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Equifax Breach Security Issues and your Website

18 Sep, 2017 Jennifer Frye
Equifax Breach Security Issues and your Website

Recently, Equifax disclosed that there was a massive breach to their system. It came to light today that the breach was blamed on the exploitation of an application vulnerability. What does this mean? It means that a piece of software running on their servers was not patched. Equifax server admins failed to do proper upgrades to their software, which is one of the most basic actions anyone with a website or companies with internet accessible data should be doing.

There is plenty of information out there on what you should do in the wake of this specific breach, including an entire website which contains nothing…

Fake SEO plugin infects 4,000 Wordpress Sites

Over 4,000 Wordpress sites have been infected with dangerous malware that disguises itself as an SEO plugin to attract unsuspecting webmasters. This isn’t the first time Wordpress has has this issue, though…Wordpress is a frequent target for hackers.

Why do hackers target WordPress specifically?

Well, Because it’s so popular. If you want to hack into a ton of websites for your own nefarious purposes, are you going to spend a ton of time trying to find vulnerabilities on a more unique platform used by 500 websites, or are you going to try to break the platform that has hundreds of millions of sites? Exactly. So…

Why hackers want to hack your site

Why hackers want to hack your site

“Why would anyone want to hack my site?” I have heard this exact phrase or a variation of it many times. Some of our smallest sites are the one's with the most hack attempts. I have seen some of these small sites get more than one thousand failed login attempts over the course of a week, and that might be a LIGHT week. Just because your site is small, or because your site isn’t selling anything, does NOT mean that hackers won’t care about your site.There are plenty of reasons they want in.

Stealing Information This is probably the most obvious one. Hackers want to break into your…

So many reasons you don’t want to have your website hacked…now , SEO is another.

So many reasons you don’t want to have your website hacked…now , SEO is another.

Often times, we will hear from clients that they are not worried about having their site hacked because there isn’t any credit card information collected. Hacking sites is no longer a concern for online stores only. It is a concern for EVERYONE with a website. There are many reasons why having your site hacked can be a nightmare. One of these reasons is being hacked can negatively affect your SEO, most people don’t think about this or realize when it happens. But when it does...look out. When your site is hacked a search engine can pick up on it just by crawling your site.…

ExpressionEngine is the Spawn of the CMS World

ExpressionEngine is the Spawn of the CMS World

Let’s start with a little overview of these two...

Spawn Al Simmons was a highly trained assassin and was considered the best in the C.I.A. He was promoted to a higher level that dealt with the things that the U.S. government kept secret. When Simmons began to question whether or not they were correct in their intentions, a superior officer hired Simmons’ partner and friend to kill him.  In Hell, Simmons made a deal to sell his soul to a demonic being named Malebolgia in order to see his wife Wanda once again. When he returns to earth it is five years later as some kind of…

WordPress is the Batman of the CMS World

There are so many CMS’s (Content Management Systems) out there, so much so that it’s hard to keep track. How do you know which CMS is right for you? How do you select a CMS with the best functionality for your needs? This is the first of a four-part blog series that will help you not only learn the difference between the top CMS’s, but also, remember what sets each one apart – in a fun and memorable way.

Let’s start with a little overview of Batman & Wordpress (WP): Batman Batman’s story is pretty well known, so I am not going to spend a lot of time explaining it here. What…

 

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