[jbox jbox_css=”border:2px solid #7c7c7c;padding-left:1em;” vgradient=”#dfdfdf|#ffffff” title=”ALERT!”]If you use the popular FileZilla FTP (File Transport Protocol) tool on your PC to upload files to your website(s), you need to be aware that the FileZilla team has discovered that there are malware versions of the popular tool on certain software download sites.[/jbox]
Here’s What The Malware Does…
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Malware can do some nasty things to you. In this case, the malware steals your website login username, password, FTP website address, and port number. Then, it sends them to the hacker(s). Then, they can do what they wish using your small business website…like turning it into spam server without you even knowing about it. They can also lock you out of your website.
What You Can Do About It
You can check your version of FileZilla against the graphic image here.
If you do have a malware version of the software, I recommend that you:
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Google has been the top most visited website for a long time. In fact, Google is so well known, you (or someone you know) have likely used it as a verb (e.g., “Google it”). But, fresh off the press, USA Today reports today that Yahoo! actually surpassed Google as the top most visited website in July 2013. Wow!
This is important for your small business marketing because if you’re just focusing your online marketing efforts on the ever-so-important Google, you may be missing out on sales.