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How to Improve Your Website Security Posture – Part II

In the first post of this series, we discussed some of the main website security threats. Knowing the website security environment is a vital part of a good website posture. However, it is also important to be aware of what to do to strengthen your website. Today, we are going to give you some practical

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How to Improve Your Website Posture – Part I

Have you ever wondered if your website security posture is adequate enough? The risk of having a website compromise is never going to be zero. However, as a webmaster, you can play an important role in minimizing the chances of a website hack. A good security posture entails how to understand the importance of securing

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Switching to HTTPS Before It’s Too Late

Google, Mozilla, and other web authorities are pushing for website owners to adopt HTTPS. Soon, Google Chrome will start flagging sites by displaying a warning that the site is “Not secure“. Chrome 68 is already in Beta. Before long, everyone will be able to update their browsers to Chrome 68 and see “Not Secure” warnings on

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Ask Sucuri: How Do You Find Website Backdoors?

In a previous post, we have explained what website backdoors are and what they look like. Today, we want to focus on ways that we identify and remove backdoors to prevent reinfection. Techniques to Find Backdoors Finding a website backdoor is not an easy task because the main function of a backdoor is to keep

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What are Website Backdoors?

When a site gets compromised, the attackers will often leave some piece of malware behind to allow them access back to the site. Hackers want to leave a door open to retain control of the website and to reinfect it continuously. This type of malware is called a backdoor. What Are Backdoors? Backdoors are types

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The Importance of Website Backups

Imagine waking up in the morning to see that a couple of calls were missed and your email is overloaded with messages saying that your website is down. You go to your computer to check your server and it’s working fine – but oh no,  all your files are deleted from the database. What would

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How to Improve Website Resilience for DDoS Attacks – Part I

Denial of Service (Dos) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are unforgiving. They test the limits of your web server and application resources by sending spikes of fake traffic to your website. It is also notoriously difficult to conduct forensics on a DDoS attack, making the source of the attack a mystery. DDoS attacks

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Steps to Keep Your Site Clean: Updates

This is the second post of a series about Steps to Keep Your Site Clean. In the first post, we talked about Access Points; here we are going to offer more insight on Updates. Updates Repeatedly we see websites being infected or reinfected when important security updates are not taken seriously. Most software updates are created

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