Problems We Prevent: Malicious Site Redirects

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Thousands of Compromised WordPress Sites Redirect to Tech Support Scams By Ionut Ilascu Web security reachers at Malwarebytes recently discovered that thousands of WP site are infected with a malicious code that redirects users to “Tech Support” pages. These support pages either list fraudulent numbers to call or inject code that hijacks users’ computer resources to mine cryptocurrencies. According to the researcher … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Widely Compromised E-Commerce Stores

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MagentoCore Malware Found on 7,339 Magento Stores By Catalin Cimpanu In the article above, Cimpanu writes, “A Dutch security researcher has lifted the veil on a massive website hacking campaign that has infected 7,339 Magento stores with a script that collects payment card data from people shopping on the sites.” The Jonesen Take: If you’re worried about the security of your … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Slow Load Times

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2 New Ranking Factors From Google You Can’t Ignore By Kaili Killpack Highlight: “page speed is now a ranking factor for websites in mobile searches (from phones and tablets). If your website runs slowly on mobile devices, you should make some changes to get it loading quicker.” The Jonesen Take: We agree! Our sites are built to be mobile optimized … Read More

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