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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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.
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.
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
Technology. It’s designed to make our homes more comfortable and workplaces more efficient.
But, every advancement towards realizing a 21st century quality of life comes with a wave of security threats, old and new. The consequences of which are not only born by companies who are the primary targets of cybercrime. Your home systems are more vulnerable than you think.
Joomla! released version 3.9.11 on August 13, 2019, to patch vulnerabilities found within versions 1.6.2 and 3.9.10. This latest security update fixes a vulnerability that allows for mail submission in disabled forms.
Prior to this patch, it was possible for anyone to submit a mail submission to a form even if it was disabled. Com_contact is activated by default in Joomla! installations. This means any user running Joomla! versions 1.6.2-3.9.10 are affected by this vulnerability. With no contacts established or the functionality is disabled, the plugin should not have the ability to send an email, however, with this particular vulnerability it can still send spam emails.
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.
Please join SiteLock for our next webinar as we examine the latest cybersecurity trends and data from our 2019 Website Security Report.
The report analyzes more than 6 million websites to determine the most prevalent cyberthreats websites face today, and provides unique insight into the top website risk factors and emerging trends for 2019.
Hosted by SiteLock Product Marketing Specialist, Monique Becent, the webinar will cover:
We are excited to announce that SiteLock®INFINITY™ was recently recognized as a winner of the 2019 Cloud Computing Excellence Product of the Year Award by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine. The Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award honors companies with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services that have been available to deploy within the past year.
Security is one of the most important aspects of any website. This is especially true today considering the fact that cybercrime continues to be a serious threat for businesses and users. The FBI states that “Cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated.” In fact, websites experience a staggering 62 attacks per day, according to SiteLock research. Now more than ever, small businesses need a cybersecurity checklist when building and maintaining their websites.
When cybercrime happens to your company website, you can lose money, credibility, and customers. Left unchecked, your website could be taken offline completely if the right hacker gets into it. With that in mind, let’s cover what you need on your cybersecurity checklist to protect yourself, your customers, and your company overall.