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SiteLock Website Security

See How Fast SiteLock Mitigates Cyber Threats [Infographic]

Did you know that SiteLock scans more web pages in a day than McDonald’s sells hamburgers? How about that we analyze more source code files per day than Dominos sells pizzas in a year? We’ve put together this infographic to give you an idea of how quickly we work to mitigate cyber threats.

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Ask a Security Professional: Malware Analysis Series — Part Four: Detection vs Removal

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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WordCamp Boston 2016 – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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.

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A nice drive through Boston

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Malware Removal

How To Look For Malware In Website Files

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.

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WordCamp Fayetteville 2016 – A Weekend in the Ozarks

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.

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WordCamp NYC 2016 – The Empire State of WordPress

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.

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Curating Content with WordPress

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.

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David Bisset (BuddyPress) – WordPress Community Interview

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.

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Ask a Security Professional: Malware Analysis Series — Part Three: How is a Signature Born?

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.

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WPCampus 2016 – A WordPress Event Focused on Higher Education

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.

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