How to Detect and Stay Safe From Internet Fraud and Related Crime

In case you underestimate the monumental fraud committed by cyber criminals and the consequential loss associated, these statistics should force a rethink and compel you to take the suggestions we have documented in this post more seriously. In 2022, Americans reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a record $3.56 billion lost to online fraud in the first six months of the year. Computerweekly reports an incredible global loss of $1 trillion annually to cyber crime. Scam and phishing crimes hit a 438 percent increase in Kenya and 178 percent increase in Nigeria according to a report by the Nigerian Business Day . According to a report by Statistica e-commerce losses to online payment fraud were estimated at 41 billion U.S. dollars globally in [...]

A Step-by-Step Guide to WordPress Security

WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular content management system (CMS) used for website creation today. According to W3techs reports , WordPress powers 63.7 percent of websites built with content management systems. Hubspot reports that WordPress powers 43.2% of all websites on the internet today. Staggering reports of popularity these are. But it also indicates that a vulnerability in WordPress could significantly break the internet and create unprecedented losses for businesses and website owners. Given this popularity rating, it is no surprise that WordPress has been the target of website attackers and scammers around the world. Being able to exploit a WordPress vulnerability puts a lot of businesses in danger and for whatever reasons, attackers who succeed [...]

A Detailed Guide to Safe Joomla Website Updating

We have done a couple of tutorials on how you can and should update your website including Joomla . But this is a bit more comprehensive, simplified and practical. Written based on our wealth of experience in working with Joomla websites and website administrators, we have put together this very safe, simple and practical guide to Joomla website updating. Why You Need to Update Your Joomla Website If you are a bit familiar with content management systems (CMSs), you would have often heard of new version updates and may be, would have been prompted with messages requesting update to a recent version. Some of these updates are security patches while others can be feature releases. Here are some of the most critical reasons you should take those messages [...]

How to Protect Vital Data During Online Transactions

Online security is vital for every transaction. It is important to protect some personal and vital data and give users the assurances of security and privacy of their information during transactions. The critical vital data that should be protected include: Privacy information Credit card information Saved password   Tips From Fidelity Bank Fidelity Bank Plc provides some clues to protect online shoppers. The bank suggests that shoppers should be guided by the following: Avoid clicking on links or attachments from unsolicited or suspicious emails as such links or attachments when clicked, may expose your confidential banking data to theft. Do npt supply your confidential information such as PIN, password, soft [...]

14 Security Extensions to Protect Joomla Website

Website security is extremely important and not giving it the right attention can affect your website in several ways. Many of us are aware of extreme cases of hacks which defaces a website but we may not be so conversant with how an exploitation could distribute malware through your websites and embark on email spamming campaigns and phishing through your websites without your consent. Poor security configurations can also cause brute force attacks and high load issues which web hosts frown at very seriously and could punish in several ways including a permanent suspension.   Further reading: How to Protect Your Website From Hackers How to Prevent an Exploitation of Your Website by An Attacker Website [...]

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