Safe Internet Day

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”

Facebook

Take This Lollipop

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

Time to change your password again!

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?”

What does phishing mean?

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”

WordPress training workshops

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!”

[VIDEO] Linked up on LinkedIn?

If you haven’t joined LinkedIn yet, it’s about time you did. This social media platform hosts the biggest business network in the world — an astounding 135 million members in over 200 countries, with a new member joining every second! You gain access to your network, your network’s network, and your network’s network’s network – … Continue reading “[VIDEO] Linked up on LinkedIn?”

Facebook

To friend or not to friend. That is the question.

DurhamBusinessTimes-201012 Building business relationships today involves more than a handshake and a business card. It often continues, or even begins, with social media. Instead of a one-off encounter, like-minded folks connect — and stay connected — using  Facebook and other social media platforms. Read the entire article via: Durham Business Times

Trolls or Bullies?

Just read a great article called Online, Anonymity Breeds Contempt via NYTimes.com which provided a great definition of trolling… Trolling, defined as the act of posting inflammatory, derogatory or provocative messages in public forums and that psychological research has proven again and again that anonymity increases unethical behaviour and that people — even ordinary, good … Continue reading “Trolls or Bullies?”

web & email hosting

What is phishing?

Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) refers to fraudulent communications designed to deceive consumers into divulging personal, financial, or account information. Phishing emails often appear to come from legitimate financial institutions or retailers. Such requests may ask for information including account numbers, passwords, user names or social security numbers. These fraudulent emails often create a false sense of … Continue reading “What is phishing?”

Snopes confirms “Koobface Trojan Worm” Warning…

According to SNOPES… THERE IS A VIRUS SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE ON FB. DO NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING FROM ANY OF YOUR FRIENDS THAT ASK YOU TO WATCH A VIDEO ON YOU -TUBE. SNOPES JUST CONFIRMED. IT IS A TROJAN WORM VIRUS CALLED KOOBFACE. IT WILL STEAL INFO, INFEST YOUR SYSTEM AND SHUT IT DOWN. DO NOT … Continue reading “Snopes confirms “Koobface Trojan Worm” Warning…”

Facebook and Twitter Attacks Were Political, and Personal

Twitter, Facebook, Livejournal, YouTube, and Blogger came under a sustained, simultaneous DDoS attack yesterday, with Twitter going offline completely for a while, and Facebook running slowly and reporting strange error messages to users before its security staff managed to wrestle control back Read more about this attack at Technomix | Fast Company.