Category: Security & Privacy

Keeping safe

How to Protect Your WordPress Site from Brute Force Attacks

Brute force attacks are a real and very scary threat for WordPress users. If someone else manages to figure out your username and password, your site could be defaced or have all its content wiped overnight. And if you lose...

/ 1 July 2020

DDoS Attacks Explained: What You Need to Know to Prevent Them

Every growing website needs to be aware of DDoS attacks, and other common threats that can quickly take down an unprotected server. They can be devastating if you don’t know what’s going on or how to deal with it. In...

/ 17 April 2020
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The Illusion of choice and the need for default privacy protection

Since July 2019, Firefox’s Enhanced Tracking Protection has blocked over 450 Billion third-party tracking requests from exploiting user data for profit. This shocking number reveals the sheer scale of online tracking and it highlights why the current advertising industry push...

/ 22 October 2019
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How tech is transforming the intelligence industry

Shay Hershkovitz Contributor Shay Hershkovitz is a Senior Research Fellow at The Intelligence Methodology Research Center (IMRC). At a conference on the future challenges of intelligence organizations held in 2018, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats argued that he...

/ 11 August 2019
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WordPress File Permissions: Securing Your Website

WordPress file permissions and ownership play an integral role in the overall security of your WordPress website, which is why you should be sure to get them right. In this post, we’ll cover all you need to know about WordPress...

/ 3 August 2019
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How to Send Self-Destructing Messages in Gmail

How to Send Self-Destructing Messages in Gmail The art of the ephemeral email Some messages are meant to be private. The longer they sit around in your inbox, the more likely it is they’ll end up in the wrong place...

/ 31 July 2019
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An exposed password let a hacker access internal Comodo files

A hacker gained access to internal files and documents owned by security company and SSL certificate issuer Comodo by using an email address and password mistakenly exposed on the internet. The credentials were found in a public GitHub repository owned...

/ 28 July 2019
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How to Recognize Scams Targeting Your Website

One of the downsides to owning your own website or domain is that you have to register, mostly using personal information, in a public directory of sorts. Anyone can look up a URL or site and immediately see the owner,...

/ 27 July 2019
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: July 2019, Part 1

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of this month, so we want to keep you aware. We divide the WordPress Vulnerability Roundup into four different categories: 1. WordPress core 2. WordPress Plugins 3. WordPress...

/ 17 July 2019
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: June 2019, Part 2

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the last half of June, so we want to keep you aware. We divide the WordPress Vulnerability Roundup into four different categories: 1. WordPress Core Vulnerabilities 2. WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities 3....

/ 2 July 2019
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How WordPress Websites Get Hacked

Your website is like a home – secure if you take the appropriate precautions, but vulnerable to burglars if you don’t. In the website world, however, sites don’t get burgled, they get hacked. The number of sites that get hacked...

/ 29 June 2019
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: June 2019, Part 1

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during this month, so we want to keep you aware. We divide the WordPress Vulnerability Roundup into four different categories: 1. WordPress core 2. WordPress Plugins 3. WordPress Themes 4. Breaches From...

/ 15 June 2019