Security firm Sucuri says they have already seen a large number of hacking attacks on the WordPress CMS platform. In its very first Website Hacked Report, compiled statistics of these hacking investigations. Most of these websites were running on the WordPress CMS platform for the past six years.
Media Temple, a company owned GoDaddy has announced that they are now offering new enterprise-level WordPress hosting plans. On its official website, GoDaddy’s company explained its new business concept with two new plans and services. The base package starts around $2,500.
The enterprise web hosting solutions would be powered by WordPress and Amazon Web Services. The company explained that they hope this new strategy would attract more enterprise businesses. [Read more…]
Iran has began a crackdown on social media usage with the recent arrests of several fashion models. Tehran’s top leader has declared war on those who share un-Islamic thoughts on the Internet.
Eight women were arrested after publishing photos of themselves without wearing the traditional hijab headscarf on Instagram. The manager of a popular Persian fashion blog was also arrested. Mehdi Butorabi is the founder of the site that has been described as the “Iranian equivalent of the Blogger web publishing tool. [Read more…]
The owners of WordPress have scored a huge win for their blogging service. WordPress’ parent company, Automattic has acquired the .blog domain. While details are still being finalized, the company explained the deal in a recent post.
“Automattic — the parent company of WordPress.com — secured the rights to oversee and operate the sale and registration of .blog domains, a new and never-before available top-level domain. You’ll be able to purchase a .blog domain at WordPress.com or through our partner domain name registrars. And again, the .blog domain will be available to everyone, regardless of what kind of site you have or who hosts it.” [Read more…]
It is a “new low” for the Thailand government, as the mother of a pro-democracy activist is facing a hefty prison sentence for simply replying to Facebook message. Patnaree Chankij is the 40-year-old mother of Sirawith Seritiwat, a leading student activist. Seritiwat is currently on bail for participating in a banned protest and has kept distance from his mother’s case.
Chankij’s accused crime is laughable to the rest of the world. She is being tried by a military court under Thailand’s strict lèse-majesté law. These strict rules make it a very serious crime to insult the country’s king, queen or crown prince. Since the military has taken power in 2014, many have been prosecuted for simply disagreeing with the leader. [Read more…]
Millions were put at risk when a Russian hacker leaked a huge database of login credential for Google Yahoo and Microsoft accounts. While it is definitely time to change your passwords anyways, is it really possible that you will be affected?
According to security research firm, Hold Security, a database containing information for more than 272 million victims was handed over to them. These passwords came from a variety of email providers, from Google to Russia’s most popular email service, Mail.ru. Hacks like this might happen quite often, but it was how Hold Security acquired the information that has the web buzzing. [Read more…]
An Australian man has come forth as the person behind Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by Bitcoin’s creator. Craig Wright claims that he was the one who created the popular crypto-currency.
Soon after his revelation, a prominent Bitcoin expert wrote extensively that he believed Wright’s claim. Gavin Andresen is the chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation and wrote that he was “convinced beyond a reasonable doubt.” Andresen also described about how he had witnessed Dr. Wright using tools, such as cryptographic keys that “only Satoshi should possess.” [Read more…]
A popular WordPress theme company is warning customers after several of their files and databases were compromised by a recent hacking. Templatic wrote to customers yesterday that their website was the target of a hacking attack. It appears that whoever is responsible for the hacking is now demanding a ransom from the company’s owner.
Doctors Without Borders is a non-profit organization that provides life-saving medical services around the world. Unfortunately, they face many difficulties during their overseas missions, such as rising medical costs and lack of existing treatment options. As the organization looks to raise funds to continue saving lives, Doctors Without Borders has teamed up with several music companies and streaming services. [Read more…]
Snake is a classic game that many remember playing at one point in their life. The concept is easy. Carefully maneuver the snake around the screen while gobbling up randomly appearing dots. As the snake consumes more dots, it grows longer, making it difficult to navigate without colliding with itself. Despite the simple idea, the game was a instant hit and is remembered as a classic. In fact, in a time before smartphones, having Snake on your phone was a big deal. [Read more…]