Anyone looking for a good reason to bolster their transport layer protection (encrypting data transported over the internet) should look no further than the WiFi Pineapple device, a wireless device which lets you test (or perform!) man-in-the-middle attacks. The device is described on Pineapple’s website as:
“A favorite amongst hackers, penetration testers and security enthusiasts. With a talented community of developers this open-source wireless auditing tool brings ease-of-use to man-in-the-middle.”
WordPress have released a new version of their PHP blogging framework, September 11, 2013, which contains important maintenance and security updates. iWeb recommends that whether you’re hosting with us or not, take the time to update your version of WordPress and avoid the dangers of hacking. Read on for more information about the release! (more…)Sam is a blogger and online marketing specialist. Follow him on Google+
Are you in the dark about how the current surge in influenza activity can impact your business? Think beyond the hand washing instructions posted in public washrooms and look past the hand sanitizer dispensers in every building lobby. Consider more than habit-changing memos from HR about covering your mouth while coughing and sneezing. While those are effective in slowing down the spreading of such a contagious virus, IT directors really need to think outside the tissue box. There are two major factors (besides your own health) to take into consideration with regards to the flu’s impact.
The last few weeks have seen reports suggesting that China is currently the origin of around a third of global DDoS attacks, Rupert Murdoch tweeting that his Wall Street Journal is being targeted by Chinese hackers, and an announcement by the New York Times that it has been the subject of months of cyber attacks, also emanating from China.
Read on for a summary of these events and a look at international organizations’ attitudes to the threat of espionage from competitors, employees and governments.Google+
The internet is about people and hardware as well as the information sharing they facilitate. Among the infrastructure impacted by hurricane Sandy last week, the web felt the disruptive force of nature. It also helped people to tell the unusual story of what happens when a hurricane strays north.
Its easy to forget about the work that goes on behind the scenes of the internet. The people and the hardware that host, power and facilitate the medium. We tend to think about the words, images, videos and data, and even the people who create them, and less about the infrastructure they rely on.
This is more true than ever in the age of the cloud. To the end user, cloud hosting is not about paravirtualized drivers and hypervisors but data accessibility and simple interfaces. For cloud-based services, the model is an opportunity for brands and services that make access to data and media simple, reliable and a little bit fluffy.
The clouds making the headlines last week were more tangible. Indeed, they could be seen from space in satellite images published on weather and news websites charting the course of hurricane Sandy across the ocean to New York and New Jersey.
Sandy was bigger global news than many other hurricanes because it reached the north east of the United States. And the unprecedented demand for information this produced was met head-on, even fuelled by, an enormous variety of web reporting and footage. (more…)Sam is a blogger and online marketing specialist. Follow him on Google+
You may have heard through the grapevine that iWeb will soon launch a new product: the Cloud Server.
A beta version was launched a few weeks ago that made a limited number VMs available to Smart Server customers right in their Control Center. (more…)
Here is a new article written by our guest blogger, Charles Lacroix. This time he shares with us his test results on load-balancing with Smart Servers.
I recently had the occasion do a lot of tests on my Smart Servers. I installed several webmail software, I tested email relaying via the private network. I also experimented with reverse proxy and load balancing (more…)
When it comes to choosing an adequate solution for hosting your project, many options are available. Dedicated servers and VPS are two of the most common hosting solutions.
Depending on your project however, there are several reasons why you should consider a dedicated Smart Server instead of a VPS. (more…)
The Spamhaus organization has granted iWeb a star. It’s a little bit like getting a Triple A rating but for fighting spam :)
Most importantly, it means that we currently have no SBL listings for our IP space! We were recognized by the Spamhaus Team as a proactive no-spam-tolerance network.
This is quite rare as Spamhaus listing process is very strict and thorough. That is something we are very proud of.
Debian is the OS of choice for many of our customers. As of February 2011, Debian’s latest stable release is version 6.0, code name squeeze. When a new version is released, the prior stable version becomes oldstable. As of 2011, this is version 5.0, code named lenny.