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Frankie Jarrett (GoDaddy) – WordPress Influencer Interview

While at WordCamp Kansas City 2016, we ran into Frankie Jarrett manning the Happiness Bar, helping new WordPress users get started with the platform and answering advanced questions. Frankie is known in the community for his role at GoDaddy, advancing Managed WordPress products and helping educate WordPressers at various WordCamps through one-on-one conversations and more formal talks, such as the one at #WCKC.

In our interview with Frankie, we chat about all kinds of WordPress-related things, including how he got started with WordPress and what keeps him up at night.

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Malvertising – What is it?

Can you tell the difference between the two ads below?

             Advertisement A                                       Advertisement B

Advertisement A       Advertisement A

They may appear to be identical, but actually, they are far from it. Advertisement A is a perfectly legitimate ad, while Advertisement B contains malware.

Advertisement B is an example of malvertising, or malicious advertising. Malvertising is a hack cybercriminals use to spread malware via online advertisements. As you can see, malvertisements are deceiving and the damage can go beyond your website by infecting your computer with malware.

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Security Tips for Travelers & Event Goers

Large scale events, whether in sports or music, take a host of people to make sure things run smoothly. However, making sure things go smoothly is not limited to the organizers. Bigger events that draw crowds of enthusiasts and supporters from across the globe can also, unfortunately, draw in some from the criminal element. It is important to apply the lessons learned from past experiences and breaches to our daily activities. Attendees of any large events should remain vigilant by implementing these tips to help protect their information on site.

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eCommerce Website Security

The Basics of eCommerce Website Security

Talking about cybersecurity is equivalent to addressing the elephant in the room. It needs to be addressed, but the issue often gets pushed to the backburner. Studies show that 70 percent of Americans shop online at least once a month. However, over 30 percent of consumers say they hesitate to make those purchases due to security concerns, like credit card data theft.

As an online retailer, it is time to address the elephant in the room by addressing your customers’ fears. To get you started, we cover four basic—yet essential—website security tips to protect your eCommerce site.

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WordCamps: What I’ve Learned So Far

Earlier this year I took on the role of Product Evangelist — WordPress for SiteLock and became an ambassador of sorts to the WordPress community. Being a product evangelist means taking on a wide scope of activities, most visibly attending and speaking at WordCamps. Prior to stepping into this role, I had attended other conferences, but mostly related specifically to the hosting and cyber security industries. Starting out with a bang, my first event was WordCamp Miami.

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The Open Source Community: WordPress’ Key to Success

WordPress is one of the largest website platforms available and currently powers over 26 percent of the internet. It is also the largest open-source software in the market, with over 60 million websites currently running the software. WordPress has used open-source to set itself apart and provide a long lasting impact on the online community. Continue reading as we dive in deeper and explore why open-source makes WordPress so successful.

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Case Study: FuturePastFifty

Company Background

George Greene is the website developer for FuturePastFifty.com, a WordPress website devoted to providing resources, ideas and community for people over the age of 50. The site is the creation of Nancy Burke and Marg Penn Ph.D. Together they bring years of life coaching and consulting experience, as well as a passion for transitioning people through changes in life to the website.

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SiteLock Website Security

See How Fast SiteLock Mitigates Cyber Threats [Infographic]

Did you know that SiteLock scans more web pages in a day than McDonald’s sells hamburgers? How about that we analyze more source code files per day than Dominos sells pizzas in a year? We’ve put together this infographic to give you an idea of how quickly we work to mitigate cyber threats.

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Ask a Security Professional: Malware Analysis Series — Part Four: Detection vs Removal

If you’ve ever seen me at a WordCamp, you’ve probably heard me answer this question, and likely more than once. When it comes to malware scanning on a WordPress website, what makes the SiteLock® malware scanners different from the competition? Well, scanners simply are not created equal. My go-to short answer is typically explaining one of our scanners’ “killer features,” like its ability to automatically remove malware.

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WordCamp Fayetteville 2016 – A Weekend in the Ozarks

Last weekend brought me to WordCamp Fayetteville 2016 in beautiful, green Arkansas. Fayetteville has been holding WordCamps for the Northwest Arkansas WordPress community since 2010, making it one of the more mature North American WordCamps. This year’s #WCFAY was hosted at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus which provided three tracks, including one large auditorium.

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