SiteGround Reporting live from Affiliate Summit East

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As any other marketing channel, affiliate marketing has its tips and tricks, and it takes know-how and experience to be good at it. That is why Missy Ward and Shawn Collins have undertaken the difficult task of helping affiliates and merchants share knowledge and find new business opportunities by organizing the Affiliate Summit conference that happens twice a year – on the East and on the West coast of the USA. The most recent Affiliate Summit just happened in New York, from August 10th to August 12th, and our team was quite excited to attend it. This year in New York, the learning focus was on how to maintain an affiliate website and get traffic to it.

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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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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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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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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

TimThumb Critical Vulnerability Fixed on SiteGround Servers

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Another serious security issue was reported earlier today within one of the popular WordPress plugins for managing thumbnails - TimThumb. This plugin already has a history of causing security issues in the past with which we dealt with. The current vulnerability allows the attacker to gain unauthorised access to your hosting account and even execute shell commands on it. Needless to say, this is not something we can allow to happen.

Our security team has reacted immediatelly after the vulnerability was disclosed. We have applied a patch in our in-house system to protect all our customers from getting hacked through TimThumb. Currently, if you're hosted on SiteGround, you will be protected against hacking attempts that try to utilise this problem.

However, we strongly recommend that you switch plugins or update TimThumb as soon as new version is released.