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Decoding Security 126: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly…Bots

Making headlines last week, over 170,000 carrier-grade routers belonging to internet service providers were compromised. This caused websites being accessed through these routers to be injected with cryptomining malware. In other news, social media site Reddit suffered a data breach in June due to a circumented 2-factor authentication, allowing cybercriminals to access user data like email addresses, usernames, and passwords.

 

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Decoding Bytes Episode 4: Facing the Consequences

On our last installment of Decoding Bytes, our experts explained what it means when your hosting provider suspends your website. Did you know that a suspended website is not the only consequence of having an insecure website? In fact, in Q1 2018, 37% of website owners who had a cyberattack on their website reported that the attack damaged their profitability.

In this week’s series finale of Decoding Bytes, our hosts Ryan Austin and Jessica Ortega discuss the potential fallout from a successful cyberattack. These consequences can range from being removed from search engine listings to defaced websites, and damaged customer trust. They’ll also give you some tips for securing your website and avoiding these consequences.  There are solutions available for websites of all shapes and sizes including malware scanners and web application firewalls.

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Decoding Security 125: Hack The Planet

Decoding Security’s most recent episode, Cryptocurrency 101, brought insight into the elusive digital trend of cryptocurrency. Well, it is once again making headlines. Earlier this month, a 20-year old California college student was arrested for stealing over $5M in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by hijacking more than 40 cell phone numbers. Also making cybersecurity news, inmates from five different Idaho Department of Correction facilities hacked tablets given to them for email, music, and games. By exploiting a vulnerability in the tablet’s software, they collected nearly $225,000 worth of credits to purchase various games and eBooks.

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Decoding Bytes Episode 2: What’s a Host Got to Do With It?

On last week’s episode, SiteLock experts answered a common question: who is responsible for website security?  The answer came as a surprise to some.  With nearly half of website owners believing that their hosting provider is in charge of their site’s security, some viewers may be left wondering what exactly their hosting provider is responsible for.

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Decoding Security 124: Cryptocurrency 101

Many consider cryptocurrency to be the future of money since it eliminates disclosing personal financial information when purchasing goods and services online. So, what do you need to know? Security Analysts Jessica Ortega and Ramuel Gall highlight information you need to know about cryptocurrency and cryptojacking as you listen in this week.

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Decoding Bytes: Whose Job is Website Security?

It’s no secret that websites face a barrage of attacks daily, up to 50 on average. But whose job is it to secure websites against those daily threats? Recent SiteLock survey data shows that nearly half (45%) of website owners believe that their web host is responsible for keeping their website secure. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Decoding Security 123: What Are You Wearing?!

Hot on the heels of the major cyberattack on Ticketfly comes the news of a breach affecting Ticketmaster UK. Impacting customers who purchased concert tickets in the UK, it was reported that malware was found in the website’s third party customer chat client. The malware flew under the radar for months, accessing credit card and personal information of 40,000 victims between September 2017 and June 2018. Stealthy malware is just one of many topics featured in Q1 2018 edition of the SiteLock Website Security Insider – our hosts cover some of the highlights of the report.

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Decoding Security 122: Shut The Front Door

We continue to hear about cyberattacks and data breaches around the world. Last week, the European retailer, Dixons Carphone, admitted to a huge data breach involving 5.9 million credit cards and 1.2 million personal data records. Meanwhile in the United States, net neutrality has officially been repealed. The rules that required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content are no longer in effect as of June 11, 2018.

 

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Decoding Security 121: Is Your Website Certifiable?

Gamers and music lovers alike may want to reset their passwords after reading the latest headlines. Last week, gaming client Steam announced they had found, and fixed, a severe security flaw that left local systems vulnerable for the past 10 years.  The vulnerability would have allowed cybercriminals to infect any of its 15 million users with malware. A few days earlier, ticket distribution website Ticketfly fell victim to a cyberattack. The cybercriminal responsible defaced the website and claims to have a file of user and customer information taken from its database. 

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Decoding Security 120: We Could All Use A Good WAF

Making headlines last week, the spam campaign Brain Food has been feeding email recipients a steady diet of junk messages, infecting over 5,000 compromised websites over the last four months. Additionally, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) took control of a large cyber-attack aimed at Ukraine in late May 2018. The massive malware campaign infected up to 500,000 routers, many located in small businesses and home offices around the world.

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