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PCI for SMB: Requirement 9 – Implement Strong Access Control Measures

Welcome to the sixth post of a series on understanding the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard–PCI DSS. We want to show how PCI DSS affects anyone going through the compliance process using the PCI SAQ’s (Self Assessment Questionnaires). In the previous articles written about PCI, we covered the following: Requirement 1: Build and Maintain More Info »

Real-Time Fine-Tuning of the WAF via API

Though the Sucuri Firewall is simple to set up and protects your website immediately, it’s possible to have granular control of the WAF by using an API. For instance, there’s a specific filter inside the WAF dashboard called Emergency DDoS. This filter basically increases the strength of the DDoS protection to an “emergency” level where More Info »

Hackers Change WordPress Siteurl to Pastebin

Last Friday, we reported on a hack that used a vulnerability in the popular WP GDPR Compliance plugin to change WordPress siteurl settings to erealitatea[.]net. At that time it was not clear who was behind the massive attack, since the erealitatea[.]net domain didn’t work and the infection simply broke the compromised sites. Our SiteCheck scanner More Info »

Erealitatea[.]net Hack Corrupts Websites with WP GDPR Compliance Plugin Vulnerability

We have noticed a growing number of WordPress-based sites that have had their URL settings changed to hxxp://erealitatea[.]net. Further investigations show that the issue is related to a security vulnerability in the WP GDPR Compliance plugin for WordPress (with 100,000+ active installations). The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws in the EU have made More Info »

10 Tips to Improve Your Website Security

Having a website has become easier than ever due to the proliferation of great tools and services in the web development space. Content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Magento, and others allow business owners to build an online presence rapidly. The CMS’s highly extensible architectures, rich plugins, and effective modules have reduced the More Info »

New WordPress Security Email Course

Recent statistics show that over 32% of website administrators across the web use WordPress. Unfortunately, the CMSs popularity comes at a price — attackers often seek out vulnerabilities to exploit and target unhardened WordPress sites. If a site is compromised, it often becomes the host of malicious malware or spam campaigns, harming your website’s reputation More Info »

Website Security Tips for Marketers

In our previous post, we have discussed why marketers should have a proactive approach to website security. Today we are going to discuss some security tips marketers can put into practice. In the simplest terms, website security means three things here at Sucuri: Protecting your website from compromises. Monitoring for issues so you can react More Info »

Web Marketers Should Learn Security

Most online marketers think of themselves as T-shaped individuals. The theory behind this concept is that individuals possess a wide range of skills, with some abilities running deeper than others. Website security awareness is in short supply and we need more champions — especially among small and medium-sized businesses. Digital marketers are in a prime More Info »

Saskmade[.]net Redirects

Earlier this week, we published a blog post about an ongoing massive malware campaign describing multiple infection vectors that it uses. This same week, we started detecting new modifications of the scripts injected by this attack. The general idea of the malware is the same, but the domain name and obfuscation has changed slightly. For More Info »

OWASP Top 10 Security Risks – Part II

It is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and in order to bring awareness to what threatens the integrity of websites, we have started a series of posts on the OWASP top 10 security risks. The OWASP Top 10 list consists of the 10 most seen application vulnerabilities: Injection Broken Authentication Sensitive data exposure XML External More Info »