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Why You Shouldn’t Use SMS For 2FA

Two factor authentication (2FA) provides an extra layer of security that passwords alone can’t provide. Requiring an extra step for users to verify their identity reduces the chance a bad actor can gain access to data however. One of the most common methods of 2FA is...

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What is a Website Backdoor?

What is a Backdoor? A backdoor provides a shortcut for authorized or unauthorized users to gain access to an unauthorized location of a website, software, or system. There are many different ways to categorize backdoors, but they are usually not in plain sight and are...

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Understanding .htaccess Malware

The .htaccess file is notorious for being targeted by attackers. Whether it’s using the file to hide malware, redirect search engines to other sites with blackhat SEO tactics, hide backdoors, inject content, modify php.ini values; the possibilities are endless. Many...

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WooCommerce Skimmer Spoofs Checkout Page

Recently a client of ours was reporting a bogus checkout page appearing on their website. When trying to access their “my-account” page an unfamiliar prompt appeared in their browser soliciting credit card billing information: This form was foreign to our client and...

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Product Update: Sucuri Firewall in India

Sucuri is pleased to announce the completion of a strategic expansion, with the opening of a data center campus in Mumbai – India. This addition adds another layer of security and performance for customers located in the South Asian region. Our Mumbai site, along with...

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WordPress News

WordPress 5.8 Beta 3

WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it is not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 in three ways:...

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WordPress 5.8 Beta 2

WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 in two ways:...

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WordPress 5.5.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.5.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 34 bug fixes, 5 enhancements, and 5 bug fixes for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.5, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.5.1 directly, or visit...

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The Month in WordPress: August 2020

August was special for WordPress lovers, as one of the most anticipated releases, WordPress 5.5, was launched. The month also saw several updates from various contributor teams, including the soft-launch of the Learn WordPress project and updates to Gutenberg. Read on...

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