Using WooCommerce? Beware of a critical vulnerability!

WooCommerce has announced on its developer blog that there is a critical vulnerability in multiple versions of WooCommerce. This blog post will highlight what the vulnerability is and what this means for you going forward. What has happened and how does it affect you? There has been a security vulnerability found in WooCommerce and WooCommerce Blocks. The security vulnerability allows for data...
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Microsoft release new update to fix critical ‘PrintNightmare’ bug – update immediately!

Microsoft has today released a fix for a serious flaw in the Windows operating system where hackers can exploit the Windows Print Spooler – with the bug being named ‘PrintNightmare’. This blog post will outline all you need to know – including what the bug is, how it could affect you, and how to update. What is the bug? This bug was found by researchers at a cybersecurity company Sangfor....
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How to ensure you remain safe on social media!

Nowadays, we all use a form of social media – some of us have had profiles for years that have the most personal of information – from our favourite interests to photos of our loved ones. All of this shared personal data makes it easier for hackers to use tactics such as social engineering to gain access to these pieces of data! This blog post will highlight how a hacker is able to use your...
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Remain alert about a new malware attack, say Microsoft

There is a new malware attack that allows personalised data such as passwords and personal data, as well as webcam photos to be taken. This blog post will highlight the dangers of this new piece of malware and how you can remain alert! What is the malware and how does it get onto your computer? It is a new version of malware that is distributed using PDFs that aren’t real. When the PDF is...
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Update Now! WordPress 5.7.2 Patches a Critical Vulnerability

A WordPress vulnerability rated as critical has been patched. The patch is applied to WordPress version 5.7.2. Sites opted into automatic download should be receiving this update without any additional action by website owners. O'Brien Media customers with support agreements are being updated and tested and you will receive a confirmation email once this has taken place. Website owners are...
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Text message scam ‘Flubot’ taking over Android phones in the UK!

There has been a ‘package delivery’ scam called Flubot that has been sweeping across the UK and infecting Android phones over the past few weeks! This blog post will talk you through what Flubot is and how you can stay alert. What is Flubot? It is a piece of malware that has the ability to take over devices and spy on them – used to gather sensitive data including banking details. How can...
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HTTPS now default in Address Bar with new version of Chrome

The new version of Chrome (Chrome 90) will implement a major change in which it is switching to having HTTPS in the address bar by default. This blog post will help you understand why this major change is taking place and why it is important. Why is Google doing this? Google is carrying out this change as the use of HTTPS has increased significantly since 2014. The reason for this is that in...
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No more personalised ad tracking on Chrome, say Google

Google has announced that it will no longer be using third-party cookies when tracking individual users across the web on their Chrome browser. They have said that digital advertising practices had to “evolve”. This article will give you an overview of what this means for you. What difference will this make to you? Third-party cookies allow for you to be tracked and ‘followed’ across the...
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Be aware of new Bitcoin-related scam emails!

ActionFraud is warning the public about unsolicited emails that promote investment opportunities regarding Bitcoin. They have stated they have received over 750 reports of these phishing emails. This blog post will tell you what to look out for and how you can protect yourself. What do these emails look like? These emails are using ‘celebrity endorsements’ in order to persuade their victims...
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