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The Accessibility of Rabbit Holes

I can’t fit into a rabbit hole - well, maybe I could with the help of a tiny, bottled beverage - but I find myself metaphorically falling head over heels down, into and around them on a regular basis.

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Flexbox and CSS Grids – I think I’ll Clear Both

Working with CSS for a website’s layout has always been a little bit hacky. Not that using floats or display: inline-block; haven’t served their purpose, it’s just they aren’t the right tools for job; they were never meant to be used for layout and structure. In the past, there have been many workarounds to make a website look like it has structure, some of which had some pros but a higher number of cons.

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Protecting Yourself From Ransomware

On or around the 13th June security researchers going by the handles JamesWT_MHT and benkow_ discovered an email containing an attachment with a Javascript file which, if ran will lock and encrypt personal files on a users computer and display a ransom note demanding around £200 for its release. This is ransomware and while it’s nothing new, the use of Javascript is.

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Website security in the news again

Website stability and reliability has once again been in the headlines in recent months following a major issue with web hosting company 123reg.com. The hosting company ‘accidentally’ deleted an ‘unspecified number’ of it’s customers websites resulting in data being lost for many companies.

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The Panama Papers – How Did it Happen?

The "Panama Papers" story has been all over newspapers and television this week. In short, 2.6 terabytes of data consisting of 11.5 million files were leaked from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The papers reveal a system of hiding money in offshore accounts for what appears to be the sole purpose of paying less tax.

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