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How to Protect Your Website from the Apache Log4j Vulnerability

Apache Log4j Vulnerability

Within the last couple of days, news of the Apache Log4j vulnerability, or CVE-2021-44228, has swept the internet. This vulnerability could have severe repercussions for anyone using Apache Log4j, or using products that contain Apache Log4j.

What is the Apache Log4j Vulnerability?

Apache Log4j is an open-source logging product present in many Java-based applications used by businesses and organizations. This means that this vulnerability may only affect you if you have applications that contain Apache Log4j or use Java. Therefore, if your business doesn’t have any products that use Java, then you are not vulnerable.

However, if your business does use any Java-based applications, or applications that use Apache Log4j, you may be at high risk of a security breach. As Wired mentioned in a recent article, with this new Apache Log4j vulnerability comes the possibility of remote code execution, meaning that a hacker will be able to run a command via code on your website or computer and take control. As of right now, there are active cases of this vulnerability being exploited by hackers, so it is important to take action immediately.

What can I do about the Apache Log4j Vulnerability?

In terms of next steps, merchants should ask all of their critical vendors if their products contain this vulnerability, and what they’ve done to fix this issue today. Consumers should continue to run their updates on any products or software, especially as companies push security and bug fixes through. It’s important to note that this issue is still currently evolving, as it is breaking news for everyone. As time progresses, cybersecurity teams will find and implement more solutions.

For Bytes.co Clients:

Thankfully, the majority of our clients’ websites are not at risk of this vulnerability. That being said, our team of web developers is proactively looking for this vulnerability across our client’s websites. If found to be at risk, our team will be in touch shortly about mitigation strategies.

Rest assured that we will work diligently until we resolve any security issues. For our clients, if you’re concerned that your website may be at risk, contact [email protected] for confirmation.

If You’re Not a Bytes.co Client:

If you’re not already a client of ours, contact our sales team to learn more about our website security services. We can let you know if your website is at risk, and take steps to help secure it.

Shea Lincourt

Shea Lincourt

Shea has lived in Vermont her entire life. She grew up in southern Vermont and later moved to Burlington to pursue a degree in marketing at the University of Vermont. Upon graduating cum laude, Shea started her marketing career as a digital marketing intern at Bytes.co before becoming our digital marketing analyst.

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