Season’s greetings to all security conscious website owners! As we approach the holiday season, it’s important to pay special attention to the security of your websites. Unfortunately, this time of year brings out unsavory characters who aim to unleash a torrent of scamming and phishing emails.
To get an idea of the types of traps scammers might set, check out this phishing scam.
In this example, users are told that they won a christmas lottery. If users aren’t cautious and thinking about scams, they might believe the message and click on the malicious links in the email. The links will go to a page which will try to get them to give away their valuable credentials.
This is also the time to be extra vigilant when it comes to securing your website from web-malware. You can find some useful tips about how to secure your website right here.
Also, remember to update your WordPress and Joomla installations if you have not already, and make sure to change all your passwords and choose secure ones. If you need to generate passwords, you can use this tool.