Web Security

The U.S. Cloud Computing Industry Stands to Lose $22 to $35 billion as a Result of PRISM Exposé

The recent revelations about the extent to which the National Security Agency (NSA) and other U.S. law enforcement and national security agencies have used provisions in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and USA PATRIOT Act to obtain electronic data from third parties will likely have an immediate and lasting impact on the competitiveness of the U.S. cloud computing industry if foreign customers decide the risks of storing data with a U.S. company outweigh the benefits, according to the statistics revealed by the latest report of the Information Technology and Innovation foundation (ITIF). If European cloud customers cannot trust the United States government, then maybe they won’t trust U.S.cloud providers either. If I am right, there are multibillion-euro consequences...

How Important is Server Location For Your Business?

Almost every business relies on some form of server technology, but does the location of this technology truly matter? Where does your data normally end up? An increasing number of businesses are coming to  terms with the growing complexities cloud technology brings in and how it and other strategic IT choices are affecting their businesses. So what`s next? With more and more companies moving their business data to the cloud, the last few years have seen considerable acceptance of cloud computing in the  market. The benefits of this technology are clear. The implications, not so much. Cloud technology has presented some significant challenges lately. It has become increasingly clear that a few companies are now giving real thought to the legal and physical implications of the technology. T...

An Infographic: Understanding Identity theft, Computer viruses and General Internet safety

OpenCollege recently developed this go-to resource on Cyber Safety, which is a compilation of various internet safety tips and tricks one needs to be aware with while surfing the web. Covering many sensitive issues of our times including Cyber bullying, Identity theft, Plagiarism, Computer viruses and General Internet safety, this infographic is very well-researched, detailed, interactive, and most importantly, informative. Have a look:

An Infographic: Is Cloud Based Security Right For Your Company’s Web and Email Systems?

An implementation checklist for Cloud security with in-depth analysis of its modus operandi, merits and options available:

Exposing SnapDeal.com: India’s largest Online Shopping platform is unsafe and vulnerable to theft

Indian e-commerce is growing at an incredibly frantic pace. There are tons of new e-commerce sites mushrooming in variety of verticals spanning electronics, books, gift items, vitamin supplements, foreign importers etc. Unfortunately the awareness among Indian customers and e-commerce site owners regarding the risks of online scam, phishing and what not remains concerningly low. SSL Security is one basic step that every e-commerce site must take at the very minimum. Doing so will at least ensure that transactions between an e-commerce site and its customers remain private. This is critically important in India, especially because a large portion of the population there uses shared internet (i.e. cyber cafes). It has come to our attention that a very famous site known as SnapDeal.com which ...

Understanding Role of Code Signing Certificates in Mobile Application Security

Mobile Applications have met with wide acceptance globally, thanks to their easy installation, streamlined interface, great user experience, and the ability to download them  easily via online and offline stores. They lower the technical barriers and offer a simple and enjoyable user experience. Mobile application has become a giant business in the last few years,  and is still growing,  opening multiple doors of opportunities for software developers. Customers spend a fairly good amount of money on mobile applications because although there is no dearth of  free applications out there, they come with a trial period. In 2012, it is estimated that consumers spent approx. 14 billion dollars on downloading mobile applications. A number as big as that indicates a rapid evolution of  mobile app...

An Infographic: How Secure is Your Website When Compared to Your PC?

Internet usage and web security go hand in hand. With the exponential growth of Internet traffic over the last decade, online security threats have grown by leaps and bounds too, and the recent flurry of WordPress attacks is a testament to it. The number of online accounts that get compromised on a daily basis clearly indicate that a great majority of  website owners isn’t particularly cautious about their website’s  security. Web Hosting provider HeartInternet recently conducted a research among small business website owners and home PC users to determine whether people take their website security as seriously as their PC security. Predictably, the answer is no! The survey reveals that only 65% small business website owners have anti-virus software installed on their computers...

Malwarebytes’ new Data Scan-and-Backup Service Prevents the Upload and Sharing of Malware

San Jose based anti-malware company Malwarebytes has released Malwarebytes Secure Backup, an online backup service that automatically scans files for malware prior to backup, thereby removing the threat of saving or sharing infected files. Convenient and easy-to-use, Malwarebytes Secure Backup scans for all documents, photos, music and videos on a users’ system and uploads them  to MalwareBytes’  US based data center. If a particular file is found to be infected, it is skipped, and the user is notified of the same. Users can also customize the individual files and drives they want  included or excluded from the backup. In addition to Windows PCs, users also have an option of backing up their files on   Android and Apple iOS devices. In case the said  devices are lost or damaged...

Phoenix NAP Expands Secured Servers and HaaS Offerings to its Ashburn Data center

Phoenix NAP yesterday announced that its  Secured Servers offering  with firewall and storage capabilities and Hardware-as-a-Service offering will now be available out of  its East Coast data center in Ashburn, Virginia.  Phoenix NAP expanded its  Secured Servers Offering to Ashburn earlier this year.  Designed for both start-up companies and  established enterprises, Phoenix NAP’s HaaS solution provides customers with flexible lease options for servers, RAM, HDDs, Raid cards,  Racks, PDUs, Cable Managers,  Network Switches etc. and is available at company’s Ashburn and Phoenix data center.  Secured Servers clients can  also take advantage of the company’s firewall and storage options in both locations. Expanding our offerings to our various data centers around the globe not on...

A New Virus, Suspected Variant of ‘Ramnit’ Malware Family, Spreads Fast in Indian Cyber Space

A new virus has been found to be “spreading widely” in the Indian cyberspace. The said virus  is a  suspected variant of malware family called ‘Win32/Ramnit’ and steals bank account details and passwords of the user once it is clicked. Ramnit worm spreads by infecting or modifying files existing on target systems such as (EXE, dll or html) and creating a new section so as to modify the entry point to that section. The malware steals credentials like file transfer protocol passwords, bank account logins, infects removable media, changes browser settings and downloads and executes arbitrary files. The virus so is extremely deadly and potent because of two facts: It has ability to hide itself from anti-virus solutions and acquires various aliases to attack a genuine sy...

ZNetLive Announces “Two for One” SSL Deal, Offers SSL for 2 years at the price of 1 year

Web Hosting solutions provider ZNetLive today announced a “Two for One” SSL Deal, offering a discount of 50% on its wide range of SSL certificates, if ordered for a period of 2 years. As per the offer, customers can buy SSL certificates from ZNetLive for 2 years at the price of just one year. The said offer ends on 30th April 2013. “ZNetLive provides a wide range of hosting Solutions and our SSL services are a major part of it,” says Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive. “This new offer takes our  SSL services to the next level by letting customers secure their websites at the lowest pricing industry has ever seen,” he added. ZNetLive provides a wide range of hosting Solutions and our SSL services are a major part of it. This new offer takes our  SSL services to the next level by letting custo...

Importance of Website Security and Gaining Customer Trust through SSL Certificates

If there’s one major invention that can serve as a hallmark of technological innovation in the 21st century, it has to be the Internet. An absolute necessity, it’s a major part of day-to- day life of more than 73% of the adults today. And why not? It makes their life easier and more fluid. Working, shopping,banking, pursuing personal interests, healthcare,  guidance,  entertainment- you name it, any and everything can be done online today. But, as the number of ways in which internet makes life easier are increasing day by day, so are  online scams and frauds . There are various malicious individuals, who go through great pains for snooping your website to find weak areas or ‘loop holes’ which they can use to gain access to it. Once they gain access to your website,...

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