ArtsHacker’s Guide To Combating Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns: Stability and Security

While open source publishing platforms (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.) are loaded with positives, one of the growing challenges is making sure the combination of themes and plugins function as designed without conflicts following updates. If you think you can avoid the problem by simply ignoring updates, think again. They often include critical security updates that protect your site from hackers looking to exploit potential vulnerabilities. More often, updates include improvements and new features that keep your site running optimally across all device types and browsers as well as making sure you can … Read more

STOP Opening Attachments From Strangers

STOP Opening Attachments From Strangers! (And Other Hacking Prevention Tips)

The Ohio Arts Council recently presented a webinar titled “Don’t Get Hacked,” aimed at providing tips, practices, and tools that will reduce vulnerability to data theft. The presenter Ted Hattemer started out with common advice about upgrading from vulnerable operating systems like Windows Vista and XP and using anti-virus/malware software. You Are The Weakest Link Often though it is human beings that are weak link in the security chain, employing poor discipline like opening email attachments from unknown sources, visiting phishing sites, using weak passwords or the same passwords in multiple places, … Read more

Does Your Website Have A SSL Certificate

Does Your Website Have A SSL Certificate? If not, you may need one sooner than later.

At the beginning of August, Google Webmaster Tools began sending notices to users with a warning that “Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages in Incognito mode.” Currently, “not secure” warnings only appear on webpages that asked for passwords or credit card fields but this latest step expands those situations to include text input fields such as < input type=”text” > or < input type=”email” >. In English, this means any … Read more

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