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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

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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