Victor's Blog about the Web, Security and Life

The web for me is a hobby where standards and best practices are daily bread. Security is a concern that everybody must be aware of its details for IT in general, and the web in particular, to be a safer place. My life, on the other hand, is that of a regular Lebanese citizen where politics and social issues are discussed on a daily basis. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and make sure to drop me a comment about any topic you find interesting.

Category: Web

Microsoft Halloween Documents

Check this website out and see why Microsoft is so "scared" from the Open Source community and Open Source products. In the last week of October 1998, a confidential Microsoft memorandum on Redmond's strategy against Linux and Open Source software was leaked out to the public. Read...

Emerald Who's Who is a Scam

I am writing this article in here so that everyone else out there can be aware of this SCAM and FRAUDULENT company named Emerald Who's Who. These people are very professional at their SCAM business to the extent that you will feel very stuck in their deal. I was almost caught yesterday except...

Recovering Lost Web Pages

Nice title eh? Here is the case. You paid for someone to develop a website for you. Your website was done (no programming involved) and hosted online. For one reason or another, you don't have access to your website anymore. Many cases might lead to this such as problems with the party that...

Al Jazeera TV: Internet Isolation Effects on Family Members

I was a guest on Al Jazeera TV last Saturday. The topic was about the negative effects of the Internet on family members in terms of isolation. You can watch the movie by clicking on the picture below (Real Player required). Victor Sawma, Al Jazeera TV Sat. June 28, 2008 23:34 pm...

Suspicious Network Solutions Measures

A friend of mine called me today and asked me about a "funny" problem that he is facing with domain names. He tries to search for a domain name to register it and gets two different answers from Network Solutions (domain name available for registration) and GoDaddy (domain name NOT...

Which Operating System Is Microsoft Using?

I stumbled today at a page thinking it was a joke until I checked it manually to make sure it was correct. The page is simple. It is from NetCraft and shows the servers that are being used by big companies like IBM and Microsoft. Logically speaking, Microsoft should be using Windows Servers at...

Search Engine Optimization Conception

I am being asked lately a lot about the facts behind search engine optimization (SEO), how it works, what it does, why is it needed and (most above all) why do price ranges between various SEO providers vary drastically. In this article, I will try to describe, in a brief overview, the various...
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