How to Set Up Security on Your New WP Install

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WordPress is pretty secure by default. But it is also the most popular open source CMS in the world, which makes it a target of all the wanna be hackers, malicious code distributors, and random DDOS attacks. Making your WordPress site secure should be your top priority right after you install WordPress. Here is what you need to do. ... Continue Reading

Boost Your Online Security with Authy

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When the Heartbleed security exploit came to light last year, I realised just how terrible my password management was. I frequently used the same passwords, kept many for a long period of time, they were often easily to break and I was only using single factor authentication. All these factors combined meant that if anyone had got hold of one of my passwords from this security break (or one of the other recent security issues) then I was in big trouble. I set about changing ... Continue Reading

25 of the Most Common Passwords in 2014

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Maybe passwords are obsolete or maybe we just don't know what makes a strong password. I guess it really doesn't matter if they're becoming obsolete, since that's what we are using for Internet security. A chain is as strong as its weakest link, and when it comes to passwords, it looks like we are that link. ... Continue Reading

Face Recognition: Who’s Watching & Why? [Infographic]

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I love Sci-Fi and find dystopian stories to be far more fascinating.  As a Christian, I believe that mankind is inherently evil, so it only makes sense to me that futuristic societies would be anything but utopian. In the infographic, below, we take a closer look at face recognition, something that is often used in Sci-Fi and has been something of a concern of mine with the development of Google Glass. Here's a closer look at the high-points: ... Continue Reading

Cloudflare — Now with Added SSL!

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Recently I posted about how generally wonderful Cloudflare is and how it can help to make your site more speedy. Well, Cloudflare is now offering something pretty AMAZING for free and it could help make the site much more secure. ... Continue Reading

CloudFlare – Make your Website more Zippy!

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As we recently posted, having a faster website for your church, ministry or non-profit leads to more conversions (and helps Google like it more!). Getting good hosting is a great start; and it's worth spending time making sure your images (and other assets) are small as can be. However, there's also another very simple (and free!) way to help make your site faster, more secure, and can save you lots of bandwidth on your existing hosting account. ... Continue Reading

Monitor Anything with Manything

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[Note: This app is currently only available for iOS devices.] This awesome free app can turn your iOS device into a monitoring camera! I love some of these apps that are being developed to use old iPhones, iPads and iPods to extend functionality. Manything an be used for multiple things—the most obvious being used as a security camera. It features live streaming, motion activated alerts and free cloud video recording. You can even monitor and watch on the go. ... Continue Reading

The Computer Virus Catalog

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This illustrated guide to the worst viruses in computer history, the Computer Virus Catalog, is curious and creative. Did you know that the “Cookie Monster” virus was first computer virus in history? (That didn't take long!) “Created in the late '60s, Cookie Monster is the world's first computer virus. After infection, Cookie Monster freezes all system activity and demands cookies. Don't sweat it. You simply unlock your computer again by typing the word 'cookie'” If only all computer viruses ... Continue Reading

They Don’t Know Your Password [Video]

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In this introduction video to password hashing, you'll learn how YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google and other online account services don't know what your password is. In fact, if you dig around in a WordPress database, you will see that it is impossible to decipher any username's password. It all has to do with password hashing. Here's Tom Scott to explain: ... Continue Reading