Improvements made on Bing

Bing’s hiatus this past year has allowed their search engine to undergo major improvements regarding their video search results. The improvements you will see that are being rolled out include larger images for video thumbnails on the results page, some added information about the video once the link is clicked, and a list of related searches according to your preferences. You can find the full announcement from Bing here. About Canadian Web Hosting Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing a 100% all Canadian service the delivers on-demand hosting solutions including Shared...

Online shopping made easy on Facebook!

Facebook has rolled out a new beta tool that features a ‘Buy’ button to select merchants within the US through Shopify. Never having to leave the site, this button allows users to purchase goods within Facebook directly from the News feed or Page. This new tool also gives users the option to save their credit card information, or to keep it as a one-time use. For users who are invited to test this new roll out, there will be a message within their Shopify account. Users can begin to manage and use their Facebook sales directly through Shopify once the Facebook sales channel is added to thei...

Save the #Hashtag!

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As Twitter continues to grow as a platform for social media and business marketing, the uses of hashtags increase in number as well as length. However, in a recent study conducted by Twitter, hashtags tend to distract the audience as they are given too many clickable items within a tweet. This decreases the chances of them connecting with tweets outside of the account. This is not to say to eliminate hashtags altogether, but rather to be more choosy about where or when to use them. Twitter’s Anne Mercogliano noted that if the user wanted to join a conversation, the use of a hashtag should be n...

XCEL is delivering cloud-based IT services supported by their new partnership with us!

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XCEL and Canadian Web Hosting announce new partnership to deliver enterprise-grade cloud services to XCEL's business clients. Canadian Web Hosting, a leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Cloud Services in Canada, is focused on delivering highly secure and available enterprise-grade cloud services for their clients across Canada. Because of this, XCEL Professional Services Limited has selected Canadian Web Hosting to help them deliver VMware-based Cloud Services to their end-users across Western Canada. XCEL, a leader in delivering cost-effective IT solutions in Albert...

CVE-2015-5477 – BIND 9.x DoS Vulnerability

There is critical vulnerability in all versions of BIND 9 from 9.1.0 through 9.9.7-P1 and 9.10-2-P2 that was announced by ISC (Internet Systems Consortium on July 28. The full details can be viewed here. Both recursive and authoritative servers are vulnerable. It allows a remote attack to exploit an error in handling TKEY queries to lanuch a Denial of Service (DoS) attack to cause the BIND DNS server to crash. You can determine if you are targeted by grepping the dns logs for the string "ANY TKEY". How to patch? There is no workaround for this vulnerability. One needs to apply t...