SiteLock Review: Why security is important for your growing business?

Websites are no longer just an extension of our business, but part of our identity. Whether you’re just starting up or already running a business, most of your customers are online and will visit your website for information. Often you will build a website which can transact with your customers – else you are losing … Read more

773 Million Compromised Email Addresses – Is yours one?

One of the world’s leading security experts, Troy Hunt, announced yesterday that a record 773 million unique email address and password combinations had been released publicly by hackers. If you want to read all the technical details, you can find that information here. via GIPHY As a public service, Troy manages the https://haveibeenpwned.com website which records and makes breached … Read more

What is malware?

Malware hiding in your website code

Malware makes a mess, the critical thing to remember though when you discover it’s presence is: STOP. Stay calm. You need to be clear on what is happening so you can get it resolved and if you are in a panic, it’s easy to make mistakes and miss little things. So with that in mind, … Read more

Periodic Website Maintenance: What we do

Wordpress Maintenance

Website maintenance. It’s a service that often gets overlooked because, to be honest, the cost is usually more visible than the benefits. The thing is though, having someone to coordinate all of your digital assets and work with you on your website and digital marketing can make a massive difference to your web presence. What … Read more

GDPR impacts all Australian business websites, so use it to your advantage

There are benefits to GDPR

You may have noticed lots of emails about new terms of service, new privacy policies and other changes that are coming into effect on May 25 inline with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR). We’ve had lots of time to get ready for it, but the fact is, most of us outside of the EU don’t realise it even applies. With hefty fines starting at 20 million Euros and going up to 4% of annual global turnover if that is a higher figure, it’s important to make sure your business is ready.

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Best practices to prevent malware on WordPress websites

Malware hiding in your website code

Over the last couple of months, I’ve seen an increase in the instances of malware on WordPress websites. Why? Most likely because WordPress is the most widely used content management system on the internet, powering around 29% of websites on the internet. Many of these websites are not kept up to date and are not … Read more

ProFTPD 530 Error Login Incorrect

Access Denied

On our Debian VPS servers, we run ProFTPD in order to enable client FTP access. These servers are all managed via SSH, and so very occasionally when setting up a new account I run into a 530 error: Login incorrect. You just can’t get past it though, no matter how many variants you try on the password you … Read more

How to spot a scam email

I received an email earlier today that is quite sneaky and has been fairly well put together to scam people. So I thought I’d use it as an example and give you a run through on things to look out for when you receive an email that could be a scam. If you have a … Read more