Google is like the protective older sibling of the internet. And like any good big bro (or sis) they want to keep you safe. Google announced that they will soon show a "not secure" warning for any site that is not SSL compliant and exclude it from search results. The change will be effective when Google version 62 launches in October. We've talked … [Read more...] about Google Will Stop Showing Any Website That is Not Secure. Is Yours?
We all know not to open attachments from email addresses we don't recognize, but what if it's from someone we know? Thanks to the latest Gmail phishing scam, you can't even trust a familiar face. WordPress security tool Wordfence is reporting a wide-scale attack on Gmail users: The way the attack works is that an attacker will send an email to … [Read more...] about Watch Out for This Tech-Savvy Gmail Phishing Scam
Gather round, I have a terrifying tale. And every last word is true. There was once a website...a seemingly normal website. But underneath the surface, dark forces were at work. Visitors would come, but they wouldn't stay. The contact form was so unused it gathered dust. No one could find it on Google. Business began to die. Sound familiar? If … [Read more...] about Why Your Website is Scaring People
Let's imagine for a second that your website is a real, physical object. You're holding it in your hands, doing whatever it is you'd do with a tangible website, when in the distance you see an attacker running at you full speed with a mace. Now, which would you rather having standing between you, your website and the incoming, mace-wielding … [Read more...] about How To Secure Your Website Like a Fortress [Checklist]
This week on our FREE Buzz Builders webinar (at noon on Wednesday) we’re going to talk about LinkedIn Company Pages. How to set up a company page, why having a company page is important and what kinds of content to include on the page. Have a topic you'd like to see covered on the Buzz Builders call? Let us know in comments below! Details for … [Read more...] about FREE Buzz Builders Webinar for Wednesday Feb.1: LinkedIn Company Pages
Earlier this month, hackers began exploiting a vulnerability discovered in an image-resizing utility called TimThumb. This tool, which is widely used in over 40 million WordPress powered websites, was used on many BizzyWeb websites created before October 2010, and requires an update and/or removal to fix the vulnerability. Any BizzyWeb customers … [Read more...] about Important Support Reminder: TimThumb Update Required for Affected Sites
As of late, many social media sites have started to update their security platforms to higher standards. Facebook and Twitter have most recently started the big push towards more security for your profiles. Facebook made the move to offer HTTPS security at the end of January, and now Twitter has joined the club. Twitter made a statement Tuesday, … [Read more...] about Are you worried about online security?