Wow, eBay is down due to high traffic: 145 million users change password after security breach

This is something pretty rare – for eBay: their site is, for the most part, inaccessible except for limited areas to allow for all 145 million active eBay users to immediately change their password. They made this request earlier in the day and it’s been pretty heavily covered in both the tech, mainstream and social(…)

Is HostGator down today? Yes – but coming back online!

So, if you have sites hosted on HostGator – either with their shared, virtual private server, or dedicated server services, you may have noticed (like myself) that there seems to be a major problem today. I noticed the same thing (this site is hosted with HostGator) and after checking my server and database and so(…)

Solution for “antimalware service executable has encountered a problem” error with Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows XP

Update – Thursday April 17, 20:05 EDT : Apparently many folks running Microsoft Security Essentials report that applying the latest MSE Updates (by forcing an update from the Update Tab) to v1.171.106.0 of the virus signatures released yesterday at 22:00 UTC resolves the problem for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 To manually install the virus(…)

Windows 8.1 Update 1 available, downloaded & installed this evening here in Canada

So, I know a lot of friends, colleagues and acquaintances both online and IRL (in real life) have been anxious to get the much-awaited Update 1 to Windows 8.1 – the new features have been extensively discussed in various other sites, and it seems to (yet again) improve the overall UI / UX of the(…)

Entrust Identity Profile (for soft token) disappears after upgrading Android

If you have an Entrust Soft Token application (for two-factor authentication) that use to access secure sites, be aware that if you upgrade your Android operating system – your tokens … or identity profiles, as they’re called in the Entrust OTP app may disappear! I discovered this, almost by chance, a couple of days after(…)