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WARNING for all Wi-Fi users. Security flaw found that lets hackers eavesdrop on your devices. It’s critical you…

Make sure all devices and the firmware of your router are updated ASAP! This affects all modern Wi-Fi equipment, from mobile phones to tablets to workstations, routers, printers and more. This is a big deal and has very widespread security implications. Source: Wi-Fi security flaw found that lets hackers eavesdrop on your devices

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SSL CERTIFICATES: What they are, why you need them, and how to get started

With the ever- evolving development of the internet and an increase in the number of and sophistication of users, website owners should take proactive measures to insure the integrity of their site.  The easiest and most cost-effective way to do this is with an SSL certification. BASIC TERMINOLOGY AND BACKGROUND HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) was … Continue reading “SSL CERTIFICATES: What they are, why you need them, and how to get started”

What does phishing mean?

Chrome and Firefox Users Beware of Tricky Phishing Attack!

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!”

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!”

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Google to Make Certificate Transparency Mandatory By 2017

According to Threatpost, Google software engineer Ryan Sleevi announced that “Google is making Certificate Transparency mandatory for its Chrome web browser by October 2017.” What does this mean to you? This means that Google — the most popular website browser on the market today — could block your website from search results if you do … Continue reading “Google to Make Certificate Transparency Mandatory By 2017”

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Secure your account with the Security Checkup!

Take a few moments to protect your Google Account by taking the Security Checkup which Google built it to help you verify that your recovery information is up to date and that the websites, apps, and devices connected to your account are ones you still use and trust. If anything looks suspicious, you can change your settings … Continue reading “Secure your account with the Security Checkup!”

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!”

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?”

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”

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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”

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!”