Results for ‘security’



Password Managers Can Help Prevent Cybercrime
Saturday, July 26th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE They might be reading your emails, studying your shopping habits, or even using your computer as a spam machine to send male enhancement offers to unsuspecting third parties, and these are the mild scenarios. Cybercriminals can do serious damage to...

cloudcriminalscybercrimeencryptedpassword





Keep Your Websites Secure with cPanel Security Advisor
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Security should always be a big concern when you manage websites or even run an entire web server. cPanel offers a helpful tool in WHM that can scan your server for security issues, inform you when they are found, tell...

cPanelscansecuritySecurity Advisorsecurity center





Google Aims To Make The Internet Safer With Its New Security Team, Project Zero
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Google has created a new team of security researchers with the goal of making the Internet safer by reducing the number of people harmed during zero-day attacks. The new security team, Project Zero, is a team...

GoogleProject Zeroresearcherssecuritythreats





WordPress Automatic Updates: The Good and the Bad
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE One day not so long ago, I started receiving emails from my WordPress installations. I have about four WordPress sites on my server, and I was surprised to receive an email telling me they had updated themselves. Starting with WordPress...

automatic updatesinstallationpluginssecuritythemes





Yahoo Increases Security Measures By Encrypting Data Centers
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Yahoo has increased its efforts to secure user data from snooping eyes by fully encrypting its data centers and making its services more secure. Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer, Alex Stamos, announced on Wednesday that as...

data encryptionsecurityYahoo





Google Encrypts Gmail To Prevent NSA Spying
Friday, March 21st, 2014THN News  
NEWS (The Hosting News) – Google is adding more security protections for its users to ensure that their e-mail messages are safe from spying eyes, announced the company on Thursday. According to a blog post from Google, Gmail will now be...

GmailGoogleNSAsecurity





Basic .htaccess Security Tips
Thursday, March 13th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE If you web host runs Apache HTTP server to host your website, it might also allow users like you to utilize .htaccess files. If you are not sure if your host does allow them, you should check the host’s documentation...

AllowOverrideapachechmodconfiguration filehtaccess





Unified Threat Management for Comprehensive Hosting Security
Monday, March 3rd, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE Many managed hosting solutions now offer something called unified threat management (UTM). Rather than having separate solutions for firewall, anti-virus, intrusion detection, etc., all of it is rolled into one unified solution. All of it is managed through a single...

anti-spamanti-viruscontent filteringconverged infrstructurefirewall





Error Message Security
Thursday, January 30th, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE One big part of web hosting that is easy to overlook is error message security. Every website is bound to display an error message from time to time, whether it is for a failed login attempt or an incorrect page...

apacheattackerCentOScyber criminalserror message





Time to Revisit Your Password Security
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014Tavis J. Hampton  
ARTICLE The annual list for the top (worst) passwords is out, and it does not bode well for password security. While many people have moved on from last year’s “password”, many have chosen “123456” as a replacement. Other favorites include “abc123”,...

APGcloudencryptedpasswordpassword generator