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Why Advertisers are Abandoning Third Party Cookies

November 2 2018

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Last year Apple started blocking third party cookies from Safari, using Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) to block cookies that aren’t first party cookies. But companies like Facebook are fighting back by allowing a first party cookies option for sites using their ad tracker, Facebook Pixel. Google’s also doing this with Google Analytics. What does this […]

PHP Under Attack: New Code Vulnerability

September 14 2018

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Do you use PHP for web development? If so, you need to be aware of a vulnerability which has been found in the programming language, and could potentially be used by hackers to enable execution of any command on the web server from a remote device. The hack works by surreptitiously deserializing archived files which […]

Meltdown and Spectre: What You Need to Know

January 8 2018

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  Virtually every computer, mobile and cloud device is vulnerable to two serious flaws which could allow passwords and other sensitive data to be leaked, according to reports by Google Project Zero, and other independent researchers. This story has caused tremors across the tech world, with people clamouring to find out what the problem is, […]

GDPR: What You Need to Know

November 10 2017

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GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a piece of legislation from the EU which intends to strengthen and unify data protection for all EU citizens. The aim is to give people power over their own personal data, as well as simplify data protection regulation by making it uniform across the whole of the EU. […]

Security Update

April 7 2017

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Security is a continuous concern for the owners of commercial websites. Such websites are public-facing, with a professional reputation and often handle sensitive customer and user information. That’s why we keep ahead of the latest changes to online security and the evolving methods of strengthening security and reducing vulnerabilities. This security update concerns changes to […]

The Guardian’s Journey to HTTPS

February 24 2017

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The Guardian recently started using HTTPS in their web address, a protocol for secure communication over a computer network. Their stated reasons for the change were privacy and security, improving the site’s SEO, protection of their content and journalistic integrity, the integration of new features and securing of revenue flow. HTTPS works by adding a […]

What is SSL Security?

January 20 2017

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SSL Security SSL stands for ‘Secure Sockets Layer’, and is a form of security technology which encrypts information coming into and going out of a website, so that data shared by visitors to the site remains confidential. You can tell if a website is SSL secure by looking at the URL; if it starts with […]

The fifteen keys to WordPress security

January 13 2017

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Is your WordPress site vulnerable to attacks or viruses? You can never be completely sure, of course, that you aren’t being hacked. That’s the anonymous and unregulated nature of the internet. Whenever you visit a site or give out information online, you’re taking a risk. You can’t be sure that you’re secure online, but you […]

HTTP/2

October 28 2016

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What is HTTP/2? It’s a major revision in the HTTP network protocol used by the World Wide Web. It’s a step forward from the SPDY protocol originally developed by Google, and an improvement over HTTP 1.1. It means that new web applications can take advantage of increased speed. While HTTP/2 leaves most of 1.1’s high-level […]

Hacking

November 17 2015

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Hacking can come in many forms, from accessing individual servers to leaking information from the databases of governments and multinational corporations. But, big or small, if a hacker gets through your company’s security system then they can take you down from the inside. This is doubly disastrous because not only will this leave your company […]