Security

How ClickHOST uses SpamExperts to Liberate Users from Spam

Posted on Sep 9, 2013

How ClickHOST uses SpamExperts to Liberate Users from Spam

I have owned my own domain and used the same email address since the late 1990′s. Back then, I wasn’t very savvy about hiding my address from email harvesters. Believe me, I get a TON of spam. I’ve also hosted my domain using shared cPanel hosting for nearly 10 years. I’ve researched and tried various popular anti spam solutions over the years. Spam Assassin, BoxTrapper and Postini/Google Apps are a few that didn’t live up to my hopes. I can’t tell you how skeptical I was when Carel Bekker of ClickHOST told me he was adding a spam-fighting option to all...

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Three Must-Do Tips for a More Secure WordPress Site

Posted on Apr 19, 2013

Three Must-Do Tips for a More Secure WordPress Site

Is your WordPress site being targeted by brute force attack? Have all the events of this past week got you wondering, “What in the world is going on?”  Trouble seems to have been delivered in the combo-pack, and it leaves us wondering how prepared we really are for pending disasters. In the midst of it all, nearly a hundred thousand WordPress sites came under brute force attacks beginning April 11.  While it first seemed to be just a blip, within 24 hours, it was obvious that a full-scale attack of unsuspecting websites had fallen prey to a botnet.  Through internet-connected programs,...

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FREE Malware and hacking monitoring for all our customers

Posted on Jun 1, 2012

At ClickHOST the security of your website is one of our driving passions. We hate spam, malware and hacking. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to prevent a website from being hacked. If a hacker wants in, he will find a way in. We can however, monitor a website for suspicious activity. We can then take quick action to stop the malware from spreading. As part of our security strategy we keep a number of backups of our customers’ data, including a backup to a remote server. In the worst case we can always recover from a previous backup. Free malware and hacking monitoring Today, we...

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Mayhem Lurks. How to Come Back from a Hacker Attack!

Posted on Mar 13, 2012

Mayhem Lurks. How to Come Back from a Hacker Attack!

Your small business website is working great.  Your personal website now features a WordPress blog. Whether it is a personal website or a small business website, you have invested time, talent, and money in creating a website. Hopefully, you have made the decision to use ClickHOST for simple hosting or WordPress hosting. But you may not realize that Mayhem lurks around every dark corner.  Maybe it is a hacker, ready to pounce on your unprotected site just for kicks (the recent Zappos.com breach is a good example).  Or maybe it is a clever parasite, called malware, that has already wormed...

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Three sure fire ways to prevent being hacked!

Posted on Sep 8, 2011

Three sure fire ways to prevent being hacked!

If a hacker wants to access your site, then it is almost impossible to prevent him/her from doing this. Just ask, Sony and digital security firm, RSA. BUT, don’t leave the door open like most people do. Let me share the secret now: Use a password generator to generate a secure password and then use a password storage program to recall your passwords. It is impossible to remember many secure passwords. Use technology to help you! The biggest reason that websites get hacked isn’t weak server security or necessarily very sophistication hackers, but 50% of the time it is because of...

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WordPress security flaw, timthumb, fixed

Posted on Aug 7, 2011

WordPress security flaw, timthumb, fixed

January 11, 2013 update: Install the follow plugin that will scan for timthumb: Timthumb Scanner   August 7, 2011: WordPress security flaw, timthumb. All our customers’ WordPress installations were updated.   We love WordPress and we have numerous customers running WordPress installations. Recently a significant WordPress security flaw were uncovered. You can read all about it from ZDNet, and from the creator of the plugin, Mark Maunder. As soon as we heard about this vulnerability we scanned all our server and as of Aug 6, 2011 we applied the fix to ALL WordPress...

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