Cloud Server Vs. Dedicated Server: Choosing What Works For Your Business

Setting up the IT component of any business presents its challenges and requires a great deal of planning. The first (and maybe most important) consideration is whether to go with a locally-housed dedicated server or a cloud-based solution. The Difference Between A Cloud Server And A Dedicated Server Each system has its advantages and disadvantages…

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Ransomware: What It Is & How To Remove It From Your Computer

Ransomware is malware that takes over your computer and holds it hostage ​and demands payment before your computer will function properly again. Ransomware seizes control of the computer, can terminate programs, encrypts data so it will not open up, and makes programs inaccessible – except to reach locations which allow you to pay the ransom. You’ve been Jacked!

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CloudFlare Bug Potentially Exposes Private Information

Nerds Hosting uses CloudFlare to power certain aspects of our hosting infrastructure, and thus we felt it important to share some thoughts on the CloudFlare bug that was exposed last week. Unfortunately, the bug in question is very technical in nature and hard to explain clearly and concisely. Since many clients may have read something about…

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How The Onion's Google Apps Was Hacked and How to Prevent it From Happening to You

A couple of weeks ago, a satirical online publication, The Onion, had their Google Apps and Twitter account hacked. They could have simply acknowledged the attack and insisted measures were being taken to prevent it from happening again, but they took the time to describe exactly HOW they were hacked and how others can prevent it from happening to them.

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