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Have you upgraded your Drupal website?

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Do you know old versions of Drupal have security vulnerabilities, which may potentially disrupt your business online?

The biggest threat of running outdated web software is that it makes it easy for hackers to compromise website security and launch malware attacks that can potentially put sites running outdated software at high risk.

Most open source software has bugs, and some of these bugs can lead to severe vulnerabilities in your website. Unless you keep your web software up to date, your website is potentially susceptible to hacking, leading to disruption in site traffic and ultimately revenue.

It may also affect your search rankings!

If your website is infected with malware or if Google thinks the site may be hacked, Google will list less of your site’s pages in search results. They may also stop indexing your website entirely until the malware is removed. It doesn’t stop with that, Google also displays a message in the search results page as "This site may be hacked." in an attempt to warn the searchers of potentially dangerous website in the search engine result pages.

The report, “Estimating the Cost of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage”, prepared by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and sponsored by McAfee puts that the cost of cybercrime and cyber espionage to the global economy is probably measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars…

… There are opportunity costs, damage to brand and reputation, consumer losses from fraud, the opportunity costs of service disruptions “cleaning up” after cyber incidents and the cost of increased spending on cybersecurity.

Source: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/45bf9898-f3bf-11e2-942f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz...

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Reference:
http://www.google.com/webmasters/hacked/
http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/helping-hacked-sites/

Drupal Core - Multiple Vulnerabilities
In a recent advisory from Drupal Security Team on July 16, 2014, they have identified critical multiple vulnerabilities in both Drupal 6.x & 7.x versions.

Reference: https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2014-003

•    Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CORE-2014-003
•    Project: Drupal core
•    Version: 6.x, 7.x
•    Date: 2014-July-16
•    Security risk: Critical
•    Exploitable from: Remote
•    Vulnerability: Multiple vulnerabilities

Description:
Multiple vulnerabilities were fixed in the supported Drupal core versions 6 and 7.

Versions affected:
•    Drupal core 6.x versions prior to 6.32.
•    Drupal core 7.x versions prior to 7.29.

Solution:
Install the latest version:

•    If you use Drupal 6.x, upgrade to Drupal core 6.32.
•    If you use Drupal 7.x, upgrade to Drupal core 7.29.

How can Drupal Geeks help you protect your website?

We understand that every website is unique and we custom plan the process for each upgrade project based on the individual client’s requirements. Drupal Geeks has handled dozens of upgrade projects for clients, keeping their sites safe and secure.

Every upgrade project goes through a slightly varied process, but here is a general overview of how your Drupal Upgrade might be handled:

1.    Take a Backup of the Existing Website
2.    Set up Development Environment in our Secure Server
3.    Compile a List of Contributed Modules
4.    Take Note of Customizations
5.    Apply Patch Upgrades
6.    Review & Test Code
7.    Request Client Review & Approval
8.    Launch Upgraded Website

Why Drupal Geeks?

Drupal development is our passion. Our dedication and adherence to best practices, as well as our extensive experience in developing and supporting Drupal websites is a proof that the Drupal Geeks expert team is well equipped to provide you the level of service that will meet and exceed your expectations.

Call us today @ 312-340-7112 or use the form here! Take the first step towards protecting your website and your investment!