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Nancy and the Terrible Tale of Malware [Infographic]

It’s a small business owner’s worst nightmare! What happens when Nancy’s website is hacked by cybercriminals? How will her business recover? Find out in our latest infographic! 

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How to Enable Retina Screen-Ready Images on Your WordPress Website

If you’ve gone from a PC/low-res laptop to a Mac in the past few years, you probably noticed something about the screen display. Dubbed “Retina” display by Mac, text appears more crisp, blacks and whites are more clear and saturated, colors are richer and more vibrant. But, in some cases – images appear quite blurry, no matter how nice they look in your Photoshop or Illustrator file. So what gives?

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5 Simple Website Security Best Practices

Welcome to the fourth article in our Making Security Makes Sense to Clients series.

In my previous posts I discussed the importance of securing your own site, your client sites, and how educating your clients about website security can foster trust and growth in your freelance or agency business.

After you’ve communicated the Why, Who, How and When of website hacks, it’s time to either start building security into your project proposals and costs or to continue educating your clients. Or both really 🙂 

In this post, I’m going to share five website security best practices that are easy to implement. Whether you include these steps as part of your service, or your website security education plan, your clients will benefit. What’s even better, they’re easy to implement! So let’s get to it, shall we?

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local security

Decoding Security 116: Homegrown Cybersecurity

Facebook has recently dominated cybersecurity headlines following the revelation that a third party analytics firm collected data on over 50 million unknowing users. Many Facebook app users were shocked to learn the social network recorded their personal calls and text messages, not realizing they had inadvertently given the company permission to do so.

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Gutenberg: A First Look at the Editor Expected to Change WordPress Forever

The Gutenberg WordPress Editor will very soon be part of WordPress core. This new editor promises a completely different content creation experience in WordPress, and is arguably one of the biggest changes of functionality in WordPress history. And no single core feature has ever inspired such heated debate amongst WordPress users and developers.

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SANDCamp: A Weekend of Drupal in San Diego

Last weekend I had the opportunity to check out the Drupal community in San Diego, during the 10th annual SANDCamp. SiteLock protects many Drupal sites in addition to WordPress sites, so it was a joy to meet everyone in the community and learn more about the current state of Drupal.

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Malware

Drupal Releases Highly Critical Security Update

On March 28, 2018 Drupal released a highly critical security update affecting Drupal sites using version 7.x and 8.x. This security update addresses a critical vulnerability impacting approximately 1 million websites that could allow attackers to exploit multiple access points and take control of Drupal sites. In order to address the issue, Drupal has released two new versions and is recommending that all Drupal sites be updated as soon as possible.

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Website Security Trust Factors

4 Simple Ways Trust Can Increase Credibility, Convert Web Traffic, and Keep Visitors Coming Back

Would you do business with a company you don’t trust? Believe the words or intentions of someone who seems deceptive? How about confide in someone you don’t know very well?

The obvious answer is no. Trust is one of the most important factors in any relationship, whether it be personal or professional. Despite this, only 22 percent of brands are trusted.

As a website owner, it is critical your visitors trust your website—otherwise they’ll leave and may not return. After all, it only takes users 50 milliseconds to form a first impression of a website, a very short window to prove credibility.

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The Benefits of Educating Clients About Security

Welcome to the third article in our Making Security Makes Sense to Clients series.

In my first post I discussed the importance of security for your business and your own websites and in my second post, I showed you the benefits of securing your client sites, before handing them over.

In this post, I’m going to share why security education is important and how to educate your clients about security in terms they’ll easily understand as it applies to their businesses.

Educating your clients (and potential clients) about website security isn’t just the right thing for your business, it’s the right thing to do period. Let’s talk about why that is, who’s ultimately responsible for website security, and how a dedicated focus on security can help set you apart from the crowd while increasing your value and revenue.

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Back That Word Up! Creating a Backup Plan for Your WordPress Website

In our series on managing WordPress updates, we’ve discussed how crappy it is when your website breaks, and examined lots of solutions to avoid it ever happening. One of the things we strongly recommend is having a good backup process in place.

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