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Making History with your Out-of-Date WordPress Site

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The ‘Panama Papers’ hack has done web developers everywhere a great service. Mossack Fonseca provided a live demonstration of what can happen when businesses ignore the most fundamental and widely advertised web security advice: keep your site software up to date. Security Experts have linked the so called ‘Panama Papers’ hack to outdated WordPress and… Continue Reading →

Easy Secure Passwords

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Internet security is never far from the news these days. In the light of recent high profile security breaches, two pieces of advice come to the fore: use different passwords on all your accounts and make sure they are strong. This is pretty much part II of an article I wrote on good password practises… Continue Reading →

Two Factor Authentication for WordPress

Two-factor authentication is a security process in which the user provides two means of identification, one of which is typically a physical token, such as a card, and the other of which is typically something memorized, such as a security code. In this context, the two factors involved are sometimes spoken of as something you… Continue Reading →

WordPress Security: Passwords

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Internet security and privacy frequently makes the news these days with big name sites falling prey to hackers. We store more information online than we ever have before and we’re rightly concerned about the security of that information. If you own a website, you’re a potential target for hackers, but maybe not for the reasons… Continue Reading →

The 25 Worst Passwords of 2011

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Pro tip: choosing “password” as your online password is not a good idea. In fact, unless you’re hoping to be an easy target for hackers, it’s the worst password you can possibly choose.

“Password” ranks first on password management application provider SplashData’s annual list of worst internet passwords, which are ordered by how common they are. (“Passw0rd,” with a numeral zero, isn’t much smarter, ranking 18th on the list.)

If you do this in an email…

a humorous cartoon explaining the importance of using the BCC email field

One of the earliest posts I did on this site explained the necessity of using the blind carbon copy (BCC) field on emails that are sent to a whole bunch of recipients. One of the self evident truths of technological advancement states that no matter how clever the gizmo, some people are going to do… Continue Reading →

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