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High Severity WPA2 WiFi Vulnerabilities, Dubbed KRACK, Key Reinstalltion Attacks

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:41:13 -0000 · Researchers indicated that a KRACK attack exploits a four-way handshake that is used to establish WPA2 key reinstallation.

Being a Webmaster: Increasingly Difficult

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:34:26 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss the apparent increasing challenges and difficulty of being a webmaster.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK, Windows Store Now Microsoft Store

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:20:03 -0000 · Microsoft developers conference announced a new SDK and a change to the Windows Store branding to become Microsoft Store.

Windows 10 Mobile is No Longer a Priority: Microsoft's Joe Belfiore

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:53:46 -0000 · Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a priority for the company.

Disqus Hackers Got 17.5 Million Emails in 2012

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:51:30 -0000 · Disqus says it has forced reset of all passwords of affected users.

Danny Sullivan joins Google as a "sort of public liaison for search"

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 05:59:38 -0000 · Danny Sullivan joins Google in a public liason role.

How "Direct Traffic" May Be Undermining Your Marketing

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:58:00 -0000 · Are you wasting your marketing efforts?

Yahoo Data Breach Revealed as 3 Billion Accounts

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:12:07 -0000 · Original disclosure was 1 billion accounts.

Google Updates and SERP Changes - October 2017

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:59:00 -0000 · WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.

Share Your Theories on Google SERP Shake Up

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:59:53 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members share their theories on the latest Google SERPs changes.

Google Ends First Click Free Policy for Publishers

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:37:23 -0000 · It'll replace it with what it calls "flexible sampling."

ICANN Postpones KSK Cryptographic Key Rollover

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:17:44 -0000 · A significant number of resolvers used by ISPs and network operators are not fully ready for the change which was due on 11 October 2017.

What's Changed From Being a Newbie Web Dev Today as Opposed to a Decade Ago

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:56:22 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members look at the techniques and tricks that worked for newbie web developers a decade ago, and what works now.

Microsoft Becomes a Premium Sponsor of Open Source Initiative

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 03:32:00 -0000 · How the industry has changed, eh!

Google Opens Shopping Ads to Comparisons Services Within Europe

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:32:06 -0000 · It is now confirmed by Google that it's to open its Shopping ads in Europe to Comparison Services businesses.

Twitter Tests Tweets With 280 Characters

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:28:29 -0000 · Twitter is testing longer tweets, 280 character limits, with selected users.

Firefox Quantum 57 in Beta - New Design and Much Faster

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:27:49 -0000 · Firefox Quantum 57 is now in beta and available to download for desktop, android and iOS.

Apple Switches Default Search From Bing to Google for Siri Web Search

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:44:51 -0000 · News just in that Apple is switching from Bing to Google for Siri web searches...

Google Adwords Updating Terms and Conditions

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:53:07 -0000 · Google is making some significant changes to the Adwords Terms and Conditions which gives Google a bit more protection.

Google May Open Up its Ad Space to Competitors

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:01:00 -0000 · Google has offered to open up its ad system to allow rivals to bid against Google to display products above its SERPs.

AWS Now to Start Charging Users By The Second

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:52:00 -0000 · AWS has announced it'll start charging users by the second from October 2, 2017, instead of by the hour.

W3C Publishes EME (Encrypted Media Extensions) as Recommendation

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:45:19 -0000 · The W3C has published EME (Encrypted Media Extensions) as a W3C recommendation.

Apple Ad Blocking Has Upset the Industry

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:18:06 -0000 · Intelligent tracking prevention in iOS 11 has the ad industry upset.

Bluetooth Vulnerability, BlueBorne, Allows Wireless Penetration of Billions of Devices

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:58:29 -0000 · Eight new vulnerabilities allow attackers to take over bluetooth devices that are switched on.

Chrome 66 To Remove Trust For Symantec-issued Certificates Pre June 2016

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:52:57 -0000 · Google has now explained the time line so that webmasters can arrange for a certificate from any trusted authority recognised by Chrome 66.

EU Copyright Proposals are a Concern for European Digital Rights Groups

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:58:42 -0000 · "Copyright remains in flux world wide, but especially in the EU."

Security Breach at Equifax May Affect 143 Million

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:15:18 -0000 · There could be Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses stolen.

LinkedIn Native Advertising Launches Audience Network

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 03:16:00 -0000 · LinkedIn has launched its native advertising network, LinkedIn Audience Network.

Facebook Ad Metrics Questioned by Analyst

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 02:14:00 -0000 · Facebook's ad metrics are being questioned by an analyst and suggests third party verification may be the way forward.

New Google Street View Cameras With Better Resolution

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:13:00 -0000 · Google is rolling out new street view cameras to capture better street imagery.

Google's Gary Illyes says you can't know which links are "deemed critical"

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:13:03 -0000 · Google's Gary Illyes was responding to a question about links.

Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2017

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:40:51 -0000 · WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.

Google AdSense User First Beta Program

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:59:14 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss the Google AdSense User First beta program and invites.

Spambot Harvests 711 million e-mail Addresses to Send Through Legitimate SMTP Servers

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:24:26 -0000 · Large scale malware operation harvests and exposes 711 million email and user details.

Microsoft and Amazon Collaborate over Cortana and Alexa

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:38:05 -0000 · Microsoft has said it's collaborating with Amazon over Alexa and Cortana.

Android Banking Trojan Developers May Have Found a Way Past Google Play Security

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:51:12 -0000 · There's a report that a banking trojan may have a way past Google Play security via a seemingly benign game.

Adware Spreads Via Social Engineering: Facebook Messenger

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:49:45 -0000 · Best to be wary of links.

Brand or Audience First?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:40:04 -0000 · Do you develop for your brand or audience first? Webmasterworld Members review the options and presents ideas.

Be HTTPs by October or Chrome will show "not secure" flag

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0000 · This was first announced in April and now Google is reminding http webmasters that October is quickly approaching.

Google to Run Silent 6-Second Video Previews in SERPs

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:15:00 -0000 · Google is to run silent, six second previews of videos in SERPs.

How Do You Build Webpages?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:50:00 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss how beginners might go about building web pages and sites.

August 2017 AdSense Earnings and Observations

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:02:00 -0000 · WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google AdSense and weather reports.

Where The Internet is Headed

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:09:52 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss the future of the Internet, and look at new technologies, and new opportunities.

Facebook "Watch" Video Could Earn Publishers Up To 55pct

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:50:05 -0000 · Facebook has revamped its video section which allows its partners to earn as much as 55% of the revenue earned.

Google AdSense: Reports of Huge CPC Drops

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:22:33 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss the huge CPC drops in Google AdSsense, and what might be causing it.

Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2017

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:16:10 -0000 · WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.

Google Quality Rater Guidelines Updated July 27, 2017

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:50:22 -0000 · Google has updated its Quality Rater Guidelines again, dated July 27, 2017.

Facebook Will Boost Rank of Faster Loading Pages In The Newsfeed

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:56:43 -0000 · Facebook will apply a higher ranking for faster loading pages.

Being a Webmaster

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:47:58 -0000 · WebmasterWorld members discuss what is it that a webmaster does, and why have a website? How do you get started?

Google Image Search on Mobile Now With Badges

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:44:55 -0000 · Google's images search for the web and in the Android app now shows badges on images.

Google's Shopper Tracking Attracts Complaint to FTC

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:40:05 -0000 · Google's plan to track and connect bricks and mortar purchases to online advertising has attracted a complaint to the FTC over privacy concerns.

Web Development Success is Often Built on the Lessons of Webdev Fails

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:46:19 -0000 · If you're new to web development the content of this thread could give you a head start. If you're experienced, let's hear your contributions: We were all beginners once upon a time.

Authorized Digital Sellers, Ads.txt, Authorized to Sell Their Digital Inventory

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:40:54 -0000 · "Ads.txt is a simple, flexible, and secure method for publishers and distributors to declare who is authorized to sell their inventory, improving transparency for programmatic buyers." Google has been running tests on this, and it should go some way towards tackling fraud.

It's official: Adobe to kill Flash Player, end support by 2020

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:55:54 -0000 · It's official, Adobe to end support for Flash.

WordPress: Vulnerability Scanners WPScan, WPSeku

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:37:41 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss WordPress vulnerability scanners, WPScan and WPSeku.

Google AdSense: No More Pop-Up and Pop Under - New Rule

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:54:19 -0000 · Google has clarified a rule confirming that AdSense on pop-ups and pop-unders is forbidden.

GSC July 13-14 Decrease in Average Positions is a Reporting Change... Not a Rankings Drop

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:50:05 -0000 · "If this was Google Search Console data, the reported drop in average positions doesn't necessarily mean that your rankings have fallen."

Report: Facebook to Test Subscription News Service

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:04:02 -0000 · Reports suggest a limited test of a news paywall at Facebook.

Google Search App Gets Algorithmic News Feed

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:36:11 -0000 · Google's Android and iOS app now has an algorithmic news feed which shows more of your interests the more it's used.

What would you do if Google SERPs just disappeared

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:01:26 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss alternatives to Google traffic.

Twitter Adds Advanced Filter Settings With Better Mute Controls

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:09:29 -0000 · Twitter has expanded the advanced filter settings to give users better control over mute settings.

Most of Your Website Traffic is Not Human

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:50:21 -0000 · "It's a disappointing but eye-opening statistic that most of the traffic to our websites is not from actual people." WebmasterWorld Members compare statistics and reveal surprising traffic levels.

Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2017

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:43:50 -0000 · WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.

Google AdSense New Native Ads

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:27:36 -0000 · Google AdSense has launched new native ads for "In-feed, In-article, and Matched content.

Are you ready for the Mobile-First Index?

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:53:02 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss the site preparation required in advance of the Mobile-First index.

Germany Passes NetzDG Law: Illegal Content Must be Deleted in 24hrs

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:06:19 -0000 · Germany has passed the NetzDG law which requires sites, such as Facebook and YouTube, and other sites with more than 2 million users, to take down illegal content within 24-hours, or face fines up to Euros 50 million.

Canadian Court Rules Google Must Delete Pirated Products from SERPs Worldwide

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:36:49 -0000 · The Supreme Court of Canada has made a ruling that pirated products in Google SERPs must be deleted, not just in Canada, but World-wide.

Facebook Milestone, 2 Billion Users

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:43:59 -0000 · Phenomenal numbers on one platform!

Google News Makeover for Desktop

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:42:14 -0000 · Google has redesigned Google News for desktop which it claims is better for readability.

Google Fined $2.7 Billion Over Antitrust for Comparison Shopping Service

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:21:30 -0000 · The European Commission has fined Google Euros 2.42 billion ($2.7 billion) for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service.

Facebook Shifts Core Mission to Put New Emphasis on Groups

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:55:12 -0000 · Facebook made a number of announcements describing a rethinking of the company's core mission, and a new emphasis on Facebook Groups.

"Stack Clash" Privilege Escalation Bug in Unix Operating Systems

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:17 -0000 · Linux, OpenBSD and FreeBSD are all vulnerable.

Firefox 54, Faster, Less Resources

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:13:45 -0000 · Will Firefox 54 catch up with other browsers with this latest release?

Snapchat Now Offers Self-Serve Advertising With Snap Publisher Tool

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:33:38 -0000 · Snapchat announces it's own self-publishing ad tool.

Instagram Clamps Down on Bots and The Companies Running Them

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:57:00 -0000 · Facebook's Instagram has clamped down on the companies with bots that automatically generate followers with the objective of enhancing a profile.

Bing Image Search Removal Seems Slow

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:57:26 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss to apparent slowness to get images removed from Bing Image Search.

Upgrade to HTTPS - Use Relative vs. Absolute Links

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0000 · WebmasterWorld Members discuss absolute or Relative links for HTTPS


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