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Is Your WordPress Site Participating In Pingback Distributed Denial of Service Attack?

Is Your WordPress Site Participating In Pingback Distributed Denial of Service Attack?

Earlier this year, more than 162,000 unsuspecting legitimate WordPress websites were used for DDoS attacks within a few hours. The Problem Attackers abused the WordPress pingback feature allowing websites to cross-reference blog posts. By sending hundreds of spoofed requests per second to the /xmlrpc.php file making these requests appear to come from the target site, […]

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Blacknight Warn Users to Mind Their Content Management Systems

Cases of compromised website Content Management Systems (CMS) are on the rise and Blacknight would like to remind users to update their CMS and plugins regularly. There is nothing more Internet-embarrassing than losing control of your website and recent Content Management System breaches are a reminder of the importance of operating your online business in […]

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Magento now supported

We’ve been inundated with queries about magento over the last few months. Today we’ve rolled out some php5 upgrades to all linux shared hosting machines so we can now support Magento. Please note that this only applies to our minimus, medius and maximus (linux) plans. Also this upgrade now supports imap and imaps so you […]

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Get Ready For .tel

Telnic, the people who are running the .tel name space, have just announced the launch of their developer area. The .tel domain, which I mentioned a while back, is going to bring some radical changes to the way business and individuals interact (if it takes off). If you want to get an idea of what […]

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Feature Update

Hopefully this’ll be the first of many feature updates. I’m delighted to inform you all that we’re now supporting .net 3.5 on all our new Windows hosting plans. That is, Minimus, Medius and Maximus (Windows Only plans) which you can view over on our website . We’ve also got Ajax extensions 1.0 installed (we had […]

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The Minimus – Hardly Small?

As I mentioned yesterday, we’ve just relaunched our website with a whole new set of hosting plans. Over the coming weeks I’ll be exploring some of the new options available to you and hopefully include a couple of screencasts as well (the stress is on “hopefully”!). Our new entry level plan is called the “minimus“, […]

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VPS Hosting On Linux AND Windows Now Available

We have finally launched the first set of new products and services that we’ve been working on for months. As of last night Blacknight VPS hosting is open for business. The new VPS hosting is the perfect solution for people who want to run custom setups without incurring the costs of dedicated hardware. For example […]

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