WordPress vulnerability leads to compromised sites

WordPress-hack 2017

WordPress recently confirmed a security flaw has existed in its WordPress blogging software since the end of 2016. The bug has affected tens of thousands of websites, specifically WordPress blogs and news of the vulnerability continues to spread via popular sites such as BBC News and many tech websites too. Not only does this mean WordPress sites can be compromised, but it also means the vulnerability can potentially be used as an entry point to take over the whole WordPress website. To date the most common type of compromise has been defacing the most recent blog post. What should you […]

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Chrome warns users HTTP is not secure

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Is your website’s connection secure? Google Chrome is about to change how non-secure pages are displayed so now is a good time to check. From this month, Chrome will start marking HTTP sites as not secure so users will be made aware the site is not safe. Often visitors don’t realise that anyone on the network can intercept a site loaded over a HTTP connection. This means any personal details such as home or email addresses, bank details, credit/debit card information, security answers etc. can be stolen. When browsing or buying online, a lock icon in the address bar shows […]

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names.co.uk supports local charities

Over the last few weeks our staff have rallied around to show their support for two very worthy causes, the ‘Toys for Tots’ scheme and the Worcester Foodbank. Together we were able to collect and donate a huge selection of non-perishable food items and new toys to help those most in need over the Christmas period. The “Toys for Tots” scheme was set up by the Worcester Community Trust in collaboration with the H&W Chamber of Commerce and the Worcestershire Ambassadors. Each year, they ask local companies like ourselves to buy an extra gift each for disadvantaged children in Worcestershire. […]

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Why you should have a website

Like many small to medium business owners you may believe there’s little to be gained from investing in a professional website. Such an important milestone is often overlooked due to the upfront costs or time needed to create your own. Take a look at our top 3 reasons why it’s essential to get yourself a cracking website in time for the New Year. Credibility Now more than ever people associate a strong web presence with a credible business. For example, if you’re a plumber with nowhere online to shout about all the great work you’ve done, people are less likely […]

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