TalkTalk hack was a SQL injection

The latest news from the BBC and their technical editor Rory Cellan-Jones:- Analysis: Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC technology editor The company first indicated that the “sustained” attack was a DDoS, a distributed denial of service attack where a website is bombarded with waves of traffic. That did not seem to explain the loss of data, and later TalkTalk indicated that there had also been what is known as an SQL injection. This is a technique where hackers gain access to a database by entering instructions in a web form. It is a well known type of attack and there are relatively …

Child themes

As you gain experience and confidence in using WordPress you may want to try new techniques such as theme design and plugin development. Theme design is probaby the one you will start with. You can learn how to create a theme from the ground up but there is a method that has a lower learning curve and provides you with a safety net along the way – that’s child themes. The way it works is that your parent theme will read the css in your style file and prepare the layout. However if it then detects a child theme it …

Mobile friendly websites

You’re aware of the April deadline by Google where they said that after the 21st their rankings would take into account whether your website was mobile friendly or not and if it wasn’t they would downgrade your site. Unfortunately there are still designers who are providing new sites that don’t pass Google’s test. Make sure yours isn’t one of them – Check here