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Securing WordPress websites with YubiKey

Two Stage Authentication With Yubikey

Some reports suggest 25-30% of websites on the internet are developed using WordPress, so there is plenty of interest from hackers to break into them and use them for purposes other than what they are intended for. Having a website hacked or compromised in some way can be very serious, starting with a downgrading in Google Search Engine Results, being blacklisted…

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Managing passwords online with LastPass

Managing Passwords Online

As we’re using the internet for more personalised online activity like email, online banking, supermarket or catalogue shopping, and social networking, we are beginning to increase the number of websites requiring us to use username and password combinations for logins. By the time you’ve used a dozen websites with various usernames and passwords, the tendency to use the same or similar password for each…

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Being secure on the internet

There’s a few technical issues when it comes to internet security – the host device used when initiating the communication, the communication from device to the internet, and finally the destination and reciprocator of communications.

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Small Business Server Security Certificates

Padlocked Security for Windows Server

Small Business Server 2008 and 2011 make adding a Trusted Certificate from a third party much easier than on the full version of Windows Server 2008, which itself is a lot easier than it used to be. A Trusted Certificate installed from a third party like GoDaddy makes remote access using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection a comfortable solution…

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Configuring a SonicWALL Tele3 SP

Sonicwall Tele 3 SP

Configuration of SonicWALL Tele3 SP Hardware Firewall • Introduction • Network Configuration Information • Configuring the SonicWALL Tele3 SP Hardware Firewall • Appendix IIntroduction Simply Better It is an IT consultancy operating out of the proprietor’s home in New Mills. For its own use and to test out configurations prior to installations, it has its…

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Configuring your office broadband

Connecting the office to the internet

To help protect any PCs, Servers and Laptops on your office network from unsolicited interest on the Internet, it’s a good idea to configure your Broadband ADSL modem to provide some initial hardware based security.      

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