Posts Tagged “security”

Spring Cleaning Checklist – Protect Your Site From Potential Threats!

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by Kyle Stubbs

  It’s time to shake off the off the winter blues, roll up your sleeves, and clear out the cobwebs in preparation for your spring cleaning. While you are at it, now is also a great time to make sure your website is safe and secure from potential threats. We’ve put together a list of…

Eyes Wide Open: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Apache Malware

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by Jake Neeley

ESET, an IT security company based in Slovakia, discovered an Apache exploit that injects malware into web pages on a web server that ultimately aims to retrieve personal information. We’ve talked about measures you should take to avoid getting hacked, especially on WordPress, and even written a guide if your website has troubles so we…

[Important] Secure Your WordPress Password Immediately – Global WordPress Brute Force Attack

Posted on April 12th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

It is highly recommended that you ensure your WordPress login password is a secure password comprising of at least 8 characters and includes special characters (@#$%^&*), a variation of upper and lower case letters, and numbers. Common Password Example: secretword123 Secure Password Example: Z4Tn@V^oes

How Does an SSL Protect My Website?

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

One of the most economical and secure ways to protect your website on affordable hosting platforms is to deploy a private Secure Socket Layer (SSL) on you’re your website giving the instant ability to roll out protected URLs like https://www.mysite.com. If you are still in doubt as to what an SSL actually does consider this…

How to Protect WordPress Websites Against Hacking

Posted on November 21st, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Did you know that there are more than 53 million WordPress sites in the world? This makes WordPress more popular than Blogger, Drupal, or Microsoft SharePoint. It also means that it is a big target for hackers. “Usage of WordPress is now at 17.0% of all websites, up from 12.3% two years ago,” said Sam…

Top 5 Security Concerns For a WordPress Blog

Posted on November 15th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Over the last several years, blogging has become a popular trend among online users. WordPress is the most commonly used publishing platforms by bloggers which can be attributed its relatively simple, user-friendly and intuitive interface and has unlimited customization features. Most of the WordPress sites found in the blogosphere are self-hosted, meaning that the administrator…

IPv6 and What your Hosting Provider Needs to Do

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 by Jake Neeley

It was only recently that nearly 3,000 websites, ISPs, router vendors and hosting providers, including Midphase, enabled IPv6 on their internal data center networks, marking a major milestone in the growth of the Internet. Since IPv4 addresses are running out, or have run out in certain parts of the world, the new protocol was required…

New VPN service stops hackers from snooping your Wi-Fi connection

Posted on July 27th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

According to VPNHQ, a sister company of Midphase and part of the UK2 parent group, 56% of public Wi-Fi users do not check if Wi-Fi is encrypted before joining.  This exposes a large amount of Internet users to phishing and other malware concerns that are set to escalate in 2012. Unsecured networks allow hackers to…

What Can You Do to Protect Yourself on Website Hosting Platforms?

Posted on June 27th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

It’s happened to Sony and now LinkedIn is a victim. It recently had to deal with the thorny issue of stolen passwords, which has consumed their engineering teams time and resources. “[Yesterday] we learned that approximately 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords were posted on a hacker site. Most of the passwords on the list appear…

Homeland Security warns of increasing DDoS attacks on web

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

“When an attacker attempts to prevent legitimate users from accessing a computer resource, normally by overwhelming it with malicious traffic. By targeting a company’s Internet-connected infrastructure—its websites, portals, email, databases and more— an attack can block end users from doing business as usual” – Definition of an DDoS attack, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Computer…

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