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18 Jul

WordPress Security Issues Result in Blocked Emails
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As a result of the latest WordPress security vulnerabilities, some of HostPapa’s servers have been blacklisted for email delivery. Emails sent by some of our clients have been blocked. We strongly recommend that all clients upgrade their WordPress installs immediately to avoid any further issues with their emails. You can learn more about WordPress’ security upgrade here. You can update your WordPress install by going to your WordPress Dashboard. HostPapa is diligently dealing with the issues their clients are facing, and are working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. We apologize...

30 May

5 easy ways to protect yourself against hackers
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Think your small business website is not high profile enough to get hacked? You thought wrong. In fact, you don't have to be Facebook, Microsoft, Sony or Apple to be the target of a hacker. HostPapa's partner SiteLock recently released a website risk report and the results revealed that the hacking of small business websites has reached nearly epidemic proportions. Contrary to what you may think, small and medium sized business websites actually appear to hackers as "low-hanging fruit"...

10 May

10 Tips to Boost Your WordPress Security
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WordPress is one of the most popular and accessible CMS applications on the market, used by first-time bloggers, web developers, large corporations and media outlets alike. With more than 60 million devotees worldwide, WordPress is in fact the most widely used content management system (CMS) today. Unfortunately, this popularity also attracts the attention of hackers who exploit any small vulnerability. Don’t let all the hard work you’ve put into your blog go to waste. Review these 10 WordPress security tips – and then take a few minutes to secure your website. Change...

25 Apr

WordPress Super Cache and W3TC Plugins are Vulnerable
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The HostPapa team has just been informed of a serious vulnerability to W3TC and WP Super Cache plugins for WordPress. The vulnerability was first reported on the WordPress.org forums, but it has gone unnoticed by most WordPress communities around the globe. The vulnerability allows remote PHP code to be executed locally on a server for anyone running either of the plugins. This is a serious issue as it could allow an attacker to execute code on your server; for instance, using your site to deliver malware without you knowing and making...

12 Apr

4 Ways to Thwart the Latest WordPress Hack
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Have you heard about the highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations? It’s affecting virtually every web host in existence. Due to the nature of the attack, memory consumption on targeted servers has increased. In some cases this has affected performance on the server end. What does this mean for you, the web hosting customer? Simply put, we advise not to take this incident lightly. To ensure that your WordPress website is secure, we recommend taking the following 4 actions: Log in to WordPress and change your password. We highly recommend you log into...

11 Feb

What on earth is social engineering hacking?
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Here’s another blog post inspired by a question from a HostPapa customer. We’ve had a few queries, actually, from clients looking for information about social engineering hacking and how they can prevent it. Social engineering hacking is fraud – fundamentally no different than the cons that have been going on for centuries; trickery to try and get you to take a specific action or divulge information. This modern version is generally focused on getting victims to give away computer access or personal/financial information. How does it happen? Social engineering hacks don’t tend to...