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Xytron Re-Launches Blog Following Heartbleed Bug

(PRWEB) August 23, 2014

Following an attack by the heart bleed bug the WordPress blog has been re-launched.

The blog first went live back in 2011, and had a total of 42 posts, it attracted a number of page views with very few comments, most of which were spam intended to help the recipient of the link build link juice for SEO reasons, all comments are checked regularly and are deleted if they are of no use, however please engage with the blog if you have a genuine comment or question.

The new blog will include specific cases, such as, for instance, a WD My Passport, which has been accidentally dropped, it may be worth checking through the blog to see if there are any case notes regarding the outcome and overall details to the recovery, please note this a new section and has very limited cases at present, and will be built up over time, the fact that a specific HDD is not listed is no indication that there are no solutions, with 10 years trading and tens of thousands of cases later, the labs have seen and dealt with all failure types.

It takes resources, mostly time, to build a decent blog, it takes care and understanding to create the right content, to potentially lose it could be very upsetting or disastrous, here are the basics to help avoid any issues with a WordPress blog,

Keep the WordPress code up to date, the latest version is 3.9.2, the heart bleed bug could potentially exploit vulnerabilities in some previous versions of WordPress, updating is easy, login to the CP and look for the admin section, where you will find the version, please compare it with the latest version and update as necessary, also check what if any plug-ins are installed, some of these can be of benefit and also have extra security features, however please ensure that a full and complete back up of the blog before you update, this includes FTP access to the MySQL database which would include that all important content.

If for some reason a full backup of the blog is not available, and theme, and all content are lost, this might appear to be a total loss, there is one solution that might help recover some information at least, the site is called Wayback Machine – Internet Archive, here the link to it http://archive.org/web/, this site makes periodic snapshots of over 423,000,000,000 (Billion) pages, it might well have some content, please note that this should only be used if there absolutely is not a backup anywhere, it should not be abused / overused, or for web scraping in any way, this is especially true for large sites with potentially large content, it is also ran by contributions, please bear this in mind when using this service.

About Xytron Ltd.

Xytron data recovery is a provider of professional IT services, servicing consumers, organizations, SOHO and corporate retrieving inaccessible data from a variety of media such as disks, drives, USB pen, SSD and all backup devices, established in 2004 with an in house clean room facility, further information can be found here: http://www.xytron.co.uk.

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