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June, 2010

  • 18 June

    Server Attacked? Fight Back

    Tehtri Security research Laurent Oudot has determined that most people who attack servers get their hacking software from freely available malware kits on the Web, rather than creating their own custom scripts. These kits often contain poorly written code that can itself be exploited. What does all of that mean …

  • 9 June

    Thousands of Fake YouTube Pages Deliver Malware

    Want to see a revealing video about the Gulf oil spill or the NBA Finals? Apparently thousands of Web users do, and many of them are being lured to video sites that look just like Google’s YouTube. But rather than playing the videos immediately, clicking “play” prompts the user to …

April, 2010

  • 22 April

    Is a router firewall enough to protect my server?

    Many web hosting providers and dedicated server data centers will provide router-level firewalls for their customers, mainly as a precaution to protect their infrastructure. A bot, virus, or other form of malware that gets into a single network can spread from server-to-server very quickly. On some home networks, a router …

  • 13 April

    How to secure your WordPress installation

    Yesterday, news sources and blogs announced that WordPress blogs hosted by Network Solutions were being hacked. The website owners’ credentials were stolen, and then the sites were used to redirect thousands of visitors to websites that distributed malware. Apparently, WordPress’ configuration file, called wp-config.php, stores the user’s database password in …

March, 2010

  • 26 March

    Symantec: China is number-one source of malware

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    According to a recent study conducted by Symantec, more malware originates from China than any other country– 28.2%, in fact. Close behind China is Romania, which is responsible for 21.1% of malware. Next was the United States at 13.8%. Symantec found that although the majority of malware appears to come …

September, 2009

  • 8 September

    Keep Your Website Safe from Hackers

    Question: How do I keep my hosting account from being hacked? Answer: 1. More than anything else, it is important to keep your passwords secret and unique. No one else should have your password, not even your web host. If someone emails you pretending to be your web host or …

August, 2009

  • 26 August

    One Search for Jessica Biel Could Be Your Last

    You had a long day at work and just want to unwind. How harmless would it be to do a quick search for some hot pictures of a famous actress? On one particular night, you decide to search for Jessica Biel. All appears to go well, but a few days …

  • 6 August

    Latvian Hosting Company Shut Down After Botnet

    The infamous botnet named Zeus has been called the world’s biggest cybercrime botnet. It infected 3.6 million PCs that were used the computers to launch phishing attacks, stealing credit card and banking information all over the world. The botnet was linked to Rock Phish, a Russian gang. After an investigation, …

July, 2009

  • 30 July

    Researchers virtualize 1 million Linux kernels

    Villains beware. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have created the mother of all supercomputers that could be used in the fight against botnets and other massive computer attacks. Their supercomputer, called Thunderbird is made up of a 4,480-node high performance cluster. Each cluster ran 250 virtual machines, each running the …

  • 30 July

    The Internet is big, really big

    According to new Internet data, there are now more websites than people in the world — over 1 trillion. With such large numbers, there are 150 domains per person, and it would take 31,000 to read all of them, even if you spent only one minute on each and never …