[Resources] heatmap.js Dynamic Heatmaps for the Web

This JavaScript library will help you make your 3 dimensional data speak up.

Use heatmap.js v2.0 to add new value to your project, build a business based on it, study and visualize user behaviour, and much more.

Whether you want to have an aggregated overview of your users behaviour, or look at thousands of events distributed on a map…
heatmap.js has all your heatmap visualization needs covered!

Demo: http://www.patrick-wied.at/static/heatmapjs/

Download: http://www.patrick-wied.at/static/heatmapjs/get-heatmap.html

Looking to get the most out of using CloudFlare?


cf-certified-partner-badge-150px-lightbackgroundsCloudflare is hosting a free live training for their customers tomorrow. The Cloudflare technical support team will share tips on how to get the most out of using CloudFlare and answer your technical questions.

Topics:

1. Creating and using Page Rules
2. Setting up the Web Application Firewall (WAF)
3. Fine-tuning your server
4. Getting the most out of web content optimization features


When: Tuesday, August 26, 9:30 – 10:00am PST

Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/omjfths2qxki&eom

WordPress and Drupal Updates

Please note that there are new updates for WordPress and Drupal to stop Brute Force attacks on these websites;  a security researcher revealed a new crucial vulnerability that allows offenders to launch a very effective Denial of Service attack, through a process that circumvents existing security measures.

Please make sure you have your WordPress updates to version 2.9.2 and your Drupal to either 7.31 or 6.33 (depending on which Drupal version you are running).

Want some more information check out the following blogpost on this topic.

HTTPS as a ranking signal for Google

So you are making your site to rank as high as possible in google ? please be aware of the latest HTTPS ranking change; for now it will only affect your ranking a bit, but it will become more important over time so get ready for the next big step in google’s ranking system.

From google’s webmaster central blog

Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.

Beyond our own stuff, we’re also working to make the Internet safer more broadly. A big part of that is making sure that websites people access from Google are secure. For instance, we have created resources to help webmasters prevent and fix security breaches on their sites.

We want to go even further. At Google I/O a few months ago, we called for “HTTPS everywhere” on the web.

We’ve also seen more and more webmasters adopting HTTPS (also known as HTTP over TLS, or Transport Layer Security), on their website, which is encouraging.

For these reasons, over the past few months we’ve been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms. We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. For now it’s only a very lightweight signal — affecting fewer than 1% of global queries, and carrying less weight than other signals such as high-quality content — while we give webmasters time to switch to HTTPS. But over time, we may decide to strengthen it, because we’d like to encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web.

Read their full article on Google’s Webmaster Central Blog

Prepare for the future, get your SSL certificate today

1 billion passwords exposed ?

Today in the news:

Russian hackers steal more than 1 billion passwords.

That is a lot of passwords; from this 500 million appear from e-mail accounts. At the moment of writing we do not know which companies where affected but from reports it is clear that Large and Small websites have been infected. We have no way to verify if your site is infected at the moment nor do we have any more information as currently is provided by the media. But one thing is clear; users should change their Passwords. This is an official recommendation of several national cyber security centers around the world.

Do you need to change your password ? 

If you follow good security practices you should always;

  •  change your password regularly, so now would be a good time.
  •  have non-dictionary words as a password
  •  include special characters in your password
  •  not use the same password for multiple accounts on different sites, if one gets hacked the others at least have a different password.

And where possible use a 2factor authentication system to render the passwords useless without the 2factor code from i.e. your phone. (note that for security reasons its still a very good practice to change your passwords, even when using 2factor authentication).

We will update this article if more information becomes available to us.