Disaster recovery, in the context of IT, refers to the implementation of specific tools, policies, and procedures aimed at restoring vital technology infrastructure in the aftermath of a natural or human-caused outage. Disaster recovery is an important subset of business continuity, which deals with the broader scope of ensuring adequate preparation to overcome serious incidents and resume normal business operations ...
30% of sites on the internet are being powered by WordPress today – making it the most popular website-building tool. With its vast popularity, it is not surprising that WordPress is an alluring target for hackers. A hacked website can be misused to steal user data, and financial information and even spread misinformation along with a host of other malicious ...
Cyberattacks suck – and as webmasters we have to deal with a lot of them. All the time. From SoakSoak, to WannaCry, malware and cyber attacks have been on the rise for years. The SiteLock Website Security Report for Q1 2018 recently showed that 1% of sampled sites are infected – which sounds like a really small number until you ...
Advancements in technology over the decades have made the internet a lot more accessible than it once was. Unfortunately, with the improvements that benefit consumers come advancements in internet threats. While service providers and internet hosts strive to provide a safer experience while browsing the web, there is only so much they can do. To ensure optimal security, the rest ...
As we reach towards the end of 2017 the concern for our online security & personal privacy grows greater than ever. Hacking attacks like the recent Equifax breach, coupled with personal attacks such as the WannaCry attacks, are enough to have everyone on edge about their online privacy & security. A great way to start to ensure your online safety ...
Credit reporting agency Equifax has suffered, perhaps, the most serious hack in history. Information regarding an estimated 143 million has been compromised. What’s worse, it’s already been spread across three countries. More shockingly, Equifax sat silent on the hack for over a month, leaving millions of people exposed. Sure, there will be lawsuits. And hopefully those lawsuits will set forth ...
A cyber-attack is the worst nightmare for everyone, be it an individual or a business. The technology world was rocked by the biggest ever cyber-extortion case, when WannaCry Ransomware hacked more than 200,000 computers within a single weekend. WannaCry is a malicious software that locks data and demands the users for a ransom, threatening to delete everything if they fail ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...