This article gives key elements. I also recommend using additional AV software, especially if you are hosting WordPress or other CMS accounts. Imunify360 is a good option.
I remember as a teenager how my Dad used electrons to explain facts and theories to me. We couldn’t see the actual functioning of the atom, but we used that theory because it explained the facts that we observed. This … Read More
Several people have asked me very recently about scam emails. I don’t mind being asked, but there are some signs you should look at. I’m going to include a partial screenshot here. Here are several key signs: Lousy grammar. I’ve … Read More
Wordfence has an excellent post on this subject. While their post is aimed at WordPress users, the ideas are good for any password. My own comment is this: Use MFA – multi-factor authentication. This is accomplished in various ways, such as … Read More
If sound is muted for YouTube videos in Chrome, you may need to Allow sound. In some cases, it may have been added to the list of blocked sites. In my case, sound didn’t work, but it was on neither … Read More
If you are using WordPress on a server with Imunify360, and get the error message “Updating failed. The response is not a valid JSON response.” check whether you have any 3rd party rule sets enabled. This has happened to me … Read More
The most common security issue I see on various computers and phone is the use of weak passwords. I was thinking about writing something, but then I found this article: The Ultimate Guide to Password Security. You will find that … Read More
The hope of getting something for nothing was encouraged with the advent of computers and software. For technically oriented people, it’s fairly easy, and relatively safe, to steal software. You just copy it. For many, especially in the early days, … Read More
Does a domain registrar have to reveal personal information to anyone who claims to have an interest? Namecheap explains their position in their fight with Facebook over this type of demand for personal information. I believe Namecheap is in the … Read More
From the SmarterMSP blog: Grace Murray Hopper, the “Mother of Computing” SmarterMSP is maintained by BarracudaMSP. I use their Managed Workplace software as the core of my IT business, and some of their security software and services as well.