One of the things that has always been very important to us is the privacy and security of information and the transmission of information including emails. Back in the early 2000’s, we were strong proponents of the use of PGP/GPG (Pretty Good Privacy) in email encryption and signing and as much as possible, promoted and…

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We’ve just heard news of a major security vulnerability in a popular WordPress Plugin called wpCentral. This plugin allows owners of multiple WordPress plugins to manage all of their websites through a single control panel. This is partly what makes this plugin vulnerability such a serious and potentially dangerous security issue. The vulnerability that was…

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Earlier today, it was announced that the popular social media sharing plugin, “Social Warfare” has been found to have a serious security vulnerability. This is a “Zero-Day” vulnerability in that the proof of concept has been released before the plugin code writers have released a secured version. The full proof of concept may be found…

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There has been an interesting report about a website ransomware malware installed on a website, that resulted in the total loss of the website. Details are a bit sketchy, but apparently a hosting company that runs Linux Ubuntu servers had a customer that reported their website files were totally encrypted and a demand for 20…

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Bad Bots! But Not The Russian Sort If you’ve paid attention to the media and politics recently, you’ve probably heard about allegations of bots – Russian bots specifically, that apparently exist to influence US (and now the upcoming Canadian) elections. We here have no opinion on these types of bots, that may affect Twitter and…

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How often do you back up your data from your PC or laptop? If you’re like most people, probably hardly ever. You probably mean to do it, but every day, something else comes up and that full backup just does not happen. Hey – it’s happened long ago, to us as well. Long hours working…

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If you’re serious about your business, you’re probably serious about your website (or you should be). And that means you really need to be thinking about migrating your website to the SSL protocol instead of the “regular” http. Google has been hinting for some time now that in their opinion, SSL is extremely important for…

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About a year ago, we told you about we told you about Google’s addition to their Web Master Guidelines, recommending that all websites move to the SSL (https) protocol for the sake of security and privacy of internet users.  One of the questions back then was whether this would affect search engine rankings negatively or…

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For some time now, Google have been recommending that websites use the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol if at all possible. As we discussed earlier in our article entitled “Webmaster Guidelines And SSL,” there are two protocols that websites can run on: Regular unencrypted HTTP, and encrypted HTTPS over SSL. Briefly, HTTPS or SSL creates…

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On February 2nd, 2016, WordPress announced that a security update had been released. This new update takes WordPress to Version 4.4.2 and according to the developers, the “strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.” Two vulnerabilities in WordPress Core were discovered and fixed: 1. A Server Side Request Forgery Vulnerability A Server Side Request…

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