Threat or no sweat? VaultPress security scanning alerts you to threats you can repair immediately

At VaultPress, we recently improved our security scanning and notifications feature to alert you to site threats and vulnerabilities and allow you to repair them right away. Log in to your VaultPress dashboard and click on Security to check out the security scanning results for your site and take action to keep your site safe and sound. Note that this feature is in place for Premium and Enterprise Subscribers.

Here’s a sample of what you might see on logging in to your VaultPress dashboard. Threats are listed by category. Under Web Based Shell, the first category listed below, there’s a possible threat called PHP Shell 1 along with a description. You can choose to click on the blue Remove Threat button to remove this threat from your site:

Here’s a sample of what you’ll see if your site has the Tim Thumb vulnerability:

Clicking on the gray question mark reveals three actions you can take. You can:

  • repair the threat,
  • hide the notice, or
  • ask a safe keeper for more information.

In this case, you’d definitely want to click on the Repair Threat button to ensure your site is protected from this vulnerability:

Because we want to be sure that we’re taking every precaution to keep your site safe, you may see some false positives listed under threats. If you have any questions or need guidance, please contact a safekeeper for help.

Learn more about how VaultPress can protect your content, theme, plugin, and site settings and customizations. Or you could make our day, and sign up to protect your site.

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