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Google Detects More Hacked Sites

Just recently, we heard of the news about the leakage of around 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords. Still so much security issues in the web. Good thing that it was immediately remedied. The issue of security bothers us a lot especially if we are just browsing. Malwares and viruses are just on the lookout and ready to jump in to our computer's system.  Search query hacking According to Google's latest report in the security section of their blog, everyday 12 to 14 million queries show warning to caution the user from sites that are compromised. As reported by USA Today, one research from Blue Coat Security Lab states that those who attack consumers are four times more active when attacking search results as compared to sending spammy/ phishing links through email. The warnings There are actually two types of site warnings – compromised and harmful. “This site may be compromised.” These are the sites that may have been hacked, wherein their contents were already changed and these are aimed at phishing and tricking the other users to provide some of their personal info (e.g. credit card number, etc.). “This site may harm your computer.” For sites that have been detected by the...
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Website Speed - How to Improve Loading Time

For a several years topic related to website speed is very hot. On one hand it is already known that website speed signal is already implemented in Google algorithms and particular page need to respond fast enough to web requests.  On the other hand a visitors that prefer fast pages and not much time waiting when surfing the Internet – statistics shows that fast websites have lower bounce rate and most likely this improve user experience to browse several pages and proceed to order or subscription. Being realistic there are many ways to speed up particular website – from really basic one like image optimization (excellent tool – Yahoo Smush.It and there is also plug-in for WordPress – WP Smush.It) to advanced methods on server side – for example installing additional modules like mod_deflate or mod_pagespeed, which actually require more resources and processor power from the server and of course advanced knowledge. Website template or theme is a factor that shouldn't be underrated, be sure to use light website template. How to check website speed? There are several very useful tools that can help webmasters to determine website speed and discover what exactly is slowing down loading time. All tools below...
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