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April 08, 2012

Top Ways to Improve the Security and Performance of Your WordPress Site

If you’ve already installed WordPress and are now looking for ways to increase the security and stability (not to mention the performance) of your account, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be handing out a few of our favorite methods, as well as some additional third-party avenues that will keep your site up and running longer.

October 27, 2011

Security Tips for your Dedicated Machine

On a shared server there are all sorts of services, many of them often archaic, that need to be keep accessible in case any user needs them.  While typically most of these aren't unexploitable, all it takes is for there to be one weak link.

October 21, 2011

How to Reset Your MySQL Password

If a lost password happened to be your MySQL database security key, you aren’t necessarily up a certain creek without a means of locomotion. In fact, there’s a rather quick way you can retrieve or reset your MySQL password, and without any panicking to boot. If you’re in just such a situation, use the primer below to totally reset your MySQL password, allowing you to once again return to normalc

September 21, 2011

Three Quick Tips For Server Security

Over the years, in all our dealings with web hosting and server maintenance, we’ve learned to be careful when it comes to our hardware security. Hacks are more common than you’d like to think, but thankfully most of them come through a recognizable list of patterns. Through our experiences locking down our software, we’ve identified three quick ways in which you can improve your security. They aren’t full-proof, but then again, that’s our first tip about server security: Security measures change almost constantly, meaning you’ll need to stay on your toes to stay updated. Constant research and reading keeps you informed, and your servers safe.

August 29, 2011

San Francisco Transit Police Targeted

The San Francisco Transit Police (BART) Officers Association website was recently breached by hackers who stole 100 names, passwords and addresses of police union members. Later, the group posted this sensitive information on Pastebin. This is evidence that hacker groups are targeting larger, more risky groups to acquire critical information and post it on the Internet.

August 23, 2011

Trend Micro Deep Security Solution Added to GoDaddy

With so many attackers and malicious cybercriminals on the Internet, no user is safe. Large companies, popular websites and web hosting providers are all subject to phishing, attacks and other nefarious activity. Industry-leading web hosting provider GoDaddy recently implemented Trend Micro Deep Security to protect their servers and systems in all their data centers. This will add an extra layer of protection for users.

August 16, 2011

Security Partnership between Dome9 and CloudFlare

Leading provider of cloud server security, Dome9 Security, announced at HostingCon 2011 that they have entered into a new partnership with CloudFlare to protect web servers and client websites from attacks.

August 03, 2011

Retrieving Lost Log-in Credentials

It’s often as difficult as getting an act passed by Congress than to retrieve lost log-in web host information such as a username, especially a lost password.  Security is a major concern for web hosting providers and customers, so taking drastic proactive measures is admirable; however, it’s equally as important to grant accessible authorized access to log-in information to prevent downtime.

July 25, 2011

1GB of NATO Information Stolen by Hackers

Large hacker group, Anonymous, recently announced it accessed and stole approximately one gigabyte of data from NATO databases. This news was released only one day following the arrest by U.S. authorities of 14 individuals involved with the Anonymous attack on PayPal in 2010. This move by the hacker group seems to be risky given the investigation and arrest of fellow group members.

July 13, 2011

Antivirus Scanning Software in the Clouds

The advantages of cloud computing exceeds the demands for web hosting services.  Many users are now reaping the benefits of cloud environments for protecting their systems with robust load balancing techniques with the ability to deliver efficient and reliable access to antivirus software and known databases of virus definitions.

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