Posts Tagged ‘security’

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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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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Noooo! A blogger went 14 years without backing up… and now it’s gone

One of the first pillars of website security… no the first pillar of website security: make frequent backups.  Make backups early and often.  Make backups because annoying things can happen to your server.  Make backups because bad things can happen to your accounts.  Make backups because catastrophic things can happen to your entire 14 years of literary and…

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