WordPress-Related Vulnerabilities Tripled in 2018, Bleeping Computer reports. Now there’s a frightening headline if your website is running on WordPress! But let’s take a closer look. Why is WordPress being targeted? It’s all about the numbers. As of this writing, WordPress powers 32% of websites across the globe. Joomla, Drupal, Squarespace, and Wix pale in…
Don’t let that legal jargon-y title put you off. We’ve mentioned GDPR (the European General Data Protection Regulation) in the past. It is a European privacy regulation that came into effect on May 25, 2018. Its goal is to force “privacy by design” as the normal state of affairs. When the regulation came into effect,…
Politics aside, the U.S. government shutdown is having a negative effect on government websites and government website security due to expired SSL certificates. Forgetting to renew an SSL certificate is an issue that can easily affect any website, so it’s important to understand the consequences of an expired SSL certificate for your website.
WordPress plugins are great. They add functionality to your site with the click of a button. You don’t have to know how to program anything, you just click, add, and they work. Until they don’t, or until they interfere with other plugins on your site. And then you’re left to sort things out, resolve conflicts,…
You may be reluctant to clear your browser cache for fear of having to log into all your websites again when the browser erases your cookies and forgets your passwords. Learn how to save your passwords – and an even better solution.
Most of the time, as a website owner, you won’t need to even think about PHP. But sometimes, web hosts don’t keep your PHP version up to date. PHP versions eventually become obsolete. By staying on an older version, you may be leaving your site unprotected.
Wordfence, one of the top companies providing high-quality security solutions for WordPress, released a report about hijacks they’ve seen on fresh WordPress installations. How can you avoid becoming a target?
The Chrome browser is marking websites “not secure” if they don’t use an SSL certificate. Learn how you can show your visitors you care about their security.
Graham Cluley, security expert, recently posted about a security issue in every major browser. Learn how you can stay safe and secure.
At least once a year, you should give your website a health check-up to be sure you are leaving your visitors with the right impression. Here is a checklist to help you do that.