Our WYNCHCO Blog is written for customers and Joomla! users across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.
Keep yourself up to speed with the latest web security threats
Hardly a week goes by without hearing of a serious security vulnerability which threatens to compromise this or that app, email client, web browser, website or operating system.
So it is tempting to stick your head in the sand, look away and just hope for the best.
Tempting yes. Sound? No.
Subscribe to The Hacker News newsletter for timely prompts to check your device or whatever isn't at risk.
See link below.
World Backup Day 2020
Recent events underscore the importance of RESILIENCE, the ability to cope when faced with a crisis.
One kind of crisis experienced by victims of hackers is the loss of personal data.
Whilst you may be able to quickly and easily change passwords following such an experience, it may not be possible to recover lost data.
Safer Internet Day 2020
11 February 2020 sees the return of this annual event.
If you work with young people or vulnerable adults then you might like to get behind this initiative.
We would also recommend that all parents of children of any age take a look at the resources available at the link below.
Download an information pack and discover how to get involved at the following link.
Ask your hosting company for PHP 7.2
PHP 7.0 reached its end of life in December 2018.
And the developer now only provides support for PHP 7.1 on an as-needed basis in response to critical security issues - until later this year.
On the other hand, PHP 7.2 will be actively supported by the developer until November 2019, and security supported until November 2020.
Joomla! 3.9 CMS is compatible with PHP 7.2.
More reasons to switch to using PHP 7.2
PHP 7.2 provides a significant performance boost for Joomla! websites:
- Improved performance, including page load speed.
- Significant reduction in memory usage, meaning more users can be served at any one time.
Need help gearing up for GDPR?
GDPR: General Data Protection Regulations
Last month I posed the question "How might GDPR affect any business or organisation?".
I also recommended that small business owners learn from how larger organisations are adopting the new privacy regulations.
To this end I have been monitoring the plethora of GDPR related emails arriving in my inbox from suppliers and service providers over the past few weeks.
I recommend that you read the blog post by Richard Grey (FreeAgent) and then take a look at their GDPR Policy Statement.
Read on to see the links:
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