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When e-commerce software insists on LESS security!

By: Steve Sant in Security

Posted on: May 25th 2016 at 15:33pm

Today, we have re-enabled plaintext (unencrypted) FTP services, because of customer pressure – from customers who use e-commerce software that doesn’t support secure FTP!

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DDoS - The march of the Zombies

By: Steve Sant in Security

Posted on: July 23rd 2015 at 15:04pm

Following on from a tumultuous week dealing with large scale DDoS attacks, many of our web hosting customers have been asked excellent questions about the attack, and even how they could help us. So, I’m going to give a brief overview of the DDoS attacks we suffered, and hopefully answer a few questions along the way.

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No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering

By: Steve Sant in Security

Posted on: July 23rd 2015 at 14:07pm

A couple of days ago we were busy upgrading software across the fleet. A pretty regular task, and so it was with some concern that half way through the work the phones lit up and public access to our network became impossible.

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CSRF Attacks – What they are, and why you should still be concerned

By: Steve Sant in Security

Posted on: June 11th 2015 at 13:14pm

Back around the turn of the millennium, few websites were “dynamic”. Most contained primarily static html files. Since then, the web has evolved into the exact opposite.

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Why HTTPS does not a secure website make

By: Steve Sant in Security

Posted on: May 21st 2015 at 13:29pm

Forgive the Yoda style heading, but if ever there was some sage advice that webmasters should heed, it is this: Applying HTTPS should be furthest from your mind when securing a website.

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