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Protect Customer Data with the Enhanced SMART Database Scanner

30% of all malware cleaned by SiteLock’s Expert Services is located inside website databases. With databases housing critical customer data like emails, addresses, and other personal information, we knew we needed to develop a comprehensive solution to keep companies secure. That’s why we launched SMART® Database (SMART/DB™) two years ago, automatically detecting spam or malware found within critical WordPress database tables.

We are excited to announce we are taking database security a step further. 

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New Updates to SMART PLUS Enhances the User Experience

SiteLock SMART PLUS just got smarter! Users now have the ability to select and resolve multiple suspicious WordPress comments, users, and posts from their on-demand database scan results. The ability to toggle back and forth between these results enhances the user experience, making it easier to select, save, and resolve multiple suspicious items found in the database scan. Previously, changes to the comments, users, and posts were processed one at a time. These updates make it even easier to clean malware at the database level and removing spam comments.

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How To Protect Your Website From Cyberattacks With SiteLock SMART [Video]

Did you know websites experience around 50 attacks per day on average? Not to mention, 18.5 million websites on the internet are potentially infected with malware at any given moment. Whether you run a personal website, a blog, or a small business, cybersecurity may not be high on your priority list due to limited time and budget. With all that being said, it’s important to protect your website from malware attacks, and the good news is—it can be easy and affordable.

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Ecommerce Patching Comes To SMART PLUS

In December, SiteLock introduced its revolutionary new product SMART PLUS – an industry first offering robust open source content management system (CMS) protection.  In addition to protecting the three most popular CMS platforms Joomla!, WordPress, and Drupal, SMART PLUS now protects  the two most popular eCommerce platforms: WooCommerce and Magento.

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Introducing SiteLock SMART PLUS

The only solution in the industry to offer file-based malware scanning and automatic core security patching for WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal, in addition to database scanning for WordPress websites has arrived! Introducing SMART PLUS!

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The SiteLock SMART Malware Scanner Dashboard

In our last post, we introduced you to the new automatic malware scanner SiteLock is offering to its customers, SiteLock Secure Malware Alert and Removal Tool (SMART).   We discussed the setup and configuration of the scanning system. Now, we’re going to show you the tool’s dashboard and reporting options that detect and display any malicious pieces of code that are hidden in your website.

The SMART Dashboard

Now that SMART has been configured and has started scanning your website files, it’s time to take a look at the results.   Before we do, there are a few things about the interface you should know about:

SMART malware scanner dashboard

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Configuring The SiteLock SMART Malware Scanner

SiteLock is proud to present our latest feature in our dashboard, a malware scanner that not only finds the malicious code in your website but can also automatically remove it.  This new scanning tool is called SiteLock Malware Automated Removal Tool, or SMART.

The Basics Of SMART

SMART has the ability to use the (S)FTP credentials for your website to connect to your hosting server and scan the files hard-coded in your site for malicious scripts, viruses, and other unwarranted code detected on your site.

At your request, or automatically, SMART can even remove some of the malicious code from your website and send the clean version back into place. With this tool, you can stay protected from hackers who try to break into your website’s information.

In this blog post, we’re going to discuss setting up and configuring SMART. It is essential that the configuration is set appropriately in order for the malware scanner to be able to effectively monitor for malware, and clean it from infections.

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Plugin Vulnerabilities: WordPress Fashion Blogger Hit by Zero-Day Exploit

The desks were filled in the SiteLock Security and Research departments. Our security analysts were furiously working to manually clean malware from a number of WordPress sites. As each site was cleaned a trend began to emerge. Sites built with WordPress were experiencing a malicious redirect that originated in the Yuzo Related Posts plugin due to a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability. Our security analysts recognized they were cleaning the same malware strain found in the Yuzo zero-day exploit.

Lydia Swanson, fashion blogger and owner of ChicandModish.com was just one of many website owners experiencing this issue. In Swanson’s case, the attack not only impacted revenue but also put the future of her brand at risk.

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The Top 3 OWASP Threats Your Business Should Address Today

If you’re a small business owner looking to boost your cybersecurity efforts, you’ve likely come across the term “OWASP Top 10.” The Open Web Application Security Project, or OWASP, is a nonprofit group of cybersecurity experts who aim to make cybersecurity resources easily accessible to any business or individual interested in learning about the risks that exist online today. 

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the most critical web application security risks that anyone with a website should know about, and it’s an especially great resource for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). SMBs tend to have less budget and fewer resources available to defend against cyberattacks, so they’ve become a popular target for bad actors. The OWASP Top 10 list can help pinpoint possible vulnerabilities to help establish your cybersecurity priorities.

However, there are three threats from the OWASP Top 10 list that we think SMBs should know about and address immediately. Keep reading to learn more about these threats, as well as tips for securing your business against them.

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SiteLock’s Top Five Cybersecurity Predictions For 2020

It’s safe to say that the volume and magnitude of high-profile data breaches and ransomware attacks that punctuated 2019 really kept the cybersecurity industry on its toes. Data breaches stole numerous headlines this year, including the notable Capital One breach that exposed more than 100 million customers’ accounts. In fact, New Orleans even declared a state of emergency due to the large number of public services that were directly impacted by this ransomware attack. In comparison to last year, research shows that data breaches have increased by 54% — making 2019 “the worst year on record” for data breaches. 

According to SiteLock researchers and cybersecurity experts, the threat landscape will only continue to grow in 2020 and will likely bring even more new challenges with it. We’ve analyzed the current state of the industry and packaged up our top five cybersecurity predictions for 2020.

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