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Issue 13.4 ('"El Capitan"')
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Issue: 13.4 (July/August 2015)
Author: Markus Winter
Author Bio: Markus is a Molecular Biologist who taught himself REALbasic programming in 2003 to let the computer deal with some exceedingly tedious lab tasks. Some call it lazy, he thinks it smart. He still thinks of himself as an advanced beginner at best.
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A good reputation is something you can't buy. You need to build it up yourself, and that takes time and hard work. That's why those who have achieved one can rightly be proud of it. However "identity theft" can ruin one's good name quickly. So I was quite dismayed to find one of the most helpful guys on the forums on the receiving end of a hostile takeover.

Tip 1: Use DropBox

I know, many have doubts about the security or privacy of Dropbox (or any of the other Cloud services), but I'm not asking you to put your company's secrets on there, or even your holiday snaps. Just items that for are for public use anyway, because when it comes to forum postings then you should consider the following true story:

A Xojo forum user had its own domain on which he posted code samples and screenshots that he used on the Xojo forums. At some point he changed providers and also cancelled the domain that he got as part of his old ISP contract. So now the screenshots no longer show in his postings as the old content was removed. However, this isn't the end of it. Unfortunately, abandoned domains are being bought up by some less savory people. When you now click on one of his forum links to download his code samples, you are instead brought to scamming sites (they quite possibly also try to install malware on your computer).

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