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Posts Tagged ‘security’

transaction monitorWe’ve covered how to use the Pingdom Transaction Monitor to keep an eye on logins and form submissions before here on the blog. Today we will take that a step further and look at how you can monitor logins and applications that require basic authentication. We’ll actually  present you with two ways of doing this: one using the Transaction Monitor and one using a regular HTTP check.

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Internet 2012 in numbers

There is so much happening on the Internet during a year that it’s impossible to capture it all in a blog post, but we’re going to give it a shot anyway. How many emails were sent during 2012? How many domains are there? What’s the most popular web browser? How many Internet users are there? These are some of the questions we’ll answer for you.

To bring you these answers, we’ve gone to the ends of the web – wherever that is – and back again, and compiled a list of truly fascinating facts about the year that was. Some of the numbers are snapshots taken during the year, others cover the entire period. Either way, they all contribute to giving us a better understanding of Internet in 2012. Enjoy!

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #31

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This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about performance tuning, Python, web fonts, and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, security, and other geeky topics.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #30

web performance

This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about GitHub, Etsy, and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, security, and other geeky topics.

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Shamoon and UDIDs (Pingdom Podcast #27)

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In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about various security topics. We briefly cover the Shamoon virus that recently attacked companies in the Middle East, but the focus is the millions of iPhone and iPad UDIDs that supposedly leaked from an FBI agent’s laptop.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #29

web performance

This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about SPDY, caching, Google Octane, mobile web, Facebook and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, security, and other geeky topics.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #28

web performance

This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about the Olympics, PhantomJS, DNS TTL, web performance work at Lonely Planet and Yahoo, and more.

Every week we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, security, and other geeky topics.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #27

web performance

This is our collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about SPDY, web performance and the London Olympics, Varnish, and more.

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Passwords and SSH (Pingdom Podcast #26)

security podcast

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about various security topics. Since the podcast has been off the air for a number of weeks, we’re catching up with some recent developments, including the top 3 passwords in recent account breaches, companies failing to control bandwidth usage, and the father of SSH saying he thinks the world’s security is getting worse.

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Web performance – Weekend must-read articles #26

web performance

This is our weekly collection of must-read articles for the weekend.  There’s something about mobile web, front-end optimization, CDNs, JavaScript, and more.

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