Alerts and Warnings

But what if the malware is on your browser not your website?

Here at RealBasics we care a lot about keeping websites secure and sustainable.  But occasionally a client will say there’s something funny going on.  For instance that their website is showing advertisements or popups — something we never build into client’s business websites.*   This occasionally happens to computer security researcher Dr. Neil Krawetz, who did…

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Good time to change your (too-frequently-used) passwords

FYI, if you re-use passwords it might be a good time to a) change passwords on your most critical accounts (bank, Google, Facebook, business websites, you-know-better-than-I-do…) Because thanks to a recent release of 1.4 BILLION username/password pairs hackers are having a field day! Breaking: Aggressive WordPress Brute Force Attack Campaign Started Today, 3am UTC From…

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Has Your Account Been Breached? How Would You Know??

It’s more common than you’d think! Today, millions of websites are vulnerable to attacks including top brands like LinkedIn, Adobe, Target and more. However, when companies refuse to release or even admit their mistakes, it can leave the rest of us out in the open with our usernames and passwords. Luckily, there’s a site that…

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It’s finally time to start adding secure certificates to your site

Google Chrome will begin displaying warnings about unsecured sites on Jan. 31.

We’ve known for a while that Google was going to start dinging sites that didn’t encrypt their connections to protect their user’s private communications.  Now we have a date: Jan. 31.  If your hosting company isn’t yet providing nearly free certificates, or totally free ones from Let’s Encrypt or a similar certificate authority then… might be time to think…

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