How website software updates are more important than ever with the introduction of GDPR

Whatever software and plugins you use for your website, regular updates are needed to fix bugs, increase security, enhance and add features, and generally improve performance. If you don’t update your website software, you may have issues in areas of website performance such as page load speed and web browser compatibility, and your site will be at greatly increased risk of hacking. How you...
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Do not updated to Drupal 7.58

Following the remote code execution vulnerability discovered in all versions of Drupal released prior to 28th March 2018, and patched in Drupal 7.58 and Drupal 8.5.1, may have been hacked if they have not been updated to Drupal 7.58 (or 8.5.1) by Wednesday, 11th April 2018, may have been hacked after the Drupal security team became aware of automated attacks attempting to compromise Drupal 7...
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Malicious website password reset requests on the rise from Russia

Important: Malicious website password reset requests on the rise from Russia

With all the interest in Russian hackers and a certain presidential campaign you'd be forgiven for thinking that only high-profile websites and individuals are targets for hackers. Not so. Over the past week we’ve seen a 1900% (yes one thousand nine hundred) percent increase in the number of malicious login attempts to websites hosted on our servers. And we’re not alone. Across the...
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Is your website software up to date?

Firstly, it's important to understand that the reason hackers and cyber criminals want to exploit vulnerabilities in content management systems (CMS) and websites isn't necessarily just to steal all your user account, contact form, and other data, but also to infect your website visitors and users with malware. Once the unsuspecting user is infected with malware they are quickly added to...
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Is your website using HTTPS?

Google’s efforts with Chrome to encourage the web’s transition to HTTPS are beginning to pay off. The company has now announced plans to extend the effort with the “Not secure” badge scheduled to show up on more HTTP pages. With version 56 in January, Chrome began marking HTTP sites with password or credit card fields as “Not secure” in the address bar. As a result, Google...
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Upgrade today WordPress, Drupal websites

On the 25th of December 2016, a security researcher disclosed a critical remote code execution flaw within a popular programme used to send emails from websites and web applications. The PHPMailer library is used by more than 9 million websites worldwide and is bundled with popular content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal. At worst this is a flaw that could be used to run...
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Keep your plugins and themes up to date

A question we get frequently from clients (and prospective clients) is “Do I need to install updates for WordPress, plugins, and my theme?” The answer is an unwavering  “Yes!“, and it’s because updates do the following: Increase the security of your website Fix bugs that could cause unintended behaviour of your website Add features and functionality to your site Web...
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Keeping Safe with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Nearly all aspects of our lives now involve technology in one way or another. Everyone owns several devices that are connected to the internet. Naturally with internet connectivity comes the inevitable danger of malicious activity. Malware development is a booming business and is growing by millions in stolen revenue every year. As malware gets more and more sophisticated, cyber security firms...
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Cyber Security: An Introduction to Malware

Malware is a common term used for the description of software viruses, Trojans, ransomware and spyware. Short for 'malicious software', malware has been plaguing homes and businesses since the dawn of the internet age. What is malware? It is a string of malicious code or script that causes undesired actions to happen to a computer. Malware was originally designed for experimentation or pranks....
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Get a Google ranking boost for minimal cost by going secure

It's nearly been a year since the news that Google will look favourably on websites using SSL security broke so we thought we'd revisit the top benefits of securing your website. Security is a top priority for Google and its many users - by increasing the effect that HTTPS encrypted sites have on your position in search results Google can protect their users and make shopping on the web a...
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