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Security and Backup Essentials for WordPress

WordPress is a cultural phenomenon when it comes to publishing online. What started as a simple blogging tool in 2003 has become the most popular… Read More »Security and Backup Essentials for WordPress

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7 Tips & Tricks to help you secure your Android device

Android phones have become extremely popular in the last couple of years so more and more manufacturers are starting to develop their high end devices on Android platform. This fast growing popularity and the fact that they are taking over the mobile phones market has exposed them not only to physical thefts but to all sorts of software and internet threats. These high end devices have made it possible for us to store all our personal and business information so there’s a big risk that someone will misuse this sensitive data in case our phone is stolen or if our information is compromised through some malware or other harmful application.

Firefox - Mixed Content Blocking

How to stop Firefox from blocking Mixed Content

Firefox 23 added a new feature that automatically blocks mixed content. Mixed content comes into play when browsing secure websites. (i.e. websites with “https”), when the webpage doesn’t serve everything on the https protocol but serves some images on http.

Normally, this isn’t really the big issue. However, if you are concerned about security and especially tracking, then you might want to prevent this happening. Firefox understands that and automatically blocks mixed content. When browsing a secure website displaying mixed content, you might view something like this: “Firefox has blocked content that isn’t secure”.

Firefox - Mixed Content Blocking

As you note in the URL, browsing WordPress.org is likely to throw up this warning. This is because Firefox automatically blocks all active content like scripts that aren’t also served on the https protocol.

Hitting “Disable Protection on This Page” will fix it for the particular page. However, it won’t respect this on other sites. If you’re like me, this isn’t a helpful feature but rather a pain! And, you’ll want to disable this.

Here’s how you do it.

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LinkedIn adds Two Step Verification

LinkedIn is without doubt the key social network for business professionals. A few months back 6.5 million members had their passwords compromised and LinkedIn was quick to take action.

Best practices for keeping your Google password from being compromised

Google, while being a company that most people automatically associate with highly professional quality services, is no more immune to failures and fiascos than any other major digital technology corporation. This is something that every single Google user should never let themselves forget, and even less so the more they depend on the Google giant for many of their online data storage and work management needs. This applies especially when it comes to the security you need in order to protect your digital information in a way that will keep it from being totally erased, hacked or stolen.