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Internet Sees Blackouts Following 512K Routing Issues

Internet Sees Blackouts Following 512K Routing Issues

It has been common knowledge for a while now that IPv4 addresses are reaching exhaustion and that the slow adoption of IPv6 hasn’t been helping the matter. In recent days, the Internet has also faced another major issue that has been bought on partially by the exhaustion of IPv4 and a lack of planning with …

DDoS Attack Uses WP Security Breach

DDoS Attack Uses WP Security Breach

WordPress pingback DDoS is back in the news, and it spells trouble for most of the popular content management system’s 100 million sites. The Return of Pingback DDoS In mid-march a popular WordPress was suddenly overwhelmed by millions of HTTP requests coming from fellow WordPress sites. The hackers succeeded in bringing down the target WordPress …

Planning for High Availability and Site Resilience : It’s How Professionals Do It

Planning for High Availability and Site Resilience : It’s How Professionals Do It

On 23rd May the digital world got swapped with the news of eBay’s data breach which estimated to affect nearly 145 million users. Consider a situation where the site would have faced a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service attack), it’d have been a huge loss to the site as to the various sellers there. We …

Don’t Panic, HeartBleed OpenSSL Bug Isn’t A Threat For All Systems

Don’t Panic, HeartBleed OpenSSL Bug Isn’t A Threat For All Systems

‘Heartbleed’ one of the highly critical vulnerabilities detected in OpenSSL is an over spoken term leaving everyone over the web feel insecure, while they don’t have to. Before we head any further, let’s first try and understand about the CVE-2014-0160, popularly known as Heartbleed. [Ref.: CVE – Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures]

Dell shareholders approve Michael Dell’s buyout offer

Dell shareholders approve Michael Dell’s buyout offer

Dell’s shareholders have approved an offer by Michael Dell to buy out the business for a total of $24.9 billion USD which, according to preliminary reports, has been approved by 65% of investors. The final package offered which was agreed by shareholders was $13.75 USD per share with an additional $0.13 USD dividend. This buy …

WHUK NEWS: Real-time Server Monitoring Introduced To Dedicated Servers Clients in Phase I

WHUK NEWS: Real-time Server Monitoring Introduced To Dedicated Servers Clients in Phase I

As a consumer of web hosting services at WebHosting UK Com (WHUK) it is important that you receive a good value for money you’ve invested in availing the hosting service. One of the ways to ensure that your server is operating at full working conditions is by having someone monitor it round-the-clock proves beneficial. So, …

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