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  1. Phishing and Hacking on the Rise During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    One cannot go anywhere currently without Covid-19 being a part of the conversation. From retailers, restaurants, offices and places of worship, everyone has been affected. And, not surprisingly, the unscrupulous (hackers, phishing scams, and malware) on the Web have also found a way to take advantage of Covid-19.

    Hackers, scammers, and others have become so prevalent that Cloudflare (based out of the UK) recently reported that that online security threats have increased by 37% in just four weeks. In fact, Cloudflare reported that on some days it was blocking between four and six times the number of attacks normally seen! It was also noted by Google that in mid-April that every day there were over 18 million malware and phishing emails related to the pandemic. In addition, the organization behind Trickbot sent out hundreds of emails claiming to be from volunteer and humanitarian groups who offered testing and to have information regarding testing and medical advice. The Trickbot emails contained an assortment of attachments all designed to install malware onto the computer of anyone who opened it.

  2. How to Prevent Your Website from Being Hacked

    According to the 2019 Cybercrime Magazine study, website hacking will cost the world $5 trillion by 2021 -this is up by $3 trillion since 2015. Furthermore, cybercrime attacks are the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. Worse, the hackers are becoming more skilled and sophisticated than ever before. To put this in perspective, consider this: There are 111 billion lines of new software code written each year – meaning a significant amount of coding that can be exploited by hackers and more risks to your website’s security.

  3. Is Your Website as Powerful as it Could Be? Tips for 2019!

    Did You Know….

    • Studies show that product/service assessment takes buyers about 90 seconds.
    • When that same shopper is looking to buy online, that number is reduced to 8 seconds – 94% of those impressions are influenced by the website design.
    • More startling, is that when shopping online, your product is not just judged for what it is but 75% of users judge your brand credibility based on your website design.

    Consequently, it is vital that you have a website design that commands the attention of your site guests, so that you can maximize user engagement.

  4. 4 Tips to Choose Secure WordPress Hosting 

    If you run a WordPress website, it’s important to have the right type of hosting. You can read more about choosing a reliable Managed WordPress Hosting Company here.

    In this article we are going to get a little more geeky into some server difference that often (or at least should) be addressed on a good WordPress hosting plan.

  5. GDPR Compliance: We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy

    In order to comply with the recent GDPR requirements which go into effect on May 25th 2018, we have updated our Privacy Policy.

    If you have a website and have questions about how the GDPR may affect you, check out this article by WP Beginner.

    You may also want to consider a plugins such as this one for adding GDPR compliance to your website.

    If you have any questions about how we handle your data, please don’t hesitate to  contact us.

  6. Secure Websites Raleigh

    6 Ways to Avoid Getting Your WordPress Website Hacked

    When it comes to building a company website, it can be tempting to look for ways to save a little bit of money.  However, like many things in life, taking a shortcut doesn’t necessarily add value or save time/money in the long run. This is certainly true should you decide to use free or inexpensive plugins or website templates when you develop with WordPress.

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    What to Do if You Have been the Victim of a Cyber Attack

    In our last article, we talked about what to do to prevent a breach in cyber security. But what if you have already been the victim of a scam or malware attack? How do you move forward and protect yourself and your clients from being victims at a later date? The feelings associated with a cyber-attack range from disbelief to denial, anger, embarrassment and ultimately, being ready to take action.  The one thing you don’t need to do is PANIC.

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    7 Tips to Protect Your Company’s Digital Sensitive Information

    We live in a world where, more than ever before, knowledge is power. Consequently, people look for information in a variety of ways, using a wide range of methods – and not all of them are above board. Perhaps one of the most invasive ways personal private information is obtained is via the Web.