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
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
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
New MassMiner Malware Targets Web Servers With an Assortment of Exploits By Catalin Cimpanu The Jonesen Take: Websites that are hosted on servers infected with this malware are vulnerable to many different forms of attack. From decreased performance to data breaches or even total denial of service for users. It matters where you decided to host your site. Our curated web hosting … Read More
SEO: Google to Make Mobile Speed a Ranking Factor By Jill Kocher Brown The Jonesen Take: Speed is very important to users, its also important to Google. And this is now becoming a factor for mobile website ranking. Its not longer good enough to just have a mobile site, it needs to be optimized for speed as well. Check out … Read More
A typical small business website is attacked 44 times a day By Gene Marks The Jonesen Take: These constant attacks are carried out by “bots” —programs designed to exploit known vulnerabilities in websites. The Hackers controlling the bots target small businesses because there is a pretty fair chance that the owner doesn’t employee a team of IT professionals and/or doesn’t have … Read More
Marketing To Mobile-first Travelers by Craig Witt The Jonesen Take: When on vacation, people tend to rely on their smart phone to find and learn about local businesses. Your website may look great on a desktop, but it wont do you any good if the visitor’s computer is back at home. If your business is in the tourism economy, you … Read More
Unwanted Pop-ups Caused by Injectbody/Injectscr Plugins By Denis Sinegubko The Jonesen Take: We actively evaluate and maintain a curated list of approved plugins for our sites. You don’t need to sacrifice security for a specific functionality. We have excellent solutions for both.
More than 2,000 WordPress websites are infected with a keylogger By Dan Goodin The Jonesen Take: The malware described in this article not only reads passwords and other information entered into the site by users, it also uses visitors’ browsers to “mine” cryptocurrencies. We protect the data and reputation of our clients by actively scanning for any malware threats.
With 4 months to switch on HTTPS, are web hosting companies ready? By Mark Stockley The Jonesen Take: Starting in July, Google will be warning users about even visiting a Non-SSL site. If your site is on our Standard or Pro Hosting plans, we’ve got you covered. If not, we are happy to get you set up with an SSL … Read More
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