Tag Archives | security

ISO27001-blog

Achievement Unlocked! Blacknight Now ISO Certified

One of the things we have always taken seriously is our customers’ security and privacy. Neither are particularly “sexy” or “exciting” topics, but they’re vital. They’ve always been important, but over the past couple of years more and more of the mainstream media are talking about security and privacy – and rightly so. As you […]

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Throw Yourself A Life Buoy with SiteBackup

Give Yourself A Lifeline With SiteBackup

Technology is a wonderful thing when it works. But unfortunately, no matter what you do things will go wrong from time to time. People delete files they shouldn’t, website updates go wrong. Basically Murphy’s Law is alive and well in the 21st century and if you don’t have proper backups of your website’s data, settings […]

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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.” <abuse@blacknight.com.info> To: <shop@xxxxxxx.com> Dear Sir/Madam, The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. Abuse Policy: […]

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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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Suspicious Files in WordPress

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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Heartbleed Bug

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 Bug

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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Phishing

Please be cautious

We’ve had a number of reports from customers that were contacted by someone misrepresenting themselves as an employee of Blacknight. While it is possible that we will call customers from time to time please remember, as with all calls you receive, you should verify who you are talking to. This goes for all service providers […]

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Say NO To Mass Surveillance

I love the internet. I love technology. I love the way that the Internet has revolutionised so many aspects of our daily lives. Before the advent of the Internet it would have been a lot harder for a small Irish company, such as ourselves, to succeed on an international stage. Unfortunately, unless you’ve been hiding […]

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Please Upgrade your WordPress Installs

WordPress 3.6.1 is here

What has 13 bug fixes and 3 security patches? This Guy -> WordPress 3.6.1 It is just me or does it feel like I was only posting about WordPress 3.6 the other day? Still security fixes are no laughing matter and you need to keep your website and the software it’s running on up to […]

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The Shiny New Blacknight Control Panel

Well it’s a bit over a week on from our upgrade of the Control Panel and we’re rather happy with how things worked out. We’ve been listening to feedback on twitter / facebook on the blog about it all and it has been mostly positive with one or two questions as to why the display […]

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EU Cookie Law Presentation Slides

I gave a presentation earlier today at the Irish Computer Society on the EU Cookie Law – or Statutory Instrument Number 336 of 2011 European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services)(Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 if you want its real title. I’m not a lawyer, so I was looking at the more practical implications […]

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