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WordPress Vulnerability: Hear from a Developer

5.9.2018 by Jenn Granger

Recently we brought you the breaking news story of the new WordPress vulnerability. The flaw was discovered by Sam Thomas, Director of Research, at UKFast’s sister company Secarma and was announced at Black Hat in Las Vegas, as well as the BSides MCR event last month. The vulnerability, which is used within the current WordPress PHP framework, can affect almost 30% of all sites on the web and is not currently being addressed. Watch the full Secarma talk here. But what steps could you take to minimise the risk of a breach to your site? We spoke to UKFast CTO…

The Code For Happiness (and Better Job Prospects)

20.9.2016 by Katherine Kelly

It’s been proven that learning new skills is key to staying happy, and just because we’re not at school any more it doesn’t mean we should stop being curious; learning is – excuse me while I nerd out for a minute…

National Coding Week: A Recipe for Success

21.9.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Welcome to the most important week of your life – it’s National Code Week! Anyone who’s anyone knows that coding – which used to be a cloud of confusion wrapped in a storm of suspicion – is now the Queen…

Learn Code Basics In An Hour

10.11.2014 by Katherine Kelly

I’ve been trying to learn German for the past two years, mostly through the (foolproof) technique of downloading a week’s worth of podcasts and getting my German friend to teach me how to say the numbers 1-10. Whilst, impressively, I…

Beat Cyber Attacks With Prudent Vigilance

6.10.2008 by Mother Superior

An article last week about Princeton University research into the sophistication of cyber attacks reminded me just how important it is for online businesses to take their security seriously. The great strength of the internet is its accessibility but unfortunately…

Things Can Only Get Better

10.5.2006 by Chris N

Hello Earth! When people come to me seeking a deeper understanding of what a web developer does, I usually mumble something about back ends and databases and how it's much more interesting to do than talk about. Well today I…

Who Cares What AJAX Stands For?

3.4.2006 by Chris N

First, let me introduce myself. I'm Chris. I spend my days at UKFast weaving PHP pages from cold hard text, fiddling with brain-blendingly complex SQL queries and dancing the mystical dance of CSS. When I'm not dealing with that triumvirate…

Image Size and Uploading

27.3.2006 by Mother Superior

There's a running debate over in the creative office here today. The Research and Development team are questioning the Design team on the configuration of images for websites. The question is: Should a designer spend time dividing the image into…