WordPress is now one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world, powering around 700 million websites. Naturally, this means that it has come under attack from hackers and other cybercrooks.
This month has not only seen a massive botnet attacking WordPress, but a couple of its biggest caching plugins, WP Super Cache and W3TC, have also been classified as having serious vulnerabilities. These allow a remote code to be executed and allows an attacker to execute commands on the target machine.
The main problem with these plugins, which speed up a WordPress site, is that they have a huge amount of users who may not necessarily update them, although a new version has already been issued by developers. The newest versions disable the vulnerable functions of the plugins by default.
Anyone using these two plugins should update them immediately in order to protect their site. However, it’s thought that the problem with sites using the plugins will only affect those that have comments enabled.
The amount of personal information people store on smartphones, make mobile handsets a prime target for hackers. Not only are you susceptible to identity theft, but now that mobile technology is moving into the realms of online banking, auto-pay accounts and digital wallets, hackers can use malware to access your money.
Mobile phones infected with malware are pretty easy to detect. If you have ever had a virus on your laptop or desktop computer you will recognise irrational behaviour. It is the same with your phone. It will send random messages, open apps by itself, and the battery drains quicker than usual. You may also detect unfamiliar charges on your phone bill.
Curing malware attacks is easily resolved by downloading Lookout Antivirus from Google Play. It´s free of charge. If you own an iPhone use Trend Micro Mobile. But by the time you have fixed the malware threat, you may have already lost personal information and money that you cannot recover. Therefore you need to take preventative measures to ensure mobile security.
SlideShare is the largest community for sharing presentations and slideshows on the Internet and allows for a variety of great options for business demonstrations.
One of the reasons SlideShare is seen as punching far above its weight, lies in the fact that it commands attention from higher end, decision making clientele. This means that if you want to impress those who make business decisions, you need a better SlideShare – here’s how.
Shorter is better when it comes to presentations and nobody wants to sit through forty minutes of slides. The fewer slides the greater chance of people following to the end – ideally 10 – 15 slides is enough.
The internet. What started as a data storage project has turned into mass content production. It seems like every business needs a website and every website needs a blog or some other way of updating regularly. And they do, in order to stay relevant. Unfortunately, this results in a lot of people saying a lot of the same things.
Any article or tutorial on creating content is going to encourage you to be “edgy.” Write about something “different.” Express controversial opinions. Get people talking.
And while those are not terrible suggestions, they are vague and leave a lot of room for misinterpretation. People are attracted to drama, but you don’t want your website and/or business to be seen as derogatory, bullying, or close-minded. You want to foster an environment where people can express their opinions, debate, and yes, even argue with others. But you want the arguing to be constructive, not damaging.
So here are some clever ways to present controversial topics without having them blow up in your face.
Google+ dominates search engine results as you most likely know already. Search for your own name on Google and the search giant’s own pages will show well above those of more utilised social media sites. And, that’s not just it, there are numerous ways to make the most of Google+
Google Plus Tips – Profile
Google+ bios allow you to embed dofollow links and the value of these is the same as it is for any other page on the search engine. Bio pages metrics can be added to and visibility can be raised in the same way as any other page – with links, post shares and the number of people who engage with you.