Alerts and Warnings

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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Once you get your website secure it’s easy to keep it secure!

It’s a mistake to say “WordPress is insecure.”  Yes, it may have once been insecure but then Toyota’s cars once had motorcycle engines!  A lot’s changed.  David Hayes recently said this very clearly. It is very common for people who know very little about WordPress to say that it’s insecure. And there’s some reasons from history that this diffuse…

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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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WordPress market share passes 27%

Image by via Luis Llerena via WP Tavern

People occasionally ask me why we specialize on WordPress even though we could support numerous other platforms.  To say “that’s where all the websites are” would be overstating it a bit.  But it’s not and understatement to say “27% of all websites now run WordPress.”  Here’s the lead paragraph for the post on WP Tavern. WordPress Passes…

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