What is this HeartBleed Bug and is my website vulnerable?

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To put your mind at ease, every hosting account at PEAK Internet is safe! Our engineers are constantly searching for these types of security vulnerabilities on our systems. PEAK Engineers have verified that our hosting and email servers are not susceptible to this bug.

PEAK would like to remind you when using any third party website on the Internet example (banking, online shopping, etc..) you should always use best practice when choosing a secure password. For more information on choosing a secure password please visit https://www.peakinternet.com/chat/how-to-choose-a-good-secure-password/

You might have thought that little padlock in your browser address bar meant you were safe. That your web connection was encrypted, and you could securely provide user names, passwords, credit card numbers, and more.

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How to choose a good secure password

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Your password is what tells the computer that you are who you say you are. Until we can do retina scans like in James Bond movies, the password is the best that we can do. But, because your password is like a key to your account, you need to safeguard it. Anyone who has your password can get into your account, and your files. Anyone who can guess your password has it. Anyone who has your password can pose as you. Therefore, you may be held responsible for someone else’s actions, if they are able to get your password. You may not wish this to happen.
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2014 Employee Awards Banquet

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It’s great to see the sun shining and plants starting to bloom, these are truly signs that spring is here in Oregon. Spring brings to mind many different activities — for some it marks a break from school, for others a time to clean the house and perhaps a family vacation. At PEAK, spring marks a time for us to celebrate another year of success and to honor our standout employees at the annual PEAK awards banquet.

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10 Ways to Maintain Your Gaming PC

A high-performance gaming PC can be a real investment, but it won’t do you any good if you don’t perform regular maintenance to keep it in peak condition. Without regular maintenance, some gamers may start to experience intermittent video playback, slow or choppy frame rates, overheating issues, and sudden crashes after using their systems for an extended period of time. A lot of these problems can be avoided with a few simple measures.

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Windows lifecycle fact sheet

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Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported or sold. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Here are the rights and limits of the Windows lifecycle.

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PEAK Premium Support is here

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You can stop searching for where to get additional computer support. PEAK Premium Support is now available for everyone with a computer! You don’t have to drag your computer down to a computer repair shop anymore, or call those geek people for help who will charge you hundreds of dollars. With PEAK’s new Premium Support we will help you fix your computer problems for a low one-time fee of $49.99 per problem repair.

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A new inbox that puts you back in control

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Originally posted by Itamar Gilad, Product Manager of Gmail.

We get a lot of different types of email: messages from friends, social notifications, deals and offers, confirmations and receipts, and more. All of these emails can compete for our attention and make it harder to focus on the things we need to get done. Sometimes it feels like our inboxes are controlling us, rather than the other way around.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Today, Gmail is getting a brand new inbox on desktop and mobile that puts you back in control using simple, easy organization.

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Estacada woman among 371 Oregonians accused of illegally downloading Steven Seagal movie

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Emily Orlando taught English at Clackamas Community College for 26 years, and each term she’d cover the legal and ethical issues of plagiarizing or otherwise using others’ work without giving payment or attribution.

So the 64-year-old was surprised when she received a stern letter last month from a Salem lawyer accusing her of illegally downloading a bloody Steven Seagal movie through an online file sharing program. She was given two weeks to pay $7,500, the lawyer for Voltage Pictures threatened, or she could face a judgment of as much as $150,000.

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Three Stages to Promote Your Local Business on Facebook Pages

Facebook has been a promising venue through which to market a local business ever since it reached a high level of popularity back in 2008. Back then, it was just breaking the hundred million user level and was showing signs that it would be able to be business-friendly in contrast to its rival MySpace. Now, it’s 10 times bigger and commands more time of humans than any other website.

The problem is that it’s not the easiest marketing platform to master. Unlike Google, Twitter, and other players that are used on a daily basis, Facebook has algorithms that keep businesses from finding success. Google has an algorithm, of course, but because people go to it to find businesses, they make it very easy for those willing to pay money or play by the optimization rules to get the exposure they need. On Facebook, users aren’t going there to engage with businesses so trying to “sneak in” marketing and advertising is an act that goes contrary to the desires of the users. This is why the algorithm can be so harsh.

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