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Passwords are always a key talking point when it comes to website and data security, especially here at Host Media. Most of the hacks that are seen are due to poor passwords admin areas or control panels. Top 10 worst passwords commonly used in 2015 Just to give you some idea of the passwords that get used, below […]

Qualys, Inc. a provider of cloud security recently discovered a vulnerability in the Linux GNU C Library (gblic), whereby an attacker could exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the functions: gethostbyname*(). We have ensured all our servers have the latest patches and updates to ensure this vulnerability does not cause any issues on our servers. If you […]

A vulnerability in the Linux Bash shell may allow for an attacker to execute code on a server and open the door to other attacks taking place that could lead to the server becoming fully compromised. Affected distributions include: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (versions 4 – 7) Fedora CentOS (versions 5 – 7) CloudLinux Debian If you […]

When running any online hosting service a software firewall is key to help protecting your server(s) from being attacked if the hardware firewall fails to stop the attack. With all our Linux services we recommend ConfigServer Security & Firewall which is a free software based firewall program. It also has an integrated cPanel addon which gets […]

As some of you may know we are partnered with MaxMind, Inc to help prevent fraudulent orders from being processed by our system automatically. This system has worked very well up to now but with the increasing number of fraud orders being placed with smarter systems and remote machines from addresses near to stolen payment gateway logins we […]

This morning has been busy in the office trying our best to improve the following systems on our NY1 server for media & reseller services: Email permissions Fix Insecure Permissions Shell Fork Bomb Protection Added As well as improving the above we have also ran a number security scans to make sure our servers security […]