Firefox is Stepping Up its Blocking Game

Mozilla turned the blocking of third-party tracking cookies on by default this week with the launch of Firefox 69. Although the function has been available since October’s Firefox 63, this week’s build is the first to enable the function by default, even for present customers who’re simply upgrading. Tracker blocking Mozilla is clearly not done […]

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Firefox 69 By Default Blocks Third-Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptominers

In June this year, Mozilla enabled the Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) setting by default only for its new users who downloaded a fresh copy of firefox. Leaving old users with options to either enable the new feature manually or wait for the company to activate it for all users. Finally, the wait is over.   With […]

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Google Starts Penalizing Domain Leasing

A while back Google officially posted on Twitter about sites that lease out its own subdomains.  Google said “We’ve been asked if third-parties can host content in subdomains or subfolders of another’s domain. It’s not against our guidelines. But as the practice has grown, our systems are being improved to better know when such content […]

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Massive Security Breach on Website Passwords have Surfaced Online

Google alerts users that billions of passwords and hundreds of thousands of username and password combinations have been hacked. In February of this year, Google launched a new Password Checkup Extension for Chrome. Warning sign appears every time you log into a website using one of over 4 billion usernames and passwords that have already […]

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Google Has Started Removing FTP Support From Chrome

Google Chrome developers are taking steps to remove support for fetching document subresources over FTP and rendering of top level FTP resources. Currently navigating to FTP URLs result in showing a directory listing or a download depending on the type of resource. FTP Deprecation Timeline Chrome 78: Start of FTP deprecation. Chrome 80 (Q1 2020): […]

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WordPress security update

On June 26 there was a report from RIPS Technologies who reported that any WordPress version, including the then current 4.9.6 version allows any logged-in user with an Author role or higher to delete files on the server. In a standard WordPress installation any user with a role of Author or higher has the ability […]

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Experimental HTTPS: Let’s Encrypt

As we wrote earlier in our newsletters, browsers show a “not secure” warning when visiting unencrypted (non https) forms, eg. when you login to your wordpress wp-admin/ panel, and those warnings will be expanded in the future, which may scare your visitors. This is why we have started a trial with a basic SSL service, which we’ll provide […]

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WordPress Vulnerability Scanner

If you have many websites and develop a lot, it is easy to accidentally forget about that “testing” directory, or to forget to configure updates for a website. But that is how most websites get compromised. To prevent your WordPress website from being compromised by hackers or malware, we have created security software that is […]

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Subdomains

We added a new option*, that allows you to install a subdomain with the click of a button. Select your domain and select subdomains in the main menu. We look forward to your feedback on Twitter @henselhosting or support@hensel.nl Do you miss some functionality, please tell us via the Feedback tab on the side of […]

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