Cool post from VOX.com on the runaway most-popular passwords… and therefore the ones hackers try first. [twocol_one] 123456 password 12345 12345678 qwerty 1234567890 1234 baseball dragon football 1234567 monkey letmein [/twocol_one][twocol_one_last] abc123 111111 mustang access shadow master michael superman 696969 123123 batman trustno1 [/twocol_one_last] So about the title of this post: yeah, don’t choose any of…

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All-in-one-SEO Pack hack fixed

  Yesterday the vulnerability was announced. If you’re a RealBasics maintenance client using All in One SEO Pack your site is already protected and the plugin fixed. Today, All in One SEO Pack plugin team has released an emergency security update that patches two critical privilege escalation vulnerabilities and one cross site scripting (XSS) flaw,…

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On the other hand if you’re already one of our service customers your software’s already updated and your site is secure. Here’s the warning from the good folks at WordFence WordPress Vulnerability: WordPress before 3.7.2 and 3.8.x before 3.8.2 allows remote authenticated users to publish posts by leveraging the Contributor role. More info available on the…

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Head’s up for WordPress users on rumors of a new variation on an older scam. It’s especially tricky right now because the newest versions of WordPress actually do send you email saying (truthfully!) that it’s automatically updated itself.  Here’s how one person reported the issue: USING WORDPRESS? Beware of a VERY legit looking email going…

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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability Logo

Summary: Unless we’ve contacted you individually via phone or email your site doesn’t use security certificates and so it’s not directly affected by the widely reported Heartbleed internet-security bug. Details: When a security bug is reported as straight news in the New York Times it’s probably pretty serious.  And the newly reported OpenSSL “Heartbleed” bug, which may have…

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Simple Strong Password Generator website screenshot

Check out the Simple Strong Password Generator website. UPDATE:  If the Simple Strong Password Generator website isn’t available you might want to try MakeAGoodPassword.com or the XKCD Password Generator from Preshing.com. There’s a link on the page explaining why four simple lower-case words is more secure than a shorter, harder to remember one with lots of…

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