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Plesk Web Hosting Server Network Issues on 7/9/2018

On the evening of, Monday, 7/9/2018, some customers, with domains hosted on Widomaker’s Plesk hosting server, may have experienced slowness, or the temporary inability to reach their hosted website. This was caused by a network issue at the server and network provider. They reported they were under a DoS [Denial-of-Service] attack, They resolved the issue later in the evening.

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How to Cut Costs on Your Cell Phone Bill

cell phoneMost everyone has a cell phone. For many, the cell phone bill is a significant cost every month, and can be a financial burden, even if it’s a necessary one.

Some cell phone users choose their cellular provider because of their location. If only one provider provides good signal to a location, then alternatives may not be available.

However, for cell phone users in areas that receive good signal from several providers, there may be more competitive options than many cell phone users realize.

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[Updated 6/6/18] Protect Your Router, Now (VPNFilter Malware)

routerCyber Actors Target Home and Office Routers and Networked Devices Worldwide

Note: Updates will be added to the bottom of this post. On, 6/6/2018, additional router models were added to the list of affected devices.

You may have heard, in recent news reports, about malware called VPNFilter, that has compromised “hundreds of thousands” of home and office routers.

It’s important that all Internet users take action to secure their Internet router to avoid very real negative consequences. The items below briefly describe what steps are necessary. For those who are uncomfortable with any of the steps, after step number one, please contact Widomaker, a local computer shop, or the Support Department of the manufacturer of your Internet router, for guidance.

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Red Alert for Net Neutrality

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