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Should the Website Owner be a site administrator?

Should the Website Owner be a site administrator?

I was recently asked, at a networking meeting, whether I thought my clients should have administrator access to their CMS based website. I immediately replied “No”. This is because giving an inexperienced website owner admin rights is just inviting trouble. It is just too easy for them to break the site that I have spent hours, days, or weeks carefully constructing. They don’t mean to, it just happens. Even if they don’t break the site outright, they may unintentionally spoil the carefully thought out design of the site and, in the blink of an eye, change it from a think of beauty that is a pleasure to use, to an ugly nightmare that is no better than the millions of amateur home made sites that spoil the browsing experience every day.

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Sucuri / WordPress security disclosure

I received an email yesterday, from one of my website security partners ‘Sucuri‘, and I felt I should pass the information on. Sucuri announced that they had discovered a severe content injection (privilege escalation) vulnerability affecting the REST API. This vulnerability allows an unauthenticated user to modify the content of any post or page within… Continue Reading

Mind your PC security

Happy New Year to you. I hope that you had an excellent Christmas and are now rested and prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the coming year. I don’t know about you, but I spent the first couple of weeks after the holidays  concentrating on some background tasks in order to start the New… Continue Reading

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