Web Security Tip of the Week: Update to WordPress 3.3.2

Just recently, the WordPress development team released the latest and greatest version of the web platform – WordPress 3.3.2. It is always important that you update your WordPress installation to the latest version, as it addresses bug fixes and security issues reported in the previous versions. This WordPress update fixes numerous security flaws including two […]

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What Constitutes a Web Application Security Breach?

A web application security breach means different things to different people. To some it could mean having attackers exploit a vulnerability that allows them to deface their website. To some it could mean cracking web passwords – or capturing them over an unsecured wireless network – and using the account credentials for ill-gotten gains. While […]

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Web Security Tip of the Week: What Exactly is Web Malware?

Since 1984, the word “virus” was used to describe what we now call malware. Malware is short for malicious software and collectively refers to things such as viruses, Trojan horses, spyware and rootkits. Recently we’re seeing new terms for certain types of malware such as Advanced Persistent Threats and advanced malware. The essence of malware […]

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Protect yourself on Facebook and other social networks

While not particularly new anymore, online social networking is still an exciting medium. Compulsively, I check my Facebook every day, make several posts on Twitter and contribute what I can to LinkedIn and I know I’m not alone with these things. Well, now unsurprisingly a study has found that “social network users [are] more vulnerable […]

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