2017 February

Joomla Security Alert

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  Spammers love to take advantage of vulnerabilities in web platforms.  Currently, we are providing a friendly heads up regarding a vulnerability associated with Joomla.  The most current version of Joomla is 3.6. If you are running an older version of Joomla, you should back up your site and database and update now. The most common abuse associated with this vulnerability is Search Engine Poisoning (SEP) attacks.  This is a blackhat SEO technique used by hackers to leverage your search engine rankings.  The hackers inject links and keywords to pornography, pharmaceutical and other unwanted third party sites.  If infected, it could be a time sensitive, expensive process to fix.  This is something that can be easily avoided by updating to the most recent version of Joomla.  

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Significant WordPress Vulnerability-Update to 4.7.2 Now

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WebConnection subscribes to some of the top services to keep us informed regarding all things web related.  One of those services is Sucuri, a leading web site security expert.  Their researchers have found a vulnerability in WordPress versions 4.7 and 4.71.  If you have these versions, or older ones, you are at risk, and, according to Sucuri, you should upgrade your WordPress version to 4.7.2 immediately. The vulnerability is a “severe content injection”.  This vulnerability allows an unauthenticated user to modify the content of any post or page within a WordPress site.  This is a major problem. If you want to take matters into your own hands and are not aware of how to update your WordPress Versions, you can follow these simple instructions below: Log into WordPress Typically, in the Dashboard, there is a message if there is an updated WordPress version.  Click on the Update to 4.7.2 button…

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