December is the month of cyber attacks

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It’s not the hackers who you want to get holiday presents from, right?   December is the most profitable month of the year for every online store. But how is it possible that hackers are also the most active this month? There are many reasons why this happens. We’d like to look at these reasons in this blog post.   1) More competition – More hactivity   The most important reason for the increased hacker attempts is the emerging online competition. More shops and more customers provide additional opportunities for hackers and botnet masters to boost...
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Festive time giveaway – Win a Ninjacopter

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CALL TO FUN! You are invited to a hacker hunting game + Giveaway.   We are happy to announce a little holiday game for our subscribers and followers. We plan to raffle one of our radio-controlled Ninjacopters to our customers. You know, just like Batman and his Batmobile, our cyber sentinel has his own cool vehicle too: the Ninjacopter! How can you take part?   Anybody can participate in the game. The only thing that you need to do is to install and run the BitNinja client on at least one of your servers.   The more servers you install Bitninja o...
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Protect your server from ShellShock attacks with BitNinja

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Many servers are still being involved in ShellShock vulnerability, providing a remote exploit opportunity for attackers. What does it mean?   If your server wasn’t patched against the ShellShock bash bug that was discovered recently, then attackers can easily get root access over it through a special HTTP request. Recently, whole botnets started expanding by the exploitation of this vulnerability. The best defense for fending off ShellShock attacks is updating the bash program and patching the bug. In addition, the research of our team has found that so far an averag...
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Increased server security and service value at the same time

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The parent company of BitNinja is a Hungarian web hosting company. We recently increased our prices due to our growing feature scale, but our customers keep on being satisfied.   Do you want to know how we did it?    BitNinja helps you not only in your fight against botnets, hackers and other malicious traffic. It can help you to improve your marketing as well. One of the big drawbacks of web hosting is that you cannot control the content that your users upload to your servers. They can be vulnerable and there can be tons of backdoors, exploitable modules, etc. At th...
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Web Summit 2014 Experiences

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There were 22.000 attendees, from more than 100 countries, with the biggest names in the tech world, more than 500 speakers, lack of wi-fi, 145.000 tweets in 72 hours, many business cards, a high interest in our server defense system and wonderful Irish hospitality. Here’s the wrap up of Web Summit 2014. Web Summit is Europe’s fastest growing technology conference where all the influential people of the industry come together to learn, discuss, get experiences and try themselves, even as speakers or exhibitors. Four years ago it was only a 500-people event, but it has now grown to...
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Meet us at WebSummit, where the tech world gets together

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Hi there,  Imagine where we will be free to meet soon: BitNinja’s going to the WebSummit, in Dublin! A few months ago we applied to the Alpha program of this event, dedicated to startups. After 2 weeks we got an email from the organizer that said: “There are so many applications for the program that we won’t be able to assure place for everyone …“. That was quite shocking to us and seemed it was going to be an illusion for us to exhibit at such a worldwide event. But then we continued the mail and become freakin’ happy to read that “… but your project is being wel...
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Say goodbye to Heimdall and welcome BitNinja

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We have some interesting news coming: Let’s say goodbye to Heimdall and say hello to BitNinja!  There is a Danish company, Heimdal Security and turned out to own a trademark of Heimdal (yes, this is with one “l”). I wonder how a god’s name can be trademarked …. anyway, we’ll stay on the track, folks! ;) We had to change our name, but don’t worry, our mission to make the internet a safer place and our excellent linux clients are still the same! Only the outfit changed. We are totally obsessed with it and hope you’ll like it too. Do you want to be a Bit...
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Fix your Shellshock bug to keep your server alive

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Did you hear about the Shellshock bug on bash Unix shell? There hasn’t been such a scandalous bug since Heartbleed that has caused such a big mess among server owners. A series of attacks on websites and servers using the serious Shellshock bug was spotted a few days ago. Millions of servers use software that is vulnerable to the bug, which lets attackers run commands on their system. Evidence of the scanning and attacks came from honeypots – just like the ones that we use. These are computers that have been set up to look vulnerable but which catch inform...
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