Security

Facebook Spoof in My Email

– Posted in: Facebook, Hacks, Passwords
Facebook Spoof

I was cleaning out my spam folder today when I came across an email that jump-started my heart and got me a little panicked. It was an email that looked like it was from Facebook telling me that my password had been reset. I frequently check all my privacy settings and try to take all [...]

Upsurge In Phishing Attacks!

– Posted in: Security
Computer hacker phishing for password

Lately, there has been an upsurge of phishing attacks on my servers! Though I don’t blog a lot, anyone who knows me or knows my posts, knows how much I hate dealing with phishing attacks. They leave an awful mess for me to clean up. So, I find that I repeat myself often, and I [...]

Heartbleed Server Security Threat

– Posted in: Security
heartbleed

There is a serious security hole, dubbed “Heartbleed,” has been identified in “OpenSSL,” which provides secure connection services on thousands of servers across the world. This hole could potentially allow hackers to steal passwords, log in names, and secure data from your websites! Sources report that this vulnerability is due to a small coding error. A [...]

WordPress Brute Force Attacks

– Posted in: Plugins, Security, WordPress

This has been an incredible week for brute force attacks on the Internet. Email flooded my inbox, websites slowed to molasses-slow.  I had just finished putting security plugins in place on all of my WordPress sites after being attacked only a couple of months ago. I had been patting myself on the back for securing [...]

WordPress Security Plugins

– Posted in: Plugins, Security, WordPress

Several weeks ago, many… if not all of my websites had been hacked. It was terrible! I spent many hours cleaning all the domains. Since then, I have learned some lessons. I had hoped to bring my lessons to you in an effort to keep you from sharing my mistakes. Many of my websites are [...]

WordPress Security

– Posted in: Passwords, Security, WordPress

WordPress is one of the top used content management systems used on websites and blogs. Although the WordPress staff and engineers work hard at keeping the core of the software secure, we still end up with vulnerabilities. Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard of many websites being shut down because of phishing scams. I [...]

Do you know the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

– Posted in: Security

Some days it’s frustrating trying to explain even the simplest things about a URL. Latest topic, the difference between “http” & “https.” Do you know the difference? HTTP means Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web. [...]

Facebook Apps Others Use

– Posted in: Facebook, Privacy, Security

I have been tearing through all my privacy settings on my Facebook account, making sure that as Facebook makes its changes, I stay safe… or as safe as Facebook can be will be. I reviewed all my apps yesterday, as I try to do often, when I came upon the section that says, “Apps others [...]

Clear Out Those Facebook Apps

– Posted in: Facebook, Privacy, Security

How often do you go through the apps approved to access your Facebook account? I often access websites either from my computer or with my smartphone, sharing articles and pieces of information to my Facebook friends and followers. Often, I’m asked if the app can access my Facebook account and post for me. I give [...]