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SiteLock Wins BIG in Info Security Products Guide 2020 Global Excellence Awards!

We’re excited to announce that SiteLock earned Gold and multiple Silver distinctions in the Info Security Products Guide 2020 Global Excellence Awards!

SiteLock® INFINITY took home Gold in the Security Monitoring category, further reinforcing its reputation and performance as an industry-leading malware and vulnerability detection and remediation solution. INFINITY is the only cloud-based solution on the market that offers continuous scanning, automatic malware removal, complete CMS core security patching, and database protection for WordPress, Joomla! and any other web platform using a MySQL database. Recognized as an industry-first, INFINITY offers unrivaled accuracy and frequency, delivering the highest level of protection against security threats and vulnerabilities. Designed to scan a website from all angles to provide complete coverage of the website and database, INFINITY catches any trace of malware before damage is done.

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Website Backup: The Added Security Layer All Businesses Need

As a website owner, data loss can cause serious issues for your business. You can defend your site from the top cybercriminals, have the best hosting platform, and secure your platform with a strong password, but none of this is relevant if you aren’t performing website backups on a consistent basis. 

It’s essential that businesses of all sizes back up their websites. You rely on your website to promote your brand, attract clients, and perhaps even generate revenue via ecommerce capabilities. If you don’t back up your site, you risk losing thousands of hours of your website content in a single moment. How do you put a price tag on irrecoverable data loss? You can’t!

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SiteLock INFINITY Wins Gold for the Third Year in a Row in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards!

Company Also Earns Bronze for Most Innovative Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company.

We’re excited to announce SiteLock received Gold and Bronze recognition in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for Best Website Security and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company! The 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognize companies, products, and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security.

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SiteLock Launches New Website Backup Solution

We are excited to announce the launch of SiteLock Website Backup, our newest solution that provides businesses the ability to backup all their website’s files and the database with a single click, ensuring an easy recovery when needed. SiteLock customers now have access to a comprehensive suite of cybersecurity solutions including website scanning, web application firewall (WAF), DDoS protection, malware repair, vulnerability patching, and now backup and recovery – all from the convenience of one trusted security provider.

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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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SiteLock INFINITY Wins the 2019 Cloud Security Excellence Award

We are excited to announce that SiteLock® INFINITY™ has been recognized as a WINNER of the 2019 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Awards! The Cloud Computing Security Excellence Awards, presented by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine, honor solutions in two categories: solutions that most effectively leverage cloud platforms to deliver network security, and those providing security for cloud applications.

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Joomla! 3.9.13: A security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla!

The beginning of November brings us a brand-new update for the Joomla! 3.x series that addresses two new security vulnerabilities and improves the overall user experience by addressing 15 bug fixes. As of November 5th, you can download or update to the latest version, which is 3.9.4. All security vulnerabilities are considered low; however, it is still advisable to update your Joomla! installs as soon as possible to avoid any potential issues.

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Where do the 2020 Candidates Stand on Cybersecurity Awareness?

The ugly news about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election forced the issue of cybersecurity into the political spotlight in 2016. Since this catalytic event, political leaders have grappled with cybersecurity awareness on a global stage — and not all have done so gracefully.

Bad actors, whether politically motivated or not, grow increasingly sophisticated as our world becomes more rooted in technology. However, it appears lawmakers aren’t prepared for this reality. One example: too many are in the dark about website encryption — 61% of world politicians’ websites aren’t HTTPS-secured.

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Getting Dorky: How bad actors can leverage Google Dorks for attacks

If you are like most people, you use Google to search the internet for news, recipes, and pictures of cats. You type in your query, search, and most likely select the first link that Google returns. If you are a savvy user, you know how to use a colon to search specific sites or quotes to find specific words in your search. If you are a hacker, you most likely know how to Google Dork.

Google Dorking, or “Google Hacking,” got its start back in the early 2000s when a hacker realized Google could be used to uncover sensitive data with well-crafted queries. Fast forward to today, and the Google Hacking Database is brimming with over five thousand queries that can be used to find vulnerable information.

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Building a Secure Website In 30 Minutes Or Less

When building a business website or blog, it’s essential to make your website’s security a top priority. In addition to learning how to build a website, any small business owner or blogger should understand how to secure their website. Although the topic of website security might sound complicated, it doesn’t need to be a long, drawn-out process. Today’s post will cover useful tips for building a secure website or blog in thirty minutes or less.

1. Keep Your Website Up-To-Date

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