be from “Administrator” are circulating. These messages reference an Exchange email ID and invite the reader to open an attachment to manage their email account. All of these messages are fraudulent and do not originate from Lexicom, even if they appear […]

“Shellshock” (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169)

Posted by William Astle on September 26, 2014

Some of you may have heard about the recent vulnerability in the Bourne Again Shell (bash) which is installed on nearly all Linux servers and many other systems. This vulnerability is officially labelled “CVE-2014-6271” and “CVE-2014-7169”. With such catchy names, it’s not terribly surprising that commentators have dubbed it “shellshock” for reasons which become apparent […]

Spam and Forwarding

Posted by William Astle on June 25, 2014

It is quite popular to forward email to a large provider such as gmail or hotmail. Doing so even appears to eliminate a much larger percentage of spam than Lexicom’s own filters, particularly in the case of forwarding to gmail. There is, however, a significant problem you should be aware of when you do so. […]

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