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New Confidently Clean Hacked Site Workshop Date!

New Confidently Clean Hacked Site Workshop Date!

Live Workshop 16th July 2024

WordPress

Tim is launching a new Confidently Clean a Hacked WordPress Website workshop on July 16th 2024. Find out all the details and why you need to be there.

When Memes Go Bad

When Memes Go Bad

WordPress Security Storytime

Events and Talks | Security | WordPress

Are you sitting comfortably then join me for a Scary WordPress Security story.
Follow the woes of Joe, as a meme generator take out an entire hosting company.
Would you get caught out too?

The curious case of the funny admin

The curious case of the funny admin

Uncover the Hidden Threat

DevOps | Security | WordPress

Ever had that unsettling feeling that something’s not right, but can’t put your finger on it? Discover how Tim, worked through the case of a compromised site.

Tailscale & Caddy for better admin security

Tailscale & Caddy for better admin security

We did DNS and survived

DevOps | Security

Securing a web app admin area, by combining Tailscale with MagicDNS split DNS feature, Systemd-resolved and Caddy.

Is this thing on?

Is this thing on?

Quick update from Tim

General

It’s been so long since I have updated people on what I am up to. So I thought it would be simpler to write a quick post. That was in March… Well maybe I should post it!

Humans Get Hit by Buses

Humans Get Hit by Buses

Embrace Automatic Updates

DevOps | Security | WordPress

Automatic updates don’t need to be feared both in terms of their reliability and their jobs they are a tool and one you should embrace.

Lessons learnt migrating from Mailchimp to Buttondown

Lessons learnt migrating from Mailchimp to Buttondown

Security

Tim takes a look at why migrating mail providers are always interesting even if you are a supposeded “pro”

Blog like a confused Hacker (2020-2021 Edition)

Blog like a confused Hacker (2020-2021 Edition)

WordPress

Tim takes a look at how you can build WordPress static sites, with just PHP, no Apache or MySQL in sight.

Has your host got Ransomware?

Has your host got Ransomware?

Security | WordPress

Tim takes a look at the recent Ransomware attack on a popular host and asks could it happen to you? Are you prepared and what steps can you take to mitigate such thing?

Hammering Ross’ site!

Hammering Ross’ site!

General

There are times where its genuinely quicker to write your own solution then look for alterantives. But is this one of those times?

Rebuilding trust in Automatic Updates

Rebuilding trust in Automatic Updates

WordPress

With automatic updates for major releases coming to WordPress core is it time for Tim to retire?

Installing PHP and other languages with ASDF on MacOS Catalina

Installing PHP and other languages with ASDF on MacOS Catalina

DevOps | General | WordPress

Tim digs into the fun world of using a version manager to get his multiple versions of PHP under control.