Currently there is a manual fix for firefox, and Chrome has released a fix in their latest ‘Canary’ test release which should be released to the general public within the next few days. Until then, if you are unsure if you are on a real site and are about to enter sensitive information, you can copy the URL … Continue reading “Chrome and Firefox Users Beware of Tricky Phishing Attack!”
Your data has a 2 in 3 chance of already having been stolen and it will be stolen again and again. It doesn’t matter if you use secure passwords and have two factor authentication enabled on your accounts. It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, male or female, which country you are based in … Continue reading “Security Survival Guide”
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!”
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!”
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?”
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”
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”
Kudos to Jason Zada for writing and directing “Take This Lollipop” — a 2011 interactive horror short film and Facebook app, which uses the Facebook Connect application to bring viewers themselves into the film. What are you sharing on Facebook? Visit Take This Lollipop and find out! We dare you MA HA HA HA
Have you ever received an email which says it is from you – but which you know you didn’t send? They probably look like spam, and will usually include an email address to reply to inside the message. We’ve been seeing emails like this, and they’re notoriously tricky to stop. Spammers ‘spoof’ your email address, … Continue reading “What is email spoofing?”
As part of your hosting account, there are (at least) three sets of log-in information which you want to ensure are secure. You’ll do this by using a strong password, and updating it regularly (we recommend monthly, though quarterly may work better for you).
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”
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”
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”
Don’t be social media rumour monger! Try searching Google for some of the text that’s quoted (in quotes), or checking urban legend reporting site like Snopes is always a good idea to verify it’s not an urban legend BEFORE you re-post and save yourself embarrassment.