Computer and Digital Security is one of the most important areas of any modern business. If network security is breached or IT processes and integrity not upheld, the whole company will be at risk. Network security breaches can expose confidential data, commercially sensitive information and trade secrets. IT security prevents denial of service to hackers, loss or corruption of data, PR nightmares and financial loss. On top of these potentially disastrous scenarios, IT security is a constantly changing field, so your finger must always be on its pulse. Failing to have the latest patches or releases will likely expose you to hackers and other criminals.

Suspicious www.webhostingstatus.com popup for WordPress Admins

by Paul Joyce

Like me you’ve probably seen a lot of activity in the media recently about WordPress being targeted by hackers for weaknesses. Well today I looked at my WP installs dotted around the virtual world and saw that some of them had a suspicious popup appear before I could log in to the admin section. The […]

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Salting passwords – how & why?

by Paul Joyce

Our lives are now run by passwords. We’re forced to remember more passwords everyday it seems. How can developers secure passwords more securely? Why is salting passwords important and how does using salts improve the strength of stored passwords? Consider this; what happens if the online store you run is hacked and all your customers details lifted? Hopefully all […]

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Trouble verifying your Facebook account (Page 2)

by Paul Joyce

Back in 2011 I wrote an article about how to obtain your mobile confirmation code for Facebook’s API, if you haven’t read it before this article I’d recommend you do so. Needless to say there are still lots of people out there over a year later struggling to get their mobiles confirmed, both for the […]

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MCrypt – Securing your Linux files with Twofish Cryptography

by Paul Joyce

With more and more details being stored on computers, it’s getting exponentially more important to keep them safe and secure. From internet banking to Facebook, renewing car tax to ordering presents on Amazon, you have entered a lot of data onto your computer. But how do you keep files of a sensitive nature secure?  Could something called […]

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FTP Connection failure with EAI_NONAME error

by Paul Joyce

While trying to use FileZilla FTP client the other day, I copied in a clients details to the configuration panel, hit connect and was shown the following error: Status: Resolving address of XYZ Status: Connection attempt failed with “EAI_NONAME – Neither nodename nor servname provided, or not known”. Error: Could not connect to server Now […]

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