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Why You Need a Web Application Firewall

Why You Need a Web Application Firewall

A web application firewall is software that filters out malicious requests and content from your website, which protects your visitors from harm, as well as safeguards your intellectual property and the time and expense that went into developing your website. The firewall software resides on the same server as your website. Among the common types […]

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Finally, a Unified Industry Response to Ransomware Emerges

Finally, a Unified Industry Response to Ransomware Emerges

Ransomware has become one of the biggest perils haunting the web. According to The Coveware Quarterly Ransomware Report, not only are ransomware attackers going after larger companies, the average ransomware payment has risen to $233,817 – a 31% increase from this time last year. Key Take-way from the Report “The biggest change over the past […]

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Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Why Would Anyone Bother to Hack Your Website?

Your website is among hundreds of millions of websites worldwide, so you’re probably wondering why anyone would bother breaking into yours. Sure, you’ve invested time, money and effort to build your website, but there’s probably nothing there that is valuable enough to attract the attention of cybercriminals. Or so you might think…

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Why WordPress is the Best Development Platform for Your Website

Why WordPress is the Best Development Platform for Your Website

WordPress is a popular content management system that is used to create feature-rich websites. Because it is built around open source standards, increasing levels of functionality can be added to your website through theme selection and plug-in software modules that also adhere to the standards. Of the major content management systems, WordPress is used by […]

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New Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware

New Research Finds Aggressive Growth in Ransomware

SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have unveiled third-quarter threat intelligence collected by the company’s more than 1 million global security sensors. Year-to-date findings through September highlight cyber criminals’ growing use of ransomware, encrypted threats and attacks leveraging non-standard ports, while overall malware volume declined for the third consecutive quarter. “For most of us, 2020 has […]

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Security is the Top Concern Inhibiting Public Cloud Adoption

Security is the Top Concern Inhibiting Public Cloud Adoption

Barracuda, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has issued a report titled Future Shock: The Cloud Is the New Network. The research surveyed global IT decision makers to capture their experiences with, and attitudes about, moving IT infrastructure to the public cloud, concerns restricting adoption, and the security and networking solutions being implemented to […]

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How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

How Do You Know if a Website is Really Safe?

When browsing the web you have probably noticed that many sites have a padlock next to the browser’s address bar. This indicates that the website has been issued a security certificate. If you click on the padlock, you can verify that the website connection is secure and view the source of the certificate. You might […]

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Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

Malicious Microsoft Office Files on Rise, Ransomware Up

SonicWall has published the mid-year update to its 2020 Cyber Threat Report, highlighting increases in ransomware, opportunistic use of the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic weaknesses and growing reliance on Microsoft Office files by cybercriminals. The report analyzes threat intelligence data gathered from 1.1 million sensors in over 215 countries and territories. Download the full mid-year update […]

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Global Password Analysis Reveals Predictable Patterns

Global Password Analysis Reveals Predictable Patterns

Ata Hakcil, a Turkish computer engineer and researcher, accessed 1 billion login credentials leaked online and analyzed 170 million of them to study password trends. The results are quite revealing, and may prompt many Internet users to pay more attention to how they choose passwords to protect their most sensitive information. Among Hakcil’s “cool” stats […]

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