Why Web Security is Not Just IT’s Problem

What’s your take on Web security? Do you see it as one of those techie things that other people should be handling? Or do you see it as your responsibility to ensure everything associated with your Web presence is in check? Well, according to a study by Avira, 26% of the people surveyed claim they […]

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Over 1 Million Accounts Leaked in a Massive Hack Attack

A recent online attack from a hacker group called Team GhostShell has targeted more than 100 websites from banks, stock exchange, police departments, and consulting firms, to law firms, and several companies from many other different sectors. Some of the hacked organizations and companies include CIA Services, Commerce Bank of Wyoming, Triage Consulting, Garret Group, […]

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WordPress Users Roles

In a typical WordPress installation one can find a good number of users. Bloggers typically create new users on their blog to allow third party contributors to add blog posts, edit them, delete posts and to even activate or deactivate a plugin. These tasks are called Capabilities. However, many website owners do not wish to […]

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htaccess files should not be used for security restrictions

According to Apache documentation: .htaccess files (or “distributed configuration files”) provide a way to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis. A file, containing one or more configuration directives, is placed in a particular document directory, and the directives apply to that directory, and all subdirectories thereof. Many PHP web applications use .htaccess files to restrict […]

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