UK Gov sites hijacked by Cryptominer, and Subresource Integrity

Posted by on 12 Feb 2018 in All Articles, News, Security, Skills and Learning, Technical Guides, Technology News | 0 comments

Over the weekend, thousands of websites around the world, including the UK’s NHS and ICO and the US Government Court system, were compromised, and caused visitors to mine crypto-coins – generating money for the miscreants. These sites were using a popular plugin called Browsealoud. Their support software “adds speech, reading, and translation to websites facilitating access and participation for people with Dyslexia, Low...

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State of the Web – Autoplaying Audio and Video

Posted by on 3 Jan 2018 in All Articles, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Skills and Learning, Technical Guides, Technology News | 0 comments

It’s an ongoing debate – users do not like videos to autoplay (apart from YouTube), and designers want their website to feature their video and audio immediately on visiting the page. In the distant past, this has often been ‘solved’ by using Adobe Flash to play videos. Browsers soon caught up to this madness, and added ‘click to play’, forcing users to click to view Adobe Flash players. Since the replacement...

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Which Payment Gateway

Posted by on 2 Dec 2017 in All Articles, Marketing, Skills and Learning, Technical Guides, Technology News | 0 comments

Often, the choice of which payment provider to use is a case of which offers the lowest cost, or which offers the functionality that’s required for your business. Once past these limitations, many payment providers are the same; offering either an on-page or external redirection site to take payment, and returning a secure callback to verify that payment has been taken. Some of the best payment providers are simply because of their new...

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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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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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.uk Domain Names – register before June 2019

Posted by on 14 Sep 2017 in All Articles, News, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Skills and Learning, Technology News | 0 comments

If you already own a domain name, you may be able to register the .uk version – but make sure you do so before June 2019. After this time, anyone can register these domains and compete with your business. This means that if you already own, you may be able to also register Who does this affect? In 10 June 2014, Nominet (the UK domain registrar) launched the new shorter, sharper domain name .uk into our UK domain...

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