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GoDaddy acquires security firm Sucuri

GoDaddy has acquired the security firm and WordPress plugin creators, Sucuri. There are no financial disclosures about this acquisition. Sucuri will continue operations as usual; what can be expected are improvements to the company’s processes and additional resources, both technical and financial. The full press release by GoDaddy follows: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ […]

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Is WordPress a safe platform for domain blogs?

WordPress has been powering numerous domain industry blogs, including our very own, DomainGang.com, for several years. From the early days, to the current version 4.7.3, WordPress has come a long way; it’s now powering more than 26% of the web. Its founder, Matt Mullenweg, was interviewed by Braden Pollock during NamesCon 2017, and stated that […]

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Sucuri : 200,000 expired parked domains distribute malicious ads

A recent article by security experts, Sucuri, unveils the practices of a Hong Kong formed corporation, China Capital Investment Limited, and its portfolio of almost 200,000 parked domains. According to an extensive article by Sucuri, these domains have been specifically selected for their existing backlinks. Instead of simply showing a typical parking page, these domains […]

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Sucuri hack report : WordPress most hacked CMS

Sucuri, the security and vulnerability monitoring and prevention company, has released its Q1/2016 report on Web site hacks. The proliferation of content management systems (CMS) has increased the number of attacks targeting domains and web sites utilizing them. Sucuri often alerts the community of CMS users about trends in security attacks, and their 2016 report […]

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WordPress plugin vulnerability : GoDaddy, DreamHost roll out patch to serious security flaw

Web hosting companies that offer WordPress, such as GoDaddy, DreamHost, Pressable and others, rolled out security updates to their clients earlier today. The upgrades were fixing a serious security flaw affecting popular plugin JetPack and the default installation of the TwentyFifteen theme that comes with WordPress. If your domain is not managed by a host […]

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