HTTP/2 Rapid Reset: The New Threat Looming Over the Web

In the ever-evolving world of web security, a new threat has emerged that has the potential to wreak havoc on virtually every website. This threat, known as the HTTP/2 Rapid Reset vulnerability, has been publicly announced by tech giants like Cloudflare, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google. Understanding the HTTP/2 Rapid Reset Exploit The vulnerability primarily targets the HTTP/2 and HTTP/3...
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Going Beyond the Padlock Icon: Best Practices for Ensuring Online Security

As a web design and development company, we recognise the significance of online security for our clients and their customers. One of the most familiar visual cues for online security is the padlock icon that appears in web browsers. However, recent research has revealed that this symbol may not be as reliable as it appears. What does the padlock mean? The padlock icon is intended to indicate...
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Keep Your Website Safe with O’Brien Media’s Elementor Update

At O'Brien Media, we understand that website security is not something that every customer is familiar with. That's why we take it upon ourselves to ensure that our customers' websites are always up to date with the latest software releases and security patches, such as the recent Elementor 3.11.7 update that resolves a security vulnerability. This vulnerability affected previous versions of...
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Upcoming Changes to the Cyber Essentials Scheme

The Cyber Essentials scheme is an essential part of the UK’s efforts to protect against cyber-attacks. It provides businesses of all sizes with a framework of security controls that they can implement to reduce the risk of a cyber breach. On 23rd January 2023, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published an updated set of requirements for the Cyber Essentials scheme, version 3.1, which...
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Keep Your Custom Post Types Safe: Update to Toolset Types 3.4.18

Toolset Types, a popular WordPress plugin, has released a minor security update to version 3.4.18. This update addresses a security vulnerability in the plugin, and users are advised to update their installations as soon as possible. The security vulnerability, which affects versions 3.4.17 and earlier, could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable website. This could result...
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GDPR and The Importance of Website Software Updates

In today's digital landscape, keeping your website software up to date has become more important than ever, especially with the introduction of GDPR. GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is a regulation introduced by the European Union that came into effect on 25th May 2018. This regulation imposes strict requirements on businesses that collect and process personal data from EU...
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Are you prepared for new Gmail sender requirements? Here’s what you need to know.

Are you a business owner who sends emails to personal Gmail accounts? If so, you need to be aware of the new Gmail sender requirements that will be implemented in November 2022. This means that all new senders who send email to personal Gmail accounts must set up either SPF or DKIM. Google will perform random checks on new sender messages to personal Gmail accounts to verify they are...
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Block in place for website traffic from Russia as of 06-03-2022

Due to a large-scale increase in malicious internet traffic coming into our networks from networks in Russia we have made the decision to, with immediate effect, block all traffic coming into our networks from Russian-operated networks and IP addresses. This will prevent anyone inside of Russia, or who uses a network within Russia, from connecting to any websites or relaying email to or from any...
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Action Fraud are running their Cyber Crime Survey 2021

Fraud and cyber crime are the most common criminal offences in the UK. Analysis of Action Fraud reports showed that 86% of frauds had a cyber element to them. As the threat from cyber crime continues to grow and evolve, it’s important to remember one thing - most of it can be prevented. By following just a few practical steps, you can make it harder for cyber criminals to get into 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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