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Friday, September 2, 2016

Best Webinar Services for Online Meetings

Nowadays most of the people who owning a business use webinar services.Its become essential for those who trains employees in organization, students in a training center even running a workshop.

There are many online resources for webinar services over the internet.Here are the list of webinars that provides different features.

Nowadays most of the people who owning a business use webinar services.Its become essential for those who trains employees in organization, students in a training center even running a workshop.

There are many online resources for webinar services over the internet.Here are the list of webinars that provides different features.

1.Hangouts: Its a free service by google.You can have group video call upto 10 people.You can directly live stream your hangout video chat on youtube channel.You can have text chat during video chat. It is also free service by microsoft.You can have group video call upto 10 people and audio upto 25.You can share pics and files also.It also has premium subscription with additional benefits.
3.WebinarJam: Its a paid service you can have audio/video and text chat with screen sharing.

4.Webinars OnAir: It is built on top of hangouts.All your webinars automatically recorded and stored in private youtube channel.You can keep track of your attendees.

5.AdobeConnect: It available as free trial as well as paid service.It provides high quality audio and video and can be able to record your webinars.

6.GotoWebinar: You can archive recordings and share and provides high quality hd video recording.

7.Cisco Webex: It provides high quality audio and video service including automatic recording.

8.ReadyTalk: It is best for any kind of webinars like audio,video,mobile and web conferences.You can record and share your webinars.

9. JoinMe: It has many good features in free version. We can able to share files, chat and make participants to control your machine. It is free up to 10 participants

Self-Education Resources For Lifelong Learners

Self-education and the embrace of lifelong learning is becoming a critical mindset to navigate our rapidly changing world. Lifelong learning can be a catalyst for earning more money in your career and it can be a gateway to self-employment. Fortunately, the Internet has made it easier than ever to find the right resources to spark your curiosity and learn what you need to know.

In this post, You will find online courses and tools to master new skills, learn languages, find classic books, broaden your mind and interact with other lifelong learners.

Online Courses:

Take online courses from the world’s best Universities. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide video lectures, structured deadlines and interactive learning communities.

Coursera – The largest course platform for free MOOCs . Founded by two former Stanford University professors.

Udacity – Founded by Sebastian Thrun, the creator of the artificial intelligence system behind Google’s self-driving cars. Udacity’s focus is on free MOOCs for improving your knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines.

EdX – A free MOOC platform developed through a partnership between Harvard, MIT and Berkeley. Expanding rapidly.

MIT Open Courseware – This ambitious project launched over a decade ago by MIT makes the course materials used in virtually all of MIT’s courses available on the web for free.

Khan Academy – Salman Khan’s pioneering online academy where you can learn just about any academic subject online for free.

Saylor – Started by serial entrepreneurial and education futurist Michael Saylor. The Saylor Foundation is a non-profit that provides a free University education that includes written exams and University credits for most of your work.

iTunes U – Apple’s iTunes University initiative makes it easy to take courses on your iPhone or iPad wherever you go.

Canvas Network – An open learning network with a growing collection of free online courses. Sign up early for courses, they fill up fast.

FutureLearn – The United Kingdom’s MOOC initiative has over 40 leading Universities offering free online courses.

Udemy – The iTunes of learning new digital skills and training for your career.

    Lectures and Video Learning Websites:

    Get inspired by watching short lectures by the world’s leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and creators.

    TED – With its slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading” the TED Conference (stands for Technology, Education, Design)  features world’s leading academics, teachers and innovators in easily digestible 18-minute lectures.

    YouTube EDU – Google’s YouTube Education channel. Lots of great educational content, lectures and conference talks conveniently organized.

    Do Lectures – Inspiring talks from people who have set out to change the world.

    Solve For X – A forum established by Google to amplify technology-based solutions to radically challenge the world’s problems.

    Big Think – Short videos with important contemporary thinkers, entrepreneurs and scientists talking about their expertise.

    Fora.TV – Constantly expanding collection of videos from the world’s biggest conferences and events.

    @Google Talks – Innovator thinkers and doers visit Googleplex to give inspiring talks that are posted freely online by Google.

    RSA Animate – Engaging, hand-drawn videos that illustrate important issues in the world today.

    Creative Live – Live workshops taught by world class experts. Free if you mark the talks on your schedule and watch the live streams.

    Reddit Lectures – A busy Reddit community for the latest and greatest video lectures.

      Watch Streaming Documentaries:

      Watching documentaries is a great way to relax and learn new things.
      My Mind Expanding Documentaries List – A collection of thought-provoking documentaries that I have collected from across the web.

      My New 2016 Documentaries List – Watch the best new documentaries of 2016 from Vice, PBS Frontline and other streaming websites.

      My Education Documentaries List – Watch the best documentaries on education, creativity and technology.

      My Social Media Documentaries List – Watch documentaries about the rise of the new social media influencers.

        Digital Skills Portfolios:

        With so much informal learning now happening online, your credentials are less important than what you can do with your knowledge. These platforms are developing alternative forms of accreditation that are based on your practical skills and accomplishments.

        Degreed – Trying to jailbreak the college degree by helping your build a digital, lifelong diploma.

        Pathbrite – Collect, organize and share a lifetime of learning and achievement.

        Smarterer – Benchmark your skills and track what you’ve learned through online skill tests.

        Mozilla’s Open Badges – Get recognition for your skills and achievement by earning digital badges.

        LinkedIn – The professional social networking website has become the new social resume.

          Open Educational Resources:

          Access high-quality education textbooks, get your burning questions answered and explore a world of free digital self-education resources.

          Boundless – Disrupting the big textbook publishers by offering textbooks online, for free.

          Textbook Revolution – Free, open source textbooks if that’s how you want to learn.

          Open Textbooks – Browse college textbooks by subject, which are made freely available online.

          Scribd – Amazing library of digital documents on every imaginable subject.

          Slideshare – Learn new things and find information broken down to the essential bits in this incredible library of digital presentations.

          Creative Commons Education – An open source movement to 
          make educational content freely available online.

          Connexions – A global knowledge sharing community that breaks information down into small, easily-digestible chunks.

          Open Study – Ask. Answer. Understand. Get real-time study help in the world’s largest study group.

          Quora – My favorite question and answer community. Find expert and amateur advice on every imaginable topic.

          iTunes Podcasts – I highly recommend browsing the Podcasts on iTunes. So many incredible free audio shows at your fingertips.

            DIY Education Communities:

            Online communities where you can meet other lifelong learners and  build a mastermind community for your own self-education endeavors.

            Uncollege – The Uncollege movement challenges the notion that you need to go to University to get an education. They provide inspiration and resources for alternative educational paths.

            Zero Tuition College – A community of self-directed learners that provide mentoring to each other.

            The Public School – A school with no curriculum. A framework for self-education and auto-didactic activities, operating under the assumption that everything is in everything.

            Meetup – Find interesting meetups and meet new people in your local area. Or start your own meetup, join a mastermind group or create a new learning community.

            P2PU – An open education community for lifelong learning leveraging open source education materials, collaborative learning and an evolving system that gives learners recognition for their achievements.

            Liberal Arts: Study The Classics

            A great way to get inside the minds of civilization greatest thinkers is to read their books.

            The Liberal Arts 4-Year Reading List – Study the essential classical books and educate yourself in the liberal arts by reading a book every 2 weeks for 4 years (or pick the ones that interest you the most). The first year covers Greek authors; the second year is from Roman, medieval, Renaissance periods; the third year is the books of the 17th and 18th centuries and the fourth year covers books from the 19th and 20th centuries.

            The Classics – Free Ebooks Reading List – A collection of classic ebooks that you can read online for free.

            A Lifetime’s Reading: The World’s 500 Greatest Books – Compiled by the prolific Philip Ward,  a librarian, scholar, editor and author of more than 50 books.

            Great Books of the Western World – 161 books essential books of the West on Wikipedia.

            The Western World’s 500 Greatest Books – An excellent collection of over 500 books from Western civilization with links to where you can read them on Project Gutenberg.

            Great Literature of the Eastern World – I couldn’t find an equivalent book of Eastern books online but this book apparently covers the major works of prose, poetry and drama from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Middle East.

            Classic Reader – Search and access an online library of 3800+ mostly classic books.

            Planet Ebook – Read 80+ free classic books for free on your computer or mobile device.

            Project Gutenberg – Read over 42,000 free books in the massive Project Gutenberg archive. Download many of them directly to Kindle or other mobile reading formats. Amazing resource for self-education.

              Find and Share Amazing Books:

              Discover new books that you can read online or find at your local library and connect with other people reading similar books.
              1. Good Reads – A massive social network (recently acquired by Amazon) for discovering new books and sharing the books you love.
              2. Book Yards – 1000s of more free ebooks easily browsable by author or category.
              3. Read Print Library – A social network “where books and people meet”.
              4. Library Thing – A community of 1.6 million book lovers. Meet and share stories with people who have similar taste or are reading the same books you are.

              Self-Knowledge and Wisdom:

              Educating the mind without awakening the heart is no education at all. Explore religious texts to develop your self-knowledge and awaken to the spiritual dimension that gives life meaning and richness.
              1. Internet Sacred Text Archive – Read the sacred texts from the world’s major religions and other less institutionalized religions like Sufism, Gnosticism, Tantrism, Taoism, Shamanism and more.
              2. Sacred Books of the East – Browse and read public domain copies of 50 of the most important books of Eastern philosophy and civilization.
              3. Virtual Religious Index – Extensive link collection maintained by Rutgers University of websites with informative religious content. Categorized by religion as well as ancient religions, archaeology and philosophy.
              4. Meta Religion – Internet project for educating people in a multidisciplinary view of the religion, spiritual and the world of esoteric phenomena.
              5. Sacred Destinations – Places of great spiritual power around the world that you can explore and plan to visit one day.
              6. Religion Facts – Get your religious questions answered on this site.
              7. Spiritual Reality Power of Meditation – Freedom from compulsory thoughts is the gateway to wisdom and a true understanding of who you are. This YouTube video is one of the best introductions to meditation.

              Education Depositories and Tools:

              Some great digital tools for furthering your self-education and lifelong learning.
              1. Learnist – Browse and create your own online learning collections. Lots of great content to enjoy.
              2. MentorMob – Discover and create your own learning playlists. Similar to Learnist.
              3. Kibin – A proof-reading and editing community that can help you improve your writing. You can either pay or proof-read other people’s work and get credit for it.
              4. Library of Congress – The de facto national library of the United States of America and the largest library in the world. Most of it is accessible online.
              5. BBC Learning – Huge collection of learning resources from the BBC. Find online courses, video clips and educational games.

              Learn New Languages:

              The best way to learn is to travel. To travel well, you’re probably going to want to learn the local languages. Here are the best ways to do it fast.
              1. Duolingo – My favorite free language learning website. Totally gamified learning process where you can learn for free by translating content while you learn. Their iPhone app is great too.
              2. Memrise – Innovative memorizing system for learning new languages.
              3. Live Mocha – The largest language learning community online that I know of.
              4. BBC Languages – Great language learning resources freely provided by the BBC.

              Self-Education Toolbox:

              Here are my favorite tools for managing my own self-education and creative projects. I prefer digital tools with seamless cloud-based syncing across computers and mobile devices.
              1. Evernote – Outsource part of your brain to Evernote. Much more than just notes synced across all your devices. You can also take photos of pages or items and search them later with full text recognition, record voice memos, organized your research and collaborate seamlessly with colleagues on projects.
              2. Feedly –  The best Google Reader alternative for grabbing RSS feeds from your favorite blogs. Syncs with iPhone, iPad and Android too.
              3. Flipboard – Find interactive content from the web’s best sources and curate your own digital magazine of the websites, articles, videos and photos that inspire you.
              4. Pocket – Save articles and information on websites you like to read later online or offline on your laptop, smartphone or tablet.
              5. Diigo – My favorite tool for organizing bookmarks by keyword, highlighting text online and posting sticky notes to read important things later. Accessible from any computer or mobile device.
              6. Trello – An essential tool for keeping yourself organized and accountable with to-do lists, workflow and flexible deadlines. Also excellent for collaborative learning projects. In one glance, know what’s being worked on, who’s working on it and keep up-to-date with your colleagues progress with private Twitter-like social project stream. Great mobile support on iPhone, iPad and Android.
              7. Google Apps – Free web-based email with Gmail, calendar to set reminders and schedule your life, and documents for collaborative study anytime, anywhere.
              8. Toggl – Easy time and task tracking for your creative projects. Get an instant breakdown of which projects are consuming your time. For freelance business projects, Harvest has better invoicing and tax features.
              9. MindMeister – Create mind maps for brainstorming and organizing where you creative ideas lead you.
              10. Wunderlist – Create and share to-do lists and easily set reminders from your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

              Self-Discipline Tools:

              Self-discipline rarely comes naturally so these digital tools are great for setting goals, accountability and tracking progress.
              1. Cojourneo – A new app in beta-testing for setting goals and achieving them.
              2. 43Things – A goal setting community with 3 million members.
              3. Day Zero Project – Make lists of your goals and turn them into a challenge.
              4. Everest App – An iPhone app that helps you achieve personal goals.
              5. RescueTime – An excellent time management and productivity tool. See where you’re wasting your time and break the habit.
              6. Pomodoro App – My favorite productivity tool. The scientifically-proven Pomodoro method breaks down your work or study projects into easily managed 25 minute chunks with 5 minute breaks in-between.

              Recommended Reading:

              All education is self-education, a good teacher can only point the way, we have to do the work. Interesting perspectives on how education is being revolutionized by the Internet and information abundance.
              1. Weapons of Mass Instruction (John Taylor Gatto)
              2. Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will (Dale J. Stephens)
              3. The Education of Millionaires: It’s Not What You Think and It’s Not Too Late (Michael Ellsberg)
              4. The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined (Salman Khan)
              5. Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree (Blake Boles)
              6. DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Anya Kamenetz)
              7. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (John Taylor Gatto)
              8. Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better (John Holt)
              9. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World (Chris Guillebeau)
              10. Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Peter Gray)
              11. The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School (Neil Postman)
              12. Stop Stealing Dreams: What Is School For? (Seth Godin)
              13. Deschooling Society (Ivan Illich)
              14. Teaching As A Subversive Activity (Neil Postman & Charles Weingartner)
              15. Education and the Significance of Life (Jiddhu Krishnamurti)

              Critical Thinking Resources:

              If you’re going to follow the path of self-education these resources can help you sharpen your critical thinking skills.
              1. Think Again: How to Reason and Argue – Improve your ability to assess arguments other people make and learn how to construct good arguments of your own.
              2. Critical Thinking in Global Challenges – Interesting course that teaches you how to assess information and develop reasoned arguments in the context of global challenges facing our world.
              3. Trivium Education – An excellent website dedicated to the Trivium, an ancient system of grammar, logic and rhetoric that provides the intellectual tools to establish clarity and consistency of personal thought. It used to be the cornerstone of a classical liberal education through the study of essential 7 liberal arts and sciences but it is now largely absent from schools.
              4. Trivium Resources – An excellent collection of Trivium resources from online free thinking community Tragedy and Hope. I recommend starting with the 5-page summary of the Trivium method for critical thinking and creative problem solving.
              5. The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric – The classic book by Sister Miriam Joseph that teaches the Trivium and how it can be used to improve your faculties of intelligence and reasoning.

              More Lifelong Learning Resources:

              1. Meta-Learning – 70 pages of the Meta-Learning section of Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Chef book.
              2. Google World Wonders Project – Google brings to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.
              3. Google Art Project – Explore collections from art museums around the world with thousands of artworks photographed in extremely high resolution.
              4. National Geographic Education – Cultivate your knowledge of the world’s geography and countries.

              A big thank you goes to for the image at the top.

              Online File Storage Sites

              List of the best free online file storage sites. More than just external hardrives, many of these sites are collaboration platforms that you can use to share documents with friends.

              1. Box: gives you 5 GB of storage for free and lets you organize your files into folders in the cloud, just like you would on your desktop. You can share links or entire file folders with others and see when they’ve been viewed.
              2. Bitcasa: stores up to 10 GB worth of free files, photos, playlists, videos and docs that can be accessed from any device (and reportedly goes up to infinity for paying customers).
              3. Dropbox: is a secure place to keep photos, documents, and videos that you can access from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. You can share the files with your social networks as well. It comes with 2 GB of free storage (or up to 18 GB if you refer a friend).
              4. Evernote: saves all of your notes, web clips, files, scanned documents, and images. You can search for the documents by keyword, access them from any device, and share them with friends. The storage process here is a little different: free users can store up to 100,000 notes (up to 25 mb each), 250 synchronized notebooks, 10,000 tags, and 100 saved searches.
              5. Google Drive: syncs documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and videos from your computer and mobile devices. It connects to Google+ and Gmail for collaboration and sharing. It has a free storage limit of up to 5 GB that’s shared between Google Drive and Google+ Photos.
              6. iCloud: is just for iOS devices, but it syncs all your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and other files and makes them sharable with friends. It comes with 5 GB of free cloud storage. Bonus: the photos in your Photo Stream and whatever music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books you buy from iTunes don’t count against your storage limit.
              7. Mega: Internet outlaw Kim Dotcom released this service one year after the U.S. government shut down its predecessor, MegaUpload, for facilitating copyright infringement. The new tool promises “state of the art, browser-based encryption technology” and a whopping 50 GB of free cloud storage.
              8. SkyDrive: offers 7 GB of free cloud storage for photos, documents, and other files and works on any device. Windows 8 users can log in with their Microsoft accounts to view photos and files, edit and share Office documents, and share the files with friends.
              If you still need extra storage space, these companies will be more than happy to sell it to you. But unless you’re the Library of Congress, this should be enough to get you started.

              Best Free Email Client Software for Windows.

              If you are looking for an alternative to Windows Mail or Outlook, or if you just bought Windows 7 and are now sans email management software, there are a plethora of email client options available for free.

              An email client is, quite simply, a software program that enables you to effectively manage your email. Effective email management means you can improve and automate your lead management. This is especially important for people who have multiple email accounts or want multiple user access.

              The email client doesn't replace your current email software, but it does help you to manage your emails and save them in ways that make them easy to access and search. You may need to try a few of these to find one that matches your requirements and provides the day to day lead management functionality you need.

              Also Read: Why do we use the '@' symbol in email addresses?

              Mozilla Thunderbird

              This is a powerful email client tool for managing email and content. It allows you to work both online and offline so that lead management doesn’t have to stop when you don’t have internet access.
              One of the best Mozilla Thunderbird features is its speed. It loads quickly even when contending with multiple RSS feeds and folders. Mozilla Thunderbird has excellent HTML support, junk mail filters and virus protection. Additional features include:
              • Tabbed e-mail
              • New search tools and indexing
              • Smart folders
              • Support for Firefox’s Personas
              • Simplified setup wizard
              You can rest assured your email is secure with the S/MIME, message encryption, digital signing and phishing filters. Speed is also a positive Thunderbird feature and the comprehensive search tool is able to sync with results on desktop searches. Lead management is improved with the fast and powerful search tool. Find a list of features here.


              Still a leading contender, although not as innovative as it once was, Opera is a solid email client with exceptional functionality.  Opera has an excellent search function with a customizable search bar, tab browsing and advanced bookmarking tools so you can remember all your favorite sites.
              Opera integrates easily with chat and email and installation will only take a couple of minutes. Emails are stored on your hard drive, so you can continue with lead management tasks even when you are not online.
              Get a full list of the Opera features here.


              DreamMail is specifically designed for the user who has multiple email accounts which they need to access simultaneously. DreamMail supports POP3, eSMTP, Yahoo, Google SMTP, and even RSS feeds. You can customize your email templates and utilize the email signature management function. Advanced spam and message filtering helps you to manage your email effectively.
              Additional features include:
              • Multiple users
              • Auto detection of server settings
              • Messages filtering
              • Filtering, sorting and searching
              DreamMail has some drawbacks; it doesn’t support Thunderbird or IMAP which makes it unsuitable for many users who want to utilize it for effective lead management. 
              Find a full list of features here.

              Postbox Express

              This is a feature-limited free version of Postbox’s emailing software. Postbox Express has the unique ability to import settings from any other mail client you currently employ. This makes setup a breeze as Postbox Express will sync with your current email seamlessly.

              One of Postbox Express’ most handsome features is the search function; the speedy search engine will help you find what you are looking for in record time. It also organizes folders and messages in  tabs (much like a web browser) which makes for a far more efficient workspace.

              Postbox Express has extended social media functionality which adds a new dimension to your CRM. You can easily post things to your social media platforms, import profile photos and address books or update your status directly to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

              Use add-ons to extend the functionality or make use of the community-translated language packs. Postbox Express is a functional, customizable email client that is definitely on the first-class mail client list. 
              Have a look at a comprehensive list of all the Postbox Express features here.

              Windows Live Mail

              Compact and functional, Windows Live Mail offers users some nifty features. Installation takes some time and effort and you will have to enter your account server names, details and ports manually and importing your account details and emails from your other email programs may take a little fancy footwork. Once it’s up and running though, Windows Live Mail is impressive and easy to use. Some additional features include:
              • POP3 and IMAP support
              • Excellent junk mail filter
              • Accessible interface
              • Support for RSS feeds
              • Calendar
              • News groups
              • Excellent integration with other Microsoft programs
              Get a full list of Windows Live Mail features here.

              eM Client

              The best thing about eM Client is its extensive features list. The free version gives users access to these fantastic features, but does limit you to 2 accounts. This makes it unsuitable for effective lead management of multiple accounts, but the free version is a good way to sample the goods.  Take eM Client for a test drive and, if you don’t have a ton of email accounts, you will really be able to take advantage of the extensive features list. You can import all your files from just about everywhere (including Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Windows Mail etc.) Other attractive features include:
              • Import contacts from Facebook, Google or even CSV and vCard files
              • Support got S/MIME, SMTP, IMAP, POP3, SSL/TLS
              • Import messages from .eml files
              • Customize signatures
              • Templates
              • Calendar
              • Customizable contacts database
              • Skype integration
              • Google maps for address location
              Get a full list of the extensive features here.

              This is by no means an exhaustive list of the email client programs available for free use. However, it is a comprehensive collection of the most notable players and the ones that have the best functionality and widest range of features. You can utilize the free software for personal mail and to try out each email client until you find your perfect fit.

              Most of the programs offer widgets and add-ons that you can choose to pay for to improve lead management functionality.

              Security tips for Web Bloggers to stay protect online

              Nowadays, people access blogs for exchanging ideas with others. Bloggers retain their blogs and constantly update them either for financial benefits of just out of passion.
              Worldwide Blogging is considered as a serious business by many people as for some it is the main source of income, while other bloggers just get some extra income out of it. Keeping this in mind and also the fact that blogs are considered being the 5th most trustworthy source of information that you can find on the internet, if you own a blog you should definitely consider any available options for protecting it.

              Malware infection on blogsMalware infection is a common “harm” that can be caused to your blog, believe it or not, as cyber criminals are very creative in doing their malicious work. Some sources of infection for your blog can be:

              • Your web hosting control panel
              • Infected advertisement banners
              • Breaking the administrator password
              • Code injections in the blog’s HTML
              • Plugins integrating with your blogging platform

              Checking whether your blog is infectedWhen you created your blog, you may had thought that marketing and writing skills are all you needed to have. Well that would be wrong. A blog owner needs to know how to keep the blog data protected and which measures to take for staying protected against cyber-attacks. You can define whether your blog is infected by the presence of these symptoms:

              • The appearance of your blog has changed and your content and graphics replaced by others (website defacement).
              • Your blog’s visitors are prompted to download and install apps like Java or Flash player just upon their visit to the blog’s page.
              • You receive an error message when you try to access the blog.
              • You see banners about guns, drugs etc. appearing.
              • Immediately when you try to access the blog you get redirected to another site (URL redirects).
              • You receive notifications from your hosting providers about spam alerts coming from your site.
              Here are 7 important tips for keeping your blog secure

              1) Set strong passwords
              Any accounts that are connected to your blog should have a strong password while you should avoid using the same password (despite its complexity) for all your accounts and apply 2 factor authentication. All the above should be combined with frequent password changes.

              2) Control access to the blogYou should create a new administrator account and delete the existing default one as the cyber criminals tend to target these accounts. You also need to define the access rights for all the user accounts and delete those that belong to users to post irrelevant content.

              3) Maintain an updated blogging platformBe sure to immediately apply any updates that are released for your platform as these will also close any recently discovered security holes.

              4) Regularly backup your blogYour blog’s database needs to be regularly backed-up, so be sure to include this in your schedule. This can be done either with the use of a web hosting package (which includes automatic back-ups) or can be performed manually. At least 2 copies of the blog’s database should be retained.

              5) Update your pluginsAlways keep your plugins updated as cyber criminals will use the vulnerabilities that exist for harming your blog and also delete any old plugins that you don’t use anymore.

              6) Use only themes from trusted sourcesIf you plan to install a theme that was not obtained from a trusted source, just don’t as you risk of having malicious code installed on your website.

              7) Protect your computer from malwareWhile ensuring your blog’s security is important, retaining a clean and safe computer, equipped with a good antivirus and a malware blocking tool is important too and of course always keeping it up to date by installing the latest application and security updates.