Shared Hosting Attacks

Since February 6, our shared hosting platform was under constant attack by malicious users intent on taking down our server. In the past two days, we suffered many hours of downtime as our team battled this issue.
In the world of web development, two Content Management Systems (CMS) are very popular: WordPress and Joomla. Both are so popular that they are common targets of hackers, and both have many known vulnerabilities. It is crucial to keep your WordPress and Joomla site updated with the latest patches as they are released by Joomla and WordPress. This prevents hackers from having easy access to your site.

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Safer Internet Day 2012 – Promote Safer and More Responsible Use of Online Technology

“Whether you are 5, 40 or 75 years old,” states SaferInternetDay.org, “whether you use the internet once a month or several times a day – each person has something different to bring to the table that can help shape our online experiences and our understanding of online competences and safety. We all have a role to play in ensuring that every child is safe online.”

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Targeted Spam Attacks Are On the Rise

According to a recent study from Cisco:
“After the 2010 cybercrime turning point, when spam levels started to decline for the first time, this trend continued throughout 2011, a trend, according to analysts, can be explained mainly by several key botnet takedowns throughout the last two years. However, the number of vulnerabilities increased; there are fewer widespread attacks but greater numbers of smaller, more focused attacks.”

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