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Labs Notes Monthly Recap – May/2017

Sucuri Labs provides website malware research updates directly from our teams on the front line. You can read past-monthly recaps to catch up on trends we look at every month. This month, our Malware Research and Incident Response teams wrote about malware infections ranging from backdoors, credit card stealers, and malvertising. Continue reading Labs Notes Monthly Recap – May/2017 at ...

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Spotlight: How a Digital Marketing Agency Secures Client Sites

Based in Melbourne, Australia for over 17 years, 24Digital knows what it takes to succeed in the ever-evolving digital marketing space which is no longer a world resting on desktop alone. The goal is to be an extension to every client’s marketing department, a true partnership to launch or rebuild effective websites – from WordPress to Magento ecommerce sites, and ...

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Personal Security Guide – WiFi Network

This is the third part in our series on personal security that offers methods to strengthen your overall security posture. By taking a holistic approach to security, you are protecting your website against attack vectors due to poor security practices in various aspects of your digital life. This post shares some insight on how to secure your network. When we ...

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New Non-HTTPS Websites Blacklisted for Phishy Password Practices

We submit hundreds of blacklist review requests every day after cleaning our clients’ websites. Google’s Deceptive Content warning applies when Google detects dangerous code that attempts to trick users into revealing sensitive information. For the past couple of months we have noticed that the number of websites blacklisted with Deceptive Content warnings has increased for no apparent reason. The sites ...

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Personal Security Guide – Online Accounts

In our last post on browser security, we talked about how developing a broader security mindset can help keep your website safe. By taking steps to secure your online accounts you can prevent hackers from gaining unauthorized access to your website. There are a number of ways that compromised accounts can leave you exposed to a website security incident – ...

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Personal Security Guide – Web Browsers

If your computer is infected, malware can spread to your website through text editors and FTP clients. Weak passwords are also vulnerable to brute force attacks, and using unsecured networks to access the internet can leave you exposed to hackers. As a website owner, you have to consider the broader impacts of your overall security posture. Practicing security in every ...

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SQL Injection Vulnerability in Joomla! 3.7

During regular research audits for our Sucuri Firewall (WAF), we discovered a SQL Injection vulnerability affecting Joomla! 3.7 – CVE-2017-8917. The vulnerability is easy to exploit and doesn’t require a privileged account on the victim’s site. Are You at Risk? The vulnerability is caused by a new component, com_fields, which was introduced in version 3.7. If you use this version, you are affected and should ...

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Website Availability and Security When Migrating Hosts

Website security is a continuous process. It’s not something that should be turned on when the time is right; rather integrated into the full scope of how you deploy a website, maintain it, and ensure the safety of your visitors. At Sucuri, we protect websites with a wide range of website configurations, including business owners with a single website, multi-site ...

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