Time to change your password again!

Time to change your passwords again because ANY passwords you’ve used or stored online prior to September 22, 2016 may be in nafarious hands!

Between September 22, 2016 and February 18, 2017, passwords, private messages, API keys, and other sensitive data was leaked and because data was cached by search engines, your data may have been in nafarious hands! It’s time to change your passwords again! Is your website on the list?  GitHub has already compiled a list of effected domains and … Continue reading “Time to change your passwords again because ANY passwords you’ve used or stored online prior to September 22, 2016 may be in nafarious hands!”

32 Million Twitter Passwords May Have Been Hacked And Leaked!

Time to change your Twitter password and visit and change your password on any other website you’ve used it on! According to TechCrunch, Twitter says it’s systems have not been breached but  that … Hackers may have used malware to collect more than 32 million Twitter login credentials that are now being sold on the dark … Continue reading “32 Million Twitter Passwords May Have Been Hacked And Leaked!”

427 million Myspace passwords up for sale!

If you’ve ever had a myspace account and ever used this password on ANY other social media sites, it’s only a matter of time for you to get hacked, because those passwords — 427 million of them — are now up for sale according to TechCrunch… 360 million accounts involved. Each record contains an email … Continue reading “427 million Myspace passwords up for sale!”

Business Development Bank of Canada – Did you Know?

I just had coffee with Lisa Paulin and got the skinny on the BDC! Did you know?… That BDC is a non-demand lender and that our higher percentage of financing allows a business owner to retain its working capital in their business? Did you also know that BDC works with your chartered bank to ‘top … Continue reading “Business Development Bank of Canada – Did you Know?”

Stop Think Connect

When you cross the street, you look both ways to make sure it’s safe. Staying safe on the Internet is similar. It takes some common sense steps. STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems. THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path … Continue reading “Stop Think Connect”

AWEBthatWORKS supports Safer Internet Day #SaferInternetDay #SID2016

We’ve been following Safer Internet Day via hashtags #SaferInternetDay and #SID2016 and we are very pleased to hear all the conversation around this very important topic. Also pleased to discover a treasure trove of resources – from across the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres and beyond on Safer Internet Day that we just had to share.  Follow … Continue reading “AWEBthatWORKS supports Safer Internet Day #SaferInternetDay #SID2016”

Popular social media sites affected by #Heartbleed Have you changed your passwords yet?

If you’ve been reading this blog or following the news, you’ll know that there’s an encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug which could have quietly exposed YOUR sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years. Heartbleed has been dubbed the biggest security threat the Internet has ever seen, and … Continue reading “Popular social media sites affected by #Heartbleed Have you changed your passwords yet?”

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New Facebook scam targets page owners

A new scam targeting Facebook page owners uses Facebook messages and a fake verification page to obtain user logins and passwords. The phishing scam begins with a Facebook message from a “Security Team” profile that uses Facebook’s security logo. The message tells admins that their page is in violation of terms of service and threatens … Continue reading “New Facebook scam targets page owners”

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Creating secure passwords

So, we keep telling you that you need to use a secure password, but what do we really mean? Typically, a secure password is one that contains both upper and lower case letters, numbers, and ‘special characters’, which is basically everything else on your keyboard. Every time you add an extra character to your password, … Continue reading “Creating secure passwords”

Blocking access to your WordPress dashboard

One of the most fool-proof ways to protect your WordPress Dashboard is to block everyone (except yourself) from getting to it. If your site only requires a few people be able to log in, this is the best way to keep your site safe. Even if you have a larger network of authors, members, contributors, … Continue reading “Blocking access to your WordPress dashboard”

New first stop for hacked site recovery via Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:

How to avoid ever needing Help for hacked sites: Just as you focus on making a site that’s good for users and search-engine friendly, keeping your site secure — for you and your visitors — is also paramount. When site owners fail to keep their site secure, hackers may exploit the vulnerability. If a hacker … Continue reading “New first stop for hacked site recovery via Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:”

Time's Up – It's a Timeline Takeover!

For all you Timeline holdouts, sorry, but your number’s up. The last few outposts are being converted, and Facebook expects to update every account to Timeline by early fall.  So as September nears, here’s a quick review to get your ready for the back-to-school season: Welcome to Timeline Timeline Cover Photos Timeline Business Pages And … Continue reading “Time's Up – It's a Timeline Takeover!”