Security measures to counter a Website Malware Infection

Malware is malicious software that infects various Website-Scanning
devices including computers and Smartphones,
it’s typically used to compromise a devices
security so as to steal sensitive data such as
Personal data related to credit cards, financial transactions
and passwords, this data is then used by criminals
to carry out fraudulent transactions.

As websites are getting more dynamic, they are becoming more
susceptible to malware infection and are fast becoming
the preferred tool to use in the distribution
of this harmful Malware.

Cybercriminals have developed sophisticated malware that
Trawls the internet, infects venerable website software and uses
these websites as hosts to infect their unsuspecting customers so
as to compromise their devices.

Most malware is unobtrusive so much so most users are totally unaware
their devices have even been infected.

Common types of Malware
Here are various classifications of malware and what they are used for:


  • Financial malware – is a term that is used for malware that
    scans networks and machines to get information related to financial transactions.
    The collected information is then sent back to the controllers of the malware.
  • Flame malware – is a sophisticated malware that steals data by
    monitoring keystrokes and network packets.
  • Shylock malware – This type of malware relies on browser based attacks and fake
    digital certificates. It tricks users into disclosing bank details to the hackers by
    providing customer service windows and masquerading as banking personnel.
  • Citadel malware – is a Trojan used to steal personal information.
    It tries to construct a botnet to include a large number of infected computers.


Here are some free tips on how to improve the security of your website to
protect it Against malware infection:

1. Keep all your device software up to-date
Keep all your computer operating systems up-to-date
with all of the latest software updates. Especially the ones
you use to connect and update your website.

2. Website platform
Ensure your website platform version is also up to date also with the latest software release.
also update all plugins regularly.

3. Scan Your Website regularly
If you have a wordpress powered website then regularly scan your website
with a tool such as wordfence, which is a free malware Scanner.

4. Monitor the google webmaster area
If the google safe browsing service detects malware on your website you will notified
via the Google Webmaster area, so monitor this regularly.
Also use the Google Webmaster Tools to check what keywords are being used to find your website.
If there are strange search terms popping up then you know you might have a problem.

5:  Free software you can use
There are lots of free programs out there that can help you protect your
devices from malware inc:  AviraSpybot and AdAware.

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