If you operate a website on the WordPress platform, it’s inevitable that a hack attempt will come your way sooner or later. Just this week, the Return On Now website has been under a series of botnet attacks. Luckily, we have spent a lot of time studying how to secure WordPress from these sort of attacks. So far, the site… read more →
Launching your own website is a great way for businesses and individuals to get their products and opinions out to the greater world. A website can allow an individual to voice their opinions and thoughts in a venue that reaches far beyond their circle of friends, while it also allows a small business to reach customers in regions they cannot… read more →
WordPress is our CMS of choice for most small- to mid-sized businesses. There are a slew of benefits, from putting web content management in the hands of non-technical staff to providing a platform to launch a site in a short timeframe. It does come with some downside, though. When a platform is built and maintained via the community (a.k.a. open… read more →
Social networks are the backbone of social media, the places where we can virtually gather with likeminded professionals in different companies, locations, and industries. Leading platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ are well known and understood. And they serve a great purpose for the vast majority of us. From the perspective of the enterprise, however, public social networks are… read more →
Enjoy today’s guest post from Tom Koh. Tom is an SEO enthusiast who runs his own internet business and is sharing some of the more unattractive SEO ploys he has run into during his time doing so. SEO can sometimes have a bit of a bad reputation. While good SEO is of course a perfectly legitimate and effective way to market… read more →
Today, I finally took a moment to go through my list of followers on Twitter, hoping to uncover some great new tweeps with whom I could engage. When I started going through the list, I noticed a slew of new followers who had jumped on board in the past 48 hours. Great news, right?
The news sort of came out a bit under the radar, but Twitter announced a very interesting change they are implementing on their blog (March 9, 2010). Positioned as a response to phishing, they will be changing URLs in Direct Messages to their own twt.tl shortened redirects. Essentially, they can then track for bad behavior and block the URL altogether if the target web page is found to be malicious.
Since the RSA Conference is happening this week, I thought it would be different to do a piece that hits on both Real-time and Information Security. The following blog post is my own original work that appeared on The Network View, the official blog for Anue Systems, on November 12, 2009. It highlights some important sociological differences between the various generations of today’s adult population, and looks at how changing work habits and security need to find a workable balance.