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Modern websites are organic and require ongoing care

Modern websites are organic and require ongoing care

A client recently asked me to cancel their ongoing support as they did not feel they needed it any more as they don’t frequently update their website content.

They were failing to understand that their WordPress website interacts with its environment. It’s vulnerable to internal and external threats.

Those who manage the hosting of the site will be regularly updating their software to improve its security, functionality and performance, so site owners must ensure that their site is updated to remain compatible.

Site owners also need to update the site to protect it against malicious forces who are constantly on the lookout for new vulnerabilities.

Ensure that your hosting and your website are being cared for in a professional manner. Otherwise you risk losing your website, your reputation, possibly your money and ultimately, your business.

 

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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

Poorly maintained websites and the fall of world leaders

Poorly maintained websites and the fall of world leaders

This week’s big news story has been the so called “Panama Papers” and the resultant resignation of at least one world leader, the Icelandic Prime Minister. Our own prime minister, David Cameron, has not been immune from this controversy, nor has Russian President Vladimir Putin. A hacker took the data from Panamanian Law Firm Mossack Fonseca and revealed… Continue Reading

Blogging in no time

On Tuesday 5th April 2016 I was honoured to substitute for Matthew Baker of Local Link Publishing, publishers of the Caterham Link magazine, at the Caterham chapter of BNI. Here are the notes and a recording of my one minute presentation. Nice to see you all again. I’m Paul Hooper and my company is Route22… Continue Reading

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