Has your email address been hacked?

Has your email address been hacked?

In January 2019, a massive data breach of 773 million unique email addresses, alongside passwords, was found on a popular hacking forum. These had been gleaned from sites that had been hacked in the past.

 
The importance of choosing a good username

The importance of choosing a good username

Since yesterday a M35 Web Design client website has been subject to a ‘brute force attack’ by a hacker. A brute force attack is an attempt by a hacker to crack passwords, usernames or find hidden web pages, using a trial and error approach.

The hacker is a ‘bot’ (computer), whose sole purpose is to login to a website and cause havoc in whatever way it can. This particular bot is located in Vietnam and has been trying to login to my client’s site since yesterday afternoon, attacking roughly every six minutes.

As I write this it’s still trying to find a way in.

 
Own a business? Own a website? Then you need to read this…

Own a business? Own a website? Then you need to read this…

You may have heard mention of GDPR on the news, and have received numerous emails from companies asking if you still want to hear from them. This is down to a new law on Data Protection and Privacy that comes into effect on 25th May 2018.

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) covers data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union, and gives significantly more rights to the owner of the data (the ‘data subject’) than before. This means greater fines for businesses improperly collecting and using an individual’s data.