Security

brute force attack

Brute Force Attacks: What you need to know.

If you've never been the victim of a Brute Force Attack, be grateful. And then take steps to prevent it from happening to you. As a person who has been...
WordPress User

A word about WordPress user levels

If you have a WordPress site, then you have at least one user: you. And there's a good chance that you're an administrator. WordPress actually has five different user levels,...
run your software updates

Should I run the updates for WordPress, my plugins and theme?

I was talking to the son of a client one day, a younger guy who is really into technology, does some web design as a side job, and he said...
Security Plugins

Things you should know about security plugins

Hey look, I'm talking about site security again! It's a favorite topic of mine, but mostly because I really, really hate cleaning up a hacked site. Last week, I answered...
WordPress Security

Is WordPress Secure?

WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, now powering around 30% of all websites. To put that into perspective, the next biggest competitor, Joomla,  has just...
SSL Protected

Chrome’s “Not Secure” message is here

I've been harping on SSL for a long time now. I feel like in my tech circles, I'm probably known as the SSL Lady. Years ago, Google started giving a...
GDPR Compliance

What website owners should know about GDPR

First and foremost, let me be abundantly clear: I am not a lawyer. Please do not take this blog post as legal advice. Nothing is guaranteed or a promise to...
laptop-security

Keeping your computer safe while you’re away

Everyone thinks about the ramifications of traveling and losing their laptop, whether that means leaving it on a plane, in an airport, or having it stolen in a coffee shop....
ssl-img

Should I get an SSL certificate for my website?

Yes. Google announced back in 2014 that they were going to start using SSL as a ranking factor for websites. Not everyone jumped on the bandwagon because SSLs were expensive,...
Blogging for Business

The Display Widgets plugin issue and how to fix it

If you aren't following WordPress or WordPress security, you may not have heard about the recent plugin fiasco. There's a plugin called Display Widgets. I would link to the plugin,...