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Is My Site Hacked? 4 Gut Checks

The consequences of a hacked site have wide-ranging financial repercussions that extend beyond the cost of cleaning the site. Drop-offs can be anticipated for new sales from prospects spooked by “not secure” url warning labels. The same downward turn can be expected...

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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 5.5 “Eckstine”

Here it is! Named “Eckstine” in honor of Billy Eckstine, this latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard. Welcome to WordPress 5.5. In WordPress 5.5, your site gets new power in three major areas: speed, search, and...

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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is here! WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.5 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.5 release candidate in two ways: Try...

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The Month in WordPress: July 2020

July was an action-packed month for the WordPress project. The month saw a lot of updates on one of the most anticipated releases – WordPress 5.5! WordCamp US 2020 was canceled and the WordPress community team started experimenting with different formats for...

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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.5. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with...

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WordPress 5.5 Beta 4

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 is now available! 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 the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 in two ways: Try the...

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