November WordPress Chaos: Are you prepared to be hacked?

Nov, 29, 2018 | Business Websites, Online Security | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. November has been, well, a bit of a chaotic month for the world of WordPress. There have been several significant vulnerability discoveries with popular plugins that many websites use, leading to a spike in hacked websites. The problem is, even if you have done the hard work to harden and secure your website, a plugin vulnerability can…



In 2 Months Time, Your Website Could Be In Grave Danger

Nov, 04, 2018 | Online Security, Programming, Support | 0 Comments

We should have posted this article back on Halloween to get maximum bang for our buck on the Grave Danger thing. But we digress! Jokes aside, the danger is very real, and it’s coming at your website in 2 months. That is, only if you haven’t yet updated to PHP v7 or above. Many, many website owners are still running their websites on antiquated versions of PHP. They may have gotten away with ignoring the problem up until now, but the risk gets exponentially larger from 1 January 2019 onwards. What is PHP? PHP is a programming language. Most CMS-based…



SSL Certificates: If You Don’t Think You Need One, You Should See This

Sep, 24, 2018 | Business Websites, Online Security, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Dramatic title, we know. But seriously, if your website still hasn’t got an SSL certificate installed, you’re now walking a rather dangerous path. Not having an SSL certificate these days is a risky and damaging issue for most websites. Not only are many popular web browsers actively warning users not to trust websites that do not have an SSL certificate installed, your website’s search engine ranking may also take a significant hit. Additionally, if a visitor arrives on an unprotected website, it is a fairly early and obvious indication that the website is old, and that a more modern website…



Three Security Features All Websites Should Have

Digital Pacific regards security of your website one of our top priorities regardless of which service we provide to you (from shared hosting to dedicated servers), and we maintain a vigilant stance against intruders by keeping our security systems up to date, that being said, there are things that you can do to further minimize the security risk to your website. Many people take it for granted, but website security is often the first thing to consider while developing a new website. We offer this service, but if you have built your own, this means consulting a web development expert…



How to Spot Scam Emails

Dec, 19, 2017 | Email, Online Security | 0 Comments
How to Spot Scam Emails

These days, it’s getting more and more tedious to sieve through your inbox of emails, let alone try to handle the standard junk emails that offer “your chance to make millions”. I might be the harsh parent in awakening your reality by saying this, but no one is going to give you a million dollars or teach you how to make it. Sorry. What is Phishing? Scam emails are a form of phishing, which is the act of disguising as a trustworthy entity with the intent to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. You can…



Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife, Hide Yo Apple Mac

Nov, 29, 2017 | Community, Online Security | 0 Comments

Update! Apple have now released a patch to fix this issue. High Sierra users are advised to ensure all updates available to them via the App Store app on their Mac are installed as soon as possible. Check it out here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208315   A quick warning to all of our customers who own an Apple iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and so on (you know… all the things) with the most recent High Sierra operating system installed on it. (If you’re running any other operating system – you’re in the clear for this one!) It has been revealed this morning…



A severe wifi security flaw has been discovered this week. We’ve simplified the details and explain how to protect your home or work.

Oct, 18, 2017 | Community, Online Security | 3 Comments

Since the 16th of October (3 days ago at the time of publishing this post), you’ve likely heard about the discovery of a huge security flaw with wifi internet connections. The most alarming thing is that almost everyone is affected by this breach, including people using their own home wifi networks. In this post, we’ve broken down the jargon to let you know exactly what’s happening and how to protect your wifi at home or work. What is the security flaw? A Belgian team of researchers discovered a security vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol. The WPA2 protocol is a system…



Find Out How Many Times Your Password Has Been Hacked

Oct, 06, 2017 | Community, Online Security | 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered how many times your passwords or personal details have been hacked? Luckily, there’s a quick, easy and free tool available that can tell you where and when your personal details have been leaked online. Read on below to find out how! It is a common misconception that the main way your details can get into the wrong hands is via your own computer being hacked. However, the reality is that in this day and age, the safety of our personal information is completely outside of our control. While it’s true that malware and phishing are two very…



Google’s Next Move Against Non-SSL Websites

Sep, 26, 2017 | Business Websites, Community, Online Security | 19 Comments
Google's Next Move Against Non-SSL Websites

If you wish to seek assistance or need some questions answered, feel free to call our sales team on 1300 694 678. From July 1st, Google Chrome 68 will be released which aims to further take the fight to websites that are still running without an SSL certificate, and are therefore insecure. Any sites that do not have SSL Certificates will be prominently marked in the address bar: The purpose of installing an SSL certificate is to encrypt the data travelling between your website and your visitors, ensuring that malicious third-parties can’t get their hands on the sensitive data your customers…



Lava Lamps Encrypt Your Data?!

Aug, 24, 2017 | Cloud Hosting, Online Security | 1 Comment
lava lamps data encryption

Lava lamps, believe it or not, have various uses: they look cool, work great in low light, can keep me occupied for several hours, and can act as a random number generator for data encryption. Ahyup. What the hell are you talking about? In the San Francisco office lobby of renowned cloud network and online security company, CloudFlare, is a wall; but not just any wall–this wall holds 100 lava lamps that have a (not so) secret mission. It may seem like a weird 60s design fetish, but the lava lamp wall is actually used as one of CloudFlare’s many…



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