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Wordpress Security Update

KC Jan 16

Does your website runs on an open source Content Management System (CMS) such as Wordpress? Wordpress has a new update, WordPress 4.7.1. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

WordPress versions 4.7 and earlier are affected by some security issues

* Remote code execution in PHPMailer
* The REST API exposed user data for all users who had authored a post of a public post type.
* Cross-site scripting via the plugin name or version header on update-core.php.
* Cross-site request forgery bypass via uploading a Flash file.
* Cross-site scripting via theme name fallback.
* Post via email checks if default settings aren’t changed.
* A cross-site request forgery was discovered in the accessibility mode of widget editing.
* Weak cryptographic security for multisite activation key.

In addition to the security issues, WordPress 4.7.1 fixes 62 bugs from 4.7.

To learn more click here.

Pacific Sun Best of Marin 2017 Readers' Poll

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Marin County is amazing! Thriving art, theater, film and music events, a great food scene, spectacular natural beauty, and much more.
We invite you to join the 2017 "Best of Marin" online readers’ poll. Tell us what you love about Marin County!

Happy voting!

Voting rules:

  • Complete at least 20 votes of the ballot for inclusion in the poll
  • Ballots are confidential, but you may be contacted to confirm your vote
  • Only one entry per person is permitted
  • Pacific Sun staff members, contributors, advertisers and their families may vote
  • Deadline for online ballots is February 28 at 5 PM.

Vote Here!

 

January 10 is the Next Marin Green Drinks

Marin Green Drinks January

Mark your calendars for the first Marin Green Drinks of the year on Tuesday January 10, 2017. Our guest speaker is Joan Murray of Clean Marin who will talk about Keeping Marin Clean.

Marin Green Drinks is a free business mixer held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Lotus Cuisine of India in downtown San Rafael from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Relax, mingle and network with people living and working as green as we can. See you there!

Security Reminder: Update Your PASSWORDS!

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What happens at least once or twice a year? If you're serious about security then the answer is a PASSWORD UPDATE!

At Kahl Consultants we strive to take security seriously. Secure passwords are vital for email and online accounts.

Cracking a password? That's so easy when your password is only a name or word plus a few numbers.

Please update your passwords NOW using our password tips:

PASSWORD TIPS

1. Use at least 8 characters.
2. Use upper and lower case letters.
3. Use number as well.
4. DO NOT use common names or words found in dictionaries.
5. Mix in non-numeric, non-alphabetic characters if allowed
    (such as: ! @ # $ % & and so on)
6. Emails are NOT secure, DO NOT send any passwords via email.
7. Write all your passwords down or use a password manager.

We recommend using an open source password manager such as KeePass.

How do you change your website login password? Log in to your Control Panel to update your passwords.

If your website is hosted by Kahl Consultants you may ask us for assistance.

Learn more here.


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