March 2014 Entries

WordPress hosting, don’t try this at home, kids!

I’ve given WordPress a bit of a bad rap to various people over the years, however I like to think I’ve done so with good reason – it’s incredibly popular, but has some very bad history in terms of security related statistics. WordPress hosting: Do not try this at home! contains a number of those negative WordPress stats, and makes for interesting reading.   Compromised WordPress blogs were used to host nearly 12,000 phishing sites in February. This represents more than 7% of all phishing attacks blocked during that month, and...

Melbourne IT does it again

I’ve blogged in the past about the terrible Domainz website, and that they’re owned by Melbourne IT who seem to make a lack of security something of a company wide policy. Well, it’s 2014 and it seems that MelbourneIT stores domain passwords in cleartext. Just, wow.

OneNote updates make it look very appealing

I last looked at OneNote quite a while ago, and it didn’t quite take with me. However it looks like now is the time to give it another try. A (free) OSX client on top of the Windows client (which now has revised pricing of its own), syncing to OneDrive, and most importantly, a cloud API. It’s weird, hoping that you like using a piece of software simply because it ticks so many boxes on paper, and yet that’s the situation I find myself in. Would you like to know more? Link: Microsoft launches free OneNote for...

2 Android links, can you see a link between them?

F-Secure: Android accounted for 97% of all mobile malware in 2013, but only 0.1% of those were on Google Play – I guess it’s not so much of a concern if you stick to the Google Play store, however I imagine a lot of people love the “freedom” that Android gives them to grab apps from anywhere. If the stats are correct, that’s a pretty high figure – I wonder why? Oh, maybe because of ecosystem update issues such as: Android KitKat is now rolling out to Samsung Galaxy devices in the US. KitKat was announced quite some time...