Historic Hacks: The Conficker Worm

Historic Hacks: The Conficker Worm

Posted by Kelly Kirkham

In 2008, a worm began infecting computers one at a time. While it may not have wrought the level of damage seen by some malware, The Conficker Hack meets our Historic Hack standards due to…
What You Should Know About Application Layer DDoS Attacks

What You Should Know About Application Layer DDoS Attacks

Posted by Kelly Kirkham

DDoS attacks are a threat that constantly lurks beneath the surface for website administrators. We have gotten used to DDoS attacks as headline news due to the damage and downtime wrought. However, we often miss…
Historic Hacks: LulzSec

Historic Hacks: LulzSec

Posted by Kelly Kirkham

In today’s edition of Historic Hacks, we will be looking at a sequence of attacks perpetrated by the group LulzSec, or Lulz Security, that occurred in 2011. The black hat hacking group claimed a variety…
5 Plugins To Boost Website Engagement

5 Plugins To Boost Website Engagement

Posted by Kelly Kirkham

Writing brilliant content, designing beautiful images, and creating streamlined customer journeys is not enough on their own to boost website engagement. You need users who will stay engaged with your website after their first visit…
Historic Hacks: Spamhaus

Historic Hacks: Spamhaus

Posted by Kelly Kirkham

You may have noticed that today’s Historic Hack title is a little bit different. Today we are featuring the target rather than the attacker, due to the fact that the attacker is still unknown. In…
Do You Need A Virtual Private Server?

Do You Need A Virtual Private Server?

Posted by Kelly Kirkham

If you are in the market for web hosting, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all the choice available. All packages claim to be a perfect fit for your requirements, but how do you really…
Historic Hacks: Gary McKinnon

Historic Hacks: Gary McKinnon

Posted by Kelly Kirkham

In our Historic Hacks segment, we like to look back at internet events that shocked, surprised, or horrified us. Today we look at the biggest military computer hack of all time, even though it might…
Historic Hacks - Melissa

Historic Hacks – Melissa

Posted by Hayden Smith

In this historic hacks article, we'll be taking a trip back to 1999, and looking at the Melissa macro virus, known as the first successful mass-mailing virus. Unsavory Files On the 26th March 1999, David…
SSL, TLS, And Their Role In Security On The Internet

SSL, TLS And Their Role In Security On The Internet

Posted by Hayden Smith

When the internet was first devised, it was envisioned as a tool to connect universities, research establishments, and the military. As computers were so expensive at the time, the number of internet users were limited.…
Historic Hacks - Kevin Mitnick

Historic Hacks – Kevin Mitnick

Posted by Hayden Smith

This time on historic hacks, rather than concentrating on a specific hack or piece of malware, we'll be looking at the hacker’s profile. In this case, we'll be looking at some of the exploits of…

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