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15 Common Website Security Myths

Over the years, I’ve heard lots of Website Security Myths. So, here’s a list of some of the top Small business Website Security misconceptions. Myth #1 – My business is too small, it won’t get hacked. Of all the website security myths I hear, this one is the most common from small businesses. Hackers don’t…

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Upgrade PHP & Website Security in 2018

At Digital Canvas we talk a lot about security, PHP and web applications. With vulnerabilities, hacks, and cyber-crime on the rise in 2017, it seemed nothing was safe. Likely this trend will continue into 2018 and beyond as hackers are exploiting open source software faster and more efficiently. So, let’s talk about how to keep…

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Non-HTTPS Sites Flagged as “Not Secure” in 2017

#movingtoHTTPS #SSLeverywhere Browsers and search engines have been advocating SSL (https) for websites for some time, and they have been slowly making small strides to steer developers and users toward https. Chrome announced another step in this direction with the latest upcoming browser release, version 56, in January 2017. What’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS? HTTP is…

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Open Source is Not Free

There is a misconception about open source software. Although open source software like WordPress or Drupal may be downloaded for free or have a “one-click-install”, open source is not free. Other than the author’s rights and ownership, many don’t understand the costs associated with open source software. While there is no direct cost for the software,…

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What to do about PHP update

If you own a website there is a good chance it may be running PHP. PHP is a common language for building websites. PHP releases regular updates that include changes, and security fixes. A PHP update is required to make sure the site is running smoothly. Critical web applications may not work as expected or…

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