When G&T went to Monza

Just a few days ago we were fortunate enough to be at the first race in the Blancpain GT Endurance Series to support our client Kaspersky Motorsport (and drool at some of the metal on show, particularly the team’s Ferrari 458 GT3). Here’s a quick gallery of some of the images and videos we grabbed while we were there:

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Moving up and moving to bigger!

So the time has come to move away from our beloved Digbeth and act like grown ups in the Big City!

We’re not moving too far, because Birmingham is our home, but we are moving closer to the action. Our new address is York House on Great Charles Street Queensway. We’ve now got great transport links and most importantly a Philpotts over the road for the Friday butties and a SubWay underneath us for the all-important 12″ Meat Ball sub for when the night before is knocking us around the next day…

A WordPress plug-in brings down world leaders

The news this week has been filled with the so called “Panama Papers” which have resulted in the resignation of at least one world leader, the Icelandic Prime Minister, and have caused controversy to surround others including Russian President Putin and British prime minister Cameron.

The data involved was taken from a Panamanian Law Firm called Mossack Fonseca (MF) by a hacker and reveals secret financial structures used by the powerful and wealthy to hide their assets around the world.

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Wordfence, our chosen security plug-in for WordPress web builds, performed an analysis of MF’s network and it seems that the breach may have been caused by an outdated version of the notorious┬áRevolution Slider.

This plug-in has been linked to many hack attacks over the past 12 months so if you’re site is using this plug-in please do keep it up to date but moreover we’d suggest swapping it out for a different version.

It’s unclear who has really built the Rev Slider plug-in, maybe the purpose by it’s creation wasn’t so innocent after all, but was is clear is that keeping plug-ins and the WordPress core all up to date at all times is one of the best security steps you can take.

So, it turns out that not updating your WordPress plugins is not only just bad practice but it may also ┬áresult in the fall of world leaders and the largest data breach to journalists in history…