A favorite, and particularly sneaky, way to inject malicious content into popular CMS platforms is through fake extensions and plugins. Fake plugins disguise their malicious intent by mimicking the form and function of legitimate plugins. We will discuss a not-so-well-known fake Joomla! extension, what it does, and what you can do to protect your site from such attacks.
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Merry Christmas! In the spirit of the season, we’ve created a satirical rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas to educate website owners about online risks. Watch the video to learn some of the most common “gifts” cybercriminals are giving away this year.
Retail therapy is the act of shopping with the primary purpose to improve the buyer’s mood. This form of “therapy” is practiced among many consumers, with more than half of Americans admitting to making a purchase as a way to lift their spirits. As therapeutic as shopping can be, it also raises fear among many consumers – especially around the holiday season. With websites, including eCommerce sites, experiencing 22 attacks per day on average, shoppers have good reason to be concerned.
As a website owner, one of your main goals is to increase website traffic. Ultimately, the more traffic you have, the more revenue your business generates…right? Well, not necessarily. And we can explain why.
Bots represent over 60 percent of all website traffic, meaning there are potentially more Internet bots than humans frequenting your site. There are essentially two types of bots, “good” and “bad.” Good bots carry out jobs like search engine crawling. Bad bots represent 35 percent of all bot traffic and perform malicious tasks, like DDoS attacks. Not to mention that the more web traffic visiting and requesting information from your site, the slower it renders.
Shantel B. Eilenfield has worked in the accounting and tax preparation field for the last 13 years. She first realized her passion in college where she received a degree in Accounting, following in her father’s footsteps. Post-graduation she worked for accounting firms in Georgia, Texas and Virginia. Then in 2010, with the support of her current boss, husband and children, she tested to become a certified public accountant (CPA). After receiving her certification, Eilenfield worked hard to build a loyal client base.
In 2013 Eilenfield took the next step in her career by purchasing a small practice in Virginia and establishing BHT Inc./Shantel B. Eilenfield, CPA. Her business website, SBECPA.com, was created to inform clients of her new business venture.
Picture this. You just launched your first company website to sell your clothing line. Customers are purchasing products, and you’re starting to make a profit, then BAM! You get hit with a fine because your website is not PCI compliant. What’s next?
What Is PCI Compliance?
PCI Compliance is a security requirement created for online merchants by five of the major credit card companies, American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, Mastercard and Visa, to protect customers and reduce fraud.
Tony Spiridigliozzi is the founder of the successful eCommerce website Airspeed-Wireless.com. The website features security, wireless, switching products, IP cameras and VoIP phones. Its mission is to offer quality Cisco and Meraki products at low prices with exceptional customer service. Airspeed-Wireless.com has been recognized for its success and earned the Small and Midsize Business Specialization from Cisco and Certified Meraki Network Associate designation.
We live in a world where technology rules. From our phones to our cars, we are constantly connected to something, somewhere, at all times. In most cases, the convenience of technology enhances the quality of our lives. But as consumers of technology, there are risks and threats we need to be aware (and beware) of. We don’t mean to spook you, but let’s talk about the scary side of the cyber world.
Websites experience 22 attacks per day on average. That’s more than 8,000 attacks per year, per website. You might assume the majority of these attacks are aimed at eCommerce sites because they accept and store credit card information, but actually, the eCommerce sector accounts for only one percent of compromised websites.
Cybersecurity continues to be an evolving challenge for website designers and developers. Everyday, hackers create new malware strains and perform sophisticated attacks that can devastate client websites.
SiteLock is promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month and as a web designer or developer, it is imperative that you understand your role in the security of your clients’ websites. Many people assume that you are handling every aspect of the site, including its protection. Because of this, you must take action and understand how to provide that security.