Are you protected against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks?

A “denial of service” attack is an attempt to overwhelm a server with excessive requests and so deny its users access to a website. The symptoms of a denial of service attack include slow network performance, unavailability of a web service or the inability to access a web site. The aim of a denial of service attack is to consume the resources of the server (bandwidth, disk space, or CPU time) so that the server becomes unresponsive. When considering website security, system administrators oft … [Read more...]

The Importance of SSL in Website Security

The majority of Internet related protocols including the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and the Post Office Protocol (POP3) are all unencrypted and send/receive information in clear plain text. This means that an attacker or cyber criminal can record and analyze Internet traffic and discover usernames, passwords, credit card information, social security numbers, dates of birth and so on. To increase website security data sent to and from a web … [Read more...]