Security

WordPress Security Guide

WordPress Security Guide

How To Secure & Protect Your WordPress Site Security for your website is absolutely paramount. In today’s world there are plenty of ways in which your site can get attacked. Attacks range from having hidden links inserted into posts to getting data captured on the site exposed to unsavoury types. It is you, as the maintainer of your website, to make sure that your site is as secure as it could... »

Twitter for Snooping and Spamming

Twitter for Snooping and Spamming

Update A number of devs I am speaking to highlight that the flaw isn’t necessarily a security one, but just one of limiting the type of access that devs have when building apps. I still think that the way the access is granted is ridiculous, but also understand that apps such as hoot suite etc need advance permissions. However should there be limitations to the way that data can be stored by... »

Common Alternatives to CAPTCHA and Captcha for WordPress

Common Alternatives to CAPTCHA and Captcha for WordPress

What does Captcha Stand For? CAPTCHA is Greek for annoying. Ok, not really. It’s actually an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Much like a CAPTCHA is unintelligible to pretty much everyone, the meaning behind the acronym is also ambiguous, because no one knows what a ‘Turing’ test is. Refugeeks to the rescue! A Turing test is basically a primit... »

Yahoo! Malware Hack (Again)

Yahoo! Malware Hack (Again)

Yahoo! was thrust into the limelight the last holiday season – unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Their services were hacked. According to this Yahoo! post providing specific details, users accessing the site between December 27, 2013 and January 3, 2014 may have been infected with malware. The actual infection was a result of the Yahoo! ad service’s Java based code being exploit... »

Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Some important security vulnerabilities were fixed recently in an Ubuntu update, which include a large number of Linux kernel flaws as well as a remotely exploitable font flaw. The font flaw allowed attackers to run arbitrary code on the target machine without problems, putting your system and data at risk. According to a post that appeared on the Ubuntu Advisory, developers found that libXfont ha... »