‘Security’ Category

Cryptomining Plug In Attack Hits Government Websites including ICO

Cryptomining Plug In Attack Hits Government Websites including ICO

Seems that users of the Browsealoud Plugin were compromised by a Crypto Mining utilitty that was digging for Moneros. Bad. In the past 24 hours, Security researcher Scott Helme discovered that a third-party accessibility plugin called ‘Browsealoud’ had their servers compromised. The plugin relies on a website including Javascript in their content in order to

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Why Reusing Passwords is a Bad Thing

Why Reusing Passwords is a Bad Thing

Establish a Safe Password Policy… We have all ready about the massive data breaches and security scares that impact millions of web users.  In fact many breaches are caused by one seemingly innocent common factor: computer and mobile device users reuse their passwords on multiple websites at an alarmingly high rate. Many users have come

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Beware Android users with Google Play – BankBot found again

Beware Android users with Google Play – BankBot found again

Once again the banking malware BankBot has been discovered lurking in Andoid apps in the Google Play shop reports ZD Net. BankBot is not nice and rather clever. It is designed to steal your banking credentials and payment information. It tricks users into handing over their bank details by presenting an overlay window which looks

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How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

Look Out on Windows PCs As you must know by now a nasty form of malicious software known as ransomware has been making headlines after cybercriminals hijacked hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, impacting the NHS and many others. Ransomware, which is often transmitted by email or web pop-ups, involves locking up people’s data and

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Massive Global Ransomware Attack Underway

HNS hit hard As many people know there is a wide-spread and serious global PC hacking attack. The BBC and UK papers report numerous hospitals and the NHS in general have been especially hard hit with many thousands of PCs compromised. The virus is bad, as bad as they get. An infected PC spreads the

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Is your router compromised?

Report shows growing number of website cyber attacks come from hacked home routers WordFence report that in the past month alone they have seen over 57,000 unique home routers being used to attack WordPress sites. Those home networks are now being explored by hackers who have full access to them via the hacked home router.

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Know your hosting partner

Know your hosting partner

Thousands of websites deleted Did you see the news that 123-Reg, a large domain and hosting company accidentally deleted some of its customers’ websites in a clean-up error? 123-reg, which has 800,000 UK customers and no server backup, said that a simple coding error in its software for maintaining VPS systems “effectively deleted” a whole

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WordPress Security 101 : Part 3

Part 3 of 3: Security Plugins and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) The last piece in the WordPress security puzzle is plugins and software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. If you feel the foregoing in this series of security articles has been too technical, this is probably your best avenue. Part 1 covered basic security from the WordPress menu and the part 2 looked under

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WordPress Security 101: Part 1

WordPress Security 101: Part 1

A guide to WordPress Security Part 1 of 3: Securing WordPress from the dashboard Part 2 Part 3 WordPress is a huge success story with over 76 million sites and growing at 50,000 new sites a day. WordPress powers 25% of the global websites. See global real-time usage at WordPress site. Just like Windows, success brings attention

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Website security and changes to Google search with HTTPS

Google’s new HTTPS ranking signal — what does it mean for you? Answers to common questions and actionable tips for your site. In the sleepy summer or early August Google officially announced that HTTPS would now become a component of the Google search ranking algorithm, meaning that websites using secure encryption may get a certain

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