WordPress security updates: Yay or nay?

WordPress security updates: Yay or nay?

WordPress (WP) websites play a crucial role in establishing a business’s online presence. One way WP developers keep business owners safe and happy is by providing regular security updates that protect sites from unauthorized access. But why do websites sometimes crash after an update, and what can you do to prevent that from happening?

Be cautious with updates

In 2017, WP issued 21 updates and 33% of these focused on security.

Best new features in the updated Gmail

Best new features in the updated Gmail

Aside from a new look, Google introduced substantial improvements to Gmail, including functions that let you enable confidential mode, snooze emails, unsubscribe faster, and enjoy greater protection from spam. Here are the most notable ones.

Confidential Mode

This feature lets you set an expiration date for your email after which it self-destructs.

Biometrics Authentication for Mobile Devices

Biometrics Authentication for Mobile Devices

Having to use passwords constantly can be a pain (and a high security risk) to many of us. Luckily, Chrome, Edge, and Firefox have recently agreed to support biometrics for authentication to make our social media, email, and shopping account logins easier and more secure.

Is your cloud solution going over budget?

Is your cloud solution going over budget?

The cloud is the perfect solution for small- and medium-sized businesses like yours. For a small monthly fee, you get access to cutting-edge technologies and 24/7 support from a team of cloud experts. But without proper management, cloud costs can quickly go over your budget.

What private browsing can and can’t do

What private browsing can and can’t do

As you surf the web, it’s nearly impossible to keep your internet activity completely private. Certain websites collect personal information for marketing purposes and your browser keeps track of all the websites you visit. But that browsing information can also fall into the wrong hands, which is why you should consider using private browsing if you want to keep your online activities to yourself.

Safe web browsing requires HTTPS

Safe web browsing requires HTTPS

How many times this month have you paid for something online using your credit card? Was each payment page secured by HTTPS? If you’re not 100% certain, you’re a prime target for identity theft. The padlock icon in your web browser’s address bar is immensely important and it requires your attention.

Single Sign-On: The Answer to User Management

Single Sign-On: The Answer to User Management

Everyone hates making passwords. From complexity requirements to minimum lengths, each new account brings its own set of headaches. If this problem is reaching a boiling point, Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions can help. They’re secure, easy-to-manage, and do away with the need to manage a long list of usernames and passwords.

Microsoft unveils 4 search features for Bing

Microsoft unveils 4 search features for Bing

Thanks to a recent update from Microsoft’s Bing search engine, finding answers to your questions is no longer an issue of phrasing or syntax. Read on for more information about the four latest upgrades.

Validating answers using many websites

Before the recent update, Bing would answer questions based on what it found on a single website.

Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

According to security researchers, a bulk of the world’s computer processors have gaping flaws. The flaws, grouped under the term ‘Spectre,’ affect many critical systems including web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. Here’s a quick rundown of these major vulnerabilities and what you can do to secure them.

What to expect from hybrid cloud

What to expect from hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud got off to a slow start when compared to public cloud. However, as more business owners realize the unique flexibility it has to offer, the future of hybrid cloud is now brighter than ever. To that end, here’s what you can expect from hybrid cloud this year.