Hackers. They aren’t just Hollywood archetypes. They actually exist, and they do mean to cause your website and company harm. How can you protect yourself from these threats? Well, first of all by taking it seriously. Now, I’m not talking “lose a bunch of sleep and buy a bunch of stuff” seriously. Just recognize the threat and make the necessary changes to your infrastructure to minimize it.
McAfee’s study, “The Security Paradox” takes a look at how small and medium organizations that employ between 51-1,000 workers deal IT security and cyber threats. Both are, as it stands, on the rise for SMBs.
One scary point the report makes is that SMBs the world over(and especially in North America) feel as though they are too small and therefore hold too little value to be attractive to hackers. However, recent trends indicate quite the opposite.
WordPress is a very popular open source platform. While the team works on the the 2.9 release, there are few upgrades that remedy some current security faults. It is impressive that an open source solutions takes such an aggressive stand toward security.
- two tag importer plugin support has ended
- more secure file upload rights