Online Contact Forms Can Spell L-E-A-D-S or S-P-A-M (or even S-C-A-M)

Bob HoldemanAlerts, Internet Safety, Website Traffic6 Comments

One of the best means of getting leads from your website is an online form that can be completed by visitors who want to take you up on what your website offers or find out more about your business. As lead generation goes, those that come from a well-conceived online form are typically pretty solid, providing the information your sales … Read More

Amazing so far! And it’s still advancing…

Josh McCullochAlerts, Blog Tips, Internet Safety, Shameless Self Promotion, Website Tips, Website Tools, Website Traffic, Website Trends0 Comments

As Comstar celebrates 20 years in business, I couldn’t help but to think how far technology has come in such a short amount of time. As I started my day at the office, I sat down, grabbed my coffee and reflected my first encounter with technology. Like many kids growing up in the early 1990’s, I was remembering the good … Read More

Beware the DNS Changer Malware Virus!

Bob HoldemanAlerts, Internet Safety0 Comments

Critical alert: If you haven’t yet checked your computer for the DNS Changer malware virus you should do so at, now!  If your computer is infected on Monday, July 9, 2012, you could lose internet connectivity and have to perform major repairs to get things back to normal.  The first thing you need to do is to check to … Read More

Defending the Internet

Joe ComoAlerts, Internet Safety0 Comments

A group called the Internet Defense League is trying to create a a way to mobilize open-internet activists to protest against legislation that would crack down too tight on the Internet. The group’s motto: “Make sure the Internet never loses. Ever.” The group has come up with a “bat signal” to rally their followers. Tiffiniy Cheng is co-director of the nonprofit … Read More

Browsers and Security Vulnerabilities

Joe ComoInternet Safety, Website Tips0 Comments

You’ve probably heard someone say, “I won’t try that new version until they’ve worked the bugs out”.  “Bugs” is another term for “issues” and often times newly released upgrades or versions of just about anything technological will have “bugs”.  Browsers are no different.  Software bugs can range from annoying to frustrating, depending on what stops working.  Sometimes, however, there are … Read More

Protection from Phishing

Joe ComoInternet Safety0 Comments

One of the ways in which the Internet Black Hats (bad guys) attack unsuspecting victims is through a type of attack called Phishing. In a typical phishing attack, the victim receives an email message that appears to come from a legitimate source such as their bank, PayPal, Amazon, or Facebook. The message often looks exactly like a real message from one of … Read More