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Web Security: How to Avoid the ‘Not Secure’ Warning from Google Chrome

Web Security: How to Avoid the 'Not Secure' Warning from Google Chrome

  Keeping the Internet safe is one of the long-term goals that Google is working on for its users. So much so that in September 2016, they announced that they would label HTTP websites (those without SSL certificates) as ‘non-secure’– especially for web pages that collect credit

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What Happens When You Forget to Backup your Website and Email?

What Happens When You Forget to Backup your Website and Email?

Imagine this.

You have a cool website that attracts huge volume of traffic each month.

Your business is doing great and it’s growing more than you could ever imagine. Then one day, due to some unforeseen circumstances, your website’s gone and your customers have no choice but to look elsewhere.

This scenario might sound crazy but it can happen whether we like it or not. It’s no longer a question of will it happen but when. What’s even more painful is when you don’t have a website backup in place. All the time, effort and money you spent are gone along with it.

So, there’s no better time to start a backup plan than TODAY. As a website owner, backing up your website should be a regular habit you need to have. It might be time-consuming but it’s better to always have a backup copy in case something goes wrong.

This article will delve deeper into why you should do a backup. Make sure to bookmark and share this with your team so they, too would understand the importance of backing up.

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DDoS Attack: What It Is and How To Fight It

DDoS Attack: What It Is and How To Fight It

If you’ve been a regular follower of our blog, you may have noticed that we frequently write about topics that hinge on cyber security. That’s because cyber attacks have become commonplace that even small, low-profile websites are no longer immune.

In fact, thousands of data breaches of organizations are happening nearly every day. We saw the need for everyone (not just our customers) to be aware of the common threats that might endanger your online assets before damage can be done.   

One of the notorious cyber threats that continue to plague websites worldwide is Distributed Denial-of-Service or DDoS. As the name suggests, cyber hackers use DDoS methods to render sites inaccessible to their legitimate users.

If you have a website that attracts a huge volume of traffic on a regular basis but you can’t access it one day, you could be a victim of a DDoS attack. In today’s post, we’ll share with you what DDoS is and how you can prevent your site from becoming the next victim.

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Are you safe from the latest WannaCry ransomware?

Are you safe from the latest WannaCry ransomware?

  What Happened? Over the weekend, a wave of cyber attacks spread around the globe in the form of a ransomware known as WannaCry. More than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries have been infected and targets include many important institutions such as health ministries, banks and

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How to Identify Phishing Attacks and Protect Yourself Against Them

How to Identify Phishing Attacks and Protect Yourself Against Them

Cybercriminals often target emails as their entry point to their nefarious activities because they know that most people access their email everyday. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to fall victim to this form of phishing attacks.  So, let’s discuss first what a phishing email is and

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How to Perform a Full WordPress Website Backup

How to Perform a Full Wordpress Website Backup

As part of an overall management of your website, it’s important for site owners to create a full backup of their website. This is to protect your site against possible breakdown, data loss, cyber hacking or when migrating to another server.

How to perform a full website backup is one of the most frequently asked questions here at Vodien. So we decided to answer that question in this comprehensive article.

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Why You Need to Convert to an HTTPs Website Today

Why You Need to Convert to an HTTPs Website Today

It takes time and money to maintain a website. Nothing could be more terrifying than seeing all your hard work changed, stolen or worse, completely erased by computer hackers. So it goes without saying that you need to maintain a solid website protection strategy to shield your website

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How to Stay Safe when Using Public Wi-Fi

How to Stay Safe when Using Public Wi-Fi

Even with a password, a public Wi-Fi might not protect your data against other people connected to the same network. It doesn’t take a genius to hack someone’s username and password and check out their online activities. Here’s why your personal information is at risk when using public Wi-Fi and some tips to keep you safe when on it.

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Content Injection Vulnerability in WordPress 4.7.0 and 4.7.1

Content Injection Vulnerability in WordPress 4.7.0 and 4.7.1

A new and highly dangerous vulnerability, known as the Zero-day Content Injection Vulnerability has recently been discovered in the WordPress Content Management System (CMS). This vulnerability affects all WordPress websites on either versions 4.7.0 or 4.7.1 and it is highly recommended that all WordPress site owners to update their website

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Let’s Learn From Podesta, Protect Yourself Against Phishing Emails!

Let's Learn From Podesta, Protect Yourself Against Phishing Emails!

Phishing emails are one of the most common type of cybercrime that doesn’t need sophisticated tools and techniques for it to be successful. In fact, it is so simple since one only needs to send an email to perpetuate its fraudulent activities.

We understand that this subject is not entirely new but the magnitude of its threats is alarming and cost organizations billions of dollar. This is the reason why we wrote this comprehensive article to educate readers how to spot and protect themselves against phishing scams before it’s too late.

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