Category Archives: Security

A Small Orange Presents Website Reputation Protection

An announcement made by web hosting service A Small Orange reported the web host provider to have merged with website security providers Stopthehacker to develop a SaaS using website security solutions. This move was brought about to guard the status … Continue reading

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Secure Public Cloud Mystery Solved, Claims Firehost, Releases PCI 2.0 Cloud

On last Tuesday, Firehost launched the first of its kind ‘secure public cloud’. According to Firehost’s CEO Chris Drake, Firehost’s public cloud solution is the lone PCI certified invention and is among the limited certified hosting offer.

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External Intrusion Forces PlayStation Network to Go Offline

Sony’s Playstation Network went down last Thursday and has shown no signs of coming back online. The network was taken offline immediately in an effort to keep sensitive information protected from an unexpected ‘external intrusion’.  The company has ordered a … Continue reading

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Federal Lab Falls Prey to Spear Phishing Attack

Employees of Oak National Laboratory, headquartered in Tennessee, were denied Internet access after the federal data center was forced to close because the laboratory experienced a spear phishing attack.

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Smartphone Applications go against Consumer Privacy Principles

New Jersey prosecutors are investigating whether or not a number of smartphone applications go against consumer privacy principles. These types of applications can go into a vigorous disagreement with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by not successfully releasing information … Continue reading

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Hacking is Not Only Concerned with the Money

Since McAfee and SAIC have together issued a statement – asserting to confirm that cybercriminals are currently concentrating on rational property as a way of making profit from businesses – Idappcom states its own surveys verifying that hackers are not … Continue reading

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Role of Web Hosts in Combating Malware

According to a fresh set of Best Practices published by StopBadware, a nonprofit organization which deals in combating faulty software on the internet, the range of malware can be restricted by web host providers if they immediately respond to reports … Continue reading

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Security Firm SecludIT Announces Detection Tool for Amazon EC2

SecludIT (www.secludit.com), an IT security solutions provider declared on March 9, 2011 its partnership with Amazon to issue Elastic Detector for Amazon EC2 (aws.amazon.com/ec). It is a completely programmed safety event detection tool for Amazon EC2.

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Equinix and Carpathia Hosting Form Strategic Alliance

Equinix, an international data center service company, and Carpathia Hosting, a service company for unique managed hosting for government agencies and businesses, recently announced that they are going to form a strategic alliance. This would make them cooperatively sell and … Continue reading

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Stuxnet Removed As The Global Virus Targeting Nuclear Program In Iran

Stuxnet was discovered in early 2010. It was a one-of-its-kind virus that was created to target real world infrastructures like power plants. Symantec Security has made it known recently how the virus operated maliciously against the industrial sites in Iran. … Continue reading

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