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A distributed denial of service is a cyber-attack which aims at deranging the normal functioning of a server by flooding the targeted website with malicious traffic. As a result, the server becomes unavailable to users and your website faces downtime. If defined plainly, distributed denial of service or the DDoS attack is an elaborate and powerful cyberattack designed to disrupt…

WordPress version 4.4 and onwards include REST API infrastructure in the core. What does this mean for your website’s security? How to disable WP API JSON in WordPress? Read on to find out. What is the REST API? REST is short for Representational State Transfer. It is a standard client-server protocol that makes your website available as a web service.…

When shopping for web hosting packages, you will sometimes see providers boasting that their plans support multiple (or even unlimited) domains. This is a feature that is typically offered to upgraded plans; entry-level shared hosting plans usually limit you to one domain per account. For those with multiple websites, this sounds like a good idea; after all, paying $9.99 per…

Security has always been the topmost concern. Most people guard their homes with locks, while others install alarm systems for extra security. Since we shifted our whole lives to the digital world a while ago the need for security online has been louder. Consequently, cybersecurity emerged as a booming business and security experts as highly paid professionals. According to the…

Website security is the sum total of all active & passive measures taken to protect your website. It encompasses every security measure from basic security to premium security that you take (or should take) to protect your website from cyberattacks. For instance, setting strong passwords on your website, using a firewall, getting an SSL, ensuring PCI-DSS, etc. all come under…

There is a lot of buzz online about the popularity of cloud computing. Companies are migrating to the cloud in droves. They are attracted by the convenience, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of the cloud environment. According to the Logic Monitor’s Survey: “The Future of the Cloud Study”, 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. Migrating to a…

Currently, around a third of all websites use WordPress (WP), including The New Yorker and BBC America. The ease with which you can install, deploy, and manage WP is a large contributing factor to its popularity. While many sites that use WP can get by on shared hosting. Enterprise-level sites typically require more resources and demand greater availability. Here shared…

Top 4 Exploited Plugins in WordPress

WordPress releases regular updates to ensure the platform stays secure. However, there are still cases where security leaks cause harm to many of its users. Most attacks come from WordPress plugins. The best way to protect yourself is to stay informed. Here, I’ll be covering some exploitable WordPress plugins that you should be aware of, and offer some advice on how to protect your site.

5 Most Common Cyber Threats to Schools

Cybersecurity is one of the vital concerns of our days. Cyber threats can become a headache for any individual or institution, and schools are no exception. While school safety has always been a number one priority, the issue with cybersecurity is rather new. Of course, cybersecurity threats have been a part of the conversation on school safety for a while. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding and disinformation that still prevail in the discussion regarding Cyber Threats to Schools.

Living in the digital age has a tonne of advantages, from having instant access to seemingly endless amounts of information to being able to connect effortlessly to people on the other side of the world. But with such a high degree of peer-to-peer connectivity, comes the inevitable threats of spam and scams. Thus, spam filters become necessary and unavoidable. Here is the list of the 9 best spam filters for you to stay secure.

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