Reader's Corner No. 96: Under the Hood of Password Managers, OpenStreetMap as Google Maps Alternative, and "Unhackable" Blockchains Now Getting Hacked

February 21, 2019

If you've ever been curious about how password managers work, thought about switching from the paid Google Maps API to an alternative service, or have been suspicious of cryptocurrency security...this is the Reader's Corner for you!


Reader’s Corner No. 94: Why CAPTCHA Has Gotten So Difficult, Evan You's Preview of Vue.js 3.0, and The Power of a Good Science Illustration

February 7, 2019

Why CAPTCHA has gotten so difficult (interesting read!), a preview of Vue.js 3.0 by Evan You, and an in-depth interview with the senior graphics editor behind a popular American science magazine.


Why the Drupal/WordPress Security Vulnerability Matters to You — Even If Your Site Isn't Built In Either!

August 8, 2014

The latest major website security vulnerability to be announced can impact an entire website or server instantly, making websites unresponsive or unavailable. All websites on shared servers are at risk.


DesignHammer's response to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug

April 10, 2014

By now, you have probably heard about the serious OpenSSL vulnerability, Heartbleed. As of today, we don't have any information that any user data on DesignHammer's servers was compromised. That said, as a precaution we strongly urge users of DesignHammer's sites to reset their site login passwords using a strong password.


China domain registration email: true, spam, or scam?

October 19, 2010

An email concerning a "Notice of Internet Intellectual Property Rights Dispute in China" seems to be traveling around the Internet recently, spurring a number of clients to contact DesignHammer inquiring what to do. The email in questions seems pretty official. Is it true, SPAM, or a scam? Let's consider the possibilities.