SiteLock SMART PLUS just got smarter! Users now have the ability to select and resolve multiple suspicious WordPress comments, users, and posts from their on-demand database scan results. The ability to toggle back and forth between these results enhances the user experience, making it easier to select, save, and resolve multiple suspicious items found in the database scan. Previously, changes to the comments, users, and posts were processed one at a time. These updates make it even easier to clean malware at the database level and removing spam comments.
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If cybercriminals were creating illegitimate websites to impersonate your brand and steal victims’ information—would you shut down those sites if you could?
That’s exactly what Microsoft did when it took control of 99 websites that Iranian hackers used to try to steal sensitive information from targeted victims, namely United States employees in the public and private sectors. According to Microsoft, the hackers “specifically directed” their attacks on government agencies in Washington.
Social Warfare announced via Twitter on March 21, 2019, a new version 3.5.3 was released due to a cross-site scripting (XSS) WordPress vulnerability that was discovered yesterday. The social sharing plugin allows users to share social media links in the form of buttons on their website and comments, making it easier for their readers’ to quickly access the websites’ social media pages.
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.
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.