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
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
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
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
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.