If you’ve ever seen me at a WordCamp, you’ve probably heard me answer this question, and likely more than once. When it comes to malware scanning on a WordPress website, what makes the SiteLock® malware scanners different from the competition? Well, scanners simply are not created equal. My go-to short answer is typically explaining one of our scanners’ “killer features,” like its ability to automatically remove malware.
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This past weekend we sponsored and attended WordCamp Boston 2016. It was an excellent event with almost 500 in attendance.
Traveling from the airport to the hotel afforded some excellent sightseeing opportunities. There were so many beautifully constructed buildings. If you haven’t visited Boston, it’s highly recommended.
It can come as quite a surprise when a site owner is notified that their site has been compromised with malware. After the shock wears off, and the immediate impact understood, it’s important to take stock of what has actually happened behind the scenes and then clean it up. The best advice anyone can give you is to make frequent, downloaded backups of your site in the event something happens to the live version so that the clean backup can replace the live, hacked version.
But what if there is no clean, viable backup available? In a world where websites have hundreds, if not thousands of files, how can any one person go about cleaning out an infection in just a small number of those files? In this two part series, we’ll talk about how to look for malware in both files and databases and give a couple examples of what to be on the lookout for.
Last weekend brought me to WordCamp Fayetteville 2016 in beautiful, green Arkansas. Fayetteville has been holding WordCamps for the Northwest Arkansas WordPress community since 2010, making it one of the more mature North American WordCamps. This year’s #WCFAY was hosted at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus which provided three tracks, including one large auditorium.
WordCamp New York City departed from the norm this year by hosting not at an academic facility, but at the prestigious United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan. Seated on the East River, the United Nations Headquarters boasted impressive art pieces and beefy airport-like security. WordCamp NYC took part in the UN’s Unite Open Source initiative which aims to “break down barriers to technology innovation through open source governance, communities and collaboration.” #WCNYC hosted their two tracks in two huge auditoriums, equipped with state-of-the-art audio/video equipment, including individual microphones for each seat.
Have you ever had trouble keeping up with your blog post schedule? If the answer is yes, then keep reading because we’re going to help you nail down that schedule and get your site filled with great content.
If you’ve hit a wall with blogging, it’s likely due to one of these reasons:
- A lack of time
- A lack of inspiring subject matter
Whatever the cause, implementing content curation as part of your publishing plan can help.
In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, we caught up with David Bisset while attending WPCampus. David is a long-time freelance WordPress developer and prolific user and developer of the suite of plugins named BuddyPress.
He has a deep understanding of both the software and the community and offers his insight (and comedy) about the future of WordPress and what that may entail.
Security researchers at security firms like SiteLock® audit code that has been flagged as suspicious, either by individuals or by an automated system performing behavioral analysis (which we’ll talk more about in the next section), to determine whether or not the code is actually malicious. If a file or piece of code is deemed malicious by the security researcher, it enters the database, typically as either a file match signature, or a code snippet signature.
This past weekend SiteLock sponsored and attended a different kind of WordPress event. WPCampus was held at The University of South Florida Manatee-Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida. Not only was this location unique, but so was this conference.
WPCampus is another example of WordPress-focused events that are more targeted to a specific niche. In this case, web professionals, educators and other people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education.
Starship WordCamp Orange County began its 48-hour voyage to boldly go where no WordCamp has gone before on July 9. The space-themed #WCOC was hosted in the Applied Innovation compound of the University of California’s Irvine campus. The event took place upstairs in an area called “The Cove,” which also contains what appeared to be various upstart companies’ offices as well as an impressive array of big-screen displays in most conference rooms. There were four tracks to host the talks, which were also themed in title, The Nebula, The Comet, The Dwarf Star and The Asteroid Field.