Tag: security

  • HTTPS Changes in Firefox and Chrome

    For as far back as I can remember, browsers have always denoted HTTPS pages with a padlock icon, a tiny warning to let you know that anything you submit on the specific page will be securely encrypted. As with all never-changing warnings though, I imagine you’ve stopped noticing it as much as you used to […]

  • Basic Privacy Tools

    A few years ago, I wrote about security, privacy, and resetting the net. We’re still in very interesting times as far as that subject goes, and if you haven’t taken steps to protect your privacy, now might be a good time to reconsider that. One of the easiest changes you can make is to use […]

  • WordPress Security and Auto-Updates

    WordPress 4.3.1 was released six days ago and included three security fixes. If you haven’t done anything silly to disable auto-updates, you would have been automatically updated within an hour of the announcement (and in some cases even before the announcement). If you have disabled auto-updates, your site was publicly at risk until you manually […]

  • WordPress 4.2.4 Released

    WordPress 4.2.4 has been released. This is a critical security release, addressing 6 security vulnerabilities, as well as 4 bugs (including a few you may have run into during the last security fix). A huge thanks to the folks who kept us all safe by responsibly disclosing the security vulnerabilities. If you have not done […]

  • Security, Privacy, and Resetting the Net

    Accusations of online surveillance by government entities are rampant. By now, you have all seen or heard of at least one clandestine government program, like PRISM, designed to spy on citizens by circumventing what was once considered to be fundamental security. The validity of these accusations and programs are in question, as would be expected. Is […]