Challenges to Cyber Security in 2015 – Know What We are Up Against

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Considering the evidences from the past, in the retail sector even the robust players like Home Depot, Target, Sony, Staples and number of banks were victims to high-profile breaches. While we are referring to large organisations or reputed brands, it’s a misconception that small firms will always be safe and that the cyber criminals would spare them. As a matter of fact, since small businesses don’t invest much in securing their online stores/websites, they often are easy targets.

With only a couple of days left for 2015, entrepreneurs are getting ready to deal with new cyber attacks that may bring down their ventures in future. With planning on new strategies to compete the market, one of the major concerns for firms is strengthening the safety level to battle any possible attacks in the New Year. “The enhancing technology will create good opportunities for the hackers to infiltrate the business and consumer data”, according to technology expert Karl Volkman, Chief Technology Officer at SRV Network Inc. Continue reading

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Dehaunting Linux, PHP & WordPress from the Ghost Bug

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Though all our Linux systems were patched the moment we came to know about the Linux Ghost Bug or the GetHost vulnerability, we would like to help you with information on what this vulnerability is all about.

Did you know, Linux users were literally haunted by a ‘GHOST’? Yes, that’s right ‘Haunted’ by ‘GHOST’, the new security vulnerability found in January this year that hurts Linux as well as other systems that uses the open source glibc library. The name GHOST was tagged as it can be triggered by the GetHOST functions. After not even an year passed since the Heartbleed was discovered, researchers were able to identify another major security vulnerability in the form of GHOST. Though, not as severely bad to the data privacy as the Heartbleed and Shellshock bugs.

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How VMware vSphere 6.0 is Better than VMware vSphere 5.5

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Undoubtedly there’s an increasing number of people getting inclined towards virtualization. Since the sounds of benefits of virtualization to business and technical fields are heard from the mountain tops by several entrepreneurs, it has become a significant element for all. Being an innovative technology, virtualization helps organizations to cut the costs on various aspects and operate more efficiently. Big companies with great IT resources took the initiative to implement it. But today, even small and medium size businesses are joining the bandwagon. Do you know how virtualization can help your business to boom?

Here are benefits of virtualization to business –

  • » Businesses can run multiple operating systems and applications on a single machine which leads to requirement of less number of physical servers which saves your hardware costs.
  • » Less use of hardware means there will be less usage of power that leads to reduced maintenance and energy costs.
  • » Managing physical and virtual environments holistically together in the same manner is important for reducing complexity and risks while enhancing productivity. Virtualization simplifies management of IT along with maintenance and deployment of apps.
  • » Virtualization is one of the best solutions for productivity as it enables quick and easier backups along with disaster recovery.
  • » When you adopt virtualization in your venture, opting for external, internal or hybrid cloud services becomes easily possible.

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Is your Magento Site Getting Slow – Well Here’s a Solution For It

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Every eCommerce retailer may have started working on the ways to achieve better online sales this time as compared to last year. What you achieved last year should be taken as a compliment and what went wrong as a lesson to avoid this year. Whether you are a newbie in the ecommerce industry or a well-established business, managing a website effectively would be the first priority for you. If your website works well, audience will obviously like to buy products from your e-store leading to good online sales. There are several factors that have an effect on your website sales – the CMS platform, host provider, security, optimization, etc. Continue reading

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Best WordPress plugins to Improve Website Speed

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WordPress is one of the most widely used open source applications available. Whilst officially touted as a blogging platform, WordPress is a flexible application that can be used for a number of purposes, including as a CMS for an ordinary website. Through the plugin and theme repositories, you can design and adapt WordPress to function in pretty much any way that you would like it to, a key factor that means no two WordPress installations are the same.
The speed at which your website loads can be a huge factor that can affect whether or not visitors to return to your website and their overall experience. It is important to recognise that over time the speed of web applications can slow down, so here we have put together some plugins that can help you to optimise your WordPress website to provide a better overall experience for your visitors. Continue reading

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Just Blog, Blogger…

A Blog is an online personal diary. Blog as we call it today is taken from the word weblog. We may say that blog is similar to a website which has blog entries, posts that appear in the reverse chronological order; the newer posts appear on the top followed by older posts. A person who writes the blog is called a blogger, this act of writing a blog is known as blogging. The post on the blog must be updated on a regular basis but there are some bloggers who update the blog after a considerable interval of time. Such type bloggers are known as slow bloggers. This may be due to the time required for creation of quality content, personal life priorities or lethargic habit. Continue reading

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Five Fantastic WordPress Plugins You Shouldn’t Miss in 2015

The Internet is an amazing tool that guides anyone and everyone to develop a business or career in a meaningful way. With the use of Internet, organizations have started developing their online presence through the e-stores. But for any newbie to start a website seemed to be a tough task. Again there was a solution to it with the launch of WordPress in 2003. You can easily create your own website and manage it yourself without any necessity to be technically skilled. It isn’t surprising that WordPress is one of the most popular CMS’s today, for it being used widely by firms to establish their brand.

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Common Factors in Successful Websites – UK Fortune 500 Companies

We are glad to present to you a study on the factors that are common in most websites of the Fortune 500 companies. It’d interest you to compare how the sites have evolved since 2013 to 2014. The study can also be considered as pointers about how a website be designed to get the maximum output.

In here we’ve compared different statistics for the two years i.e. 2013 and 2014.

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Taming the POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) using TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV

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Poodle attack is an attack in which the eavesdropper/man in the middle (MITI) takes advantages of the recessive compatibility of the server and the client to fall back to SSL 3.0. If the attacker is able to manipulate the server to use the older version of SSL instead of TLS 1.0 and above, then the attacker can carry on the doodle attack and may steal confidential data. This weak link is exploited because many old version web browsers still support SSL 3.0 which is now become redundant and can no longer be used as an effective security protocol.

What is a Poodle attack?

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What is cybercrime? A Complete Guide: Includes The Latest Threats

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It is a crime in which the computer is used either as an instrument or target or may be used as both. Cybercrime includes any unlawful act dealing with computers and computer networks. Many crimes that are traditional in nature may also be conducted through the Internet. To list few of them are Internet fraud, hate crimes, financial crime, identity theft, email spamming, IP spoofing, DDos attack, Phishing website etc. i.e. any unlawful activity that is conducted using a computer and the Internet. Criminal exploitation of the Internet is known as Netcrime. Cybercrime may also be defined as offenses which are committed against an individual or a group of individuals with determined motive to cause harm to the prestige of the individual or a group of individuals, or cause physical detriment or mental stress directly or indirectly using the modern communication network like Internet. Cybercrime may also threaten national security and financial system. Continue reading

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