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What are htaccess files?

Published: November 16, 2012
The main reason for which .htaccess (hypertext access) files were created, and the original purpose for its creation, is to allow password protection per-directory of resources. This configuration file is used to indicate who is allowed access to the contents of a specific file directory from the Internet or and intranet. .htaccess files affect...[Read More]

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What is the difference between Hackers and Crackers?

Published: October 19, 2012
When the subject of Hackers and Crackers come up, people often intermingle the two terms and mistakenly use hacking and cracking as the same term. Although the two terms have some significant similarities, the main motive behind hacking and cracking are completely different. Hackers (also known as "white hat" hackers) modify and add code, thus c...[Read More]

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Why We Say NO to Website Virus Scanners

Published: October 12, 2012
When it comes to website security, most security companies & Hosting Companies use website virus scanners. In most cases, these scanners are not very effective and give a false sense of security to the website owner. Website Virus scanners confuse the average website owner because they are used to using desktop virus scanners to keep their compu...[Read More]

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Watch Out For Phony 'Microsoft or Windows Tech Support' Calls

Published: August 6, 2012
If you get a call from someone claiming they are affiliated with "Microsoft or Windows Tech Support", be aware, they are trying to scam you. First of all, Microsoft would never, ever call you like that under any circumstances. In most cases the fraudster, will call up, in a foreign accent, insisting that your computer has an infection or virus. ...[Read More]

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How To Prevent Your Website From Being Hacked?

Published: August 1, 2012
There are many things that one should keep in mind to prevent websites from being hacked. Keep your website scripts up to date; running old versions of software may lead to vulnerabilities which will cause your website to be insecure. All data input on a website such as contact forms or data based driven pages must be sanitized to prev...[Read More]

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What is a Cross-Site Scripting Attack?

Published: March 8, 2012
Article PhotoCross-site scripting (also known as XSS or CSS-and not to be confused with Cascading Style Sheets) is a technique used by hackers to compromise websites and web applications. This technique takes advantage of weaknesses in the code of web applications, allowing the hacker to insert malicious code onto a website in order to collect some kind of data...[Read More]

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Why Do Hackers Hack Websites??

Published: February 16, 2012
Article PhotoThe term "Hacking" means finding out weaknesses in a computer system or network, and exploiting them. A computer hacker (or "cracker" - a criminal hacker) is someone who employs various techniques to discover weaknesses in the computer and exploits them. The reasons why Hackers hack can be motivated by different agendas, such as...[Read More]

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How to Protect Your Website from Malware and Virus Attacks

Published: December 2, 2011
Article PhotoEach and every day your internet site is vulnerable to attacks from malware and viruses, so it is essential to install the proper website protection to stop such attacks. While there are several programs one can use to protect your pc against malware, you must be certain they're up-to-date to offer your personal computer and files the best and most...[Read More]

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Benefits to Monitoring Your Website

Published: November 27, 2011
Article PhotoWhen you run your business through a computer, website security is important in making sure your protected information doesn't get into the hands of the hackers or perhaps erased by a harmful viruses. If you're selling products using a website, your clients must feel that your internet site is secure every time they entrust you with their personal ...[Read More]

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How To Improve Your Website Security Against Dangers On The Web

Published: October 24, 2011
Article PhotoWhether you have a computer for small business or home, website security is a crucial feature to get in order to protect your personal data or financial details. Any computer is prone to being attacked by viruses, malware or hackers. Websites are especially easy targets for hackers because many people use free or cheap open source software. Because...[Read More]

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