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Google Exposing non-https sites

Google’s popular web browser, Chrome’s is powering 59% of all web searches, and when the internet giant says that security is a top priority, they act upon it. Little of you may have noticed the “i inside a circle” in the address bar, introduced to the material design UI of Chrome, back in August 2016. […]

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Secure Sockets Layer, in short

What is an SSL Certificate SSL which stand for Secure Sockets Layer is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. So when you buy a product, or simply subscribe to a newsletter, the email address or credit card details you submit are encrypted and can only […]

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Security Vulnerability in WordPress 4.7 and 4.7.1

Sucuri discovered a severe content injection (privilege escalation) vulnerability affecting the WordPress REST API. This vulnerability allows an unauthenticated user to modify the content of any post or page within a WordPress site. They disclosed the vulnerability to the WordPress Security Team who handled it extremely well. They worked closely with Sucuri to coordinate the […]

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XSS Security Vulnerability

Multiple WordPress Plugins are vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS) due to the misuse of the add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() functions. These are popular functions used by developers to modify and add query strings to URLs within WordPress. The official WordPress Official Documentation (Codex) for these functions was not very clear and misled many plugin developers to […]

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WP Sites Backdoored, Leaking Credentials

by Michael Mimoso WordPress site administrators just cannot come up for air. With a raft of WordPress vulnerabilities—most of them in plugins—to address, now comes word that a number of sites running the content management system have been compromised and are sending credentials via a backdoor to a criminal group. Researchers at Zscaler on Thursday […]

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SoakSoak Malware Compromise

Google blacklisted more than 10,000 different websites over the weekend that it spotted doling out SoakSoak malware, but experts claim the number of impacted sites may ultimately be ten times that figure. Up to 100,000 sites hosted on WordPress may be vulnerable to a campaign known as SoakSoak, according to web security firm Sucuri, which […]

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Cape Town the top domain

Cape Town the top domain According to the latest statistics, the new .capetown domain name is still outselling that of .joburg and .durban. South Africans have been able to use these new city-based “generic top-level domains” – referred to as gTLD’s – since the start of the month. A domain is what comes after the […]

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For the sake of SEO

I don’t blog, not much, but I am a firm believer. The word was coined back in the second half of the 90’s, a contraction for web log. At first blogging was used as a way to speak one’s mind and share ideas. But today, the internet is witnessing a dramatic change on how blogging […]