WordPress vulnerability leads to compromised sites

WordPress-hack 2017

WordPress recently confirmed a security flaw has existed in its WordPress blogging software since the end of 2016. The bug has affected tens of thousands of websites, specifically WordPress blogs and news of the vulnerability continues to spread via popular sites such as BBC News and many tech websites too. Not only does this mean WordPress sites can be compromised, but it also means the vulnerability can potentially be used as an entry point to take over the whole WordPress website. To date the most common type of compromise has been defacing the most recent blog post. What should you […]

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Chrome warns when a page is ‘not secure’

Websites in Chrome that are not secure

Is your website’s connection secure? Google Chrome is about to change how non-secure pages are displayed so now is a good time to check. From this month, Chrome will start marking HTTP sites as not secure so users will be made aware the site is not safe. Often visitors don’t realise that anyone on the network can intercept a site loaded over a HTTP connection. This means any personal details such as home or email addresses, bank details, credit/debit card information, security answers etc. can be stolen. When browsing or buying online, a lock icon in the address bar shows […]

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One hundred .ie domain names registered everyday

A recent report by the IEDR found that 100 .ie domain names were registered everyday from January to June, bringing the total number of registrations to 217,374 – up almost 6% on last year! 78% of all .ie domains registered belong to corporate bodies and sole traders and of all new registrations, 40% were recorded in Dublin, 8% in Cork, 4% in Galway and 3% in Limerick. This steady growth of the .ie database shows not only an increase in the number of Irish businesses achieving an online presence, but also the recognition of .ie’s as a highly regarded domain. […]

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A price change to .uk domain names

Nominet, the company responsible for all .UK domains announced that with effect from 01st March 2016 there would be a wholesale price increase to domain names registered and renewed from 1-10 years. The cost of one year registrations was increased marginally and all other wholesale prices were increased by 50%. Russell Haworth, the CEO of Nominet; “We’re committed to running a first-class service for .UK registrants, including our renowned customer service, and we’re doing more than ever before to ensure the .UK space is a safe and trusted home for all. But costs have risen considerably since we last changed […]

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We’re changing our Control Panel!

It’s often the case that companies in our industry use custom control panels which are clunky to use and which look dated. Our own control panel is over 10 years old now, clunky and dated are amongst some of the words we’ve had used to describe it. So, it’s been long overdue a design and functionality overhaul in order to deliver on what our customers expect of an easy-to-use, intuitive control panel. Ultimately our goal is to make a simple account management interface which is quicker to use and which can be used on all devices whilst behind the scenes […]

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