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Warning – Phishing Scam Targetting Blacknight Customers

We have received several reports from customers of scam emails that purport to be sent by us. See example below: Subject: Domain xxxxxx.COM Suspension Notice Date: 03.11.2015 03:32 From: “Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd.” <> To: <> Dear Sir/Madam, The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. Abuse Policy: […]

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Speak Out On Whois Privacy

Privacy, both online and offline, are important concepts. Privacy also goes hand in hand with security. Security and privacy. Two concepts that you’ll see discussed a lot when it comes to the online world. Unfortunately there are some people who equate people’s desires for online privacy to equate with criminality. That is, in our view, […]

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APWG eCrime Research Syncup Barcelona

I’ve been a member of the APWG for several years, but for a variety of reasons I’ve never been able to attend any of their events. The APWG was originally the “anti-phishing working group”, but its role and remit has changed over the years, as have the cybercrime threats that we all have to deal […]

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Stop Demonising Encryption and Privacy

Governments. The Internet. Freedom. Privacy. Security. When you put all of those terms together it’s usually because they’ve had yet another head-on collision. In the UK David Cameron and his colleagues seem to be hellbent on breaking the internet by banning encryption. In order for online business to prosper the internet needs to be as secure […]

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Is Your CMS Install Up To Date?

WordPress and Joomla are both very popular content management systems (CMS). They’re used by thousands of our clients and on millions of websites worldwide. Since they are both so popular they are also very popular targets for hackers. If you can find an exploit that’s likely to work against millions of sites then it’s a […]

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Hardening your WordPress Security

  WordPress Security is a big thing for us as we host a LOT of WordPress sites. Not having an up to date install can mean things can get exploited and hacked. This could result in spam emails being sent. Spam content put into your site and you may even see your site suffer in […]

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Password Management Made Easy

Following on from my blog post on beefing up WordPress Security I’m going to talk a little about passwords and password management. You may have forgotten your username or password for your account at one stage or another? Well lets face it you’ve got a lot of usernames and passwords. You’ve got your email password. […]

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Heartbleed Security Bug Update

We posted on Tuesday about the Heartbleed security bug which was discovered in OpenSSL Once we became aware of the issue we immediately began checking for affected servers and patching them as required, our “shared hosting” server nodes were not affected as they were not using  the version of the software which contained the bug. […]

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Heartbleed OpenSSL Security Bug

OpenSSL is cryptographic software which provides SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Security Layer) encryption to secure communication over the internet e.g. web, email, VPN and IM A bug has been discovered in certain versions which allow attackers to read the memory of the systems running affected versions. The security firm Codenomicon which discovered […]

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