Fixing Your Hacked WordPress Site

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

Owning your own website can come with a host of headaches, from web design to upkeep and perhaps even running your own online store. If you’re among the many users who’ve decided to opt for a WordPress installation, you might enjoy a much simpler job in running and maintaining your site.

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However, the popularity of WordPress makes it a particularly rewarding target for hackers. We’ve previously covered how to safeguard your WordPress site, but if the worst should happen, what can you do to repair the damage?

Thankfully, there are some solid steps you can take to help repair your site, and help to prevent further attacks. Read on to find out how to bounce back after a WordPress compromise.

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Biometrics: The Cure for Bad Passwords?

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

If you’ve purchased a mobile device or laptop within the last two or three years, chances are it includes some form of biometric scanner. Some people are understandably hostile towards this industry move, with concerns that it might be used for more nefarious data collection purposes.

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However, due to the novelty of biometric scanners included in consumer devices, mystery and misinformation seems abundant.

In reality, using a biometric scanner can provide a very easy way to increase the security of a device when compared to other methods. Read on to find out why biometrics might be the new security saving grace.

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Securing Your Home WiFi

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

You’ve just got a flashy new WiFi modem, or you’re wanting to make your existing one more secure.

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Sound like you? Read on for our top tips on securing your wireless home network.

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Why Your Privacy Is Worth More Than You Think

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

Online privacy: depending on who you ask, it’s either dead, under serious threat or nothing to worry about. Because these messages are so conflicting and confusing, it’s easy to simply do nothing.

While there’s no need to panic at impending doom, your privacy is much more important than you might realise – and it’s worth protecting.

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The amount of information that’s freely available about you online can greatly impact your risk of falling victim to various online crimes.

Read on to find out how your online privacy can influence major aspects of your life.

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Cryptocurrency: Behind the Hype

• in categories: advice • by: Michelle Balestrat

Cryptocurrency has made all manner of headlines in the security world of late: from the meteoric rise of BitCoin, to the devastating scams that capitalised on the hype.

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And it’s not just BitCoin either: new cryptocurrencies are popping up daily, enticing investors with risky, yet potentially massive payoffs.

No matter the individual currency, they’re all based on what’s called ‘blockchain’: a highly-touted, yet controversial technology that promises to radically change the economy as we know it. But is it all empty hype? And more importantly, just how secure is it?

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