How Malware Infects Websites

We all know that earning a spot on the Google blacklist can be devastating to your business.   If your web site is infected with malware then a visit from Google’s quality control team is sure to follow. Once they determine that a site is potentially harmful to visitors, they Continue Reading

Five Most Famous Good Guy Hackers

The term hacker really carries some negative connotations thanks to the media. Whenever there is an act of cyber crime the news media is quick to point out that hackers are responsible. Movies portray hackers as evil geniuses locked away in rooms as they navigate their way through mazes in Continue Reading

Malware That Affected Facebook Users

Statistics released by BitDefender in 2010 showed that 20 percent of Facebook’s users at that time were exposed to malware being distributed through malicious posts.   Even as people are more aware of malware being spread via Facebook, that number still hovers at 20 percent according to ZoneAlarm.   Over time, Facebook has seen Continue Reading

First Steps You Should Take on How to Become a Hacker for the Good Side of the Force

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  • September 25, 2012
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Being a security professional, or white hat hacker, is not a job that is easy. Anyone who wants to find work in the IT security field needs to have a lot of sincerity, dedication to learning, knowledge, ability to explore the thinking and the ability to think outside of the Continue Reading

Disadvantages of signature based web malware monitoring

When it comes to your website, nothing is more important than security. Monitoring and protecting your website against malware attacks is all that stands between a functional, working website that meets your needs and a domain name that’s dark, broken or worse: embarrassing for your brand or you.   The Continue Reading

5 Unique Ways for SMB’s to Increase Sales and Drive Foot Traffic

Are you not convinced that you need a mobile site yet? Well, Research has shown that 59% of people visit a local store after searching for it on a mobile device. The volume, stemming from mobile, is slightly higher than the 45% that search from a desktop computer or laptop. Impressively, over Continue Reading

Essential Practises of Building a User-friendly Mobile Site

A mobile site is a trimmed down, digestible version of your desktop website, providing the most up-to-date and relevant information for users on-the-go. Everything about your mobile site should reflect what is useful for your mobile audience. Here are some tips to building a user-friendly mobile presence:   Leave only Continue Reading

Local Mobile + Local Advertising = Results

Have you noticed? Local mobile ad spending is on the increase!   As companies large and small redirect their advertising dollars away from traditional forms of digital advertising and into mobile marketing, the numbers are impressive, global ad spend on mobile media is expected to double form $6.3 billion to $11.6 billion throughout 2012.(*Source Continue Reading

Call Your Mobile Audience to Action

A straight-forward guide to communicating with your mobile audience   You already know you need to be mobile, but how do you make mobile work for you?  Mobile users are more likely to interact and respond to a call to action than desktop users, but how do you call your Continue Reading

What is SaaS and can I benefit from it?

SaaS, what does it mean ? According to Wikipedia, Software as a service (SaaS), pronounced sæs or sɑs, sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”, is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud.   The term “software as a service” (SaaS) is Continue Reading

Some housekeeping on the way from Facebook?

Facebook has revealed that as many as 80 million plus of its accounts are not in fact legitimate. This represents over 8% of the company’s 900 million plus user base.   A number of the accounts highlighted are either duplicate accounts, or have been classified as profiles for use on Continue Reading

More reasons for making sure web access is controlled

A recent survey highlighted the fact that a majority of people admit the bulk of the time they spend on social networking sites is done while they’re actually at work.   The admission corroborates previous research that has indicated peak usage times for these sites being mid-morning and more especially Continue Reading

Email archiving – uptake driven by compliance and resource efficiency

Increasing numbers of organisations are looking to put in place email archiving solutions. A number of factors are driving uptake – falling primarily into two areas – resource efficiency and compliance. In relation to the effective use of email resources, while some observers may have been sounding the death knell Continue Reading

Concerns about Facebook ‘likes’ for corporate pages

How much value should be attached to ‘likes’ applied to corporate Facebook pages? Numerous companies and organisations expend considerable effort and expense in securing these user affirmations. Now, an investigation by the BBC has cast doubt on the actual worth of all this effort.   Facebook generates revenue from the Continue Reading

Gang jailed as malware used to siphon funds from bank accounts

Police in Britain apprehended a number of Estonian men who had made use of a trojan to harvest online bank account details of owners of infected PCs. Two of the three men involved received prison sentences of four and five years apiece following conviction. Their apprehension came following investigations by Continue Reading

Vulnerability Patching is only the first step – why malware monitoring is necessary

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  • September 5, 2012
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So you just downloaded the latest patch to protect your website from the latest hacker-developed malware or virus. Congratulations. Your site is protected. Now you can sleep easy … for a minute, anyway. The truth is, getting the latest patch is only the first step in protecting your website from Continue Reading

What is PHP Malware? And how to protect your WordPress blog against it

While blogging hasn’t replaced baseball as the national pastime, it’s safe to say that it’s made the Top Ten List. The internet has become a catalyst for this infectious hobby, but that’s not the only infection it’s spreading. WordPress Blogs are a prime target for hackers to unleash their latest Continue Reading

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