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
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
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
33% of top WordPress sites are at least two versions behind By Patrick Nohe The Jonesen Take: The task of keeping your WordPress system updated stands as one of the most essential practices for maintaining your website’s security and functionality. We manage this critical responsibility for you, so you can focus on running your business.
It’s official – Google has announced that their Chrome browser will be marking HTTP sites accepting passwords and credit card as “non-secure” starting January 2017. However, their plan doesn’t stop there. Eventually, Google will have their Chrome browser to mark all HTTP sites as “Not Secure” – complete with a red warning triangle right in the browser. With these upcoming … Read More
You’ve probably heard of hosting. If you have a website, you probably know you need a domain name and hosting for people to access it. Do you really know what those things are, or how they work? Should you even care? Yes. You should care what hosting is because, to be brutally honest, you are probably paying for the laziest … Read More
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