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Eitest infection – Why your servers maybe at risk!

One of the world’s longest lived malware networks, Eitest network is offline now. But the infection is still active and can affect servers running malicious and vulnerable code.

When the EITest infrastructure was discovered in 2011, it was not foreseen that cyber criminals would start using it as a TDS botnet. Today, we’ll see what is Eitest infection, and how your server can get affected by it. (more…)

Secure your Windows 2003 and 2008 servers from WannaCry ransomware

Secure your Windows 2003 and 2008 servers from WannaCry ransomware

WannaCry ransomware is all over the news now, causing the internet world to shake in doubt and fear. With over 200,000 computers in 150 countries being affected, the damage is really wide-spread.

For businesses and servers that are affected by this malware, the impact of this attack is huge and can lead to loss of business. As a result, it is important to secure your servers for ensuring their normal functioning. (more…)

Apache high CPU usage – how to protect your server from overload?

Apache high CPU usage – how to protect your server from overload?

In our role as Server management specialists for web hosting companies, server health monitoring and maintenance is a routine activity we perform in our customers’ servers.

A common issue we notice during server monitoring is the server load intermittently going high, usually caused by Apache high CPU usage. As Apache is a commonly used web server, we give it top priority in our support services. (more…)

A complete 14 point guide to secure cPanel servers

Security is one of the major concerns we tackle in our Outsourced hosting Support for web hosting companies. Server compromises can lead to financial loss and affect the business credibility.

With our expertise managing hundreds of cPanel servers for web hosts, we have been able to identify and address all the security loop holes that can happen in a cPanel server. (more…)

How to fix Joomla error “There was an error uploading this file to the server”

How to fix Joomla error “There was an error uploading this file to the server”

In Joomla, ‘There was an error uploading this file to the server’ message is often seen by users while trying to upload a template, extension or any file such as backup, via the front-end interface.

For instance, when you try to install an Joomla extension using the feature ‘Extensions >> Extension Manager >> Install >> Install from Directory‘, this error message can cause the installation to fail. (more…)

How to fix Joomla ‘SMTP connect() failed’ error while sending mails

How to fix Joomla ‘SMTP connect() failed’ error while sending mails

Joomla is a commonly used content-management software for websites. In Joomla, emails are used for various purposes such as contact form submissions or password resets.

Joomla ‘SMTP connect() failed‘ is a commonly encountered email error in Joomla, when users try to submit a contact form in the website. Email fails to send, showing up this error.

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How to block DROWN attack – Fix SSL vulnerability in Linux, Apache, Nginx, Exim and other servers

How to block DROWN attack – Fix SSL vulnerability in Linux, Apache, Nginx, Exim and other servers

On March 1, 2016, a new SSL vulnerability called DROWN (Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened Encryption) was disclosed by security researchers.

This vulnerability (aka CVE-2016-0800) allows attackers to decrypt even strong TLSv1.2 connections, if the server supports the obsolete SSLv2 protocol.
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Web application security – Why startups can rely on Django security for their SaaS applications

Web application security – Why startups can rely on Django security for their SaaS applications

A tech startup got in touch with us recently to evaluate their technology options for a SaaS application. It had a predominant e-commerce component, and the startup needed an easily maintainable, secure frame work to build their application.

After considering all possible alternatives, Django emerged as the most secure framework which simultaneously met their requirements of easy scalability and low maintenance overhead. To make this decision, we went through the top categories of web application vulnerabilities, and what solutions were available in different frameworks for those threats. In contrast to other frameworks, Django featured built-in defense for all top categories of vulnerabilities. The details are noted here: (more…)