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17 May

How to Prevent a DDoS Attack on Your Website
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A DDoS attack can annihilate your website’s foundation. It can crash, go offline, and fail to meet your users’ expectations. That’s why it’s important that you take steps to prevent a DDoS attack from happening. A DDoS (Distributed Denial Of Service) attack involves an enormous volume of traffic being directed at a specific website with malicious intent. The goal is to overload the website’s servers so they can’t handle the traffic. This can cause the website to crash and go offline, and it can even corrupt the site’s content, adversely...

12 Feb

How to Keep Your WordPress Website Safe in 2019
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This is a guest post by Gary Stevens.   Gary Stevens is a front end developer. He's a full time blockchain geek and a volunteer working for the Ethereum foundation as well as an active Github contributor.     As the most popular web publishing platform and content management system in the world, WordPress has many features that web designers, developers, and administrators have come to love over the years. But such widespread popularity brings with it some major security concerns. The security issues involving WordPress are similar to the ones that plague Microsoft Windows....

Why do you need a firewall for your website
14 Dec

Why Your Small Business Needs a Firewall
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This is a guest post by Sam Bocetta.   Sam Bocetta is a freelance journalist specializing in U.S. diplomacy and national security, with emphases on technology trends in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense, and cryptography.     In the world of digital business, there’s no safety in being small when it comes to online threats. In truth, small businesses are a common target of cybercrime with a single attack typically costing between $84,000 and $148,000. If you want to keep your customers' data protected and avoid damage to your revenues and reputation, then you need to pay attention to...

Features to Keep Your Website Secure
5 Oct

Infographic: Features to Keep Your Website Secure
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Website security is often an afterthought until something bad happens. Unfortunately, when it does happen, the consequences can be irreparable for your business and your reputation. In the worst case scenario, it might not affect just you, but also your customers, your partners, and anyone else who has shared their data through your website in any way. Don't postpone taking care of your website (and your customers') security until it's too late. In this infographic we have listed the security features you should be taking advantage of to ensure the digital safety of...

Website Security - Why You Should Care
20 Sep

Website Security – Why You Should Care
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When you’re setting up a new site, migrating, or upgrading your brand’s existing website, security is likely to be low on your priority list. It’s not uncommon, given everything you’re juggling to get a site online. The unfortunate truth is that small- to mid-sized businesses, even startups, have every reason to be just as concerned about security as a globally-operating enterprise brand. You may see headlines focusing on data breaches for brands like Target and Sony, but that’s only because startups and small operations don’t carry enough reach to warrant news coverage....

17 May

How to Eliminate Bots From Your Website
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You’ve probably heard of bots on the Internet by now, but you might not be sure on what they are or what they do. To be brief, Internet bots, or web robots, or simply bots, are a software application that automatically runs various tasks on the Internet. These tasks can be for good or bad, depends on the creator. Good bots are typically used to assist in automating tasks, like website scanning or data collection, and are generally used to make our lives easier. Bad bots, however, are a pain...