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What Is Malware and How Can It Affect My Website?

Malware is a major cyberthreat that can significantly damage your website or business. How can you keep your website safe when one million new malware threats are created every day? You can easily stay one step ahead of cybercriminals by familiarizing yourself with how malware can affect your site, and what you can do to prevent it.

What is malware?

Malware is software created for malicious purposes. While it is commonly associated with computers, malware can also be used to attack and infect websites.

How malware affects your website

Website malware can…

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SiteLock Reviews Best Practices for WordPress Plugin Safety

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.

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Malware Removal

Blacklisting: Why you want SiteLock reviewing your website before Google does

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.

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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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SiteLock Website Security

Identifying Common Types of Cyberattacks

Is your website behaving strangely? Have you noticed it’s taking a long time to load, or that there are new pages, lines of code, or files on your site you didn’t create? Or perhaps you’ve seen a drastic decrease in site traffic, or you suddenly can’t log in as an admin? These are just a few visible signs that your site might be experiencing a cyberattack.

Of course, just because you’re not experiencing any of these symptoms doesn’t mean your website is secure. In fact, it’s possible for attacks and infections on your website to go undetected for years. To help ensure your site isn’t a target for cyberattacks, you need to know what you’re dealing with. In this blog, we’ll discuss what cyberattacks are, the most common types of attacks your website is likely to face, and most importantly, how you can prevent them.

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Research Before You Decide: Real SiteLock Reviews from Real Customers

Did you know a single website experiences 44 attacks per day on average? Cybercriminals target websites to steal customer information, traffic, resources (like bandwidth), and of course, money. If you’re reading this, you’re already on the right track to protecting your website by taking matters into your own hands and researching security options.

That said, if you’re new to cybersecurity, deciding if and how you should protect your website can be confusing and overwhelming. We know there are a lot of things to consider when investing in your security—like your budget, needs, and whether or not the product or company is a good fit. At SiteLock, we’re here to help. SiteLock provides comprehensive website security to help find, fix, and prevent cyberattacks. We want to work with you, but the question is…do you want to work with us? Rather than us telling you why we’re a good fit, we thought it’d be best if you read what our customers have to say about their SiteLock experience.

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Learn 4 Ways to Smack Back WordPress Attacks in Our Free Webinar!

Ding ding ding! The bell just rang, and the match has begun. In one corner of the ring stands your WordPress website, flexing 15 plugins, a custom theme, and a brand-new layout designed to attract more visitors. In the opposite corner is a snarling cybercriminal, with an undefeated record in defacements and a two-time championship belt in malware infections. Is your website prepared to fight back?

In today’s threat landscape, cybercriminals are increasingly attacking WordPress websites. In fact, the average website experiences 44 attacks per day, and WordPress websites are two times more likely to be compromised than non-WordPress sites. As a website owner, it’s time to get off the mat and fight back!

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SANDCamp: A Weekend of Drupal in San Diego

Last weekend I had the opportunity to check out the Drupal community in San Diego, during the 10th annual SANDCamp. SiteLock protects many Drupal sites in addition to WordPress sites, so it was a joy to meet everyone in the community and learn more about the current state of Drupal.

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How To Check Your Website For Malware

As cybercrime grows and evolves, malware remains a constant weapon in a cybercriminal’s armory. Malware, short for malicious software, is created with the intent of causing harm to a website or computer. Website malware can be used to steal sensitive customer information, hold websites for ransom, or even take control of the website itself. In many cases, victims of malware may not realize they’ve been attacked until it’s too late.

Over one million new malware threats are released daily, so knowing what you can do to check for and combat malware is essential for all website owners. To protect your website, it is critical to take matters into your own hands and become proactive about website security. There are two primary ways to do this; the first is by learning to check for signs of malware manually. The second, and most effective, way to protect against malware is by using a website scanner that detects malicious content and automatically removes it. Follow these steps to check your website for malware, starting by recognizing the common symptoms of malware.

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4 Steps to Securing Your Startup Website

As a startup, your website is critical to your success: it’s the face of your business and likely your primary channel for revenue and lead generation. However, your website and your business are put at risk every day by an unseen threat: cyberattacks.

The average website experiences 59 attacks every day, any of which could result in stolen customer data, blacklisting by search engines, or suspension by your web host. A successful attack on your site could also impact revenue, tarnish your reputation, and degrade customer loyalty. To protect against a possible cyberattack and mitigate the consequences it could have on your business, you’ll need to invest in website security.

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