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2 Factor Authentication’s not Sexy or En Vogue but It’s Very, Very Good for You

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in website malware infections, website security | Comments Off on 2 Factor Authentication’s not Sexy or En Vogue but It’s Very, Very Good for You

2 Factor Authentication’s not Sexy or En Vogue but It’s Very, Very Good for You

You may have heard of two-factor authentication but what actually is it, why is it relevant to you and why do I insist you start using it today?  Put simply, two-factor authentication makes it harder for people to unlawfully access your information and manipulate it.  Some sample applications are as follows: Banking If you are paying someone for the first time, you’ll be asked for a code that is sent to your phone. If someone has stolen your banking logins but doesn’t have your phone, they can’t make this transfer...

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Google: Hacked sites increased 32% in 2016

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in website security | Comments Off on Google: Hacked sites increased 32% in 2016

Google: Hacked sites increased 32% in 2016

Google published its State of Website Security in 2016, reporting that there was a 32 percent increase in the number of hacked sites in 2016 compared to 2015. And it was said that the Search Giant doesn’t expect the trend to slow down any time soon.  As always it’s best to take a preventative approach and secure your site rather than dealing with the aftermath. As always it’s best to take a preventative approach and secure your site rather than dealing with the aftermath. To read more about the report, hacks and how Google’s...

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Site speed tactics in a mobile-first world: Why ecommerce brands need to step up their site speed game

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in eCommerce, Mobile websites | Comments Off on Site speed tactics in a mobile-first world: Why ecommerce brands need to step up their site speed game

Site speed tactics in a mobile-first world: Why ecommerce brands need to step up their site speed game

A study of 700 top e-commerce brands found that the majority are underperforming when it comes to optimising their sites for speed.  Given that mobile connections are usually slower than desktop, further delays are felt even more keenly.  And with the Google’s mobile first indexing, page speed becomes a high-value consideration to ensure that visitors convert quickly. If an e-commerce site is making $100,000 per day, a 1-second page delay could potentially cost $2.5 million in lost sales every year, a 7% reduction in your conversion...

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Cybersecurity: Thousands of Hacked Routers Used for WordPress Attacks

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in website security | Comments Off on Cybersecurity: Thousands of Hacked Routers Used for WordPress Attacks

Cybersecurity:  Thousands of Hacked Routers Used for WordPress Attacks

The internet is infected; of that there is no doubt. Every person, every company, every government, every culture, every device—they are all under attack.  The numbers are staggering; cybercrime costed $3 trillion in 2016 and that is only the reported number. The true figure is much higher. No company wants to admit it’s been hacked. Cybersecurity landscape is entirely changing.  Last month, Wordfence noticed that a number of attacks launched and that most were associated with vulnerabilities in the routers from the provider from 27...

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Fake SEO Plugin Used In WordPress Malware Attacks

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in website malware infections, wordpress | Comments Off on Fake SEO Plugin Used In WordPress Malware Attacks

Fake SEO Plugin Used In WordPress Malware Attacks

Malware masquerading itself as an SEO plugin called WP-Base-SEO has infected close to 4,000 WordPress sites in the past three weeks.  Studies show that a disproportionate number of infections are on WordPress installations running an outdated version of the WordPress slideshow plugin, RevSlider.  With an SEO plugin as a mask, the malware creates a back door to the targetted WordPress account.  Let us know immediately if you need assistance with your outdated WP versions and plugins. To know more about how plugins work, click here. Read more...

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Australia’s Crowd Source Funding and What You Need to Know

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in eCommerce, fintech, start ups | Comments Off on Australia’s Crowd Source Funding and What You Need to Know

Australia’s Crowd Source Funding and What You Need to Know

Seen as a remedy for a shortage of finance for small and medium enterprises, Senate has recently passed the bill to allow companies to access crowdsourced funding.   The idea had been introduced back 2015 and recent amendments have highlighted the size and type of companies eligible.  The recent change also includes safeguards to protect investors. Know more about the bill, its trade-offs and how to make it work for you, by clicking this...

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Start Ups – Buddy Australia: How it raised $1.8M pre-revenue

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Industry News, online store | Comments Off on Start Ups – Buddy Australia: How it raised $1.8M pre-revenue

Start Ups – Buddy Australia: How it raised $1.8M pre-revenue

Buddy Australia started from just one idea – that “Most customers are always looking for a saving, even if there is only a dollar difference we always choose the cheapest.” And by watering this seed of thought, Danny Simmons had been able to generate $1.8M pre revenue from 2 investors to build Buddy Australia, a market platform connecting merchants to their customers with money saving deals . Click here to read...

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Is Your Online Store Protected?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in eCommerce, Industry News, website malware infections | Comments Off on Is Your Online Store Protected?

Is Your Online Store Protected?

Researchers caution online shoppers about a malware disguised as a management app for point-of-sale (POS). The niche-targeted malicious app accesses susceptible data from users of a widely known payments terminal. It is targeted at users from China and Mandarin speaking regions. To know more about this threat, read article here.   Designed by...

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Rethinking Retail in Australia

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in eCommerce, Industry News | Comments Off on Rethinking Retail in Australia

Rethinking Retail in Australia

Australian retailers set to adopt innovation to enhance the online shopping experience for their customers and to enjoy increased business. A great in-store experience, ready availability, and convenience for customers are some of the things that Aussie retailers should experiment with. To have some insights on how to adapt to this change in the retail landscape, read the full article here. Designed by...

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Afterpay: Online Purchases via Installment

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in eCommerce, online store | Comments Off on Afterpay: Online Purchases via Installment

Afterpay: Online Purchases via Installment

Afterpay starts partnering with traditional retailers in Australia. You can buy items online and then pay for them in installments using Afterpay. Myer, one of the largest retailers in Australia has entered a two year contract with Afterpay, a move expected to be replicated by more retailers soon. Click here to read the...

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