• Websites may be using your computer to mine for cryptocurrency

      Advertising and the internet have a contentious relationship to say the least. While advertising is where the majority of content creators make their money, there are many drawbacks to taking in advertiser money. Many advertising programs, like Google’s Adsense, seem to have arbitrary policies that see some creators penalized while others do not for providing similar content.

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    • Exploit makes all Wi-Fi vulnerable. Is it time to panic?

      A leading security expert recently discovered an exploit in the algorithm that keeps most Wi-Fi devices secure. The exploit, named KRACK, allows a bad actor to hijack your Wi-Fi and tunnel in to any of your Wi-Fi enabled devices. This means that your private information could be compromised or any sort of malware could be injected into your devices. Here’s all the guts of how the exploit works.

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  • 10 tips to make your Magento online store more secure

    … an ecommerce platform, and it’s clear how critical security for any Magento e-store would be. Magento keeps on releasing security patches to keep client websites secure; however, the responsibility of doing everything possible to secure your Magento store also rests with you, the customer. There are several customizations, security settings…

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  • Time to change your password again after massive spam list discovered

    … Cybersecurity experts have discovered a record-breaking spam operation which has compromised a number of email accounts. This spam attack, dubbed Onliner, has harvested over 700 million email addresses. A great number of these email accounts had their passwords divulged as well. Even the operator of Have I Been Pwned, whose website can tell you…

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  • Twitter Is a Vulnerable Attack Vector: Protect Yourself and Your Customers

    … Impersonation You can create a fake account on any social media site in less than five minutes. A hacker can create a profile for a supervisor or boss at a company and use it for all sorts of activities, including: Messaging a company account and requesting changes Messaging a company account and doing a phishing scam of some sort…

    Growmapin Social- 11 readers -
  • Man who invented P@$$w0rd guidelines regrets it

    … password. In a number of cases, users will alter their previous password by one digit or letter. If one of your old passwords were to be discovered and used one of these one character changes, it would be an easy matter to determine your current password. So again, it’s now recommend you use a passphrase to use as your password and you should only change it if there has been some kind of security breach. You can check the security of passwords at this website. …

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  • Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips & tricks

    … lines to the file, check that the configuration is still valid by running service nginx configtest. If so, reload Nginx by running service nginx reload. Become a technical SEO expert with our Technical SEO 1 training! » $ 199€ 199 - Buy now » Info Strict Transport Security header The Strict Transport Security Header (HSTS) is another handy feature…

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  • GoDaddy launches security service after Securi acquisition

    … GoDaddy has revealed the first fruits of its March acquisition of web security service provider Securi. It’s GoDaddy Website Security, what appears to be a budget version of the services Securi already offers on a standalone basis. For $6.99 per month, the service monitors your web site for malware and removes it upon request. It also keeps…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • CIRA and Nominum offering DNS firewall

    … Canadian ccTLD registry CIRA has started offering DNS-based security services to Canadian companies. The company has partnered with DNS security services provider Nominum to develop DNS Firewall, which it said lets customers “block access to malicious content before it can reach their network”. It’s basically a recursive DNS service…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • 6 Ways to Make Your Website Disaster Proof

    … to a poll of 5,000 shoppers, 75% said they would leave a website or mobile app if it was malfunctioning or difficult to access. Impatient millennials in particular will immediately switch to a competitor’s site and will have no interest in waiting for you to sort out your system. So you need to aim to be one step ahead of the game. Here are some…

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  • Periodic Account Access Review; Add it to Your To Do List!

    … This is a guest post by Rishi Lakhani who is an Executive Director at fastfwd, a dev and creative agency based in Birmingham. Rishi has been involved in online marketing for over 20 years and is well regarded in the community as a thought leader. I have moved around a fair bit in the last 15 years, and as a result have many changing habits when…

    State of Digital- 15 readers -
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