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.
Shared hosting is beneficial for small hobby sites and personal blogs, but businesses might find that shared hosting limits growth. To start out, however, many site owners begin with shared hosting until their business grows and makes enough to justify paying for virtual private servers or dedicated hosting. For web hosting providers, it’s critical that servers run at optimal speeds and don’t harbor any malware. Security can be complex when hundreds of site owners with little knowledge of performance tuning and cybersecurity install applications on the shared server. With the right tools, site owners and administrators can keep their servers running at peak performance and keep them secure from common exploits. Keep on reading to find the answers to the following questions:
For years, cybersecurity has been reactive - incidents were identified and remediated after discovery. But having a reactive strategy means that you often clean up after the damage has already been done. It only takes a few minutes for attackers to exfiltrate data, so a reactive strategy is no longer best practice due to the massive revenue loss after a breach. Instead, organizations should push towards a proactive approach to stop attackers before they can do any damage and steal data. The article covers the following topics:
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:
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) give website owners more control of their site’s configurations and experience, so it’s no surprise that most website owners prefer it over standard shared hosting. Since customers have more control over server settings, VPS service is more challenging to secure. It’s still a virtual server connected to the network, so security for host administrators and customers should be a priority to protect data on the VPS instance and the host network. The articles covers the following topics related to Linux VPS security:
Ranking in search engine results is a valuable marketing tool for organizations, and losing this ranking can directly affect revenue. Search engines do what is best for their users, and one of those strategies is to remove hacked sites and those hosting malware. Google has its own scanner that detects hacked sites, but many site owners are unaware they’ve been hacked until they realize that they no longer receive search engine traffic to their sites. To help site owners fight threat actors and protect sites, shared hoster Create.com uses Imunify360 to detect, stop, and clean malicious content.