Security Tips for Working Online in Plain, Simple English

A pen and paper

The articles below provide basic security tips and techniques for people who are non-technical and want to protect themselves from hackers and identity thieves. There is an emphasis on WordPress security, but other areas are covered too.

As you become more familiar with WordPress you should look to upgrade the security protection for your site, and when that time comes do please get in touch!

Email-Based Scams Continue to Multiply – Here’s How to Protect Yourself

A fishing hook stealing a credit card.

During the peak shopping season – Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year – the scammers gear up for a killing! But actually, whether or not it’s the holiday season, scams of all kinds are not only multiplying, they are becoming ever more sophisticated. And the biggest prize for the hackers is getting… Read more

How to protect your computer against ransomware

A Ransomware attack notice from the hackers

This article covers:What ransomware isHow to protect your computer against a ransomware attackHow to remove ransomware in the event of a successful attack What is ransomware Ransomware has been around since 2013 but moved into the mainstream with the WannaCry attack in 2017 on the NHS in the UK and companies in around 150 countries… Read more

How Soon Would you Know if Your Website Was Hacked?

Operator monitoring services

What would be the worst way to find out your website has been hacked? For me it would be to hear it from a customer. And worse still would be if they were furious because visiting my hacked website had caused their computer to be loaded up with malware. This is not a good way… Read more

Why Should You Use Two-Factor-Authentication?

Adding Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA), also sometimes called Multi-Factor-Authentication (MFA), to your WordPress login page exponentially increases your website’s resistance to brute force attacks. Using it on all your accounts can help to protect you against identity theft. Why use two factor authentication? Two factor authentication adds a second security element that needs to validate before access… Read more