SiteLock is hosting a free webinar and you’re invited! Join us LIVE on October 3, 2018 at 10 AM CST as we cover the lessons we’ve learned from a year of cybercrime. Learn from our SiteLock Web Security Research Analysts, Jessica Ortega, Ramuel Gall, and Topher Tebow, as they highlight three of our most popular cybersecurity topics from the past year.
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FireFox and Chrome announced big changes last week with new ways they will be protecting our information. FireFox will begin to block tracking cookies by default, allowing users to have a better experience while web browsing. Google Chrome announced that starting in September 2018, users will be required to enable Adobe Flash every time the user wishes to use it, all in Chrome’s efforts to wean the public of Flash and force websites into the future.
Breaking news last week, the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Small Business Cybersecurity Act was signed into law. The bill will provide an avenue of resources and guidelines for small businesses to reduce their cybersecurity risks. Up next, Black Hat, one of the world’s largest information security conferences, took place in early August 2018 in Sin City. The conference held many briefings on politics, legislation, and Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity, as well as the challenge of endpoint security for many IoT devices. A topic of importance came from Kryptowire, a mobile security research firm that found firmware vulnerabilities in as many as 10 million Android devices in the United States that have remote escalation privileges.
Making headlines last week, over 170,000 carrier-grade routers belonging to internet service providers were compromised. This caused websites being accessed through these routers to be injected with cryptomining malware. In other news, social media site Reddit suffered a data breach in June due to a circumented 2-factor authentication, allowing cybercriminals to access user data like email addresses, usernames, and passwords.
On our last installment of Decoding Bytes, our experts explained what it means when your hosting provider suspends your website. Did you know that a suspended website is not the only consequence of having an insecure website? In fact, in Q1 2018, 37% of website owners who had a cyberattack on their website reported that the attack damaged their profitability.
In this week’s series finale of Decoding Bytes, our hosts Ryan Austin and Jessica Ortega discuss the potential fallout from a successful cyberattack. These consequences can range from being removed from search engine listings to defaced websites, and damaged customer trust. They’ll also give you some tips for securing your website and avoiding these consequences. There are solutions available for websites of all shapes and sizes including malware scanners and web application firewalls.
Decoding Security’s most recent episode, Cryptocurrency 101, brought insight into the elusive digital trend of cryptocurrency. Well, it is once again making headlines. Earlier this month, a 20-year old California college student was arrested for stealing over $5M in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by hijacking more than 40 cell phone numbers. Also making cybersecurity news, inmates from five different Idaho Department of Correction facilities hacked tablets given to them for email, music, and games. By exploiting a vulnerability in the tablet’s software, they collected nearly $225,000 worth of credits to purchase various games and eBooks.
On last week’s episode, SiteLock experts answered a common question: who is responsible for website security? The answer came as a surprise to some. With nearly half of website owners believing that their hosting provider is in charge of their site’s security, some viewers may be left wondering what exactly their hosting provider is responsible for.
Many consider cryptocurrency to be the future of money since it eliminates disclosing personal financial information when purchasing goods and services online. So, what do you need to know? Security Analysts Jessica Ortega and Ramuel Gall highlight information you need to know about cryptocurrency and cryptojacking as you listen in this week.
It’s no secret that websites face a barrage of attacks daily, up to 50 on average. But whose job is it to secure websites against those daily threats? Recent SiteLock survey data shows that nearly half (45%) of website owners believe that their web host is responsible for keeping their website secure. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Hot on the heels of the major cyberattack on Ticketfly comes the news of a breach affecting Ticketmaster UK. Impacting customers who purchased concert tickets in the UK, it was reported that malware was found in the website’s third party customer chat client. The malware flew under the radar for months, accessing credit card and personal information of 40,000 victims between September 2017 and June 2018. Stealthy malware is just one of many topics featured in Q1 2018 edition of the SiteLock Website Security Insider – our hosts cover some of the highlights of the report.