“It Redirected Where?” – A Case Study in Security Precautions

Imagine what it would be like to discover that your website was suddenly redirecting to content that was decidedly more… adult… than what should be representing your business. For a company in Phoenix, Arizona, this was the unfortunate reality after they had let their IT administrator go. The administrator, Tavis Tso, created a web in …

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Google Chrome Will Soon No Longer Trust Symantec SSL Certificates

Google continues to use the sizeable market share of its Chrome browser to effect change in the realm of website security. Recently, we wrote about Google’s plans to have Chrome begin to display the message “Not secure” in more areas of a website when the site is not loaded over HTTPS (see our previous post, …

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Will Your Website’s Forms Soon Display A “Not Secure” Message?

In January 2017, Google began to display the words “Not secure” in the address bar of its Chrome browser when you visit a web page that collects sensitive information such as login or payment information and if the page is not loaded over HTTPS. Google’s motivation for doing this was to alert the website’s users …

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Have A CMS Based Website? Patch It Monthly!

If your website is driven by a CMS (Content Management System) then you need to ensure that you update the CMS, all of the plug-ins and each third party application and related code that are contained within your website.  Popular Content Management Systems include Joomla!, WordPress, Drupal and more.  These systems are entire programming environments …

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