Security

Security: Tips on securing your account

Below we have listed common ways to help secure your account: 1. Ensure all of your web applications (WordPress, Joomla, Etc) are up to date 2. Check your computer for viruses 3. Change your password to something at least 8 characters in length with both uppercase and lowercase characters. You should also include numbers and symbols.…

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Security: What Is Social Engineering?

Social Engineering in the security sense is trying to get private or confidential information by taking advantage of human nature and trust. This is done by taking public information (normally posted on social networking site) and using it to manipulate people into giving them, or taking, the information they want. Below we are going to…

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Security: Why You Should Use A Strong Password

Passwords, we all use them; they are a part of our everyday life. Passwords are one of the most private pieces of information that we have. Unfortunately, there is and always will be people out there with bad intentions. These people are always on the lookout for people with weak or insecure passwords. Their intentions…

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Security Overview

In the series of articles at the links below, we will be talking about the dos and don’ts of security on the internet. In this day and age, almost everything we do is linked to the internet in some form or another. While this is great for convenience and communication, it can become a disaster…

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Security: Phishing and Scams

In this article we are going to be talking about two topics, phishing and scams. Phishing We will cover what it is, how it works, and what you can do to avoid it. What Phishing at its simplest nature is a scam site used to take something – normally passwords or credit card information –…

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WordPress Security: How to Update

WordPress, like any other web application, needs to be updated. The reasons not only include access to more features, but fixes to security holes. An unpatched WordPress install can be very vulnerable to security attacks. You can tell when a update is available by checking the administrator dashboard. If a update is ready to be…

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WordPress Security: Logs

We should look through our logs from time to time to look for suspicious activity. Looking for password cracking attempts is easy because it will normally show in your log lots of times in a section of the log. For example, here is a screen shot of what a wordlist attack looks like after being…

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WordPress: How to Change the Database Table Prefix

In this article, we are going to show you how to rename your database table prefix. Changing away from the default wp_ can help prevent some of the more basic attacks used against WordPress sites. However, this should not be the only step you take to secure your WordPress site, please see our other WordPress…

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WordPress Security Overview

Welcome to the WordPress security article. In this article we are going to be covering how to help keep your WordPress install safe and how to help minimize the possibility of your website being breached. Because WordPress is a very popular website application, assailants are always attempting to find weaknesses inside of the code that…

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Joomla 2.5: How to Change your Table Prefix

In this article, we will show you how to change the table prefix for sites running Joomla 2.5. Joomla 2.5 now introduces a random table prefix when installed from source. However, if you installed Joomla using the web apps tool in SiteAdmin, it uses “jos_” as the table prefix. Because of this, if you used…

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