Skip to content

Security

Domain Scam

A New PayPal/GoDaddy Domain Scam

In the last couple of weeks, I've started receiving some scam invoices and I thought I'd share so people will know about this scam and what you need to do....
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,...
laptop-security

WordPress updates matter

I'm a pretty big stickler about updates. Update your software, do it often - it's my number one hacking prevention tip. At least once a week I login and run updates for...
ssl

How to add SSL encryption to your WordPress site

Am I harping on encryption? Yes. Yes I am. Sorry not sorry. It's important. So you probably want to know, at this point, HOW do you get it on your...
ssl-img

Encryption is not the same as security

There's been a lot of talk about SSL lately, mostly because next year Google Chrome is going to start showing alerts in the browser on unencrypted sites. But they've been pushing...
encrypt-feat

It’s time to encrypt your website.

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post when Google announced they were going to start using SSL as a ranking factor for searches. At the time, most sites...
ssl-img

Is your website encrypted yet? It’s time to rethink that.

A couple of years ago Google decided that they were going to use site encryption as a ranking factor. At the time, it was a pretty small factor and many people...
Add Online Payments to your Website

It’s 2016. Let your customers pay you on your website.

If you have a business that sends invoices, then you should have a link on that invoice that allows your customers to pay online. Preferably on your website. Why? Because it's...
Using shared hosting? Keep an eye on your IP.

Using shared hosting? Keep an eye on your IP.

I recently had a client come to me because she wasn't getting emails from her website form. She said the form was not working at all. So I went to...
Strong Passwords

When it comes to site security, risk will never be zero

Nobody wants their site to be hacked. But one myth that we need to let go is that there is something you can do that will make it 100% impossible...
laptop-security

Don’t Dismiss Site Security: Make a Plan for Action

You have a great site, you are ready to go. You are starting to advertise, blog, and hopefully your site starts to bring you in new business. But have you...
WordPress back up

Are you backing up your site? You should be.

Are you backing up your site? If your answer is "I don't know" or "I think so" then you need to keep reading. You should be backing up your own...
Scroll To Top