Behind every secure, successful WordPress site is a strong hosting plan. However, it’s possible the solution you originally chose for your website is no longer sufficient for your business’ growing needs. When this happens, you may find yourself wondering how to change hosting providers.
Whether you want to upgrade from shared to dedicated hosting, need more security or storage features, or are driven by another incentive, switching providers can help you meet your goals. Making sure you execute the migration properly, though, is critical for preventing data loss and downtime.
In this post, we’ll discuss some of the reasons for switching hosting providers for your WordPress website. Then, we’ll walk you through how to go about it in six simple steps. Let’s get started!
Common Reasons to Change Hosting Providers
Your hosting provider plays a crucial role in the performance of your WordPress site. Unfortunately, not all web hosts
Emotet is one of the notorious malware wreaking havoc across industries by hacking systems. In that latest attack, it took down an entire network of Microsoft by overheating computers.
According to a report by Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART), Emotet tricked one Microsoft employee into opening a malicious email attachment. A series of events that followed led to a week-long shut down of the organization’s core services by maxing out CPUs.
How was the attack executed?
Emotet malware managed to evade all detection systems as it is regularly controlled by the attacker’s command and control (C2C) server.
Five days after the employee’s credentials were extracted by the phishing email attachment, the Emotet payload was delivered and executed on Fabrikam’s (an alias used for the victim by Microsoft in its case study) PCs.
Soon, malware actors started targeting more employees of Fabrikam and their external contacts using stolen credentials and
Zoom’s security woes don’t seem to end any soon. As reported by The Washington Post, thousands of zoom video call recordings are available on the internet. This issue can be traced back to the way Zoom names its call recordings in an identical way.
Several Zoom recordings have been uploaded on Amazon Web Services buckets and one can search them on the internet using a search engine that searches through cloud storage. Moreover, the report also mentions that “thousands” of clips have also been uploaded on YouTube and Vimeo. Several videos had personally identifiable information as well as intimate conversations.
Zoom offers an option to hosts if they want to record and save the meeting and it is not recorded by default. The issue was notified to Zoom by the publishing house and the company is looking into the mater.
Zoom Generates Encryption Keys In China
In another report by
Malware creators are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic and spreading pandemic-themed malware to demand ransom from users. Since the pandemic has started spreading, security researchers have witnessed a surge in Coronavirus themed MBRLockers.
MBRLockers are a special type of malware that modifies the master boot record (MBR) of the victim’s computer so that it shows a ransom note before Windows boots up.
There are some notorious MBRLockers like Petya and GoldenEye that encrypt partition containing partition information of drives. Thus, it becomes impossible to rebuild the MBR unless the ransom code is entered.
Recently, MalwareHunterTeam discovered a new MBRLocker named “Coronavirus” targeting users with the Covid-19.exe file.
“coronavirus successfully installed”
AnyRun (thanks to @JayTHL): https://t.co/vcEO1MvFfj@demonslay335 pic.twitter.com/6w4ZSnyADy
— MalwareHunterTeam (@malwrhunterteam) March 23, 2020
Once installed, the malware extracts users files to a folder in %Temp% and a batch file named coronavirus.bat is executed. Upon its execution, the extracted files
File uploads are necessary for any business. You use them for services, applications, and user productivity. File uploads are a fundamental function of Content Management Systems (CMS), insurance sites, messaging applications, and healthcare portals.
However, unrestricted file uploads create an additional attack vector for cyber-criminals. In this article, you will learn about seven crucial file upload security issues, and nine methods for protecting file uploads.
File Upload Security Issues
The following list includes some of the risks when uploading files on your website.
1. Overwriting files
You can unintentionally overwrite an existing file when you upload a new file with the same name and extension.
Attackers can use the new file to launch a server-side attack if the overwritten file was critical. Server-side attacks can bring down a website, or allow attackers to upload more malicious files by changing the security settings of a server.
OpenWRT is one of the most popular open-source operating systems powering millions of routers and other devices all over the world. A security researcher has found a critical RCE flaw in OpenWRT making a plethora of devices vulnerable to hacking.
The flaw, discovered by Guido Vranken from ForAllSecure, exists in the OPKG Package manager which is used for installing or updating updates in OpenWRT. The bug is tagged as CVE-2020-7982.
Vranken found that for three years, OpenWRT updates and installation files were pushed over unencrypted and insecure HTTP connections. This could allow an ill-intended hacker to deliver modified updates by bypassing the digital signature, applied before installation.
The bug initiates when the installation process of a received update begins. During the process, Vranken discovered that the SHA256Sum field, which is used for verifying the integrity of the update against SHA-256 hash, is not read correctly. The error arises