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WordPress Sites Targeted in Large-Scale Attacks

May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Make sure you have adequate security in place both on your server and on your WordPress sites. WP Sites Targeted in Large-Scale Attacks by Ram Gall, Wordfence.com May 5, 2020 Wordfence has been tracking a sudden uptick in attacks targeting Cross-Site Scripting(XSS) vulnerabilities that began on [Read more..]

CAA bug revokes 3 million Let’s Encrypt certificates

March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Happening Now: Over 2 Percent of Sites Using a Let’s Encrypt TLS Certificate May Throw Security Warnings Wordfence.com Mar 3, 2020 On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 3 million Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt will be revoked because of a Certificate Authority [Read more..]

Avast antivirus spying on and selling user data

February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have used Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender) as my only real-time anti-malware and firewall protection for years on all my PCs. Coupled with some common sense about which websites I visit and which emails I click on, it has yet to fail me. Occasionally, I will double check my system [Read more..]

Yuzo Related Posts Plugin Security Threat

April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have this plugin installed, even if it’s not active, delete it immediately! Yuzo Related Posts Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild by Dan Moen, Wordfence.com April 10, 2019 The Yuzo Related Posts plugin, which is installed on over 60,000 websites, was removed from the [Read more..]

Grammarly Adds Junk Code to WordPress Posts and Pages

April 6, 2019 | 2 Comments

Grammarly Adds Junk Code to WordPress Posts and Pages By Kris Gunnars, SearchFacts.com April 4, 2019 When you enable the Grammarly extension in your browser, it scans the text that you type for spelling and grammar errors and underlines them. This is what your text looks like if you have spelling [Read more..]

Firefox Users Alert: New TRR feature: why and how to disable it

August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mozilla’s new Firefox update puts user security at risk with TRR feature by AnkitGupta, TheWindowsClub.com August 7, 2018 Mozilla is all set to introduce two new features to its Firefox browser in its upcoming patch. Called as ‘DNS over HTTPs’ (DOH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR), [Read more..]

Google S-Day Arrives: Chrome warns about non-HTTPS sites

July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

True to their word, Google today released version 68 of their Chrome Browser and, as promised, they have changed the way they warn users about potential issues with web sites. In previous versions, Chrome (and Firefox and most other browsers) alerted users to sites that were not using SSL with a [Read more..]

Chrome and Firefox Extensions Alert You to Stolen Passwords

May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

With new stories about hacked websites and stolen passwords emerging almost daily, here are some new browser tools that alert you if you sign in anywhere using a password that has been breached. Here’s How To Find Out If Your Password Has Been Stolen By Hackers By Robin Andrews, [Read more..]

Fake eMail leads to Browser Hijack and Malware

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m neither a novice nor naïve when it comes to computers, the internet, and online security issues. However, I have to admit this one slipped by me. I was expecting a package or perhaps two to be delivered by Canada Post a couple of days ago. I was working away troubleshooting a website and a [Read more..]
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