http://www.websitedefender.com/announcements/websitedefender-wordpress-security-plugin-news/scan-blog-wordpress-security-scan/. Securing your WordPress installation is vital, the PHP installation as well as the MySQL database need to be protected. The Website Defender website offers a free service that will scan your website and offer suggestions on how to secure your WordPress installation and any other software that you have installed such as PHPBB. I …

Good Firefox 11.0 setup for safer web browsing. The Firefox web browser truly is a very good and safe browser for everyday use, but with the addition of some extensions, the browsing experience can be made even more secure. Firstly, the Noscript extension is the best and most useful extension for blocking web scripts that …

http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/google-fixes-serious-flaws-chrome-including-critical-safe-browsing-bug-012412. Google have repaired a number of flaws in the Google Chrome web browser, including a serious security flaw. But I would rather use the open source Chromium browser instead of the Chrome alternative, considering the security flaws that have been uncovered. I have written about this issue in the past, and I am not …

These are the cookies stored on my machine that Facebook has stored on my computer without me knowing. This happens because a website has put the Facebook Like button on their page, then Facebook can track you and see what browsing you are doing after you leave your Facebook session. There is a good article …

There is a very useful posting here: http://rationallyparanoid.com/articles/ubuntu-10-lts-security.html That gives many useful tips on how to secure your Ubuntu distribution during installation and how to properly configure it afterwards. There are tips on setting the title-bar buttons back to the right of the window and how to properly re-enable the root user.

A massive cyber attack has struck the IOC, UN and government agencies. IT security firm McAffe has posted a list of 72 organisations that were targeted over a five year period. Including the International Olympic Committee, United Nations and some security firms. There is speculation that China may be behind the attacks, but this has …

China are still using the venerable and dust covered Internet Explorer 6.0 browser even after all of this time, I guess the great firewall of China and the censorship in the communist regime precludes any real advancement in software updates in that country. But Windows XP is ten years old and well past it`s use …

From Slashdot: “A Microsoft executive late Thursday used the furor over Mozilla’s decision to curtail support for Firefox 4 to plead the case for Internet Explorer in the enterprise. ‘I think I speak for everyone on the IE team when I say we’d like the opportunity to win back your business,’ Ari Bixhorn, director of …

http://digiknow.ninemsn.com.au/digitalliving/digitalknowhow/8110823/the-password-problem. After reading this article about the weak passwords that users are still thinking up like ‘password’ for example, it is not surprising that so many Facebook accounts get cracked into and the data used for evil purposes. The users need to wake up and pay more attention to security. I have a very complex …