On August 8, wordpress.org was down for a few hours after a Chicago data center outage. During the outage, a user of a password security plugin reported it replaced salt keys with an outage notice, leading to a WSOD on a customer’s site.
In case you were avoiding the web on April Fool’s Day, here’s something that was announced that isn’t a joke: Cloudflare announced Warp, which is a VPN “for people who don’t know what V.P.N. stands for.” Warp automatically adds encryption from your device to the edge of Cloudflare’s network with the free “basic version.” You…
Ashley Rich has written a nice article detailing PHP Encryption Methods for passwords and sensitive data. Each encryption method has multiple algorithms or ciphers to choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Ashley focuses on implementing hashing and secret key encryption.
PrivacyTools.io is a nice hub of information and links with everything from file encryption software, to email solutions, to better securing your operating system. Considering a lot of what we’re seeing nearly every day now, where our communications are at risk of being exposed, this is a helpful website.
Let’s Encrypt is out of beta and WPTavern points out that (according to Mozilla) more than 90% of the certificates are protecting websites that never had encryption before. Let’s Encrypt is a major game changer.
ManageWP announced some big updates to their site management services this morning. The highlights are as follows: A much faster base plugin that uses over 80% less memory than before Increased speeds and codebase for both backups and site cloning functionality Improved encryption standards for backup destination credentials A redesigned dashboard for their website I…
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