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What is SEO?

What is SEO? SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the process or technique of improving your website/blog so that it ranks higher in Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs) on Search Engines (SE) like Google, Bing Yahoo, etc., for certain keywords. Typically people focus on appearing…

Is Your Printer Spying On You?

Is Your Printer Spying On You? Did you know that many color laser printers print tiny, nearly invisible yellow dots in a pattern that identifies the printer that printed the output? (photo from Wikipedia) I'm not joking and this isn't something out of some SCI-FI…

WorPress Plugin Updraft and Updraft Plus need to be updated

A new 'vulnerability' has been exposed in Updraft and Updraft Plus. Updraft and Updraft Plus are WordPress plugins that are designed for backing up, restoring and cloning your WordPress installation. It is described as "The world’s most trusted WordPress backup, restore and clone plugin". The…

Gaping Security Hole discovered in WordPress Elementor plugin

Gaping Security Hole discovered in WordPress Elementor plugin To be specific, the vulnerability is in the popular Essential Addons for Elementor plugin for WordPress. This is a premium plugin that is used to add features to the Elementor plugin and the solution to fix is…

Site Of The Month – February 2022 – AverageJoeWeekly.com

Site of The Month - February 2022 - AverageJoeWeekly.com Site of the month is a new feature for our blog where we will feature a Simply Web Services customer and their website. The Simply Web Services team sat down and went through a very long…

Google – “People Also Ask”

Google - "People Also Ask" Also known as Google Answer Box, Featured Questions, Featured Snippets An "answer box" is a Google feature that is usually displayed in a box that tries to answer a question directly, the answer is usually short and concise. Google’s "People…

Phishing Email

Phishing Email Here is a new spin on an old trick. This phishing attacker hopes that you will fall for the warning and click on the link to change your password. "Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies…

53 Plugins and 40 Themes from AccessPress Hacked

53 Plugins and 40 Themes from AccessPress Hacked WordPress admins who use any plugins or themes downloaded from AccessPress are being urged to take action after researchers discovered that backdoors were installed in many of the app maker’s products months ago. The attack was discovered…

Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) – Phishing Email

Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) - Phishing Email Recently there has been a spear-phishing email going around for Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU). The email has been coming from notification@noreply.com and contains a base64 encoded html attachment (Navy Federal Credit Union Attach Form.html). The attachment…

Are You Still Paying for Anti-Virus?

Are You Still Paying for Anti-Virus? I was recently reading this article "Still Paying for Antivirus Software? Experts Say You Probably Don't Need It", where the author is stating that most people really don't need anti-virus software and they really don't need to pay for…