31 Jul

2014

Joomla! Kunena Vulnerability Fixed on all SiteGround Servers

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Critical vulnerability in the famous Kunena forum component for Joomla! were announced three days ago and a new version of the component that addresses the issue was released. According to the official Kunena blog post all extension that are not updated to the latest version are vulnerable and the attackers may use XSS and SQL injection to gain full access to a Joomla! site.

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30 Jul

2014

SiteGround at OSCON 2014

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You’ve probably heard that before, but here at SiteGround, we love Open Source. Our hosting platform is built on open source software, we host more than 150 different open source apps, and we sponsor various open source events and communities. Yet, this was our first time we sponsored OSCON – the biggest conference about everything open source, that happened in Portland last week.

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15 Jul

2014

WPtouch Security Vulnerability Fixed on SiteGround Servers

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A serious vulnerability in one of the most popular WordPress plugins – WPtouch was announced yesterday. The exploit allows registered users to upload malicious PHP files to your website and use them to gain further access to it.

The plugin that creates a mobile-friendly version of your website is widely used so our security team immediately took action to prevent our users from getting hacked through this exploit. We’ve acted in a manner that has been proven successful in the recent JetPack and TimThumb vulnerabilities – we used our application layer firewall to filter out all requests to our servers that try to utilize the exploit.

Although, our customers are shielded against this vulnerability at a server level, we strongly recommend that you update your WPtouch plugin to its latest version where the security issue is properly fixed by the plugin developers.

 

10 Jul

2014

Magento GO Transfer – Look No Further

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If you are a Magento GO customer you have probably already heard of the upcoming shutdown of the service. We have had quite a few existing and prospective customers ask about the options they have if they are to continue using Magento by switching to Magento Community Edition, so we decided it would be a good idea to put it down in writing so that more people can consider the various opportunities.

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26 Jun

2014

Two-factor authentication now available for your SiteGround account!

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If you have gone through the anguish of having your personal information exposed to theft and abuse, you probably already realize that even the best password is not always enough to protect your data against unauthorized access. There are many ways how you can find yourself exposed: lost/stolen electronic devices, electronic fraud (phishing, scam, etc.), and hacking of popular service providers have all become widespread. Read More…

 
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