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19% of Internet Uses WordPress, Host Yours With Us!

It was just announced that 19% of websites are powered by WordPress, a pretty amazing statistic for the 10 year-old platform.  At Nerds Hosting, the majority of our clients use WordPress, and we are also big fans of the platform!  Nerds Hosting has a unique service for our WordPress clients, and we invite you to […]

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Two New Levels of Hack Protection

In a world increasingly moving to the ‘cloud’, more and more of our data is becoming vulnerable to hackers. In the past week, Facebook, Apple and two high-profile Twitter accounts have been hacked, just to name 4 instances. There is no such thing as a hack-proof web server, but our team is working hard to […]

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90% of Cloud Servers Vulnerable?

Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing technologies, but making it secure can be extremely challenging. Download this new study by the Ponemon Institute to learn about the barriers to cloud security, and how to overcome them. Get the report. Key Findings: • 90% of cloud servers are perceived to be vulnerable or potentially […]

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Is YOUR Website Hacked?

This morning I received a phishing email supposedly from QuickBooks, warning me that I would no longer be able to access my QuickBooks without first downloading their new Intuit Security Tool. Think of how many non-techies WILL be fooled by such an email? This email was sent from a hacked website, and it reminded me […]

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What is SSL and Why is it Important?

Many web hosts provide the ability for clients to provide their customers with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connections when signed into their websites or email. It’s important to understand how SSL works, and why so many websites use the protocol to protect user data. Websites use SSL to encrypt and secure each user’s session while […]

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Websites Under Attack

Every day, criminals are attacking thousands of legitimate websites and injecting malware on them, with a new web page getting infected every 1.3 seconds. If your website is injected with malware your company will suffer significant losses of traffic, reputation and revenue. All of our hosting clients are protected by a daily defacement scan, and […]

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The Danger of World-Write Permissions

It seems that nearly every week our Hosting Team runs in another outside developer that insists on assigning full write permissions to “everyone” for their client’s website. While sometimes this happens for custom built websites that are so poorly built the developer needs world-write permissions to make it run, more often these issues happen for […]

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U.S. Treasury Web Sites Hacked

According to security vendor AVG, three websites belonging to the US Department of the Treasury were hacked yesterday, and turning into malware serving sites instead. It is unknown at this time if the sites have all been cleaned, but as of late yesterday afternoon all the sites had been taken offline. This latest high-profile attack […]

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Is your website as secure as it could be?

The world of website security is a quickly changing, shifting environment. One moment your website may be as secure as you could make it, and the next moment a new vulnerability may be found in the site. The hundreds of thousands of clients world-wide using Content Management Systems (CMS) like Joomla, Drupal or WordPress are […]

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