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The 3-step plan to make your website harder to hack

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Original Article PC World By Robert Lemos Online attackers are increasingly targeting websites to make a statement, send spam or flood someone else’s network. Protecting your online brand requires vigilance. When a big website like Lenovo’s gets hacked, it’s news. But most such attacks take place under the radar, at smaller sites lacking the skills or time to protect themselves. Take the legions of WordPress-based sites, which got a rude awakening last year when many thousands of them were hacked. Don’t be one of those sites. Even if you don’t use WordPress, you can learn important lessons from what those…

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Target agrees to pay $10 million to data breach victims

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 CBS News Original article MINNEAPOLIS — Target has agreed to pay $10 million under a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit stemming from a massive 2013 data breach, the company confirmed to CBS News. “We are pleased to see the process moving forward and look forward to its resolution,” Target spokesperson Molly Snyder told CBS News late Wednesday. The proposed settlement, which must be approved by a federal district court judge, creates a settlement account that could pay individual victims up to $10,000 in damages, according to court documents. Play VIDEO Target could be slashing jobs The data breach, one of the largest…

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WordPress Security: Nulled Scripts and the CryptoPHP Infection

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Our friends over at Fox-IT based in Delft in the Netherlands just contacted Wordfence with some amazing research they’ve just published. If you’re technically minded and want as much detail as possible, I recommend you skip this blog entry and head straight over to the Whitepaper that Fox-IT has published on the CryptoPHP backdoor (It’s 50 pages). I’ve summarized the details and our response: Nulled scripts are commercial web applications that you can obtain from pirated websites that have been modified to work without a license key. They are the web equivalent of pirated software. They include commercial WordPress themes…

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