Did you know that websites experience an average of 58 attacks per day? That’s one cyberattack approximately every 25 minutes! Even more startling, as much as 61 percent of all internet traffic is automated traffic from bots, meaning these attacks do not discriminate based on the size or popularity of a website. No website is too small or too new to hack.
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Thanks to its ease of use and customizability, WordPress is the most popular open source CMS platform in the world. However, the plugins that allow users to easily add features also carry a risk: Sites with 20 or more plugins were nearly three times more likely to have malware. Malware attacks can damage your site’s reputation and cost you money, especially if your site is taken offline or removed from search results. Knowing how to evaluate plugins effectively and use them safely allows you to maintain the functionality of your site without sacrificing security.
At SiteLock we review websites for malware every day, and every month we clean over 50,000 malware infected websites. We find thousands of security flaws daily and protect our customers from sophisticated attacks. Regardless of the issue, we would not be able to secure all 50,000 sites without the help of our amazing Support Team.
As the digital workforce continues to expand, more people are dependent on public WiFi than ever before. Whether it’s the local coffee shop or co-working space, the availability of an internet connection wherever we go has helped foster a growing segment of remote employees.
However, that convenience can come with a potentially hefty price if you’re not focused on staying secure when connecting to 3rd party WiFi signals. In this post, we’ll discuss the best practices for keeping yourself, and your private data, secure when connecting to public WiFi.
Is Public WiFi Safe?
The short answer is no.
The small business (SMB) movement is anything but small. From sole proprietors to startups, businesses with one to four employees account for 1.2 million businesses in the United States. In a world where huge data breaches dominate headlines, many small business owners are aware that they need to invest in cybersecurity to protect their business. In fact, 42 percent of small businesses plan to increase their security investment within the next 12 months.
However, many more don’t invest at all. It’s certainly not due to a lack of awareness: 38 percent of SMBs cite security as one of their top technology challenges. It’s that very challenge that results in inaction. Many small business owners feel too “overwhelmed and ill-equipped” to put cybersecurity measures in place – so they put it on the back burner instead.
The solution: make it easy to get expert help. SiteLock reviews how.
If you’ve ever visited a website only to be greeted by a red screen warning you about a malware infection, you’ve found a blacklisted site. Search engines do their part to protect users everywhere from malware and cybercrime through a process known as “blacklisting.” While this can be helpful, it is not the most reliable way to look for malware. We’ll discuss what blacklisting does and does not do, as well as the most effective ways to know if a website is infected with malware.
Joomla! recently released version 3.8.12 which includes patches addressing three security vulnerabilities and several bug fixes. This is a security release that impacts all versions of the 3.x series of Joomla! applications and users are encouraged to update as soon as possible to avoid potential compromise.
Malware – it’s a scary word you’ve probably heard before. But if you’re not quite sure what malware is, why it’s such a threat, or what you can do about it, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, SiteLock reviews what malware is, what a website vulnerability is, how infections occur, how to remove malware infections, and finally, how to prevent them in the first place.
It’s not uncommon for a business owner to have a story about the time they experienced a cyberattack.
Perhaps their website was suspended, customers were turned away by malware warnings, or slow loading times caused their traffic to plummet. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the way the story ends for any business of any size. With the proper website security in place, cyberattacks can be mitigated quickly should they occur.
Here are three SiteLock reviews from three unique businesses that not only survived a cyberattack, but thrived in the aftermath.
When the Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises website was unexpectedly hacked by cybercriminals, Melissa Marchand, website manager, began to panic.
The attack on Whales.net arrived just in time for busy season—and a hacked website meant a complete halt in online scheduling and ticket purchases, the company’s primary source of sales. Even more alarming, the website was blacklisted by Google and online visitors were redirected to pornographic sites, damaging the company’s bottom line and reputation.
Luckily, Melissa called SiteLock at the request of her web host to help get her website back online.