Category: Cyber security

WordPress Security Tips To Prevent Hacking

        Filed under: Cyber security, WordPress

I’ve been a full-time blogger for seven years. During those seven years I’ve had my blogs hacked twice. It was an absolute nightmare of sorts! I sincerely hope you’ve never been hacked, but it is important to have preventative measures in place to keep it from happening to you. Some helpful tips to help ensure … Continued

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Anonymous hacks GoDaddy, maybe

        Filed under: Cyber security, Technology

Godaddy denies Anonymous denial of service attack (DDoS) On Monday, we noticed several of our clients having problems with their website and email.  Turns out it was a problem with GoDaddy.  Anonymous claimed responsibility.  GoDaddy denied it was Anonymous.   GoDaddy says that it wasn’t an external network attack that caused it, but rather “a … Continued

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WordPress hackers of malicious software and viruses

        Filed under: Cyber security, How to, WordPress

Last month, one of our clients received an unsolicited email from somebody who had identified all of the WordPress vulnerabilities on their website.  They forwarded the email to us and we offered to secure their website, perform Disaster prevention, and upgrade their site to the latest version of WordPress.  Our estimate to secure the WordPress … Continued

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Hackers break into Sarah Palin’s Yahoo! account

Hackers break into Sarah Palin’s Yahoo! account

        Filed under: Cyber security, Government

According to the Associated Press (AP), hackers broke into the Yahoo! e-mail account that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin used for official business as Alaska’s governor. The reveals a general mistake that most of us make on a regular basis. Electronic mail, or email, is something that we very often take for granted. These … Continued


During a Hurricane, Internet wins over Intranet

During a Hurricane, Internet wins over Intranet

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Typically, an Intranet is an internal communications vehicle for employees of a company.  However, Intranets are typically blocked by firewalls.  Often, they are not accessible from any where or any time, especially with hand-held PDAs like the iPhone.  However, during emergency situations like hurricanes, employers often need to get information out to employees fast.  The … Continued


Akamai

Akamai

        Filed under: Cyber security, Technology, Web Development

I visited the Akamai offices in Reston, Virginia today and toured their NOCC.  They gave me a VIP demo and a nice brown bag lunch.  Basically, Akamai is a technology for accelerating delivery of your web content.  They started out as kind of a caching service.  Then, they distributed about 35,000 redundant servers across the … Continued

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Internet Hoax Lost Tribe in Brazil

Internet Hoax Lost Tribe in Brazil

        Filed under: Cyber security, Social Media

Call me crazy, but I knew this was a fake the first time I saw the photo of the Lost Amazon Tribe on Yahoo.  For one, the grass hut has a traditional A frame architectural and engineering design.  And second, there is a pile of Starbuck‘s cups behind the red man.  I thought the Blue … Continued