Keeping your Website Secure

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Internet Security & your Website Any webmaster can tell you that security concerns are high on the list of items that demand their constant attention. And the smartest of them realize that while there are direct on-site measures they can take to make their sites more secure, they also need to … [Read more...]

Web Hosting & Data Centres

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What is a Data Centre? The advent of cloud-based computing services has brought the topic of data centres to the forefront of discussions around web hosting and information security. Many people don’t realise the scope of the infrastructure required to host the hundreds of millions websites that … [Read more...]

Smartphone viruses and malware

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Tablets & Smartphone Viruses The use of tablet computers and smartphones has risen so much in such a short time – it’s been quite a phenomenon. Reports are also increasing – as you would expect – about viruses and malware exploiting this new technology. And what happens if you lose your … [Read more...]

What is a DDos Attack?

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A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is where a group of computers flood another website with a large number of messages, so that the website becomes so overwhemed it can't function properly. Basically the attacker sets up a network of computers to send requests to the target website, using … [Read more...]

Internet Security Essentials

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Securing your Email Your computer is at risk! Potentially unwanted program alert! Protect your computer from infection! We are bombarded with these and similar messages almost everywhere we go on the internet these days. In fact, it’s such a common message that it’s easy for these messages … [Read more...]

How do SSL Certificates work?

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SSL Certs It's all about really long prime numbers. We're talking about numbers that have between 40 and 256 digits in them (binary digits for math nuts). There are two different prime numbers used: One number is called the public key. One number is called the private key. Here's how it … [Read more...]

Internet Security Issues

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How to protect your computer Most people know them as viruses but there are different kinds of programs that can infect your computer. Some of them are deliberately malicious to your computer system but most nowadays are designed to be invisible, so they can use your system to perform other … [Read more...]