Tag: Bad Mojo

hostgator is trying to get you to use online chat

Hostgator has been quietly getting rid of it’s support ticket system. After being logged into the account, you would think “create a ticket” would go to ticket support. The ticket support link is often hidden but if you can find it your cpanel or dashboard, the application stalls or directs you to live chat support […]

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Symptoms: Instead of your site showing, an image appears “This website is currently under maintenance. Come back later!” Your URL is being forwarded to http://YOURURL.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi Diagnosis:  Invoice not paid to Hostgator web host. This interesting anonymous graphic slapped on a client’s site last week. I am the site admin and I did not put the […]

I’ve been getting a slew of these Paypal Phishing spam emails. It said I have purchased something. Of course the link does NOT go to Paypal. If you wonder what is going on in your account – go to the main site, do not log in via an email link.

Silly drawing whining about someone using up a great URL

Well, it’s my birthday today and when people ask me about the joy of the day and I tell them, they are sorry they asked. It’s like one of those classic Holiday Letters – “Billy broke his arm, our house needs a new roof, and I am having my gallbladder removed while I write this […]

Where to look to tell if a link is going to the proper website

I previously commented on LinkedIn Phishing and today a very real looking Facebook notification appeared. I worry about you so I thought I’d publish this again. How to detect if an email notification is legit or phishing: Hover over the link and see where it leads. If that doesn’t work just go directly to the […]

One way to tell if an email really links to where it claims

I’ve been getting some fake LinkedIn messages lately. How do you know they are fake? Hover over the accept button and see where it leads to. This one does not go to LinkedIn. If you can’t tell or don’t want to bother, just go directly to LinkedIn instead of through the email message link – […]