USA Department of Defense: Detecting Agile BS

Posted by on 4 Nov 2018 in All Articles, Skills and Learning, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

The USA’s Department of Defense has a Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity (CS) Program to safeguard information. Under the DIB CS Program, DoD and DIB participants share cyber threat information. In October, the group released a detailed guide on one of our favourite topics, Agile software development. Agile software development is an approach where ‘requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of...

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Google Chrome breaks the world-wide-web – www and m subdomain hidden in address bar

Posted by on 9 Sep 2018 in All Articles, Security, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

Google Chrome has recently made the unpopular move to fundamentally change how URLs are shown in the browser. In almost all browsers (except Safari, below), the full URL is shown in the address bar, https protocol and all. However, with version 69 of the Google Chrome browser, a change has been made to attempt to tidy up how URLs are displayed. The method they’ve chosen is to hide the https/http protocol, as well as any ‘www.’...

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WordPress 4.9 – “Tipton”

Posted by on 19 Nov 2017 in All Articles, Software, Technology News | 0 comments

WordPress 4.9 was released a few days ago, with some new features which are likely to cause panic amongst developers and designers, and provide some fantastic new features to users and administrators. The new version, named “Tipton” in honour of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton, is available for download from the WordPress site, or for update in your WordPress dashboard. WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” WordPress 4.9 now offers a brand-new...

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Plan your Upgrade Process

Posted by on 3 Nov 2017 in All Articles, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides | 0 comments

Whilst designing new websites, it’s common to use an off-the-shelf theme as basis for a new site. However, making changes to a theme or plugin can cause problems when it comes to upgrading. When making changes to plugin or theme code, it’s important to be aware that when these plugins or themes are upgraded – your changes will be lost. There are often two very different schools of thought on this. If you’re developing...

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Mozilla Observatory – Test your SSL

Posted by on 24 Oct 2017 in All Articles, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides, Technology News | 0 comments

Mozilla have put together a tool for testing many areas of SSL security. We’ve recently discussed using the free Let’s Encrypt service to secure your site, but it is also important to ensure the security settings are up to date. “While we’d love to say that any site that scores an A+ on the Observatory is perfectly secure, there’s a lot more that goes making a website secure than what we can test.” It may not...

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Keep up with Magento 1.x and 2.x Maintenance

Posted by on 12 Oct 2017 in All Articles, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides | 1 comment

Probably the most tedious part of running a website is the constant maintenance and updates. Continuing our previous post on WordPress, we’ve put together a quick guide of routine checks and changes for both Magento 1.x and 2.x. A poorly maintained website can be a security nightmare, or even impact on your website appearance and search position with potential attacks and spam. Backups Always always keep a backup – but more...

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