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Wednesday 22 February 2006 - RSS now available, WebGrid CMS goes live, Thankyou HSBC!
RSS now available

I am pleased to accounce, the following RSS feeds are now available for those that use and wish to be kept upto date by RSS.

Freeware Library:


Avant/Orca Browser users: feed://freeware.it-mate.co.uk/rss.asp

Product Support (inc updates to Ur I.T. Mate Group applications):


Avant/Orca Browser users: feed://support.it-mate.co.uk/rss.asp

Ur I.T. Mate Group News:


Avant/Orca Browser users: feed://mysteryfcm.co.uk/rss.asp

WebGrid CMS goes live

I know I planned to mention this prior to it's happening but alas, I never got a chance. However, for those that don't yet know, the brand new WebGrid CMS system (aka sCMS) is now online!.

sCMS, written specifically for WebGrid provides Bob (WebGrid webmaster) with much needed ease of management, aswell as the additional facilities of allowing user comments, and much more organized downloads catagories (amongst other things). There's now also a WebGrid RSS feed!.

Planning and development of this system was started in October 2005 and whilst publicly available, is still undergoing minor tweaks and additions here and there, with one or two further additions still to come (I'll let Bob tell you what these are).

Both myself and Bob welcome any and all comments and suggestions for this new system so please feel free to get in touch with us.

Thankyou HSBC!

I would like to take this opportunity to say thankyou to HSBC, or to be more specific, to Pete Bonner (Manager Technical Investigations for HSBC) for his much needed and indeed, appreciated, help in getting an HSBC phishing website taken offline.

Though not an HSBC customer myself, I do get extremely frustrated when I come accross these types of scams as there are far too many internet users, unaware of the differences between a legit e-mail and a phish. The more able we are to take these phishers offline (even if it's only for 24 hours), the better off the user will be.

Unfortunately however, simply taking the phishers website down, is not going to rid the internet of the problem as they'll simply pop up on a different server within a few days (if not the same day!).

Because of the risks associated with phishing (losing all of your cash springs to mind), I must re-iterate the importance of reporting any and all phishing websites and e-mails you come accross, to both the company involved, and whilst they rarely give a damn, the ISP's hosting the phishing websites.

For those unsure of what a phish is and how to spot them, Tom Liston of the Internet Storm Center, has an excellent article on it at;

Phollow the Phlopping Phish
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