All you need to know about Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks

 

Cyber attacks on high-profile businesses has become almost a daily news. One of the common type of cyber attack is the Denial of Service or the DoS attack, and as the name implies, it renders the use of the online resource or service unavailable to its intended users. This is usually done by flooding the network with high volume traffic or sending such information that will trigger a crash. It deprives legitimate users such as account holders, employees or members from using the service.

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Google’s Virustotal and what it can do for your site

If you have any website, then there is a chance that you can get malware attached to your site, especially if you have sold your SEO to a company to boost your SERPs. Backlinks and other information related to your site could be the culprit for the increase in malware and malware reports about your site. This is one of those issues that you want to nip in the bud quickly. A site that is associated as being malware can quickly be banned from search engine results. If you have an e-commerce site and are getting complaints about malware from your customers, it is a good indicator that you may have a breech on the personal information of those clients as well. And while you will want to do an in-depth investigation into the malware on your site, a quick check of your site will let you know if you have any malware present or if you have a bigger issue.

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How to Avoid Hackers on your website?

With practically everything in our lives being exposed to the internet it is increasingly important to be in the know when it comes to website security. As the general public is aware that threats could be lurking around every corner of our online world, we generally understand the importance of securing our computers with updated virus scan software that is capable of running updates each and every day, but what is more threatening than our personal computers is the aspect of securing our own personal websites against hackers.

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How to check your site for failing security?

With so many shopping days around the holiday season, it is inevitable that there will be concerns about the security of a purchase or the information which is gathered from a site. Web page developers should note that the customers want to have the assurance that their information is safe. As such, pages must give a clear indicator that the best measures are in place. Having a HTTPS is essential to establishing this trust.

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Checking for Website Security: Tools to Help Get the Job Done Right

It has happened to us all. We receive a suspicious email or get a notice that something is not right with our computer. These notices and suspect emails occur all the time and it can be very difficult to tell if the message is legitimate or a virus just waiting in the wings to attack your computer. Countless websites also contain these hidden viruses or malware programs and upon visiting the site your computer can come under attack. The results can be devastating.

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25 Cyber Security Experts reveal the most common security mistakes people make

Online security has become a hot topic in today’s world. Cyber attacks have been growing lately and cyber security has become a top priority. Information and identity thefts can be catastrophic and the damage they cause can have long lasting effects.

Most successful businesses have an online presence. However, they are not giving as much importance to cyber security as is required, resulting in security holes that cyber criminals are quick to breach. Small mistakes such as using the same password everywhere or not updating the software can lead to serious security issues.

So what are the most common mistakes people make regarding their online security?

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Protecting your website against Brute Force Attacks

Brute Force Attack is the simplest and most common form of attack to gain access to your website. Typically, a website’s login page is targeted and various usernames and passwords are systematically tried out over and over again until the right combination is found. This is done automatically through a computer program that can easily crack most commonly used usernames like ‘admin’ or ‘admin1’ and passwords like ‘123456’ or ‘123123’.

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Help I’m on the Google Blacklist, what to do? We have the answers

Thousands of websites are being blacklisted by Google every day. Your site getting blacklisted by Google is one of the worst things that can happen to you. If Google detects malware on your site, it gets blacklisted and visitors to your site will see a big warning saying this site might harm your computer. Apart from the public shame, this will also greatly harm your online business as you will be losing a lot of traffic. You can request Google to review your site only after you have resolved the security issues.

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What is a secure (HTTPS/SSL) website connection?

Hacking has become a common phenomenon on the internet and the risk of your sensitive information being stolen has never been greater. You therefore need a secure connection to protect your website and your sensitive user data. If you are already using the HTTP protocol, you need to migrate to the secure HTTPS protocol to protect your information being stolen from hackers.

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Why has my website been hacked?

Tens of Thousands of websites are being blacklisted every day, most of whom are legitimate businesses but they get blacklisted because they have been hacked and have malicious codes injected in them.  When you find out your website has been hacked, the first question that pops into your mind is – Why would anyone want to hack my website?

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