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Three Reasons Why Every Business Needs SiteLock

Website security is a key component in the success of your business. Revenue loss, stolen customer data, and reputation damage aren’t exclusive to headline-making data breaches – they can have devastating effects on businesses of any size. Fortunately, any website can defend against cyberthreats with the right security in place. SiteLock not only protects your business, but helps it thrive. Here are the top three reasons why every business needs SiteLock:

1. Your hosting provider protects your server, not your site.

Despite common misconceptions, hosting providers secure the server a site is hosted on, not the website itself. Website owners are responsible for protecting their sites from the malware and DDoS attacks that can harm their business. Think of website security like an apartment building – management secures the building, but it’s up to each tenant to lock their doors and windows.

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Blacklisting: Why you want SiteLock reviewing your website before Google does

If you’ve ever visited a website only to be greeted by a red screen warning you about a malware infection, you’ve found a blacklisted site. Search engines do their part to protect users everywhere from malware and cybercrime through a process known as “blacklisting.” While this can be helpful, it is not the most reliable way to look for malware. We’ll discuss what blacklisting does and does not do, as well as the most effective ways to know if a website is infected with malware.

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Decoding Bytes Episode 4: Facing the Consequences

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.

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How To Check Your Website For Malware

As cybercrime grows and evolves, malware remains a constant weapon in a cybercriminal’s armory. Malware, short for malicious software, is created with the intent of causing harm to a website or computer. Website malware can be used to steal sensitive customer information, hold websites for ransom, or even take control of the website itself. In many cases, victims of malware may not realize they’ve been attacked until it’s too late.

Over one million new malware threats are released daily, so knowing what you can do to check for and combat malware is essential for all website owners. To protect your website, it is critical to take matters into your own hands and become proactive about website security. There are two primary ways to do this; the first is by learning to check for signs of malware manually. The second, and most effective, way to protect against malware is by using a website scanner that detects malicious content and automatically removes it. Follow these steps to check your website for malware, starting by recognizing the common symptoms of malware.

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Google Should Not Be Your Alarm System: Preventing Blacklisted Websites

According to a recent report from Google, nearly all website owners rely solely on Google’s Safe Browsing program to alert them when their site has been hacked. The report concludes that only 6% of webmasters discovered an infection via proactive monitoring for suspicious activity. That’s alarming. 

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SiteLock Incorporates Google Blacklist Data Into Scanner

Improved Identification Of Malicious Links

SiteLock has recently upgraded its scanner to better utilize Google blacklist data.  It makes use of the newest version of the SafeBrowsing API by Google, to scan and detect links to malware and phishing on websites. This update also includes the detection of specific domains on Google’s malware/phishing lists. If your website has been blacklisted by Google for containing links to any of these blacklisted domains, SiteLock now provides comprehensive steps to help you quickly remedy the situation so you’re back in the green in no time.

What Do I Do If My Website Is Blacklisted?

If your domain or a page on your site has been blacklisted as “malicious,” here are some steps you can take to help quickly get your domain removed from the list:

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