SiteLock is proud to announce that it has committed to being a Champion of Data Privacy Day (DPD) – an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness around the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. As a DPD Champion, SiteLock recognizes and supports the principle that organizations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of being conscientious of data privacy by taking part in respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.
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That’s right! We’re headed south for WordCamp Miami, February 20 & 21, 2016 at Florida International University. We’ll be there with lots of super swag and can’t wait to meet all the Miami WordPressers. Tickets on sale now! For more information, visit 2016.miami.wordcamp.org, @wordcampmiami and #wcmia.
With any web technology there comes a time to move on to the next level. Adobe Flash is notoriously insecure, resource intensive, and poorly supported on mobile devices. The process for phasing out Flash has been underway for some time, and now may be an advantageous time for developers and end users to move on from Adobe’s long-time media platform.
This week we’ll discuss:
- The reasons you may want to move on from Adobe Flash
- What alternatives exist and their advantages
- What you can do specifically as an end user and site owner
You may think your WordPress website doesn’t have anything worth being hacked for, but websites are compromised every day. And although security is rarely top-of-mind when you are working away on your WordPress blog, e-commerce site or client websites, the fact is, if your website isn’t secure, you have a 1-in-3 chance of being hacked at some point. Don’t believe it? Check out this mesmerizing attack map that shows hacking in real-time. Be aware, this map reveals only the tip of the iceberg—penetration attempts against a subset of “honeypot” traps. The actual number of attacks at any given moment is significantly greater.
As a business owner, you’re constantly thinking about how best to protect and propel your company. But there’s one component that you may have overlooked: website security. Security breaches are inevitable, yet cybersecurity is often neglected. We’ve rounded three simple steps to make sure you’re covered:
The SiteLock SMART malware scanner detected three particular files as suspicious. Inspection of the files by the SiteLock Research Team ultimately determined that a malicious WordPress plugin was being actively hosted, used by unsuspecting site owners, and spread via YouTube.
We will detail the malware contained in the malicious plugin, reveal the relationships between the malicious plugin and other sites, and finally discuss mitigation for sites using the plugin and how to avoid such situations.
Expect Increased Volumes
This year, 80% of consumers plan to spend as much or more than they did in 2014, according to an analysis of available research by PFSWeb. Just on Cyber Monday alone, total sales made from consumers’ desktops reached $2.28 billion, up 12% from 2014. Mobile sales on Cyber Monday grew 53% from last year, with total sales reaching $838 million.
With 2015 almost over, let’s take a look back at the top 10 largest data breaches of the year. Hopefully your company didn’t make the list!
Make sure you don’t make next years list: visit SiteLock and find the security solution that fits your website.
Want to learn more? Check out the top data breaches that hit the retail industry in 2015.