Tag: security

Choose the right WordPress host if you want your website to be one that people love visiting. Why does the hosting company you use matter? Because the right one helps keep your website’s health in the pink. And if your website brims with good health, that means few or no problems with security, speed, and…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

GDPR audit. You likely need one if you operate a blog. Or a website, a newsletter, an e-commerce store, or anything online that harvests user data. And you’ll need that GDPR audit soon, like yesterday—because Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (that’s what GDPR stands for) went into effect May 25. So you better find out…

After the recent Heartbleed fiasco, tech companies and non-tech companies alike are on top of major breaches in computer security. Chances are you’ve already heard about “ShellShock“. These snazzy names for security breaches are meant to generate fear and awe, and while they may sound like they are irrelevant to you, they are actually closer…

Linux and Unix-based web servers, the safest you can get! While that may be true, no operating system (or software for that matter) is perfect.

The Bash Bug, also known as the Shell Shock vulnerability, presents a mega serious security problem for all servers that currently have “bash”(short for Bourne Again Shell) installed.

You’ve spent months researching, planning, preparing and then finally building the website that will be the face of your business. You’ve utilized WordPress for the backend because of the amazing out-of-the-box benefits. You’re using the best plugins available, both free and premium, and even a couple of custom plugins you’ve had coded to bring that…

You’ve heard of the recent Heart Bleed bug no doubt. We all know that your WordPress website login should always be encrypted and secure via SSL (https://), right? If we login via https we think we were safe. Unfortunately, the Heart Bleed bug brings unwelcome news for all of us. It’s a bug on the…