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Category: Data security

Weak Passwords Used by Visitors Can Jeopardize Your Website’s Security—Here’s How to Curb the Risk

As website security vulnerabilities go, weak passwords seem like no biggie. Wrong. A friend of mine learned the hard way the truth about weak passwords and the visitors who love them. So as not to embarrass my friend, let’s keep his name out of this. It’s enough for you to know he operates a successful read more

Does Logging Into Your WordPress Dashboard from a Public Wi-Fi Pose a Website Security Risk? Unlikely, Says Wired

Website security ranks high up on the list of things that make for a healthy online property. Accordingly, Valet devotes much effort to helping you keep your site as secure as possible. Mostly, that involves looking for weaknesses that hackers could potentially use to carry out their evil plans. But it also involves reminding you read more

Australia’s New Cyber-Snooping Law May Create Website Security Issues Affecting Health of Your Online Property

Australia’s new cyber-snooping law may create website security issues for online properties everywhere—not just in Oz. Specifically, the website security issues analysts at Valet believe your WordPress site’s health could be affected. Here’s how. The new law requires internet providers serving Australia to remove privacy protections currently preventing police from monitoring encrypted online activity. Additionally, read more

Valet Podcast: Hear Mason James Discuss Website Health, GDPR, Gutenberg, and More

Website health, Europe’s GDPR law, Google’s Mobile First initiative, and the new WordPress Gutenberg editor. These are among the topics discussed by Valet co-founder and business development lead Mason James during a Valet podcast available here. First up in this new Valet podcast is some frank talk about website health—a big focus for Valet, Mason read more

Building Customer Trust and Confidence with Your Website Security

Open Chrome. Or Firefox. Or Opera, Safari, Brave, or whatever browser you normally use. Type in the address of your own website and hit the return key. If yours is a secure website, a little green padlock icon appears next to the address bar. If yours is an unsecure website, you get a red padlock. read more

Not to Be Outdone, California Comes Up with Its Own Version of GDPR—the California Consumer Privacy Act

Made your peace yet with GDPR? If so, laid-back California’s got some news that will definitely harsh your mellow. Starting in 2020, the Golden State will have a GDPR law of its own. It’s called the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCP). So now you need to do more than comply with Europe’s tough new data read more

Some Influential U.S. Companies Say No to GDPR Compliance

Well, THAT escalated quickly. Europe’s new GDPR law took effect on May 25. That same day, a number of influential companies in the U.S. announced their rejection of GDPR compliance. Many earlier assumed those companies would go all-in to achieve GDPR compliance. But no. They instead moved to block access to their online properties by read more