Firstly we want to get PHP 7 installed and updated to the latest version on your web hosting server. Please note this will also bring all your other PHP versions up to the cutting edge – I’ve not experienced any problems with this, but you could exclude them if you’re worried.
A couple of days ago WhiteHat Security’s Robert Hansen, aka RSnake, accounced a PHP ‘Magic Hash’ vulnerability. In essence, it is common practice to hash user passwords using MD5 or SHA1, possibly mixing them up with salt values before storing them in a database for later use.
Launched in July 2011, Google’s PageSpeed service has been adopted by many website owners to help speed up their visitors’ experience. PageSpeed does a number of things to speed up websites by optimising files, merging resources to reduce latency, adding caching directives, and much more.