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Add Security to Your Website Agency Portfolio

As a website industry professional, you are aware of the importance of website security. This is especially true when managing 10 or more sites. How can you convey this message to your customers? Offering Website Security to Clients Website security should be part of any web professional’s portfolio. How can you get started talking with

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Googlebot or a DDoS Attack?

A bot is a software application that uses automation to run scripts on the internet. Also called crawlers or spiders, these guys take on the simple yet repetitive tasks we do. There are legitimate bots and malicious ones. A Web Application Firewall (WAF) filters the web traffic and blocks any malicious bots, letting the good

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Safer Internet Day: Security vs. Convenience

It isn’t easy to be secure all the time — this is especially true if you are new to cybersecurity. A well-formed security plan takes deliberate effort at the very least, and constant vigilance at most. Even the top experts have room to improve because cybersecurity is a constantly moving target. Unfortunately, most internet users

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Optimize Setup to Improve Your Website Resilience for DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks can disrupt website traffic and impact any business. To help website owners and webmasters improve their website resilience to DDoS attacks, we have put together a series of posts. Here are the topics that will be discussed: Website optimization best practices Caching best practices Web Application Firewall (WAF) protection Setup Optimization

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Improvements to SiteCheck Website Scanner

SiteCheck is Sucuri’s free website malware and security scanner offered to anyone who wants to scan their websites for malware and blacklist status. Last year, we improved SiteCheck’s speed and reliability. Today, we are excited to share the latest upgrades that makes SiteCheck even better. SiteCheck Upgrades As one of our first free tools created, SiteCheck has

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OWASP Top 10 Security Risks – Part V

To bring awareness to what threatens the integrity of websites, we are continuing a series of posts on the OWASP top 10 security risks. The OWASP Top 10 list consists of the 10 most seen application vulnerabilities: Injection Broken Authentication Sensitive data exposure XML External Entities (XXE) Broken Access control Security misconfigurations Cross Site Scripting

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OWASP Top 10 Security Risks – Part IV

To bring awareness to what threatens the integrity of websites, we are continuing a series of posts on the OWASP top 10 security risks. The OWASP Top 10 list consists of the 10 most seen application vulnerabilities: Injection Broken Authentication Sensitive data exposure XML External Entities (XXE) Broken Access control Security misconfigurations Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Insecure

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How to Prevent Cross-Site Contamination for Beginners

What is Cross-Site Contamination? Cross-site contamination happens when a hacked site infects other sites on a shared server. Think of it as your kid in daycare catching the flu, next thing you know, everybody in the family has it as well. The same happens with websites. A site can be negatively affected by neighboring sites

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My Website Was Hacked on Christmas Eve

Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. A lot of kids look forward to opening their presents under the Christmas tree, but not all of them have a present to open. This is why our family started a charity project in 2007 called the Shoebox Project. A few years later, my

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