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Tag: malware

Why Malware on Your Website Should Never Be Ignored

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For website owners unfamiliar with common malware, having malware on your site that doesn’t  cause any obvious issues is seemingly harmless to the site owner. How bad can malware be if it just injects links? If site owners do not understand the repercussions of malware, then they will not take it seriously. It often means that these site owners don’t have the necessary monitoring and malware protection in place to defend sites. For shared hosting providers, this issue can have severe consequences and long-term effects on the server’s reputation and potential profitability.

When Linux antivirus lets you down: How to remove malware from a website manually

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The detection rates of anti-malware and antivirus scanners varies considerably. Knowing how to manually scan for and remove malware is an important and useful skill with which to confirm a scanner's effectiveness or compensate for its failings. In this article, Andrey Kucherov, Malware Analyst at Imunify360, describes some essential manual website malware detection and cleanup techniques. 

Why Malware on a Server is Always a Bad Thing

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In 2020, approximately one million websites hosted on WordPress were actively targeted by cyber-criminals. Large-scale campaigns are common and your server could easily be compromised without you noticing it. Even when malware is silent and undetectable, it can cause long-term side effects that damage your business reputation, customer retention, revenue, and lead generation from search engines. It’s imperative to business continuity that you detect attacks, mitigate ongoing attacks, and remediate them quickly after they are found.

Malware: Why is it hard to remove?

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Introduction

Have you ever wondered why malware is so hard to get rid of, and why, no matter how many times you run your malware scanner, infected files keep reappearing, as if by magic?

An Analysis of WordPress Malware

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When it comes to building and managing professional-quality web sites, content management systems have become the default way to do that. WordPress is by far the most popular CMS: it’s used to build and manage around six out of every 10 sites.

Malware Obfuscation using plain HTML: 7 Examples

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Hackers will use any method they can to infect your server.

PHP malware obfuscation using goto

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Imunify’s Malware Intelligence Team has been witnessing an increase in malware samples using the goto programming construct. Here’s a chart showing the recent surge of malware using goto as an obfuscating mechanism.

HiddenWasp: How to detect malware hidden on Linux & IoT

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There’s a dangerous new malware affecting Linux and IoT devices known as HiddenWasp. In this article, I’ll dissect it to show you how it works and how you can stop it infecting your Linux server or IoT device.