Keep safe online: I strongly recommend disabling Java plugins in your web browser and consider uninstalling Java altogether. While this is more of an issue on Windows computers for the time being, Linux and Apple iOS users should also take action because Java based vulerabilities are easily redirected to attack any platform.
A recent . . . → Read More: How To Keep Safe Online: Disable Java
On Tuesday 21st June WordPress.org found several popular WordPress plugins hacked in their popular WordPress plugin repository.
Almost every WordPress website uses plugins from this repository, so this attack could expose tens of thousands of websites, and all their website visitors, to an enormous security risk.
Hackers had modified several popular plugins to give . . . → Read More: Security Alert: WordPress Plugins Hacked & WordPress.org Resets All Passwords
It is important not to use a password for more than one online service unless you’re ok with them all being hacked. Because if one service is hacked a hacker can quickly gain access to your other services.
Of course, there’s a good reason why you might re-use passwords—its hard to remember . . . → Read More: How To Not Re-use Your Password
A good password is a strong password: is a password which is long, contains numbers, letters, mixed case and no real words or guessable information—best not use your date of birth, cat’s name, phone number etc. A strong password is also long—at least ten characters long.
This of course makes it hard . . . → Read More: How To Choose a Good Password You Will Remember