Let’s Encrypt is Here – Open Source Security Certificates Available at SiteGround

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In December 2015 the new certificate authority Let’s Encrypt entered Public Beta and caused a wave of excitement. The groundbreaking news meant that website owners can obtain security certificates for their websites for free instead of paying for traditional SSL certificates and install them much easier. Naturally since then many of you have asked us when we would introduce the certificates on our hosting platform. For all of you who have been eagerly awaiting this moment, we are happy to say that Let’s Encrypt certificates are now available at SiteGround!

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Critical Vulnerability in Joomla Fixed on Zero-day

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Yesterday, a serious vulnerability that affects all major Joomla versions was disclosed. Using this security breach a hacker could do a full remote command execution on the targeted site. We have worked together with the Joomla Security teams and came up with a rule in our WAF (web application firewall) that would block hacking attempts using this vulnerability and we don't have reports for hacked accounts through this exploit.

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Core Joomla! Vulnerability Patched in Version 3.4.5 Security Release

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A few days ago, a critical vulnerability in the Joomla! core was found. It comes from an unsanitized input in the Joomla! core, which makes an SQL injection possible. The result of such an attack can lead to totally compromised websites - stolen login details, hijacking website access, malicious file uploads, etc. It’s a serious threat, without a doubt, and one that applies to all Joomla! 3.2 versions and above.
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JetPack XSS Security Issue – What We Did to Protect You

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On October 1st, a security issue in JetPack, one of the most commonly used WordPress plugins, was disclosed by our partners from Sucuri. The vulnerability was severe because an attacker could exploit the contact form feature of the plugin to insert and execute JavaScript code as an admin of your site. Needless to say, that could lead to all sort of problems - injecting black SEO links, adding backdoors for full access to your account, accessing private information, etc. In this recap post, we would like to summarise what we did to protect SiteGround users with this plugin installed.

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Killing SSL SHA-1 Certificates And Making The Web A Safer Place

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Recently PayPal has sent emails to many of its users informing them that SSL upgrades will be performed on their servers and SHA-1 certificates will be upgraded to SHA-256. Some people got confused what they should do when receiving these emails, as the mail that PayPal sent and the blog post they shared, giving more details to the users contain very technical information. Hence, we would like to explain to our customers how end users will be affected from the changes that PayPal makes and what they have to do. Read More