Posts Tagged ‘Security’

Do I Need an SSL Certificate to Be GDPR Compliant?

Do I Need an SSL Certificate to Be GDPR Compliant?

Do I Need an SSL Certificate to Be GDPR Compliant? The short answer is yes, most websites need an SSL certificate to be GDPR compliant, but it depends on what information your website collects. Does Your Site Collect Any Information from Your Users? If your site collects and stores any information from your users then…

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23,000 HTTPS certificates to become invalid

23,000 HTTPS certificates to become invalid

What happened? 23,000 HTTPS certificates as of the 1st of March 2018 are to become invalid within 24 hours. What is an SSL certificate? What is an SSL certificate and why you should have an authorised SSL certificate? Why has this happened? Trustico, an SSL certificate provider, had compromised the security of these SSL certificates…

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July 2018 Chrome will show a “NOT SECURE” warning for HTTP sites

July 2018 Chrome will show a “NOT SECURE” warning for HTTP sites

What is a HTTP and HTTPS connection? HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol and is the way how data is sent from the user’s browser to the server where the website is hosted and vice versa. HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure and works similarly to HTTP, but like the name suggests, transfers data in…

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3 WordPress Plugins found to have critical flaws

3 WordPress Plugins found to have critical flaws

The week beginning 2nd October 2017, developers of the WordFence plugin have found 3 plugins that had vulnerabilities in their code. This allowed malicious attackers to completely takeover websites where these 3 plugins were installed. The 3 plugins that have been compromised are: 1. Appointments by WPMU Dev. 2. Flickr Gallery by Dan Coulter. 3.…

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WordPress Display Widgets Plugin found to be Malicious

WordPress Display Widgets Plugin found to be Malicious

The plugin “Display Widgets” for WordPress allowed users to display and hide certain widgets when certain conditions were met such as when a 404 code was returned or a post was in a specific category. However the plugin has recently found to have malicious code found hidden in its files. This malicious code was added…

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