This week a severe WordPress vulnerability was patched by the authors of Easy WP SMTP WordPress Plugin. Easy WP SMTP allows users to send outgoing emails through the SMTP server in an attempt to keep their emails from going directly to spam or junk mail. This vulnerability allows cybercriminals to gain unauthenticated access to sites using this plugin. With over 300,000 active installations, thousands of users are affected by this zero-day vulnerability in version 1.3.9.
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The latest version of the Joomla! 3.x series was released on March 12, 2019. Version 3.9.4 addresses four security flaws and 28 bug fixes, which includes a high-priority access level vulnerability. Three of the four security flaws are cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, which have been identified and resolved in this latest security release. Joomla! users are urged to install 3.9.4 as soon as possible to circumvent any possible security exploits related to this latest security flaw.
On March 12, 2019, a maintenance release was announced by WordPress for version 5.1.1. With this new version, there are 10 fixes and enhancements, which include security updates that address how comments are filtered and stored within the database. Prior to this update, if WordPress comments were maliciously crafted, an unauthenticated attacker could gain access to the user’s site, resulting a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
Founded in 1975, Vulcan Wire is a leading U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor specializing in baling wire and cargo securement products. All of Vulcan Wire’s manufacturing takes place in the company’s main warehouse in Hayward, California, and the company is committed to providing the best in product selection, expertise, and distribution services in the U.S. steel industry. Vulcan Wire launched its website in 2009 to expand marketing efforts, showcase product offerings and establish an initial point of contact for prospective customers.
Have you ever heard of cryptojacking? Maybe not, because it is a relatively new type of cyberthreat that many entrepreneurs and small business owners are still unaware of. However, with over 3 million cryptojacking attacks detected between January and May 2018, it could pose a significant threat to your livelihood and business’s reputation. That is no reason to panic though. This article explains exactly what you need to know about cryptojacking, cryptocurrency, and how it directly impacts website security. You’ll also learn three simple best practices to protect your website and your reputation.
Company Also Earns Silver in Additional Category
We’re excited to announce that SiteLock earned Gold and Silver recognition in the 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for Best Website Security and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company! The 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognize companies, products, and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security.
Take a minute and think about how many times public Wi-Fi has been a source of major convenience for you. Now, think about how many times you have checked your bank account or logged into your social media on a public Wi-Fi connection. Did you know browsing personal account information on a public network is potentially unsafe and can put both your data and privacy at risk?
For many people, a website is a work of passion that gets countless hours of attention. For others, it is something they set and forget. However, if we all show our website more love by actively focusing on website improvements, we are rewarded with better site performance. With that in mind, let’s look at three top ways to show your website some love.
When you walk through the front doors at SiteLock, chances are a few words come to mind: Dynamic. Diverse. Empowering.
Between the open floor plan that drives collaboration, rousing games of ping pong, catered meals, and an upbeat environment, we pride ourselves on having a unique culture.
What makes our culture so special? At SiteLock we genuinely care about our employees, their success, and their happiness. Our core DNA is held together by The SiteLock Way, a shared set of values that define how we do business—which we live day in and day out.
SiteLock is hosting a free webinar and you’re invited! Join us LIVE on February 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. CST as we discuss how to determine and deter your website’s risk of a cyberattack. Learn from our SiteLock Product Expert, Ben Brown, as he uncovers who is at risk, what is at risk, how to determine your risk level and ways to lower your risk.