Category Archives: Website Security

Heartbleed Bug – What You Need To Know

As you may be aware from an ITS email and technology news coverage, there has been an extensive security bug found in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library; this news was made public on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The flaw allows private information, which is normally protected by encryption, to be exposed to attackers. This includes […]

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ALERT: Heartbleed – Internet Encryption Bug

This week, security researchers announced the discovery of an extensive security flaw in OpenSSL, called the Heartbleed Bug. OpenSSL is used by a majority of online services to encrypt data over the internet. Sites like Facebook, Yahoo, and Gmail all leverage OpenSSL to encrypt your data. What is the Heartbleed Bug? In a nutshell, the […]

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New Lynda Video: Web Programming Security

Lynda.Com has released a new course focusing on web programming security. This video is a must for anyone developing online websites and applications. Watch for free with your MyNEU credentials Link to the course: Foundations of Programming: Web Security From the Course Details: Learn about the most important security concerns when developing websites, and what […]

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New WordPress Security Update – 9/13/2013

WordPress released security update 3.6.1 that fixes three newly discovered vulnerabilities in the website framework. WordPress strongly urges users to update today! Important: Backup all your WordPress files and database before any update. To automatically update WordPress: Sign into the Admin Dashboard and select Updates from the left menu Select the button Upgrade Automatically Repeat […]

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Important WordPress 3.5.2 Security Update Available

WordPress has released update 3.5.2 to fix serious security vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to compromise a WordPress installation. WordPress.org and US-CERT recommends that you update your WordPress installation. Important: Backup all your WordPress files and database before any update. To automatically update WordPress: Sign into the Admin Dashboard and select Updates from the […]

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Google helps webmasters with hacked site advice

Google has released a site to help webmasters identity and fix hacked websites. The website provides information, videos, and steps to recover from a hack and to help make sure it does not happen again. Google.Com: Webmasters help for hacked sites Other Information: WordPress 3 – Developing Secure Sites: Lynda.Com Video Protect your WordPress Website […]

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WordPress 3 – Developing Secure Sites: Lynda.Com Video

Information Services is now offering Lynda.Com instructional videos free to the NU community. Simply click the link below and enter your myNEU credentials or go to http://lynda.northeastern.edu and enter your myNEU credentials. This course offers tips on how to secure your WordPress site including: Backing up and restoring your site Implementing strong passwords Fighting comment […]

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Joomla Security

Many popular websites including those at Northeastern are created and managed with Joomla. Joomla is an open source content management system that allows those with little web programming experience to build elegant and complex websites. Installing Joomla is fast and easy; making it secure against web attacks takes some time and attention to detail. Why […]

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