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Tips for Living Longer Baby Boomers Can Do Now!

Just read a wonderful article on tips for living longer. The article is excellent combining eating, supplement and lifestyle suggestions. Check it out this insightful report on things Baby Boomers can start to do NOW to extend our lives.

 

Facebook-Hacked, Hacking and Help

It’s been a great day full of excitement. I finally relax and decide to peek at my Facebook site. “Ah”, I say to myself, “John Doe is wants to be my friend.”. But then  in my tired haze I say, “But I thought he was already my friend?” I wonder if he has been hacked.?”

So, I go over to peek at his profile and notice that whereas, it has his picture, there are only a few posts up. “That’s not characteristic of John I say to myself, let me find his profile under my friends list.” Yep, I was right, there is the John Doe profile that is already my friend.There are a lot of posts. And on the last post is a note from him warning all his friends that he has been royally hacked.

He is apologizing to everyone and suggesting that we DO NOT ACCEPT HIM as a friend. I locate his phone number and call him the next day and he laments, “Why do people do this?” I don’t know I answer,feeling his frustration,” I just don’t know.”

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What is a hack?

 

A hack is the use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system. But is it always with the intent to harm? Are there well meaning hackers.

I read about some hackers who do it just to tell the network about flaws. Others for mean reasons. But I am sure that when it happens to you there is little concern with what is on their minds. Click this link to view a video on CNN about the mind of a hacker.

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Click this link to read an interview with a former black hat hacker.

What should you do if your Facebook account is hacked?

What you don’t want to do is jump off Facebook vowing never to return because your site is hacked. Just like you would not move out of your home if it is robbed you should take  the necessary measures to secure your account if you are hacked.

One of the best sources for finding out what to do is from Facebook itself. Click here to read what is Facebook says to do if you get hacked.

 

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Have You Created a Publication From Your Blog Posts Yet?

I know that you can create a publication from your blog posts. I have not yet done it.Have you? If yes, please share your best tips.

Thanks for being a boomer blogger author.

Video From WordPress Shares New Features for WordPress 4.2.1

Hello everyone. It has been a long time since I last posted. I do hope all of you are well.

I wanted to share  a video from the WordPress folks about a powerful update for your blog. This new update looks like it will make blogging even easier.

Take care and enjoy

Watch video and see all the other new features of WordPress

Are You a Blogger Thinking About Writing a Book? Try Using WordPress.com

Are you a blogger thinking about writing a book but so busy blogging that you don’t seem to have time?

Or are you a baby boomer who finally has a few nano seconds and want to start on that novel but need to get organized?

Well, I am challenging you to “Blog Your Book”

I am posting a few articles in the next couple of days for resources to get you started. But let me know if you decide to start because I am going to join you and we can make it a BOOMER BOOK BLOG CHALLENGE.

The first resource is from WordPress.com’s support interface. It is, of course, comprehensive. And if you do not have a wordpress.com blog would be a good idea to start one to play with. My opinion is, however, is to shut it off from the search engines. But I am going to try this right along with you to see how it works. Ok, so lets get started by clicking the instructions below.

Blog Your Book using WordPress.com

Do You Already Know All There is to Know About WordPress and Blogging? Can A Baby Boomer Explore and Learn More?

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Just when you though you had arrived in your blogging then you find that there is something more you need to know about WordPress and you get pulled back in. Well the fact of the matter is that we really never ever know all there is to know about blogging. At least that is my opinion.

That’s why I am going to sit in on some of this upcoming Web Camp by Armand Moran.

Now this training is not for the faint of heart. You must be willing to sit, get up, and sit again because it is for many hours over 3 days. That is why, although the training is free, if you want copies of the recordings that is where the price kicks in. Also, if you really like the training you can continue the learning by joining the monthly membership site.

But if your calender can be freed up for a couple of days and you have some great coffee, green tea or camomile you can hangout and refresh some points and learn other points. Also, if you are snowed in that will be the ultimate opportunity. So, think about coming to class again and Learn Boomer Learn.

Just click on the link below and find out more information.

FREE WordPress Blog Training

Black Friday Blogging Posts-Are You Shopping Online? Check out the Blogs

A lot of folks are staying home and shopping online today, Black Friday. So, since I have not put a post on this blog in a minute thought I would share some blog posts that you can use to start your online shopping.

If you have more to add let me know. I will be checking for your comments while I watch the TV marathons or add more stuff to my Ebay Store.

How To Set Up a Blog on WordPress Video Worth Viewing

I am listening to and viewing an excellent video tutorial on setting up your WordPress.org blog. The author has done a very good job.

 

How to Add a Subscribe Box to Your WordPress.org Blog Using Feedburner

If you don’t already have a subscription option on your blog it is real easy to do it using Feedburner.

Why Have a Subscription option on your blog?

The cool thing about placing a subscription option on your blog is that everyone who enters their email address will automatically get notified in their emails.  This is real easy to do with Feedburner.

First you need to sign in with Feedburner. You will need a google account. A gmail email will work.

When in Feedburner visit the Tab that says Publicize.

 

Click on the ACTIVATE button at the bottom of the page.

Choose the option for TYPEPAD  and COPY the HTML CODE

PASTE the code into a TEXT WIDGET and place into the SIDEBAR OF YOUR BLOG

As soon as you do this please let me know the url so I can go and  put in my email to add to the many that will subscribe to your site.

 

 

Are You Using ‘ADMIN’ as Your User Name? If Yes “Danger, Danger Will Robinson”

 

Changing Your User Name Can Help Protect Your Blog

If you are still using ‘admin’ as your user name in your blog login then imagine that robot from the TV series Lost in Space warning you of danger. Now your name may not be Will Robinson (The young boy in the series) but imagine that you hear that robot calling your name. I did the other day when I signed into my blog.

I knew that there was a danger in not changing that user name but I got lazy. I have sat through webinars, telesminars and ever read that using ADMIN as your user name could make you a target for hackers! It is so true and I have been hacked more than once.  So I resolved to change my user name and I survived the task.

The Easy Way I Changed My ADMIN to Another User Name

I REPLACED MYSELF. I was listed as the ADMINISTRATOR for my blog with an ADMIN user name. I signed in ,with what I hoped would be the last time, with that oh so obvious ADMIN. Then I tried to delete myself as a user. DUH, it would not delete me because I was signed in. Ha Ha. So I had ADD A NEW USER then sign out and sign back in as the new user. Then, and only then, could I delete that unwise user with ADMIN as the handle.

Ok, here are the steps:

1. Sign in with your existing user name and password

2.  Create a new user with the same role ADMINISTRATOR.

NOTE: I had to use a different email address because each user has to have different email address

3. Log out of your blog

4. Log in again but this time as the new user.

5. Delete the old “admin” user and assign all posts created by that user to your new user. The system will ask you what you want to do with the posts and links owned by the “admin” user. When asked what to do with the posts and links owned by the “admin” user, select the “Attribute all posts and links to” option, choose the new user from the drop down list, and click “Confirm Deletion”.

Once the user is removed, you have the option to change the new user’s email address if a different one was used to create it. Oh, and be sure that when you choose that new user name that you do not use your name. That is just toooo easy for the energetic hacker.

Let me know when you change that user name!