Security Alert: WordPress Plugins Hacked & WordPress.org Resets All Passwords

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

How To See/Monitor The Cookies A Website Creates?

Suddenly, with the recent EU Directive on Privacy/Website Cookies it has become important to understand what cookies your website creates and when. If you need to analyse website cookies, see what functions create/access them and when, this post explains how.

See also: How To Get Ready For The EU Cookie Directive to find out if your . . . → Read More: How To See/Monitor The Cookies A Website Creates?

What’s The EU Privacy/Cookie Directive & What Do I Have Do About It?

The EU Privacy directive affecting website cookies came into force in UK law on 26 May 2011, and applies not just to UK based websites but any website that caters for people in the European market—wherever the company is based. That means every website visited by people in the EU, including those outside the . . . → Read More: What’s The EU Privacy/Cookie Directive & What Do I Have Do About It?

How To Stop Facebook Using Your Actions To Promote Products

Protecting Your Privacy On Facebook

You may have noticed that sometimes your friends appear to endorse products in facebook adverts like the one shown here. What’s wrong with this you may wonder, after all, you did ‘Like’ this, so maybe its ok for facebook to show your endorsement on the advert too?

What’s . . . → Read More: How To Stop Facebook Using Your Actions To Promote Products

How To Prevent Your Account Being Hacked On Facebook

No-one wants their facebook account hacked, but it is especially important if you use facebook for business. A hacker can cause damage not only to you, but to your friends and customers, and their friends and so on.

The cost to your customers can be high, which in turn can severely damage . . . → Read More: How To Prevent Your Account Being Hacked On Facebook

How To Not Re-use Your Password

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

How To Choose a Good Password You Will Remember

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