How not to back up your data & important information

Your customer files, your accounts, your website, your contacts, your designs, your images. Anything you can’t do without needs a safety net. Backing up isn’t just common sense – it could be a condition of your business insurance too. And not doing it the right way could mean your business insurance policy not paying out at the time you need it most. The good news is it’s easy. Back up,...
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Drupal 7 will reach end-of-life in November of 2021

Drupal 7 was first released in January 2011. In November 2021, after over a decade, Drupal 7 will reach end of life (EOL). Official community support for version 7 will end, along with support provided by the Drupal Association on Drupal.org. This means that automated testing services for Drupal 7 will be shut down, and there will be no more updates provided by the Drupal Security Team. When this...
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Private tweets sent using Twitter’s Android app could have been exposed publicly for years

Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant "protected" tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts. Anyone who updated the email address linked to their account between November 2014 and January 2019 could have had messages exposed, it said. Twitter said it had started to let affected users know about the bug. It added that it had turned the protections back on...
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Multiple vulnerabilities patched in October 17th Drupal Core update

It's been a while since the last Drupal Core update was released (back in April) but it's now time, once again, to install a Drupal Core update to keep your Drupal websites secure. The following issues with Drupal Core have been patched, and are included in yesterday's update: In some conditions, content moderation fails to check a users access to use certain transitions, leading to an access...
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Facebook security breach compromised the information of 50 million users

Facebook, the social media giant with over two billion monthly active users, reported on Friday (28/09/18) that their engineering team discovered an attack on their systems that compromised the highly sensitive personal data of 50 million Facebook users. As one of the leading data-collection agencies in the world, Facebook is nearly unrivalled in its depth and range of user data, and leverages...
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Quick read: 4 Reasons to switch to HTTPS – RIGHT NOW!

Why make the move to HTTPS? #1 Google Said So Google have given us several reasons to move to HTTPS, but the main reasons are Encryption, Data Integrity and Authentication. This just means an overall more secure site for users, which is especially important when handing over sensitive data. Bear in mind, your site may still be vulnerable to attacks and hacks, the HTTPS doesn’t solve and...
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Google to mark HTTP pages as “not secure” from July 2018

How secure is your website? If you’re collecting sensitive customer information like passwords or credit card information, or even if you've got a contact form that can be used by customer to send you messages what are you doing to ensure and reassure customers their information is safe with your business? What’s HTTPS? HTTPS is the acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a...
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Your GDPR compliance checklist

Getting through the General Data Protection Regulation Whether you’re a business owner, senior manager, or a designated data protection officer, if it’s your job to keep on top of GDPR legislation and ensure your organisation upholds the GDPR compliance requirements, and you sure have a lot on your plate! To give you a helping hand we've put together a GDPR Compliance Checklist that...
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If you use the WordPress Contact Form DB plugin you need to manually upgrade

Without much of a fanfare, Contact Form DB has moved off of the WordPress.org plugin platform and over to code repository service GitHub.com. You can still used Contact Form DB but to you need to do a one-time manual upgrade to make your WordPress website see the new plugin and get its updates in GitHub instead of WordPress.org Download the latest release from Contact Form DB Releases on GitHub...
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Electronic signatures, and signing documents digitally, has some great benefits

Why are e-signatures & trust services important? Businesses and individuals involved in commercial transactions or messaging activities need to have confidence in, and be trusting of, any communication that is sent in relation to that activity. This helps to ensure that documents sent electronically have not been altered in any way, that the sender can be easily recognised, and that the...
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