Is Your Server a Tool for Cyber-Criminals?

Protecting your dedicated server from cyber-attacks is always a critical part of system security. You have, after all, invested time and money into protecting your websites and the websites of any clients you might have. Nevertheless, you should not assume that everything is fine with your server simply because it appears to be functioning. It […]

How Useful Is IP Address Information for Security?

When bad guys start attacking your server, one of the first things you might try to stop it is to block their IP addresses. In some instances, this works perfectly and will remove your problem quite thoroughly; however, it is not always effective. Therefore, it is important to know when it is useful to block […]

Is My Dedicated Server Anonymous?

You have likely heard the expression “security through obscurity”, and you may have even considered adopting it as a policy at one point or another. It is convenient to believe that an “obscure” server is secure because no one knows about it, but this is not a very realistic theory.
As a rule, any device attached […]

Be Prepared for Server Outages

The recent outage of Amazon Web Services and the security intrusion of Sony’s PlayStation Network has reminded many dedicated server owners that even large corporations struggle with security and stability issues.
In some cases, there is little you can do to prevent outages caused by weather or security intrusions caused by massive DDoS attacks.  When those […]

Prevent DoS Attacks with Mod_Evasive for Apache

Of all the security threats to your server, few are as difficult to prevent as DoS (denial of service) attacks.  A DoS attack occurs when someone with malignant intentions uses software to overload your server with traffic, either through security holes or through standard traffic methods.  With a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack, the […]