20,000 WordPress sites have been compromised by botnet attacks. That’s a lot of sites and for professional cybercriminals it’s not hard to do. It’s not difficult to protect yourself either, but you need to take proactive action to do that – its just too easy not to do that.
How hard can it be to force people to change the default username and to stop them choosing an insecure password?
I’m fully aware that IT security can be a pain in the backside – but it’s not half as much of a pain as having your website compromised and trashed.
The thinking that we’ve got to keep it quite simple, or people who’t use it has got to change. We just need to make it simple to have better security. Simple! #infosec https://buff.ly/2EbE1ln
Data breaches everywhere. When will it end? Well it won’t end, it’ll keep going on and on. It’s madness. #infosec #databreach https://buff.ly/2B2MBzB
‘Fortnite’ addiction spurs parents to send their kids to video game rehab. I don’t mean to sound judgemental, but I find it hard to conceive allowing your children to get into this kind of mess. #technology #gaming https://buff.ly/2TW0NTI
20mph speed limits lead to increase in cycling and walking according to a Government report. Although the report is inconclusive as to whether it leads to less crashes and injuries, surely its just more civilised and therefore worth pursuing for that reason alone. #TwentyIsPlenty #RoadPeace https://buff.ly/2ArP3zr
Facebook confirms years-old messages are randomly coming back to haunt users. Don't worry, it's not you going mad, it's clunky old #Facebook having another wobble like a big plate of wobbly old jelly! #technology https://buff.ly/2AAbJhh
Update now! Adobe Flash has another critical security vulnerability. Patch, patch, patch. Will there ever be an end to the security flaw. Well no, but it keeps the world economy ticking over. #infosec #Technology https://buff.ly/2PYex27
Password constraints give you a false sense of security – or in other words, passwords are rubbish and so 1980s. #infosec #Technology https://buff.ly/2S2TrMC
Amazon has slashed Black Friday prices on iPads to lows we've never seen before. All designed to make you spend money you don't really have on things you don't really need. #ripoff #Technology https://buff.ly/2DQEzhr
Insurance cuts proposed for drivers who pass cycle training – amongst many other initiatives to protect vulnerable road users. #GoodNews surely? #bike https://buff.ly/2TyQ4i4
DNA vaccine for Alzheimer’s moves closer to human trials. That’s just amazing – the marriage of medicine and technology at its finest #technology #tech https://buff.ly/2A8AYXK