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6 Security Questions Every Website Owner Needs to Ask

6 Security Questions Every Website Owner Needs to Ask

Websites are valuable targets for cybercriminals and attacks are becoming more frequent, varied and sophisticated. And with 60% of victims going out of business within six months of an attack, keeping your website secure is essential. To help, here are some important questions you need to ask about your website’s security. 1. How strong are …

7 Reasons You Should Use a VPN

7 Reasons You Should Use a VPN

With growing insecurity about being online, more and more people have started using a VPN (virtual private network). However, besides increased online security, VPNs also offer some other rather surprising benefits. Here, we explain what VPNs are and discuss the reasons why you should use one. What is a VPN? A VPN is a service …

cPanel & log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228)

cPanel & log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228)

A remote execution vulnerability has recently been found in the Apache Log4j library which could allow an attacker to take over the vulnerable server. If you have a dedicated or virtual server with cPanel installed and have enabled the Solr plugin for cPanel then your server maybe vulnerable. We strongly advise all customers that have …

8 Reasons Your Website is a Target for Cybercriminals

8 Reasons Your Website is a Target for Cybercriminals

A lot of business owners think that because they have a small website, it is unlikely to get hacked. Unfortunately, this is not the case, cybercriminals have uses even for the smallest websites. Here, we look at some of the reasons hackers attack websites and the benefits they gain from doing so. 1. Prank attacks …

Why Small Businesses Need a Disaster Recovery Plan

Why Small Businesses Need a Disaster Recovery Plan

Business is increasingly becoming digital, no longer do SMBs rely on it just for their websites and email, instead, digital technology permeates every part of their operations. Such heavy reliance on technology, however, means that when a system goes down everything comes to a grinding halt and this can have disastrous consequences. Here, we explain …

How to Protect Remote Workers From Phishing

How to Protect Remote Workers From Phishing

Remote working has become an established part of the business landscape with millions of employees now working from home. While it’s an opportunity for firms to downsize offices and give staff greater flexibility over how they work, it’s a shift that hasn’t gone unnoticed in the criminal world, with cybercriminals quick to target home workers …

6 Clues Your Website’s Been Silently Hacked

6 Clues Your Website’s Been Silently Hacked

One of the biggest misconceptions that website owners have is to think that their site holds little interest or value to a hacker. That, however, is not the case. Every website hacked is an opportunity for a cybercriminal outfit to carry out a multitude of nefarious activities. While some are obvious, such as taking the …

7 Major Cybersecurity Threats in 2021

7 Major Cybersecurity Threats in 2021

Cybersecurity threats are a fact of modern life that puts all organisations and individuals at risk. With constant developments in the tools and tactics used by cybercriminals, there’s an ongoing need to be informed of the latest threats so you can be vigilant in defending against them. Here are some of the major threats that …

Two-Factor Authentication: Why You Need It for Your Web Hosting

Two-Factor Authentication: Why You Need It for Your Web Hosting

Two-factor authentication, sometimes abbreviated to 2FA, is an easy to implement security measure that provides an additional layer of security for web hosting accounts, control panels and the admin areas of websites. Here, we’ll explain what 2FA is, why you need it and show you how to set it up. What is 2FA? When you …

Are You Ready for Self-Learning Malware?

Are You Ready for Self-Learning Malware?

For decades, the ongoing battle between cybercriminals and security developers has been hallmarked by growing sophistication. As bad actors find more advanced ways to attack, security experts are coming up with more innovative ways to counter those attacks and to predict what the next breed of attacks will look like. The prediction, today, is that …

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