The Short Story

It won't happen to MY site...

Most people think hackers deliberately seek out websites to "go after", and in some cases that is true. But the vast majority are automated attacks, attempting to hack many sites per second. Sometimes, the computer programs that scour the Internet looking for targets are installed by a virus, on the computers or websites of unsuspecting owners.

Do you slow down and look at traffic accidents? Below, you can watch hacking attempts occur in real time.  Read more

WordPress vulnerabilities prompts FBI alert

Unlike those scam emails we all get, this alert from the FBI is right off the government website. Their headline was "ISIL Defacements Exploiting WordPress Vulnerabilities" and was in response to numerous reports of WordPress sites hacked by ISIS. (Google the underlined phrase to see countless such reports.)  Read more

Can you afford to "go cheap"?

How cheap can you go?If you are being offered a cheap website with cheap hosting, it will almost certainly be using software the web developer can get for free, supplemented with "plug-ins" built by hobbyists, and installed on cheap rented hard disk space with little if any service included by the "landlord".  Read more


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