Tag Archives: Security

Haunting Your Server: The Newly Discovered “Ghost” Vulnerability

Software security researchers have recently identified a bug in the Linux GNU C Library (shorthand: glibc) that provides hackers with the ability to take remote control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of the system’s credentials. Qualys, a security firm out of California, identified GHOST and disclosed their discovery Tuesday.

This security issue is a critical one and affects an enormous number of systems on the Internet. Due to its seriousness and its widespread possible affect, there is a large amount of media coverage that you can look to if you would like to find out more information about Ghost:

or simply do a search for “Ghost vulnerability”.

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SEO Web Hosting Leashes Poodle

On October 14th, Google announced their engineers discovered a flaw in the design of SSL v3, and this vulnerability has been named “POODLE”. Whenever there is an announcement about security vulnerabilities that may affect our customers, we try and make sure that we can you the information so you can understand how these issues may affect you, and what steps we may be taking to address new vulnerabilities.


For our hosting customers, we want to let you know that we are disabling SSL v3 on all our servers to ensure your site’s security. Most people should not experience any issues as a result of the changes we’re making – Google estimates this change will affect less than 1% of the internet as the SSL 3.0 protocol is almost 15 years old, but has remained in place to support users running older browsers.

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7 Tips For Safe Social Networking

Social networking is an incredibly useful tool both in social and professional settings. It’s important, however, to keep your information safe from spammers and hackers who want nothing more than an “in” to your personal data. Follow these tips to help minimize the risk of attack or misuse of your information.

1. Create a strong password and update often
Intuitive? Maybe. Imperative? Definitely. Creating a strong password is the probably the single best way to protect yourself against hacks. Avoid using your own name, nick names, dictionary words or common acronyms in your password. Use capitalized and lowercase letters, numbers and specials characters to add complexity and security. Also remember not to use the same password for multiple accounts. Finally, change your existing passwords every few months to add another layer of security.  Sound like a lot to remember? Use free password management systems like KeePass or MyPadlock to keep … Read the rest

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