MacHighway web hosting now supports 2-factor authentication.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 16, 2014

With the news of yet another mass security breach occurring recently, this time with Google, the importance of having robust login security cannot be overstated.

At MacHighway, we take your account security very seriously. For that reason, we couldn’t be more excited to that you that we’ve now incorporated additional technology which will make it much harder for your important details to become compromised by a malicious hacker or phishing scammer. As of right now, you can add 2-Factor Authentication to your MacHighway Client

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4 Top Security Plugins for WordPress 3.6

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 17, 2013

With it’s high profile and incredible proliferation as a site-building platform, WordPress is a big target for exploitation by hackers and spammers. An out of date plugin or WordPress install, or an admin password guessed through brute-force can turn your amazing site into a breeding ground for spam (both comment and email).

Luckily, you aren’t defenseless in the fight. Many plugins exist to help keep your blog safe, backed up and to notify you of needed security updates. Here are 4

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iOS 7 Lock screen vulnerability and how to fix it.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 19, 2013

We’ve just come across an interesting article in TUAW about a vulnerability in iOS 7’s lock screen, which will let anyone access your apps without ever needing to unlock your device.

If you want to feel like a super-elite hacker, if only for a moment, grab your iOS 7 enabled device (not someone else’s) and go to the lock screen.

With the lock screen active, swipe up to enter the Control Center.
Now, click on the Timer to launch the Timer app.
Double-tap the

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WordPress hacks are becoming more common. Take these steps to protect your site.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on August 24, 2012

I love WordPress. Its ease of use, flexibility, and expandability make it my go-to whenever I’m starting a new site. But just as Voltaire once said (though we’re 80% sure he wasn’t speaking of WordPress):

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

The power of WordPress has made it one of the most popular web apps on the Internet. That popularity has made WordPress a favorite target for hackers. Over the last year we’ve seen WordPress hacks spike aggressively. If you haven’t seriously recognized

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What makes a strong password?

Written by Tyler Jacobson on August 17, 2012

In my last article, I discussed how and why it’s a good idea to use unique passwords for everything and then advised you to forget those passwords. In that article, I made note that there will be times when you need a memorable password that you don’t want to forget.

When that need arises, you’ll want to make sure that not only is your password memorable, but also unique and strong. Read on and I’ll show you how to easily create

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Go ahead and forget your passwords.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on August 9, 2012

I can’t tell you how many frustrated grumbles of “I’ve got too many passwords,” I’ve heard from customers and co-workers in my career. We all know it’s true; We’ve got passwords for our email, our control panel, our client area, our WordPress admin area, and that’s just where your MacHighway web hosting account is concerned. How much stress do we carry by just trying to remember all of the passwords in our lives, not to mention the added irritation when we

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