Jun 9, 2023 | Sucuri, WordPress Security
A 403 error can be a frustrating interruption to anyone’s day; it can lead to exasperated website visitors, even leading to lost traffic and website revenue depending on the affected page. When you (or your site visitors) encounter an unexpected 403, it’s vital to assess the issue promptly in the event that it’s the symptom of a more serious issue on your site.
You might run into a 403 forbidden error when visiting a website directory or page with restricted permissions, as most websites are set up to disallow directory browsing to protect sensitive files.
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Jun 7, 2023 | Sucuri, WordPress Security
Imagine this scenario: You’re sipping a delightful cup of tea (I’m English) while catching up on the latest news when suddenly – wham! You find yourself blocked by a website, encounter a captcha verification — or perhaps your comment on a news story mysteriously vanishes into thin air.
Puzzled, you shoot off an email to the website’s support team only to have it bounce back with an ominous 550 error. You start thinking, “Am I on some kind of virtual blacklist?
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Jun 2, 2023 | Sucuri, WordPress Security
WordPress, like other open-source content management systems, allows you to enhance your website’s appearance and functionality through custom code and third-party components like plugins and themes. It’s these extensions that allow you to publish content with added functionality for your visitors and facilitate the unique look of your brand.
While the developers who build these extensions often have extensive knowledge of development best practices, security is not always their core competency — and third party components may contain known (or undiscovered) bugs and vulnerabilities that can pose a serious threat to your website.
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May 30, 2023 | Sucuri, WordPress Security
Vulnerability reports and responsible disclosures are essential for website security awareness and education. Automated attacks targeting known software vulnerabilities are one of the leading causes of website compromises.
To help educate website owners on emerging threats to their environments, we’ve compiled a list of important security updates and vulnerability patches for the WordPress ecosystem this past month.
The vulnerabilities listed below are virtually patched by the Sucuri Firewall and existing clients are protected.
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May 26, 2023 | Sucuri, WordPress Security
Welcome to another installment in helping website owners secure their digital assets, this time with a focus on the world of ecommerce. If you’re an ecommerce website owner, you’re likely aware that online stores face a unique set of challenges when it comes to security. Your success hinges on the trust customers place in your ability to protect sensitive data and provide a safe shopping environment.
In this latest post, we’ll delve into the world of securing ecommerce websites, from the basics of understanding the software and platforms you’re working with, to critical actions for reducing the attack surface and ensuring secure payments.
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May 24, 2023 | Sucuri, WordPress Security
Welcome to the world of keyloggers, where every keystroke you make may be watched, recorded, and potentially used against you! Now that we’ve got your attention, let’s dive into the somewhat unsettling realm of these sneaky little digital spies.
In this blog post, we’ll uncover the mysteries behind keyloggers — what they are, how they work, and why they pose a potential threat to our privacy and security. We’ll also share some tips to help you identify if a website is infected and serving malicious downloads for trojans like keyloggers and other information stealers.
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