Security

EFail Vulnerability Underscores Need For Email Encryption

PHOTO: James Sutton Over the past week, European digital security researchers published a paper which uncovered a new vulnerability in a widely used form of email encryption. The vulnerability lets hackers insert malicious codes into intercepted emails, giving them access to the entire inbox of a given target. However, before any enterprise starts pulling out their servers, it should be noted that the vulnerability...

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What is Data Management and What it Means for Your Customers

PHOTO: Shutterstock Every day companies collect data from multiple sources like customers, vendors, or tax, legislative and other reporting bodies. In fact, by 2020 IBM estimates that 43 trillion gigabytes of data will be created. Businesses will need workers, robust processes and tools to manage and make that data actionable. What is Data Management Data management is all about...

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The Demographic Your Digital Practices Can’t Ignore

PHOTO: Siarhei Plashchynski The explosion of technology has a somewhat ironic parallel: The aging population. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to be double what it is today. Why is that ironic? Because the general assumption is that older adults are incapable of embracing technological advances. Entire TV ad campaigns are built around the assumption that...

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Get the Most Out of Defender and Maximize WordPress Security

Anyone who owns, builds, manages, or hosts WordPress sites should be obsessed with security. It’s not that WordPress isn’t a safe platform to build websites with. It’s just that, being the most popular and widely used CMS in the world, WordPress is an easy target for hackers. This is why WordPress blogs can’t and shouldn’t stop talking about WordPress security. The nice thing about security getting so much attention is that...

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7 Big Problems with the Internet of Things

In a few short years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from a technology — or set of technologies — that were cutting edge to the situation today where connected household items, or automobiles, are common. However, growth is only really gathering speed now with San Francisco-based Cisco estimating that the "Internet of Everything cisco article" — its take on the IoT — could have...

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Why Hackers Are Targeting Your WordPress Site

As we discover better ways to secure WordPress websites, it’s easy to feel a bit more relaxed about the whole thing… which is both good and bad. It’s good because it means we trust the tools and services we’ve invested in to harden security in WordPress. It’s bad though when we mistakenly confuse the tightening of security with a set-it-and-forget-it mentality. To put it bluntly: hackers are looking to break into...

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WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.9.2 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. An XSS vulnerability was discovered in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement, a library that is included with WordPress. Because the Flash files are no longer needed for most use cases, they have been removed from WordPress. MediaElement has released a new version that contains...

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Scanning and Fixing Your WordPress Site for Free with WP Checkup

When it comes to your WordPress website, what you don’t know can hurt you or at least your website. Instead of taking that chance, you can get free scans and fixes with WP Checkup. Tracking your WordPress website regularly for issues is important. That’s how you can prevent major meltdowns of epic proportions or at least prevent problems from stunting your website’s growth or shutting it down. WP Checkup is a free...

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11 Tips to Prevent Customer Data Breaches

Security has been top of mind for IT leaders following the rash of major data breaches in 2017. If those breaches weren't enough to get your attention, maybe this will: Gartner has predicted that worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion this year. And in 2018, spending is expected to grow to $93 billion. In many cases the best defense is good offense, and with...

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