Problems We Prevent: Ignored Software Updates (Yes, Again)

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86% of e-commerce platforms are missing security patches, says report By Leah Alger The Jonesen Take:  If you are a dedicated reader of our blog, you’ve probably noticed that we post a LOT of articles about software updates. There are 2 main reasons for this. 1. They’re REALLY important. 2. Site administrators keep not updated their sites. Luckily for anyone who … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Hijacked Site Traffic

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How hack on 10,000 WordPress sites was used to launch an epic malvertising campaign By John Leyden A question that a lot of small business owners tend to ask is “Why would anyone want to hack my site if I don’t even have any sensitive data stored on it” It’s a fair questions but the article above offers at least … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Unintuitive Websites

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You’ll Thank Us Later – 50 Features Your Small Business Website Needs by Annie Pilon The Jonesen Take: This article does a good job of informing readers about important features that relate to an intuitive user experience. Was there a function listed that you would like on your website? Let us know, we’re happy to help out!

Problems We Prevent: Missing WordPress Updates

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WordPress Update – 4.9.7 Security & Maintenance Release by Marc-Alexandre Montpas on July 5, 2018 Summary: WordPress has just released an update to address several security issues, including one known vulnerability that we recently discussed here. Jonesen Take: Our curated hosting clients enjoy peace of mind knowing that their site is always up to date with the latest that WordPress … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Blacklisted Sites

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Google Webmaster Blog: How we fought webspam – Webspam Report 2017 Summary: Google works extremely hard to provide search users with the most relevant information from trustworthy sources.  They don’t want to be responsible for leading users to potentially dangerous websites by displaying malicious sites in their search results.  Knowing the risk to online users,  Google chooses to “blacklist” or remove these sites … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Unchecked User Permissions

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Unpatched Flaw Disclosed in WordPress CMS Core By Catalin Cimpanu Summary: According to Cimpanu, Web security researches from RIPS Tech announced a flaw in WordPress that would allow “users who have access to the post editor —and can upload or delete images (and their thumbs)— can insert malicious code in a WordPress site that deletes crucial files part of the WordPress … Read More

Problems We Prevent : Poor Web Security for Small Businesses

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“Website attacks up as smaller businesses are targeted” By Ian Barker Summary: Attacks on websites have increased 14% in Q1 of 2018 compared to Q4 of 2017.  The author points out that many of these attacks are carried out by malicious “bots” that are programed to target smaller organizations with poor web security. The Jonesen Take: Professional and effective web security for … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Sketchy Plugins

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WORDPRESS DELETES 10 “HIGHLY DANGEROUS” PLUGINS INSTALLED 19,400 TIMES FROM ITS REPOSITORY by JASON SMITH  Article Summery: Security experts at ThreatPress reported that 10 plugins developed by MULTIDOT Inc have been removed from WordPress.org due to severe vulnerabilities.  Their report also stated that the malicious plugins had been installed on around 19,400 eCommerce sites, warning users of the still present danger. The Jonesen … Read More

Problems We Prevent: WordPress & Plugin Updates

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Ticketfly Temporarily Shuts Down to Investigate Hack By Catalin Cimpanu Last week, Ticketfly.com was hacked, defaced, and compromised the personal information of 26 million users.  The hacker responsible for the attack pointed to the site’s inadequate security to prevent this type of event, stating on the site “Your Security Down im Not Sorry.” Ticketfly.com was shut down while they investigate the … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Website Compromise

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Gandcrab Ransomware Exploits Website Vulnerabilities By Kelly Sheridan “Many of the Web pages on the Internet are running on antiquated software and most small businesses don’t know a new flaw has been released. Even if they did, they don’t have the expertise or time to update the software they rely on.” The Jonesen Take: We’re your web security experts, here to … Read More