Twitter are asking users to change their password due to an error in their system where passwords were stored in plain-text format (not encrypted).
We’ve just spent a morning keeping an eye on a client’s site. Since midnight hackers have been attempting to infiltrate the site. We had already installed a series of security plugins and these were hampering their attempts. The graphic shows just a few of those attempting the hack.
Make sure your WordPress is secure. Contact us if you’d like us to audit and secure your site.
SUPEE-6788 is a bundle of patches that resolve several security-related issues. – See more at: http://magento.com/security/patches/supee-6788#sthash.Ep2wWAVC.dpuf
Website owners applying the patch should take a full back up of files and databases before proceeding with the update. Anyone needing assistance in backing up their Magento website and applying the patch should contact us immediately.
Checkpoint recently discovered a vulnerability in Magento stores which allows an attacker “bypass all security mechanisms and gain control of the store and its complete database, allowing credit card theft or any other administrative access into the system”.
Businesses are advised to apply the designated patch SUPEE-5344 released by Magento. The patch is available on the Magento website.
Businesses applying the patch should take a full back up of files and databases before proceeding with the update. Anyone needing assistance in backing up their Magento website and applying the patch should contact us immediately.
This WordPress update addresses a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site. The update also addresses other security issues. It is crucial for WordPress site owners update their WordPress versions immediately. Remember to take a full backup of the site beforehand. Anyone requiring assistance in backing up and updating their WordPress versions can contact us.
Read more at https://wordpress.org/news/2015/04/wordpress-4-1-2/
WordPress have just announced a critical security release. According to WordPress “versions 3.9.2 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site”.
Read an interesting article in the Sunday Times magazine this weekend about an ex-dairy farmer Will Abernethy in County Down who now makes butter. Will started using Twitter to follow some favourite chefs. One of these chefs tweeted about Will’s butter, and before he knew it The Fat Duck restaurant (owned by Heston Blumenthal) tracked Will down using Twitter and requested that Will become a supplier!
I just had a look at Will’s Twitter account this morning… it looks like the Sunday Times magazine article has had an impact:
“sales of @AbernethyButter and fudge have rocketed through the roof!!! Enquires from across the world : -))))”
A recent study by UK company Talk Talk had following interesting points:
- nearly half of consumers prefer to use a website as first port of call to find information about an SME
- almost two thirds of respondents form an opinion about a business based on its email address format. Firms using free domain names such as Hotmail and Yahoo were judged as being unreliable and unprofessional!
- web addresses ending in .net, .info and .biz were deemed to be the sign of a ‘disreputable’ company by 41% of respondents.
So all you SME’s out there… drop the eircom.net addresses please!