Web Application Firewalls: Choosing the Right WAF for Server Security
Anita Batari

Web Application Firewalls: Choosing the Right WAF for Server Security

Web applications pose a significant security risk to servers, and having a web application firewall (WAF) in place is vital to keeping your servers and your business running smoothly. The average web server faces thousands of attacks on a daily basis. There are a number of web application firewalls available to protect your server, and having the right security in place can mean the difference between just another “day at the office” and a dozen “sleepless nights” trying to maintain your servers’ uptime. Let’s take a look at why having a WAF is so important, how it works, and the op...
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Shared hosting provider with 7,000 customers had 0 infections over the past  7 days
George Egri

Shared hosting provider with 7,000 customers had 0 infections over the past 7 days

Our Hungarian web hosting partner, web-server.hu had ZERO website infections – since enabling BitNinja’s new WAF 2.0 module. We caught up with the lead sysadmin to talk to him about his experience with BitNinja. What has been your experience with BitNinja overall? “Before we began using  BitNinja, we had to fight daily battles with hackers. Infected Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal and other accounts were the most commonly affected platforms. Because of the continuous battle with infections and DoS attacks, we hardly had any time left for servers and for development. Since we started using...
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IP spoofing: don’t let hackers deceive you
Nikolett Hegedüs

IP spoofing: don’t let hackers deceive you

IP address spoofing is a technique used by hackers to disguise their IP address as another IP and gain access to sensitive information or access private services on authorized networks. In some special cases, they can create IP packets that contain a false source IP address and this way hide their original address or impersonate another computing system.This is possible when they have access to the router for the local network. The Internet Protocol states that all IP packets must have a header section. This section contains the IP address of the packet’s sender - and other information too,...
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The most common CMS attack types
Daniel Mecsei

The most common CMS attack types

Nowadays, the Internet plays a huge part in our lives. It gets bigger and bigger every day, now it has more than one billion websites. Most of these sites are built with CMS which stands for Content Management System. It is a tool that provides an easy-to-use method for users without any programming skills in creating websites. The most common CMSs are written in PHP because most shared-hosting providers only provide this way to share/operate your website with the community. According to the statistics, WordPress has the largest market share with 52%, followed by Joomla with only 6%. The...
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The preface of digital war - WannaCry
Szabolcs Hegedűs

The preface of digital war - WannaCry

Szabolcs Hegedűs
On 12th May 2017, the biggest cyber attack of recent times has happened and the threat is still present. Started from Europe and within a couple of hours has grown into a worldwide virus. The crisis has been caused by the WannaCry ransomware and its variants. The virus locks the infected computer and informs the users with a message onscreen. They can only continue to use the PC after paying $300 or $600 in BitCoins. According to the experts, the device used during the attack was developed by the renown Shadow Brokers hacker group. The ransomware might have been combined with...
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Is Big Brother Watching us ?

Nikoletta Szabo
Since the release of Pokemon Go two weeks ago, several accidents and flabbergasting incidents occurred to its users.  For example there was a person who drove to a tree by car because he was using the app while driving. Furthermore, since last week, we can talk about the first lethal accident connected to the mobile application. In Guatemala, the 18-years-old and 17-years-old siblings were hunting pokemons when they trespassed a private property in the neighborhood and one of them got shot by the proprietor.  The game started to be heavily criticized, but the flow of negative news di...
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How to protect your company and yourself from insulters?

Nikoletta Szabo
There’s one thing in IT security that cannot be patched as many other vulnerabilities: human beings. And as far as the ‘human factor’ is much of a concern, it is our responsibility to educate and protect our employees, customers and businesses from hacks. Data Breach and Social Engineering   Data breach stands for the unsolicited phishing and stealing of companies and people’s most treasured data, such as personal information or bank account credentials. According to a research conducted by IBM there has been a 23% increase in the amount of data stolen from vulnerable an...
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