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2016 Cyber Security Threats and How to Protect your Website Against Them

2016 Cyber Security Threats and How to Protect your Website Against Them

If you thought 2015 was a bad year for cyber security (think Ashley Madison and Talk Talk), the outlook for 2016 looks considerably worse. According to global risk security company, Control Risk, next year will see a 37% increase in the severity of cyber-attacks on industrial control systems. How will cyber-attacks develop in 2016? What …

How to Configure WordPress Settings

How to Configure WordPress Settings

Once your WordPress website is installed, you’ll be eager to start creating great content for your readers, but before you start, there are some important administrative tasks to complete. The first of these is to configure your WordPress settings. These settings control many of the ways your website operates and it’s vital to get the …

Joomla critical zero day exploit – Remote Command execution vulnerability

Joomla critical zero day exploit – Remote Command execution vulnerability

CVE Numbers: CVE-2015-8562 A recently discovered zero day vulnerability within Joomla is currently being actively exploited, this vulnerability allows an attacker to take full control of an affected site’s administration area. This exploit affects versions 1.5 through 3.4.5, you can determine your Joomla version by logging into your administrator area, your version will displayed either in the top right hand corner or at …

How to choose a secure password

How to choose a secure password

With online security, a business’ biggest vulnerability is weak passwords. No matter how robust your network is, if anyone gets access to your passwords they can steal personal and business data, infect your files or delete your entire website. Even if you are diligent and follow good practice, modern password cracking techniques are so sophisticated …

Why choosing the right domain is vital for WordPress Websites

Why choosing the right domain is vital for WordPress Websites

Choosing the right domain name and extension for your WordPress website is absolutely vital to the long-term success of your business. In this post, we’ll explain all the factors you need to consider to make sure your choice is the best one. What are domain names and extensions? All internet users will be familiar with …