Prevent Social Engineering in the Workplace!!
if you haven’t updated your website to version 8.0 yet, you should. It came out early this year. There should not be anything in it that would break a site. The first main reason you should update is that support has ALREADY ended for versions 7.1 and 7.2 and and is in the timeline (the clock is running) until support for version 7.3 will also be ended. I updated 4 sites today without a glitch on any of them.
Some of the newer additions are the JIT compiler, which should add a little speed to your site, “union types” which is an interesting coding feature that allows more than 1 type to be used in conjunction, and “attributes” which now allows you to add meta data to a class. Also added are “name arguments”, a “match” expression which is like a super switch element, Constructor properties have also received a “step-up” in the game. There are new return types, and many other fun toys you will like if you are a programmer.
If you are not a programmer, you will just enjoy the added abilities it will give your site for any new code that is written in PHP 8.0, and the updates are likely coming if they are not already here, so you want your back-end to have the necessary tools to comply any new theme or plugin updates that are using it. If you don’t update the code version in your hosting environment, you can’t benefit fully from some of the updates.
If you are not a “techie” but you still want to benefit from this new update, give Everything I.T. a call, and let them safely backup your site and do the upgrade for you, or better yet, consider one of their annual maintenance plans.
It’s not THAT bad, right? We know you will look back on this year at times in the future, and this year was such a struggle for so many. We will look back with affection and remember how IMPORTANT it was to maintain a little light humor during all of it. When we are on the other side looking back, I want to give you a warm feeling.
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yes, Hacking is at an all time high right now, so it’s not a time to be slack on security at all…and being as Zoom is so popular right now, there are really good quality Zoom phishing attempt to get into your system and they are working.
How it works is you get a phishing email saying you ‘missed a scheduled Zoom meeting” that will contain a link that promises a video of the meeting and recording. If you click the link it will take you to a malicious website that dupes a Microsoft Login page, and if you login, guess what, they now have your Microsoft credentials which they can now use to log in to your computer. It is very effective. If you want to read more on how the attack works, read about it in more detail here: Phishing Campaign
The attack is successful because it will appear to have your legitimate information…it will have your real name in the email. These are TARGETED attacks usually for certain company employees.
Here is another article on ZOOMBOMBING which is an entirely different Zoom hack…read about that one also.
If you do get hacked, you can get a hold of us, and we can clean up your system pretty thoroughly. I’ve done 3 people in the last week, so don’t feel like you are the only one. These guys are sitting around in lockdown/quarantine with nothing better to do than improve their hacking skills, and wreak havoc. Don’t give them an open door, lock it down folks. 🙂