Archive for the “Security” Category

What Is Encryption?

by Hayden Smith

In recent years, encryption has become something of a hot topic. Mentions of the word have increased dramatically in light of Edward Snowden’s government surveillance leaks. Security revelations have led to a number of disagreements between governments and businesses over the use of encryption and the public’s access to encryption technologies. So you might be…

GDPR, Consent And You

by Hayden Smith

You have likely have noticed (unless you have been on another planet over the past year) is that the General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May this year. This is a European Union regulation that affects anyone who handles any information about anyone within the European Union. This makes it a fairly wide-ranging…

Hackers and You – General Tips For Avoiding Hackers

by Hayden Smith

Welcome to the final part of our series looking at hackers and you. Previously we’ve covered who hackers are and what they do, how to protect your VPS from hackers and what to do if your VPS does get hacked. In this final post, we’ll be looking over some general tips to help you avoid…

Hackers And You – Catching A Hacker And What To Do If Your Server Gets Hacked

by Hayden Smith

Previously in our series on Hackers and You, we have looked at who hackers are, why they hack, how they go about hacking and what you can to do to try and stop them. Unfortunately, even if armed with all the knowledge and defense in the world, a hacker could still get into your server. So…

What Is Malware? An Overview

by Hayden Smith

You may hear a lot about malware infection and the dangers of running a server. However, you may also be confused about what this means in real-life terms, or what to do about it. So, let’s find out: when people talk about malware what do they really mean? Malware is an abbreviation of malicious software,…

Hackers And You – What Can You Do To Protect Your Server?

by Hayden Smith

Welcome back to our series on Hackers and You. Previously we looked at who hackers are, why they hack and how they might go about hacking your server. With that information in mind, this time we’ll look at what you should be doing to protect your server from hackers. User Accounts The first thing to…

Hackers and You: How Do Hackers Compromise Servers?

by Hayden Smith

Welcome to part three of our series on hackers and you. Previously we looked at who hackers are and why they do what they do. In this part, we will cover some of the techniques often used by hackers to compromise a server. We’ll start with some of the methods more commonly employed by script…

Hackers And You – Why Do Hackers Compromise Systems?

by Hayden Smith

Welcome to part 2 of our series on hackers and you. In this article we will look at hackers, and what you need to know about them to better protect yourself. In the first part of the series, we covered a bit about who hackers are and the different types you will come across. This…

Everything You Need To Know About DDoS Attacks

by Hayden Smith

DDoS attacks have become one of the more common attack methods on the internet over recent years. Arbor Networks report that they see more than 2000 DDoS attacks worldwide, every single day. Today we will explain everything you need to know about DDoS attacks. What are DDoS attacks? The acronym DDoS stands for Distributed Denial…

Hackers And You: Part 1 – Hacking Explained

by Hayden Smith

Welcome to the first part of our series on hackers and you. We will be throwing the spotlight on hackers and some of what you should know about them and how they relate to your VPS. In this first part, we’ll be starting with the hackers themselves. What is hacking? The term hacking itself originally…

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