Posts Tagged ‘Security’

Why you need website security and how you can get it

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Have you been noticing when you visit certain websites, they have the little “i” in a circle symbol next to the web address, or a padlock with a line through it?

Have you noticed other websites with the green padlock symbol?

In January 2017, Google started adding the “not secure” icon to indicate when you are visiting a website that is not hosted on a secure web server. If you click on the icon, you’ll see a list of items in the drop down that may compromise your security or you may get a warning not to enter sensitive information such as passwords or bank info.

On the other hand, if a website is hosted on a secure web server, Google will indicate that it is secure using the green padlock symbol. You may have noticed the green padlock symbol when you visit bank or government websites, or eCommerce websites that take online payments.

How can you tell if your own website is secure?


10 things you can do to help make your WordPress website more secure

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

WordPress is an awesome, easy-to-use content management system used the world over by bloggers, small start-ups and large corporations alike. With millions of individuals and businesses around the globe using the software to power their websites, it is inevitable that those who enjoy creating havoc on the internet target any vulnerable websites they can find (and it’s really not that hard for them to find).

It is therefore important that you take as many precautions as possible to safeguard your WordPress installation from attack.

Below are 10 simple things you, as the website owner, can do to help make your WordPress website more secure. Most can be done directly through your WordPress dashboard and without too much technical know-how. (more…)