Need help with a hacked website?

Nobody wants a hacked website. I’ve been using Wordfence Free Security plugin on several websites for about 6 months now and am very pleased with it and the feedback it offers. I was astounded by the number of hacking attempts thwarted by it on all the websites, especially that 99% were from foreign countries. Below is a recent update from their newsletter:

We shared the details of two high severity vulnerabilties in the Squirrly SEO plugin with the author on Friday. Fixes were released this morning. Check out our blog for the details of the vulnerabilities and what actions to take if you’re running the Squirrly SEO plugin on your website.

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Mark Maunder
Wordfence Founder & CEO

The Wordfence team of security experts will clean the infection, remove malicious content and provide a detailed report of their findings (includes a 1 year Wordfence Premium license). GET HELP.

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You May Not Believe What comScore Traffic Report Reveals About Social Media!

New comScore Traffic Report Underlines the Strength of Facebook, Rise of Snapchat

Social networking now accounts for one in every five minutes spent on the internet. This is one of the many insights outlined in comScore’s ‘2016 Cross-Platform Future in Focus’ whitepaper, which examines overall traffic data and how it relates to a range of web and digital trends. The data’s primarily based on comScore’s MMX Multi-Platform measurement system, which translates de-duplicated audience size numbers, demographic composition and engagement performance across more than 300,000 digital media entities. Using comScore’s wide-ranging data tools, the whitepaper examines the key trends and behaviors driving digital consumption in 2016, including the adoption of social channels and mobile devices, and how those advances are re-shaping our wider communications landscape.

And as noted, one of the key findings in relation to social, specifically, is that one in every five minutes spent online is now dedicated to social networking, with messaging also one of the top elements in that mix.

See more at: http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/new-comscore-traffic-report-underlines-strength-facebook-rise-snapchat#sthash.lbtjIOeC.dpuf – See more at: http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-networks/new-comscore-traffic-report-underlines-strength-facebook-rise-snapchat#sthash.lbtjIOeC.dpuf

Beware – A New Breed of Con Artists

Today’s scammers are on the phone, at your door and online. Here’s how to fend them off (article by Joe Kita, AARP Bulletin, January/February 2016) “Tech support” just might be the biggest consumer scam in the U.S. right now. According to … Continue reading