How to fix this site may be hacked – Yikes!

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Your customer calls you up and asks you if your site’s safe to visit. When you Google yourself, you see those five horrible words under your site’s listing: “This site may be hacked“. What do you do next? Find out what Google knows Google’s decided your site’s hacked, but how do you find out why?…

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WordPress website security: what you need to know

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WordPress is one of the world’s most popular website content management systems for good reason. It’s endlessly flexible, easy to work with and meets all the latest web standards. Unfortunately, because it’s one of the world’s most popular website content management systems, it’s also one of the most vulnerable to attack from hackers. So what…

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Five Top Tips: How to choose a WordPress site developer

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So, you’ve made the biggest decision about your website. You’re going to use WordPress. Now for the next biggest decision: your WordPress site developer. How do you make sure you’ve chosen the WordPress site developer who’s right for you? Here are my five top tips. Ask for a WordPress site developer recommendation First of all,…

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Permissions Issues

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We’ve all had it; you put a website on the server and are hit with odd issues which, after much toil and trouble, come down to being all about file permissions. Recently, after putting a Rails application on to a server, I started getting the following error ActionView::Template::Error (No such file or directory – Asset…

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Secure Web Applications

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Jeff Atwood‘s latest post “Breaking the Web’s Cookie Jar“, covers a plugin called Firesheep; “A Firefox extension that demonstrates HTTP session hijacking attacks” (taken from the website). It’s a great example of why all web applications that process any form of information should be secured using HTTPS (yes, that includes anywhere that has a login form!)

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