The Worst Hack Ever Just Got Worse

This month’s issue of the Portal is all about the giant hack of the Office of Personnel Management’s files. Anyone who has applied for a government security clearance since 2000 – or is a close relative or friend of someone who did – should definitely read...

Shhh! Google Might Be Listening…

Anyone who harbors suspicions of what the search engine giant might be up was given good reason to be even more alarmed recently. Google has been accused of eavesdropping on users of its Chromium browsers. Some people noticed that the browser would download modules...
Stop Worrying About Your WordPress Site

Stop Worrying About Your WordPress Site

Here at SWCP, we love WordPress, the planet’s most popular and versatile open-source blogging and Content Management System. This very blog is a WordPress site, our Basic Web-Hosting package is tailored to support WordPress websites, and we even hold frequent...

Beware Pop-up Survey Scams

Pop-up ads are generally merely annoying, but some can actually pose a threat. Of course, it’s the worst that try the hardest to make themselves look legitimate and helpful. You might find yourself faced with one that purports to be a survey of Internet...

Superfish Troubles Continue

The March 2015 Portal just came out. It’s all about Superfish, adware preinstalled on certain Lenovo laptops, supposedly to enhance user choices and options while shopping. But the software breaks the basic protections embedded in TLS and the digital certificate...