WORDPRESS VERSION 4.9 UPDATE RELEASED
Be sure to update your WordPress sites and keep them secure. (and get all the wonderful additional features they add in major version releases). Today version 4.9, nick-named “Tipton” was released. It has a lot of new features, new widgets, a lot of customizer improvements, coding enhancements, and much more, GO READ ABOUT IT if you are interested. It is sitting there on your dashboard, waiting for you to run the update, so take the 5 minutes and go do it. Don’t forget to backup both the files and the database first, so if something on your site for some reason is not compatible, you can restore it to the prior configuration.
If you need any help, Everything I.T. has wonderfully affordable WordPress annual maintenance packages that cover updating and backups, and in some cases restoration from a successful hack. (If someone hacks your site, we’ll put it back for you, a feature of the advanced maintenance package) We can also install SSL on your site for around $75, and we also have a full security configuration as well that covers putting a firewall, setting blocking of known blacklists, and about 30 other deterrent features that are wonderful, and entirely worth the price. CALL TODAY!
Today is BLACK MONDAY: WiFi is No Longer Secure”
Today is being called “Black Monday” in many information security circles. We have had a major Wi-Fi vulnerability announced that affects absolutely every device that supports Wi-Fi. The vulnerability allows attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. A second vulnerability has also emerged today. This is a bad day for security.
There is a lot of very technical information, which most of you won’t understand, but if you techies want to read the full article, WordFence wrote it much better than I ever could. You can catch that post here: WORDFENCE WPA2 ENCRYPTION CRACKED!
Just to show you how quickly a hacker can now get onto a wifi network, and get passwords, and much, much more, I’ll add the Video here so you don’t have to click to watch the video.
I will follow up this post, as soon as I learn how to secure wifi again. As it is, everyone is using WPA2, it was supposed to be the unbreakable security method. But I’m sure they will tell us quickly how to block these kind of attacks, and I will pass it on to you as soon as I find out myself. (because information should be shared)
Update, or better yet, uninstall CCLeaner now. In August, there was a backdoor discovered in the free registry cleaner. To read the full article, visit Acronis here: CCleanerBackDoorFound
YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts – Windows
A valuable table of video shortcut keys. Ever want to pause that video at a certain spot, and can’t get the mouse fast enough? This is better!
||spacebar, or “k”/td>
|rewind 5 seconds
|rewind 10 seconds
|advance 5 seconds
|advance 10 seconds
||“l” (little ‘L’ )
|skip to a division of video (middle, 1/4, etc)
||numbers 1-9; 5=.5=50% or half-way
(top, not 10-key pad)
||zero (top, not 10-key pad)
||f / Esc
|go to beginning/end
||HOME / END
||Shift+> or Shift+.
||Shift+< or Shift+,
|adv. 1 frame (when paused)
|back 1 frame
|prev vid in playlist
||shift + p
||shift + n
Today I was cleaning out some stuff, and I found an old camera SD card with a bunch of old photos on it. This is just one image that shows how long I’ve been repairing computers and other electronics…and how much LESS junk I accumulate now that things are shrinking in size, and BOY am I GRATEFUL! And notice all the USPS boxes I used to have to hang on to to ship leftovers I sold on eBay. I stopped that a long time ago also.
I’m glad I don’t need all this space any more.