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Posts Tagged ‘Security’

NextCloud – What’s your privacy worth?

Taking Back the NextCloud

Get control of your data with NextCloud by Velocity Host

Cloud services are often a target for hackers, which means that your data could be at risk of falling into the wrong hands. Dropbox was hacked in 2016 where data for over 68 million user accounts were stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. It’s not just DropBox… Google has also fallen victim to password security breaches. Nearly 5 million Gmail accounts were hacked when their database was dumped on a Russian security forum. To make matters worse, Google Drive uses the same account to login to Gmail, this meant that both platforms were compromised as a result. As for Microsoft, it is the number one targeted platform for hackers and cybercriminals and has been hacked several times. The most recent was in January 2019 where 773 million emails and tens of millions of passwords from a variety of domains were leaked.

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Shared Hosting Free SSL Certificates

Free SSL Certificates

Announcing free SSL certificates for all shared hosting accounts including SMB, Reseller and Reseller client accounts.

Everyone loves free stuff and a free SSL certificate securing your website fits right into that equation.

Yes, the old adage stands true ‘you get what you pay for’ is always right but in this instance, it really comes down to what do you really need for your website?

If your running an eCommerce store/shopping cart then you should always purchase an SSL certificate. This will insure your site for the potential of fraudulent activity taking place if the SSL fails to secure the data being shared between the site visitor and your website; depending on the amount of insurance cover you would like, this also determines what sort of SSL would be best suited to your needs.

Let’s take a look at the options available.

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Spectre And Meltdown Industry-wide Impact

Important Update:
Spectre And Meltdown Security Vulnerabilities estimated 5-30% performance hit across the board

Spectre And Meltdown Security Vulnerabilities

Global Industry-wide Impact

Over the last week, the IT industry has been advised of new security vulnerabilities that affect all Intel, AMD, ARM and other CPU vendors. Industry information advises these CPUs have a security vulnerability which allows malicious code to be executed by applications to gain access to any data that resides within the CPU and cache.

This includes any data you have entered into browsers, files you have opened, etc which contain any and all levels of information from public to sensitive.

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Website Security – The Growing Concern

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Website Security – The Growing Concern

Are you thinking about your website security? You should be.

Website security is a major concern for all internet users businesses and their clients alike. Unfortunately the majority of users are either too busy or unaware of the growing issues of cyber crime. Website security should be a major concern for all businesses with a web presence.

We’ve talked about CloudFlare before and now is a good time to recap on CF services; because not paying attention could land your business in hot water.

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Shellshock – BASH Exploit Security Update & Action

Security Update 6th October 2014

Shellshock – BASH Exploit detailed information.

Inside Shellshock

Wednesday 24th September and news of a new Linux vulnerability called SHELLSHOCK hits the internet, we wont be going into the finer details of the Exploit you can read an excellent writeup on the CloudFlare blog – ShallShock Inside Shellshock: How hackers are using it to exploit systems as Graham go’s into the finer details and how CloudFlare have pushed out a global fix to subscribers on their network.

All CloudFlare subscribers on all plans including FREE have been protected from the exploit.

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