Category: Malware

Don’t Let a Trojan Virus Disrupt Your Business

If you’re like most small business owners, you probably don’t believe that something as small as a piece of malware could threaten your business. After all, what could you possibly have that malware could want? And why would a hacker pick on you when they have so many bigger fish to go after?

Maybe this story will change your mind. A very small, nine-person business in southern California recently announced that it would have to close down suddenly and permanently after a small piece of malware known as a banking Trojan managed to slip on to the computer of one of its employees.

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How to Protect My Website from Cybercrime

In a recent interview with Barry Moltz on Blog Talk Radio, Neill Feather, President of SiteLock, responds to the growing concern, particularly for small businesses, of website risks and how adding website security can protect online businesses and their reputation.

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Protect your website from hackers and cybercrime.

The fact is that small businesses are increasingly a prime target for cyber crime. Case in point – Neill references a recent study by Verizon that states that 95% of online businesses that are attacked by hackers have fewer than 100 employees. And the number of attacks continues to grow each day.

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To WAF or Not to WAF?

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) was formed with the goal of supporting the creation, development, acquisition, operation and maintenance of applications that can be trusted by their users.

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

As more applications are developed online, the threats to attack those applications increase even more rapidly in the form of threat agents. The agents, in this case, are not often the good guys (even though sometimes they are employees or others within your organization). They are any capability, intention or activity that attempts to exploit the company’s assets, frequently its data.

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SiteLock Incorporates Google Blacklist Data Into Scanner

Improved Identification Of Malicious Links

SiteLock has recently upgraded its scanner to better utilize Google blacklist data.  It makes use of the newest version of the SafeBrowsing API by Google, to scan and detect links to malware and phishing on websites. This update also includes the detection of specific domains on Google’s malware/phishing lists. If your website has been blacklisted by Google for containing links to any of these blacklisted domains, SiteLock now provides comprehensive steps to help you quickly remedy the situation so you’re back in the green in no time.

What Do I Do If My Website Is Blacklisted?

If your domain or a page on your site has been blacklisted as “malicious,” here are some steps you can take to help quickly get your domain removed from the list:

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Finding Malware In A WordPress Website

What types of malware are most commonly found in WordPress websites, and how do they get there?  SQL injection, JavaScript insertion and .htaccess hacks are all common ways to alter the content of your WordPress website. Some malware scripts redirect users to another website, others insert malicious links and others use the .htaccess file to steal your website’s Google ranking.

Common Types Of WordPress Hacks

If you suspect that you have been hacked, here are some common signs to search for in your website code:

An Altered .htaccess File

The .htaccess file is always in the root directory of your WordPress site. This file lets you write rules to control how the server handles website requests, such as Google crawler access or URL redirects.

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