Securing a server requires the right configurations, but securing a server that protects your data and all other customers hosted on the server is much more complex. Without the right tools, a hosting provider would need several technicians to handle customer tickets, analyze the problem, and remediate cybersecurity issues. Imunify360 monitors, stops, and remediates many common exploits, saving server administrators time and owners' money. In this article you will discover the following:
In the ever-evolving world of web hosting and digital services, ensuring robust server security is paramount. WebJIVE, a prominent web hosting provider with a 20-year track record of excellence, recently overcame significant security challenges and elevated its server security game with Imunify360.
Overall, the Linux operating system is very secure, but the applications, tools, and configurations administrators install create risks to the environment. Linux powers 75% of the internet, and it’s installed on 6.64 million web servers. Because Linux powers critical systems around the globe, it’s imperative that administrators take the necessary steps to harden the operating system’s security. Although Linux is inherently secure, several configurations and strategies help harden its defenses and reduce the risk of a compromise. This article goes over the following questions:
The internet contains over 1.7 billion websites, and every one of them is hosted by at least one web server. A web server can host hundreds of sites on one physical machine, but depending on the way it’s hosted, just one hacked website can be the downfall for all sites on the server. Security for web hosters is more important than ever as more customers depend on your cybersecurity best practices and monitoring to find ongoing attacks. Web servers usually host several business sites, which store customer data, so they are common targets for attackers. So, we've put together a list of hosting security best practices and tips essential for web hosting security. This articles covers the following hosting security topics:
A system administrator (or sysadmin) is perhaps one of the most stressful careers available to an aspiring computer science and information technology student. Sysadmins are typically responsible for network and computer systems, including but not limited to server security. A sysadmin’s job, therefore, is stressful because at any time an organization’s servers may fall victim to cyber attacks.
The introduction of cPanel in 1996 simplified Linux hosting management, and almost 30 years later it’s still a favorite for website owners and hosters alike. The changes in the Linux operating system, additional distributions, new attack vectors, and discovered vulnerabilities force cPanel developers to release security patches frequently. The cPanel software has gone through several version updates, and each change increases complexity. The added complexity makes it more likely for hackers to find vulnerabilities, but your business can reduce risks by following these best practices to avoid becoming a victim of an exploit. The article goes over tips and tricks on how to keep your cPanel account protected.
In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, no one is truly immune from the devastating consequences of a ransomware attack. Recent headlines have highlighted the unfortunate plight of Danish hosting firms CloudNordic and AzeroCloud. Their stories are a stark reminder that even the most vigilant organizations can fall prey to cybercriminals. In this article, we'll delve into the details of this attack, the lessons we can draw from it, and the importance of robust cybersecurity solutions like Imunify360 in safeguarding against such incidents.
Cybercriminals, in their relentless pursuit of exploiting vulnerabilities, have recently focused their efforts on a critical flaw in the WooCommerce Payments WordPress plugin. This flaw, tagged as CVE-2023-28121, is a perfect example of how an unauthorized attacker can impersonate users and potentially gain complete control over websites. The sheer scale and potential for site takeovers underscore the importance of deploying comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, such as Imunify360, to detect and protect against such threats in real time.
For Linux-based web servers, ModSecurity is an open-source web application firewall (WAF) that protects websites from specific threats. Most threats take advantage of poorly coded web applications either through cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection (SQLi), header exploits, session hijacking, and code injection. Web-based exploits are distinctive from network and protocol layer attacks, so they need different technology -- such as a WAF -- to stop them. Most applications have at least one bug, and it could be just one bug that creates a vulnerability. A WAF will help you stop exploits on these vulnerabilities. This articles provides more information about the following topics:
False positives from your monitoring applications can cause undue stress and unnecessary overhead for administrators if they do not have the security knowledge to identify them. If monitoring software reports inaccurate information, administrators unfamiliar with cybersecurity could make changes based on the application’s false positives that could harm the security and stability of the environment.