Google blacklists up to 6,000 websites EVERY DAY for serving malware. Almost all of these sites are classified as “compromised sites”, which means it was infected with malware without the knowledge of the site owner.
A malware infection could lead to loss in SEO ranking, and business reputation. Building back the site traffic could take weeks, if not months.
Every web server has two environments associated with it – internal (software and users) and external network. An undetected threat in any of these areas can pose a security menace to your server.
In our role as Outsourced Tech Support for web hosts, we perform Linux sever hardening to protect our customers’ servers. Today we’ll see the 3 categories of server threats which we tackle in our services. (more…)
Server monitoring services are a dime a dozen. You get an alert when a service (HTTP, SMTP, etc.) goes down. But is that enough for you to keep your server safe and secure?
What if your server is vulnerable to a new software bug, or what if someone is trying to brute force your password? Wouldn’t you want to know, and take action?
That is why Server Security Monitoring is important. (more…)
SSL certificate renewals can be messy.
The PEM files won’t work, Nginx cannot find the cert, and the green light won’t turn on no matter what you do.
You are not alone. (more…)
You can do a hundred things to secure & harden Nginx.
But what do you REALLY need? What are the important steps you need to take? (more…)
Here at Bobcares, our Dedicated Support Engineers maintain servers of web hosts, web designers, and other online businesses.
In cPanel and Plesk servers, a common error we see from LFD (Login Failure Daemon) is Suspicious process running under user XXXX. (more…)
[Fri Jul 15 16:03:06 2016] [error] [client 91.***.**.**] ModSecurity: Access denied with code 403, [Rule:'ARGS|!ARGS:/page_content/|!ARGS:file|
This is a common error faced by web hosts, website owners and server owners. It means that the mod-security rules in the web server are blocking access to the users who try to access any URL in their site. (more…)
SpamHaus CBL or Composite Blocking List is a list of IPs that is known to send spam, or is found to have a bot infected website.
Here at Bobcares, we help website and server owners delist blacklisted IPs, and maintain their servers to prevent future infections or blacklisting.
Most CBL blacklist removal requests begin by site owners reporting either a bounced mail or a failed website scan. (more…)
These days you can get a server from AWS or Azure in as little as 15 minutes.
And not surprisingly, many business owners now use a VPS or Cloud instance to host their website or business apps.
The trouble is, these servers are sold as “unmanaged” instances, and the burden of Server Management & Monitoring falls on the server owner. (more…)
According to surveys, 68% of the internet runs on Linux. So, if you have a website, chances are that it runs on a Linux server.
From big cloud providers to small VPS hosters, everyone sells Linux servers by default.
The trouble is, a lot of website owners are not familiar with Linux as they use Windows or iOS in their laptop.
This unfamiliarity leads to a poorly maintained server that becomes vulnerable to malware, hackers and resource bottlenecks. (more…)