Tag Archives: Website Security

Navigating Data Responsibility

As we take a step back and think about how much the Internet has grown over the past 20 years, we realize how much content/data has been made available to everyone. Moving forward, there’s no reason to expect data availability to slow down. In fact, insideBIGDATA claims: There are many sources that predict exponential data More Info »

A Scam-Free Cyber Monday for Online Businesses

Every year we see an increase in website attacks during the holidays.  While business owners see their sales go up due to promotional Black Friday and Cyber Monday campaigns, hackers are in the background working nonstop to create malicious, fraudulent websites as well as take advantage of legitimate ones. Main Cyber Monday Threats Phishing Pages One More Info »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Malicious Redirects from NewShareCounts.com Tweet Counter

When Twitter announced their new design for “Tweet” and “follow” buttons back in October 2015, marketers across the web developed a mild anxiety—the new design came with a decision to nuke their beloved Tweet count feature. Social signals can be a huge credibility indicator for visitors and site content. Who doesn’t think there’s a psychological More Info »