Category: Security

It’s time we had a talk about email blacklisting.

We know that email blacklisting drives you crazy. Let’s get down to brass tacks and clarify this situation as much as possible. It does us no favors if you, as a customer who relies on the functionality of our services, believe that this is happening or continuing due to neglectful behavior on our part. That […]

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 9-27-13 edition

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure. Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web […]

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iOS 7 Lock screen vulnerability and how to fix it.

We’ve just come across an interesting article in TUAW about a vulnerability in iOS 7’s lock screen, which will let anyone access your apps without ever needing to unlock your device. If you want to feel like a super-elite hacker, if only for a moment, grab your iOS 7 enabled device (not someone else’s) and […]

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 9-19-13 edition

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure. Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web […]

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Prevent blacklisting: Do these 3 things right now!

The wave of hacked email accounts is hitting some sort of terminal velocity lately. The result of this, as some of you may have seen, is servers ending up on blacklists, which ultimately prevents some of your messages from reaching  the intended recipients. We take every precaution on this end to prevent spam from being […]

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Patty.machighway.com blacklist issues 1/7/2013, 1/8/2013

A customer on the patty.machighway.com server had their email address compromised by a spammer. The spammer then sent several thousand messages out from patty.machighway.com which has caused the server to end up on multiple blacklists. As a result, many of our customers on that server have received bounce-back replies from servers rejecting their messages. Once […]

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How to retrieve your forgotten passwords

At the top of this series of posts about passwords, I encouraged you to “Go ahead and forget your passwords.”  If you followed this sage advice and did in fact forget your passwords, you will find that this leads to an inevitable problem: You’ll have forgotten a password. As much as we’ve trusted our computers […]

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WordPress hacks are becoming more common. Take these steps to protect your site.

I love WordPress. Its ease of use, flexibility, and expandability make it my go-to whenever I’m starting a new site. But just as Voltaire once said (though we’re 80% sure he wasn’t speaking of WordPress): “With great power comes great responsibility.” The power of WordPress has made it one of the most popular web apps on […]

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What makes a strong password?

In my last article, I discussed how and why it’s a good idea to use unique passwords for everything and then advised you to forget those passwords. In that article, I made note that there will be times when you need a memorable password that you don’t want to forget. When that need arises, you’ll […]

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Go ahead and forget your passwords.

I can’t tell you how many frustrated grumbles of “I’ve got too many passwords,” I’ve heard from customers and co-workers in my career. We all know it’s true; We’ve got passwords for our email, our control panel, our client area, our WordPress admin area, and that’s just where your MacHighway web hosting account is concerned. How […]

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