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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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This week in hosting

A successful “phishing” trip dominated this week’s headlines with an upcoming hosting industry event and the cleaning up of a mess involving domain names coming a close second and third. Here is an overview of this week in the hosting and web service industries.

Kevin Mitnick, FireHost and the importance of security

Following last month’s piece on the dropping of high-profile client Kevin Mitnick from provider HostedHere due to repeated attacks on his account and Mr. Mitnick’s subsequent finding of a new home in FireHost, I was left wondering why exactly FireHost was willing and apparently able to withstand the heat that HostedHere wasn’t.

TeliaSonera interrupts connection with Real Host

TeliaSonera, a Nordic telecommunications provider, has officially dropped its connections with Latvian-based Real Host. The decision was made after it learned about allegations on the web host company that its hosted sites are distributing botnet software. Among other suspicious activities are stealing credit card data and using an Adobe Flash vulnerability to infect computers of […]

FireHost’s hacker-protection plan puts company to test

Starting in December 2008, Dallas-based web host FireHost began offering hacker protection. According to the company’s president, Chris Drake, there was a definite need to create a stronger defense system. On FireHost’s blog, it points to a video by security vendor, Sophos, who also claims that 16,000 new websites get attacked each day. With those […]

FireHost extends web protection to small businesses

FireHost made an announcement yesterday that it is now providing small and medium-sized businesses a web-based application, security scanning solution. The scanning service tests 15,000 vulnerabilities every day, checing for hacking attempts such as SQL Injections, Cross Site Scripting attacks and header tampering. The company also offers a data loss prevention solution.

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