An Open DNS Resolver is a DNS server that’s willing to resolve recursive DNS lookups for anyone on the internet.
DNS resolvers that allow requests from all IP addresses and are exposed to the internet can be attacked and used to conduct Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on behalf of the abuser. That means you become a silent facilitator for a large scale attack. DNS amplification attack is a popular form of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).
The primary technique consists of an attacker sending a DNS name lookup request to an open DNS server. Read More
As your Web business grows, you’ll eventually reach a point at which it’s a good idea to switch from a self-hosted site builder to a traditional hosted Web site.
To determine whether you’ve reached this point, you need to recognize the differences between these Web site options:
Quick and Easy Compared to Stable
Self-hosted site builders typically provide you with the fastest, easiest route to a site. They usually do not require any technical knowledge to build (you choose the pre-designed template along with add your word or images), and they are often ready to launch within a day. Read More
Whether you’re looking to start a website to earn money, or you just want to share your opinions with the world, one of the first things you’ll need is traffic coming to your site. Traffic, or visitors, is really the life blood of any website. Without it, you may as well just be pulling out an old notebook and writing in your journal.
The problem most new website owners have is that they mistakenly think that if they just go out and publish their articles, videos or other content, people will eventually find it. Read More
Whether you’re just starting a brand new website or you’ve got an established and successful site up and running, you’ll need to make sure you are always using the proper web hosting. There are three main categories of web hosting, which are shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), and dedicated server(s). Within each category, there are several different levels of service to choose from as well.
Before you make any decisions, it is important to have a good understanding of what each of these types of hosting are, and a little bit about how they work. Read More
If you’re thinking about starting a website, you’ll need to decide what type of hosting service you need. There are many different options to choose from, each with advantages and disadvantages. To narrow it down for the purposes of this article, however, the two main categories are free hosting and paid hosting. As the name implies, free hosting doesn’t charge you, the customer, for their services. Paid hosting, on the other hand, require you to pay a set amount each month.
At first glance you might be thinking that free hosting is the obvious choice, however, that is not necessary the case. Read More
OpenSSL exploit and vulnerability has recently been discovered. It is highly recommended that servers running the vulnerable version of OpenSSL (1.0.1 and 1.0.2beta) are upgraded immediately.
OpenSSL Security Advisory [07 Apr 2014] ======================================== TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160) ========================================== A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension can be used to reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or server. Only 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta releases of OpenSSL are affected including 1.0.1f and 1.0.2-beta1. Thanks for Neel Mehta of Google Security for discovering this bug and to Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>Read More
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, and is a set of cryptographic protocols commonly used for encrypting the data being sent between a server and a user visiting a website. While most websites don’t require this advanced security, it is essential for others. The following introduction to SLL and Secure Certificates will help determine whether or not you require this type of security, and show how you can obtain it.
What is Required
In order to use SSL, you will need to acquire a SSL Certificate (AKA a Secure Certificate) and have it installed on your server. Read More
In the previous year, the cloud industry hit a major milestone. As clearly indicated by the substantial surge in users and slew of cloud service providers and vendors now available, cloud computing went from being a buzzword to a highly feasible infrastructure widely implemented by large enterprises and small business alike. 2013 also revealed how susceptible cloud users are in terms of security. This year, the cloud industry is definitely going to aim to change that.
What will 2014 hold for the cloud computing? Here are a few predictions:
The famous NSA scandal in the U.S. Read More
Entrepreneur.com, the website of the very popular Entrepreneur Magazine, has recently teamed up with .net (powered by Verisign) to create a list of the top 100 domains with the .net extension. We are proud to announce that Interserver.net was ranked #76 out of the millions of .net sites. The list was made up of all different categories of .net domains including huge gaming sites like battle.net, government run sites like korea.net and many others.
The rankings for this prestigious list were determined by a custom formula created by Entrepreneur.com, Read More