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12 Apr

4 Ways to Thwart the Latest WordPress Hack
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Have you heard about the highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations? It’s affecting virtually every web host in existence. Due to the nature of the attack, memory consumption on targeted servers has increased. In some cases this has affected performance on the server end. What does this mean for you, the web hosting customer? Simply put, we advise not to take this incident lightly. To ensure that your WordPress website is secure, we recommend taking the following 4 actions: Log in to WordPress and change your password. We highly recommend you log into...

11 Feb

What on earth is social engineering hacking?
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Here’s another blog post inspired by a question from a HostPapa customer. We’ve had a few queries, actually, from clients looking for information about social engineering hacking and how they can prevent it. Social engineering hacking is fraud – fundamentally no different than the cons that have been going on for centuries; trickery to try and get you to take a specific action or divulge information. This modern version is generally focused on getting victims to give away computer access or personal/financial information. How does it happen? Social engineering hacks don’t tend to...

6 Feb

What is domain privacy and do I really need it?
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What is domain privacy and do I really need it? Did you know the contact details attached to your web hosting domain are publicly available thanks to the WHOIS listings? This is why HostPapa and other web hosting providers offer domain privacy for a small surcharge. Now, you might ask yourself, do I really need it? The simple answer is no. As a website owner, you do not need to purchase domain privacy. However, the service offers a number of important benefits, including reducing spam and unwanted solicitations. We think any website...

16 Jan

Online Security: 5 Tips For Today
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Here at HostPapa, we’ve seen several unfortunate circumstances surrounding website security...