Category: Security

Hacking, Security

Why Is an Insignificant Site Like Mine Being Attacked?

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Why Is an Insignificant Site Like Mine Being Attacked? I get asked this question a lot, in fact, I was asked it yesterday. Just remember, all hacking is a numbers game and done by bots, read on… This question came in from Keith, a Premium Wordfence customer. We’ve dealt with this question a few times …

Advice, Hacking, Security

Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard – Matter

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We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled.By Maurits Martijn, from De Correspondent In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, with an …

Advice, Best Practices, Captcha, Security, Spam, Video

The World’s Hardest Game: CAPTCHA

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Recently a few clients have received a small number of emails from their website contact forms that are not from real people. These emails are spam, and should simply be deleted. But, if you would like to add a layer of extra security/difficulty to your website forms, then I can help. Let me know if …

Advice, Best Practices, Hacking, Hosting, Passwords, Security, Video, WordPress

Ask Wordfence Episode 1: Setting Up Minimum Viable WordPress Security

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As a flymedia client with a WordPress website & managed updates, you don’t need to watch this, because I’m doing it for you. If you have chosen to do your WordPress updates yourself, I advise you watch this video. Last week we emailed a small group of our customers asking them to contribute questions for …

Fraud, Hacking, Insurance, Phishing, Security, Theft

Cyber Insurance: Should You Get It?

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You have probably noticed the gradual increase in the number of ads over the past two years selling “cyber insurance,” or insurance that covers a hack. The market for this kind of insurance has been growing. According to a 2017 Deloitte report on cyber insurance, the market is currently $1.5 to $3 billion dollars in …

Advice, Fraud, Hacking, Passwords, Security

Even the best passwords are no match for social engineering

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Even the best passwords are no match for social engineering Read this… It turns out that just asking is often the easiest way in. Source: Even the best passwords are no match for social engineering

Advice, Fraud, Hacking, Passwords, Security

This is what can happen if you use the same passwords over and over

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This is what can happen if you use the same passwords over and over Police told Kristy Jasper that fraudsters may have been able to steal from her because she had the same password for 12 online accounts. Read the flymedia ‘how to make a good password’ page here. or read the full article by …

Advice, Security, SSL

Life Is About to Get a Whole Lot Harder for Websites Without HTTPS

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’re on a rapid march towards a “secure by default” web when it comes to protecting traffic. For example, back in Feb this year, 20% of the Alexa Top 1 Million sites were forcing the secure scheme: These figures are from Scott Helme’s biannual report Source: Troy Hunt: Life Is …

Security, WordPress

7 Popular WordPress Security Myths

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Because of its incredible popularity as a platform, WordPress enjoys a sizable, generous community of users that spend their time sharing information, resources, tips and insights with other WordPress users online. Understandably, online security is at the forefront of concerns for many site owners, and a lot of the online conversation about WordPress centers around …