Xerox Scan Email Virus

The tricks these guys try…

So I get an email, apparently a scan of an image from a Xerox copier sent to my inbox.

I am going to open the zip file that is attached? Um No!

This is what I see wrong with this one…

  1. Images don’t need to be zipped, it doesn’t compress them enough
  2. It was sent from someone I don’t know at admantech@nederland.8bit.be
  3. It’s incredibly vague.

Obviously targeting large organisations that have these centralised scanning machines that deliver documents in this way, but for the other masses, a real scatter gun approach.

Heres the text:

Subject : Scan from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro N 2918425

Please open the attached document. It was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox

WorkCentre Pro.

Sent by: Guest

Number of Images: 1

Attachment File Type: ZIP [DOC]

WorkCentre Pro Location: machine location not set

Device Name: XRX9679AA7ACDB40111008

For more information on Xerox products and solutions, please visit

http://www.xerox.com

Great Video on Blogpost Frequency

I get this question a lot, especially as I am doing many more blogs and CMS run sites.

I am definitely not in favour of blogging for frequencies sake. You need to make sure that the content you are adding is of value to your readers.

Think of these options for content:

  • Is it new? ie new creative content, stories, artwork
  • Is it a new angle on a news story? A new perspective or raises a point that has not been widely discussed.
  • Is it well researched?
  • Is it an opinion? Controversy is not necessary.
  • Is it an experience you can relate?
  • Can you solve a problem? (This is a great way to bring in the visitors)

All of these options will help you produce good quality content. If you can build a site that has regular good quality content, you will bring in the visitors.

One thing that Matt discusses, that I have found to be true is that generating new content does bring in visitors. It also feeds your readership. An increase in your subscriptions via RSS can be an indication of long term loyal readers of your content.

So while frequent posting can bring visitors, for SEO purposes write quality content. Coupled with a regular frequency, quality content will also hook your readers and keep them coming back. It’s called being Sticky!

Interim Management Training Assistance Scheme

If your business has fewer than 50 full-time employees, you may be eligible for financial assistance from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) to partially cover the costs of management training courses completed between 1 July 2010 and 30 September 2010.

This is an interim scheme to continue helping business owners and managers to improve their management capabilities while a new network of regional partners and capability voucher system are established by NZTE.

Details about the NZTE Management Training Assistance Scheme are available at www.nzte.govt.nz/training.

New and Updated Clients

Welcome on board to those new clients of Deepweb, here are some of the work that has been done recently for new and existing clients.

iPhone 4’s Reception Problems

As a company who has high expectation about design and usability of it’s products. Apple really seem to have gotten it wrong this time, if reports of the difficulties with the iPhone 4’s signal reception bear out to be true.

I can’t believe that a product can reach production without an issue like this being known.

Was the leak of the iPhone prototype the cause of rushing the product before it was ready?

Reports of Class Action lawsuits and leaks of instructions call centre staff are to give disgruntled users are surfacing showing that the issue is real and that Apple are moving to, at least at this stage, play down the issue.

One of the responses has been to hold the phone a different way. I wonder if there is a specific Apple way to hold the phone, maybe like a secret handshake that they have forgotten to tell their followers?

I would expect that the design will be changed, quietly, but with over 1.7 Million units sold in the first few days, there are plenty of people out there with a potential handling issue.

Is this a case of aesthetic design overpowering functional design? Trying to be ahead of the other smartphones?

Steve Jobs runs a pretty closed shop, part of the reason why Apples reaction to the leaked prototype was so intense. A flaw like this would be a real dent in the PR armour of Apple.