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Turkish SEO spam

Analysis Of An SEO Spam Campaign

Search engine spam, more frequently known as SEO spam, is a technique used to manipulate rankings in a way that is not allowed by search engine terms of service.

This week we’ll take a look at an interesting SEO spam campaign that recently came across the SiteLock research desk. Turkish escorts are apparently big business and we had the opportunity to dig a bit into the makings of a malicious Turkish escort spam campaign.

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Ask a Security Professional: Firewall Series – Part Three: Stateless vs Stateful

In Part Three of our firewall series, we’re drilling down into some of the mechanisms used in firewalls, namely the progression from stateless to stateful packet filtering. First, packet filtering is the action of inspecting the traffic traversing the firewall’s network to determine if the traffic is meeting the firewall’s security policy. Traffic conforming to the firewall’s security policy is allowed to proceed, while traffic not meeting the policy (e.g. a malicious attempt) is blocked.

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Case Study: YeeWittleThings

Company Background

Brandi Yee is the owner and writer of YeeWittleThings, a family-friendly blog that offers product reviews, giveaways, recipes and lifestyle information to its readers. Yee is happily married, has two kids and takes pride in writing about family-focused topics.

Yee’s passion lies in her blog. “I started my blog over six years ago as a way of creating an outlet for my passion of writing, but also to connect with families and offer them recipes, honest reviews on family-friendly products and the opportunities to try those products themselves,” she says.

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Why Would Someone Hack My Website?

It is hard to keep track of all the websites that are compromised on a daily basis. Cybercriminals are constantly crawling the web for targets, and they’ll often go after websites you might not expect, such as a vegan cooking blog. So what does a hacker look for in a website? And why would they be tempted to attack your site? Here are some examples so you have an accurate picture of common website attacks.

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WordCamp NEO 2016 – WordPress Community Interviews

In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, we chatted with a few of the folks we met at WordCamp Northeast Ohio.

It’s always interesting learning how others found WordPress, what they’re using it for, and what they intend to do in the future.

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WordCamps: How They Started and Why You Should Go

WordCamps represent the very pulse of the WordPress community, brought to life with the enthusiasm and contributions of hundreds, if not thousands, of WordPress enthusiasts. They are becoming more and more prevalent throughout the United States and around the globe. With so much excitement and growth, we wanted to take a look back at where WordCamps started and why they have become such a strong force in the WordPress community.

A Brief History

The first WordCamp was the creation of Automattic Founder and CEO, Matt Mullenweg.

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Exploring the Different Types of Malware [Infographic]

Malware, short for malicious software, is typically installed on a website by cybercriminals. Malware is a broad term that refers to a variety of malicious programs. It can spread viruses, steal personal or financial data and even hijack computers. Read our infographic to learn about the different types of malware.

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WordCamp Kansas City 2016 – Part of the Family

My last WordCamp for Spring 2016 was the in the “BBQ Capital of the World,” Kansas City, Missouri (#WCKC). WordCamp Kansas City is one of the few WordCamps that spans a three-day period, starting Friday morning. We jumped straight into sessions by noon on Friday and kept it going strong all the way through Sunday afternoon, with a cozy afterparty-style meet-up to conclude each day. Both the Friday and Saturday sessions took place at the Kauffman Conference Center, while Sunday’s sessions were held at the Sprint Accelerator workspace.

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SiteLock Named To The 2016 Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll

June 14, 2016

Scottsdale, ArizonaSiteLock, the global leader in website security solutions, today announced that it has been named to the 2016 Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) Honor Roll listing, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has earned this distinction for its excellent leadership and a commitment to data protection, privacy and security.

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WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016 – A Perfect Event Among the Trees

If you live in Cleveland, Akron, Lorraine, Canton, Youngstown or anywhere in-between in Ohio you’re in the heart of a thriving WordPress community. WordCamp NEO was held this past weekend at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. It was a great 2-day event with many important takeaways.

SiteLock was a sponsor and I had some great conversations with many of our fellow community members. In addition to sharing website security tips, we also learned a lot from everyone else attending.

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