Tech Tuesday: Online Security

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Given the number of high profile data hacks that we hear about almost every day, using two factor authentication (2FA) is no longer just an “option”.  Its a requirement if you are serious about your security online.

2FA is a way of adding additional security on your online account. The first “factor” is your usual “password”.  The second factor in this scenario is an ever-changing random code that is retrieved from an external device.  The most common devices today for generating these codes are smartphones… Read More …

WordPress 4.7 Just Released! Don’t Click The Update Button Just Yet…

WordPress 4.7 just released! But, wait, don’t go pressing that “Update” button just yet.

First – Make sure you’ve got access to a full backup of your entire system. Database, plugins, uploads, core software, themes, child themes, CSS customizations, etc…

Second – Make sure you know how to actually restore from your backup. Otherwise, its like you have a backup generator in the garage, with no idea of how to use it when the power goes out.

Third – Wait a few days. Seriously. As always, this update has been tested extensively with hundreds of volunteers running it on their sites and reporting back with any errors. Read More …