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May, 2017

  • 16 May

    WannaCry Attacks: What Happened & How To Stay Protected

    Last Friday the National Health Service in the United Kingdom reported outages as a massive malware attack brought down various computers and systems. As news of this broke, other organizations realized they were being hit by the same malware virus. Government bodies and individual users reported experiencing similar attacks. It quickly became obvious that the attacks, which were carried out ...

  • 1 May

    ESET Launches Free Cyber Security Awareness Training

    The number of online threats are steadily rising and more and more of them are wreaking havoc on businesses due to improper staff training and awareness. Unfortunately most businesses just don’t have the necessary budget and resources to train their staff on proper online security measures. ESET wants to help with the launch of a new, totally free, cyber security ...

April, 2017

  • 6 April

    Comodo Dome Shield Provides Free DNS-Based Online Security for All

    Over the years malware threats have steadily risen, with the latest report showing a 132% increase in malvertising from 2015 to 2016. Malicious websites are constantly popping up, and new malware threats are constantly going around and infecting websites. Luckily Comodo is here to help by offering their cloud-based web security platform, Comodo Dome Shield, completely free of charge for ...

March, 2017

  • 10 March

    1 in 5 Websites Still Using Vulnerable SHA-1 SSL Certificates

    A new cyber security report from Venafi has revealed that over 21% of all websites are still currently using an insecure SSL certificate. SHA-1 certificates were exposed to be vulnerable for man-in-the-middle attacks, collision attacks, and brute force attacks. Remember Heartbleed? “The results of our most recent analysis are not surprising,” said Kevin Bocek, chief security strategist for Venafi. “Even ...

February, 2017

  • 3 February

    Malvertising Threats Grew 132% In 2016

    I like keeping up to date on the latest industry reports, it’s a great way to stay on top of industry trends. The most recent report, however, has me a touch worried, or at least is forcing me to pay close attention. RiskIQ, a leading digital threat management company, has found that malvertising threats grew over 132% in 2016 when ...

November, 2016

  • 29 November

    Block Referrals From Specific Domains

    Unfortunately these days not all traffic is good traffic – and as such the time may come when you may wish to block traffic that is coming from a certain referral domain. Firewall platforms such as Cloudflare have options for this available using their online dashboards – however you can accomplish the same thing without any fancy firewalls – simply ...

June, 2016

  • 24 June

    429 Million Identities Have Been Exposed in 2015

    Online security is an ever increasing concern, with new data-breaches occurring almost monthly – and more and more scams and hacks being thrust upon the public. Symantec has published the latest Website Security Threat Report and there are some rather alarming statistics within the report. Here are just some key statistics: 318 data breaches reported in 2015 429 million identities ...

  • 14 June

    Infographic: People Are Using Horrible Passwords on LinkedIN

    Every now and then an infographic pops up that is a bold reminder how important a secure password is – and today we have such an infographic. Coming from Statista, the infographic lists 10 of the most popular LinkedIn passwords from a 2012 LinkedIn hack. I don’t even know where to start here. If by mid-2016 you are still using 123456 ...

March, 2016

  • 21 March

    Using A Public Computer? Quickly Log Out From Multiple Sites At Once with UltraLogout!

    Ever logged into you’re email on a public computer and then worried you forgot to log out? Maybe you logged into several different websites. Oh God! Did you leave you’re WordPress blog logged in on that BestBuy display computer?! Next time, use UltraLogout. A simple website you can access via numerous different domain names, and instantly log out of dozens of ...

January, 2016

  • 29 January

    Amazon Offers Free SSL/TLS Certificates

    Speaking of SSL certificates, Amazon has rolled out the Amazon Certificate Manager – a free service that lets you deploy SSL certificates which you can utilize with AWS services. Oh, did I mention –  it’s free! The downside being that ACM (Amazon Certificate Manager) is currently only available in the Northern Virginia region – however Amazon will surely roll this out ...

  • 29 January

    A Non-Secure Icon Is Coming To Google Chrome

    Talk across the Interwebs this morning is revolving around a possible upcoming decision by Google Chrome to flag non-secure websites via a red “x” icon. The feature hasn’t been officially announced, however a new hidden option is now available within Chrome which lets you “Mark non-secure origins as non-secure, or as ‘dubious’“. Want to try it out for yourself? Head ...

October, 2015

  • 28 October

    Alert: Critical SQL Injection Vulnerability Within Joomla 3.4.4

    Trustwave SpiderLabs have announced a critical SQL injection vulnerability that affects all Joomla website installations running versions 3.2 through 3.4.4. The vulnerability allows an attacker to gain full administrative access of an affected Joomla website. Joomla has patched this in last weeks release of Joomla 3.4.5 however far from everyone has updated their websites and I wanted to take a moment ...

  • 28 October

    Media Temple Launches CloudTech Security Powered By SiteLock

    SiteLock is by far the most popular website security solution out there today – catering to roughly 5 million customers around the world. Thanks to the recent partnership with Media Temple the SiteLock suite of services will now be activated across the 1.5 million websites managed by Media Temple! The new service is called CloudTech and combines Media Temple’s existing ...

  • 14 October

    Alert: Stored XSS Vulnerability Found Within Akismet WP Plugin

    Sucuri just released notice of a Stored XSS vulnerability within Akismet 3.1.4. Unfortunately for this scenario Akismet is installed by default across millions of WordPress websites – and not every webmaster keeps their website scripts updated (even though you all should!). The current vulnerability affects only those websites who are running Akismet v3.1.4 or lower, and also have the Convert ...

September, 2015

  • 20 September

    Alert: New Malware Campaign Running Targeting WordPress Websites

    A new report from Sucuri has come out mentioning a new malware campaign going on that is targeting WordPress websites. The original report went up on Friday, September 18th and it already showed thousands of websites being exploited. We detected thousands of sites compromised with this malware just today and 95% of them are using WordPress. We do not have ...

August, 2015

  • 14 August

    UK Businesses Can Get A Free VMware vSphere Health Check

    VMhosts has launched a free VMware health check service open to all UK businesses. The free health check is offered via a remote installation of Veeam ONE, a free tool intended to identify performance issues with your VMware setup. Furthermore VMhosts will look over your storage and your network configurations. All tests are done by VCP & MCSE certified consultants. ...

  • 13 August

    Create A Fake Profile In Seconds

    These days almost every place you visit asks you to register and create a profile to get access to something, and these days with online security the way it is – not everyone is comfortable using their own name or email address to create these profiles. This is where fakena.me comes into play. Fakena.me generates a random fake name, street ...

  • 12 August

    Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo Join Together To Fight Child Pornography

    Earlier this week Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo officially joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation to help fight child pornography online. Utilizing a hash-based platform the companies hope to prevent the ability to upload and share any child pornography online. Microsoft already utilizes this technology within PhotoDNA – a standalone tool which has long been utilized by law ...

July, 2015

  • 30 July

    Warning: NFOServers.com Password Database Compromised

    Just a quick warning to any customers of NFOServers.com – it seems that yesterday they had experienced a breach in one of their internal databases which stored passwords for VPS’s, dedicated servers, hosting accounts, FTP accounts for gaming servers, and hashed and salted control panel logins. Those of you who have an account with NFOServers.com would be wise to change ...

  • 29 July

    Symantec Offers Website Security Advice

    Symantec has recently published their 2015 Website Security Threat Report. This comprehensive annual report compiles Internet threat data based on the findings of the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, and is made up of more than 41.5 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. Rob Hoblit, Symantec’s Vice President of Trust Services Product Management, shared his thoughts on the report ...

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