Make your WordPress Site SSL Ready

If you haven’t heard yet, Google is cracking down on non secure sites! What exactly does this mean? Well…in short, Google’s browser Chrome will now make it very clear the site you are visiting is not secure. It no longer matters if you are storing sensitive information or not from your users, your site will… Read More »

What the Heck is the GDPR? Do I Care?

GDPR is “General Data Protection Regulation.”  It majorly upgrades privacy regulations, it went into effect May 25th, compliance can be complex, and violations can be very expensive (up to 4% of your company annual income). Scary, right? But this is a regulation for the EU – the European nations which are members of the European… Read More »

Is Your Site Safe From Hackers?

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a website that hasn’t been targeted by hackers. Whether they aimed to infiltrate the site through old software or plugins, or by using a brute force attack, there’s no doubt that some attempt was made to get under the hood. And now, it’s become blatantly more obvious… Read More »

Are You Down With HTTPS?

Do you remember a few years ago when we had Mobilegeddon? That was when Google started penalizing websites in mobile search that weren’t mobile friendly. Well, now secure-geddon is upon us. Google has decided it’s time to secure the internet and, in doing so, all websites are being required to go HTTPS or face the… Read More »

Protect Yourself against Password Predators

It’s a jungle out there… and it’s full of cyber criminals looking to hack into your accounts, steal your personal information and turn your computers into mindless zombies under their control. That’s the bad news. The good news: It’s not that hard to protect yourself. It starts with proper password security. But, if you do… Read More »

Treat Your Website Like Your Car

Like all tools and machines that consist of many moving parts, your website, as well as your car, needs a consistent and regular maintenance plan. Over time and with consistent usage, your car needs oil changes, tune-ups, bodywork and a reliable expert on everything else to run smoothly and stay reliable. It’s no surprise that… Read More »

Catch 22

WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System. As a front-end developer, I recommend it to everyone that needs a great working website that is easy to edit. However, because WordPress is so commonly used, it’s prone to a lot of hackers and attacks! Since there are so many attacks on WordPress sites every… Read More »

Password Security

There are bad people out there. All passwords should be of sufficient strength so as to make it hard on hackers to crack into your website or email accounts. Our recommendations: 8 or more characters long. at least one capital letter, at least one lower-case letter at least one numeral 0 to 9 at least… Read More »

Password Security Reminder

Password security really only consists of two things. 1. Ensure that your password can’t be easily guessed. 2. Keep your password secure so others can’t read it. On the first of these. You don’t have to go crazy on password length or complication. A 7 character password, if it includes a mixture of numbers and… Read More »

Phishing

One of the hazards of the Internet is “phishing.” It is a criminal effort to get you to go to what looks like a legitimate site and input information such as credit cards. There are several ways to protect yourself: 1. If it looks fishy, it almost certainly is. 2. Look at the link you… Read More »

Password Security

I’ve written before about password security. Recently, 310 pieces of confidential corporate information from Twitter were publicly posted. Here’s the story of how it was done. Adequate password security isn’t difficult. But your main protection is the fact that probably no one is trying to hack you! Anyway, this article points out a couple of… Read More »