Last week, Joomla! released version 3.8.13 which included five security updates for the 3.x series of Joomla!. All five of the vulnerabilities addressed are part of the Joomla! application core. Although all of the vulnerabilities are considered low priority, Joomla! is encouraging users to update their applications as soon as possible to avoid possible compromise as a result of them being exploited. The vulnerabilities below were addressed:
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Sensitive data exposure is an all too common cyberthreat that endangers businesses and their customers, as well as websites and their visitors. More frequently known as a data breach, sensitive data exposure ranks as one of the top 10 most dangerous cyberthreats by OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) because of the damage it can do to its victims. Fortunately, you can prevent this threat from affecting your website – we’ll discuss how sensitive data exposure occurs and ways to keep your visitors’ information safe.
What is the OWASP Top 10?
The OWASP Top 10 is a list of the ten most dangerous web application security flaws today. Sensitive data exposure currently ranks sixth on this list. The purpose of OWASP and the Top 10 is to drive visibility and evolution in the safety and security of software.
You’ve launched your website and done all you can to ensure its success, but you may have overlooked a critical component: website security. Cyberattacks cause costly clean-up, damage your reputation, and discourage visitors from coming back. Fortunately, you can prevent it all with effective website security. We’ll discuss the basics of website security and what solutions will help ensure your website isn’t taken down by a cyberattack.
What is website security?
Website security is any action or application taken to ensure website data is not exposed to cybercriminals or to prevent exploitation of websites in any way.
Last week I had the pleasure of returning to Baltimore for their annual WordCamp event. I have fond memories of my first time in the city in 2016 as it was where I met several of my WordPress community colleagues and friends, not to mention the after event fun at Medieval Times.
This year’s event was even better than my previous experience! Organizers did an amazing job of choosing high-quality content for the presentations, and each session was packed with actionable takeaways that attendees could start implementing right away. That sounds like the perfect marketing lead-in, but I also had the pleasure of speaking. I can only hope that I did my part in providing high-quality content too;)
We are proud to announce that for the second year in a row SiteLock® INFINITY™ has won the Cloud Computing Security Excellence Awards presented by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine. The Cloud Computing Security Excellence Awards recognizes solutions in two categories: cloud-delivered security and security for cloud application.
Last week we rolled into LA for WordCampLAX and were greeted with sunny skies, palm trees, and lots and lots of talented, smart WordPressers. Held on the breezy 3rd floor terrace of the Golden Eagle ballroom at Cal State, it was one of the most unique WordCamp venues I’ve seen, perfectly suited to the dreamy LA weather.
There were three tracks this year, along with a full Beginner’s Day on Friday. It was so successful that they repeated a few of the Beginner’s talks over the rest of the weekend, as Friday completely sold out. There was also an unconference-style Barcamp on Sunday that encouraged audience participation with a selection of topics up for discussion. This is something you don’t see at many WordCamps, but I hope it inspires more organizers to include them because it’s a great way to hear new voices in the community.
SiteLock is hosting a free webinar and you’re invited! Join us LIVE on October 3, 2018 at 10 AM CST as we cover the lessons we’ve learned from a year of cybercrime. Learn from our SiteLock Web Security Research Analysts, Jessica Ortega, Ramuel Gall, and Topher Tebow, as they highlight three of our most popular cybersecurity topics from the past year.
SiteLock is dedicated to helping millions of website owners around the world – that’s 12 million websites and counting! Whether you’re a CTO or a sole proprietor, we understand the importance of making security accessible, simple, and efficient. That’s why we deliver exceptional levels of expert service and support to our customers, any time day or night, in addition to our complete suite of website security solutions. We’re proud of our highly-trained team of engineers and customer success representatives who are dedicated to providing a smooth and stress-free SiteLock experience. But don’t take our word for it – see what some of our customers have to say.
This year’s WordCamp Sacramento was full of great speakers, interesting topics and lots of enthusiastic attendees. Again held right downtown at the Sacramento Convention Center, it was 2 days of three tracks, including a dedicated Beginner’s track.
SiteLock was a Gold sponsor this year and Michael I were hanging at our sponsor booth spreading the word about security for WordPress!
Website security is a key component in the success of your business. Revenue loss, stolen customer data, and reputation damage aren’t exclusive to headline-making data breaches – they can have devastating effects on businesses of any size. Fortunately, any website can defend against cyberthreats with the right security in place. SiteLock not only protects your business, but helps it thrive. Here are the top three reasons why every business needs SiteLock:
1. Your hosting provider protects your server, not your site.
Despite common misconceptions, hosting providers secure the server a site is hosted on, not the website itself. Website owners are responsible for protecting their sites from the malware and DDoS attacks that can harm their business. Think of website security like an apartment building – management secures the building, but it’s up to each tenant to lock their doors and windows.