Andy Hamilton

A web designer/developer from London, England. Founder of www.fine.io


The Weakest Link Is You


I'm a huge personal security nerd.I may not be up to industry standard, but I like to entertain the idea of keeping my stuff secure and locked up. Every hard-drive I have is encrypted, every account I have has a different password that’s unique and over 30 characters and I enable TFA wherever it is supported. Yet none of that really matters. The weakest link between…


Pick your domain registrar carefully


Something that has been playing on my mind for about a month is how vulnerable a business is to complete collapse. Maybe I’m over exaggerating but today that theoretical ‘what-if’ scenario came true: My domain ‘registrar’ (read: actually the Nic.IO) decided to stop serving most requests for .IO domains.


Common misconceptions with malware


Recently I was fixing a friends computer and he insisted that it was just going slow because he had crammed as much as he possibly could on to it in such a short space of time. “But I have a virus protection, it can’t be a virus!” he said frantically to me as I pointed out that it may be infected. Sadly, viruses aren't so black and white in this day and…


The Weakest Link Is You


I'm a huge personal security nerd.I may not be up to industry standard, but I like to entertain the idea of keeping my stuff secure and locked up. Every hard-drive I have is encrypted, every account I have has a different password that’s unique and over 30 characters and I enable TFA wherever it is supported. Yet none of that really matters. The weakest link between…