DIGITAL AGILITY BLOG
TOPIC: Security & Privacy
The threat of negative SEO is daunting, but very real. Any competitor of yours could utilize negative SEO to hurt your SEO rankings and improve their chances at beating you for a top slot in Google.What is Negative SEO?
Negative SEO is a set of activities (often performed by a site's competitors) aimed at lowering a website's rankings in search results by performing activities that Google openly frows upon or doesnt allow. Typically these activities are conducted off-page (like building unnatural links to the site or scraping and reposting its content - which Google sees as spammy); but in some cases, "they may also involve hacking the site and modifying…
Over 4,000 Wordpress sites have been infected with dangerous malware that disguises itself as an SEO plugin to attract unsuspecting webmasters. This isn’t the first time Wordpress has has this issue, though…Wordpress is a frequent target for hackers.Why do hackers target WordPress specifically?
Well, Because it’s so popular. If you want to hack into a ton of websites for your own nefarious purposes, are you going to spend a ton of time trying to find vulnerabilities on a more unique platform used by 500 websites, or are you going to try to break the platform that has hundreds of millions of sites? Exactly. So…
If you have ever typed in a URL, you may have noticed those letters that spontaneously appear in front of the www that you pounded out on cruise control. Did you ever ask yourself what they mean? Well, those acronyms can have a major impact on the safety and performance of your website and, based on recent studies, can drastically impact your business.
HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and it simply allows for communication between two systems, such as a browser and a server. HTTP does not consider the kind of data being shared nor who is viewing the data; it simply…
“Why would anyone want to hack my site?” I have heard this exact phrase or a variation of it many times. Some of our smallest sites are the one's with the most hack attempts. I have seen some of these small sites get more than one thousand failed login attempts over the course of a week, and that might be a LIGHT week. Just because your site is small, or because your site isn’t selling anything, does NOT mean that hackers won’t care about your site.There are plenty of reasons they want in.
Stealing Information This is probably the most obvious one. Hackers want to break into your…
Often times, we will hear from clients that they are not worried about having their site hacked because there isn’t any credit card information collected. Hacking sites is no longer a concern for online stores only. It is a concern for EVERYONE with a website. There are many reasons why having your site hacked can be a nightmare. One of these reasons is being hacked can negatively affect your SEO, most people don’t think about this or realize when it happens. But when it does...look out. When your site is hacked a search engine can pick up on it just by crawling your site.…
Katherine Tassi, Facebook’s head of data protection, said that the additional language in their…
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