Apple Targeted in $50 Million Ransomware Hack of Supplier Quanta

As Apple Inc. was revealing its newest line of iPads and flashy new iMacs on Tuesday, one of its primary suppliers was enduring a ransomware attack from a Russian operator claiming to have stolen blueprints of the U.S. company’s latest products. The ransomware group REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, published a blog on its darkweb site early onContinue reading “Apple Targeted in $50 Million Ransomware Hack of Supplier Quanta”

Speed Link Building: Google Says It Doesn’t Count Links Like That But…

Google was asked if building links too fast, let’s call it speed link building, is a bad thing. If you get too many links, too fast, is that something that can count against you in Google Search. John Mueller of Google said on Twitter “We don’t count links like that.” The question was “is it possible toContinue reading “Speed Link Building: Google Says It Doesn’t Count Links Like That But…”

Microsoft enables Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 for developers

Microsoft is starting to allow Windows 10 testers to access Linux GUI apps. The first preview of support for GUI applications is available today for Windows Insiders, allowing developers to run GUI editors, tools, and applications to build and test Linux apps. It’s a significant extension for Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), after theContinue reading “Microsoft enables Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 for developers”

Can You Rank High on Google With a Small Website?

Today’s Ask an SEO question comes from Bryan in Ohio. Bryan asks: “I have a six-page website. Is it possible to rank very high on Google?” Hi Bryan, it’s a great question. Yes, you can rank a small website (even a website with only a few pages) high in Google. The largest obstacle with smallerContinue reading “Can You Rank High on Google With a Small Website?”

Brace yourselves. Facebook has a new mega-leak on its hands.

Still smarting from last month’s dump of phone numbers belonging to 500 million Facebook users, the social media giant has a new privacy crisis to contend with: a tool that, on a massive scale, links Facebook accounts with their associated email addresses, even when users choose settings to keep them from being public. A videoContinue reading “Brace yourselves. Facebook has a new mega-leak on its hands.”

Microsoft studied worker brains during endless meetings. The results are stressful.

If you are among the workers who live in fear of the stacked blocks in your Microsoft Outlook calendar detailing back-to-back meetings, this new discovery won’t surprise you, but we still need science to confirm what we all abundantly, anecdotally knew. Microsoft brain wave activity researchers took a look at our minds on back-to-back virtual meetingsContinue reading “Microsoft studied worker brains during endless meetings. The results are stressful.”

Google Page Experience Algorithm Update Launching in Mid-June

Google is pushing back the launch of its Page Experience algorithm update, which will see the Core Web Vitals become ranking signals, to mid-June. Originally scheduled to launch in May, Google’s updated timeframe for the Page Experience update gives site owners at least another month to prepare. Google says in a blog post that theContinue reading “Google Page Experience Algorithm Update Launching in Mid-June”

Hey Google, Do You Have To Optimize Your Whole Website For One Page To Rank Well?

John Mueller of Google was asked another interesting question in this Friday’s SEO hangout. The question was, do you need to optimize your whole website if you only care to have one URL, one page, on that whole website to rank well? The answer was not necessarily but it does help the one page toContinue reading “Hey Google, Do You Have To Optimize Your Whole Website For One Page To Rank Well?”

Malvertisers hacked 120 ad servers to load malicious ads

A malvertising operation known under the codename of Tag Barnakle has breached more than 120 ad servers over the past year and inserted malicious code into legitimate ads that redirected website visitors to sites promoting scams and malware. Security firm Confiant first reported on this campaign last year, in April 2020, when it said it found 60 adContinue reading “Malvertisers hacked 120 ad servers to load malicious ads”

20 security secrets hackers don’t want you to know

Hackers are the bane of our existence. What started as the occasional data breach has turned into thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of scams, ransomware and heinous attacks. Nobody is safe. While anyone could be a victim to hackers, that doesn’t mean you can’t protect yourself. There is an entirely separate market out thereContinue reading “20 security secrets hackers don’t want you to know”

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