Linked: Over 1 million GoDaddy WordPress accounts breached
The breach of the WordPress credentials is bad, as is the sFTP credentials. Sure, if you are still using the same WordPress password that GoDaddy assigned to you when you started the account, you really need to step up your game.
WordPress is an inviting target, because getting admin access to a WordPress install, or really any other content management system, makes it super easy to lock out the original owner and inject anything you want into the site. Want a place to spread malware in drive-by injections? Nothing like an already existing, and maybe even trusted, WordPress site, eh?
Linked: Everyone is burned out. That’s becoming a security nightmare
OK fine, my near-weekly encouragement to see your employees as human beings first, and look out for them as human beings haven’t convinced you that burnout is a problem for your business. How about the fact that tired, burned-out employees eventually just check out and create a security nightmare?
Reply to an Information Scientist’s Critique of My “Secrets of Search” Article tags: LitSupport MM Cowen Group Survey Predicts Big Revenue Spike for Litigation Support tags: LitSupport MM Printing ESI & Scanning It Is Not OK Really? Someone is still doing this? tags: LitSupport MM Aren’t You Forgetting Something? Craig Ball with his usual good…
Linked: The Old Internet Died And We Watched And Did Nothing
This is a really good reminder to not rely on a third-party to be the home of all of your stuff. You may end up losing it forever. Despite the constant flurries of social startups (Vine! Snapchat! TikTok! Ello! Meerkat! Peach! Path! Yo!), when the dust was blown off the chisel, the 2010s revealed that…
Reading – Hotspot Shield Launches VPN Plugins For Chrome And Firefox To Help People Liberate Their Internet Browsing
Aside from passing off your location from somewhere else to get around blocks, get yourself some sort of VPN to use when you’re on public wifi networks. One that’s a browser plugin sounds like an easy to use one. Anyone installed these browser extensions yet? What do you use to protect your data when browsing…
Linked – Protecting your children from online predators and grooming is now a crucial part of modern parenting
With 90% of children under 10 going online, and 86% of children aged between seven and 11 using some form of online communication, the risk is there from an early age. The more you know about the kind of social networking sites your child belongs to and what information they like to share, the more…