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Linux server hardening – Shield your servers from 3 kinds of threats

Linux server hardening – Shield your servers from 3 kinds of threats

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…)

How to configure firewall in Linux servers

How to configure firewall in Linux servers

When you hear the term “hacker”,  you picture a computer whiz kid in a dark room, typing away mysterious code on a green lit computer – or that’s what the popular image is.

The depiction of a hacker may change, but one thing is common – They all attack from a remote location over the network. No one pictures a hacker physically accessing your server to steal the data. (more…)

Hardware vs Software firewall: A brief comparison

Hardware vs Software firewall: A brief comparison

“Google has listed your server as a malware source! Its been hacked into, and is being used to spread malware!”

I’m sure this is a message that you never hope to get in your mailbox. But, how confident are you about your server security?

One of the most important mitigation steps against hacking attempts and malware attacks as proposed by Gartner technology research group is the use of firewalls.

The report shows the necessity to employ firewall as a security layer for our servers. Firewalls come in two broad categories: Hardware and Software. Making this choice is primarily a factor of what your requirements are and what your budget is. (more…)

Anti malware security for web hosting servers – Securing Apache in cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin to avoid website blacklist

In a previous post we gave an overview on how Bobcares help desk support services has been able to prevent website blacklisting in popular website reputation lists. But that’s not all. Even PC anti-virus suites can block websites if malicious code is found in them.

Search engines and PC anti-virus like Google, Bing, Norton Safe Web or McAfee SiteAdvisor blacklists a website if malware is detected in them. Most websites are infected with malware due to insecure web apps, login details disclosure or insecure web server configuration.


How to prevent website blacklist in Google, Bing or McAfee SiteAdvisor

This site may harm your computer
The website ahead contains malware
Malware detected on

Are these some of the errors your shared hosting customers usually complain about? Are you concerned about your server security?

You are not alone. Google alone blacklists 10,000 websites daily for malware infection. In a shared hosting environment containing varied web applications with varying levels of security, malware infection is quite easy to happen. Even just one website with an outdated web application can cause that website to be blacklisted. (more…)