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Happy New Year of the Ox

恭喜發財!

Best wishes for you and your family in this new year, from the Internet Solutions HK team.

Lunar New Year 2021

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Announcements

Logo Update

We are introducing a new logo design for our brand “Internet Solutions HK”. This simple and clean design represents our image for the year 2021 when we go back to basics, and focus exclusively on our core services of Website Hosting in Hong Kong to provide the best experience to our clients.

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Security Tips & Tricks

Fake Emails – Beware

Unfortunately, fake emails are increasing in popularity and are now more and more sophisticated. We will show you the top 2 types of emails you must be aware of to protect yourself against fraud.

Type 1: The email message with a file attached

This is the most dangerous type because if you download this file, usually with a legit name like “purchase order”, “new order”, etc you will be installing a trojan software on your computer. The objective of the hacker is that you download and try to open the file, this will install the malware using a common name difficult to identify. The script will then run on the background without you even noticing. Meanwhile, it will collect information every time you type something for example usernames, passwords, etc. Then it will send this information to the hacker that sent the file.

Example of Virus

Type 2: The email message with a “Call to Action”

This kind of email is the most common, but most people already know that it may be a scam. The main problem is that hackers are getting more sophisticated. Inside the message, you will find a “call to action” that will open a new page that may seem legit, for example, your email provider, Amazon, Netflix, or a social media account. They will ask you to “verify your identity” and ask you to input a username and password. After you input your login details, the website will show a generic error message like “Network busy, please try again later”. Then, the hacker will receive your information and because many people use the same login details over several platforms, the hacker will be able to login to more important sites, like your bank account, Paypal account, etc.

Example of Fraudulent Email

Tips to Avoid Being Tricked

There is no single recipe that will be 100% effective. However, you can use one or more of the following tips to get a better idea.

a) Fake or fraudulent emails will usually include generic information. Real or legit emails will usually include information that you can verify, for example, a valid Invoice Number, your Name, etc.

b) Fake or fraudulent emails will usually attach unknown files. Do not download any file that is not in a popular format like PDF, JPG or PNG. Any other file format will increase the change of getting a trojan or malware script.

c) Avoid any “call to action” from an unknown source. If in doubt you can reply to the email and ask for references and how the person got your contact email. But never download a file or open links from this kind of sender.

d) Beware of files from known persons that are not your frequent contacts. Confirm with the person by a phone call if indeed they sent you a file as their email accounts may have been compromised.

e) Double-check the source of the email. For example, our company will only send you emails from our main domains: internetsolutions.hk and ishkdomains.com. Any other sender should not be trusted. If in doubt please contact our support team ASAP (support at internetsolutions.hk) to verify the authenticity of the message.

Tips to Improve Online Security

a) Never repeat a password for different websites. In case one website gets compromised, the hacker will not be able to login to other sites.

b) If possible, use different usernames for different websites. Our Enterprise Email service has a very useful option where all emails sent to a nonexistent address will be forwarded to your main email address. Example: you register a new account for a social media platform. You can use “socialplatform@yourdomainname.com” and all messages will be forwarded to your real email account.

c) Always use strong and random passwords. Password Generator.

d) Enable the “View File Extension” option on your computer and avoid downloading any dangerous file with formats like .exe, .zip, .tar, etc that may include malware.

Windows tutorial: https://fileinfo.com/help/windows_10_show_file_extensions

Mac OS: https://www.addictivetips.com/mac-os/show-file-extensions-on-macos/

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Announcements

New Enterprise Email Design

Dear Customer,

We are excited to announce that your beloved Enterprise webmail now has a fresh new look! Welcome to a world of speed and stability.

Some of the cool new features awaiting you are:

Design Makeover

Personal and Global Contacts

Shared Calendar to synchronize meetings and schedules across your team

And some completely brand new features like:
Instantly import contacts from other accounts in one-click
Add custom signatures to each mail you send
View many mailboxes on one interface
Create identities, filter auto-responders, add reply-to addresses

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Tips & Tricks

Upgrading Latest PHP 7

Did you know that the latest PHP family 7 is twice as fast as the default 5.6 that around 50% of websites still use today? Here you can see a detailed benchmark where we can see the comparison using the most popular CMS WordPress with different versions of PHP.

We highly recommend all our clients to upgrade as soon as possible to the latest PHP7.3 that is already installed in all servers. However, make sure to always download a backup before and do a PHP Version Compatibility Assessment.

If you need help don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

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WordPress

WordPress – How to Update

WordPress 5.0 is being released tomorrow, December 6th. This release contains a major change to the WordPress editor. The new editor, code-named Gutenberg, is a substantial leap forward in functionality. It uses a new block-based system for editing which allows you to embed a wide range of content in your posts and pages, and gives you a lot of flexibility in laying out those blocks on the page.

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Deals

Promotion! 2nd Year 30% off!

We are glad to announce a brief promotion for all new Shared Hosting orders paid biennially. You will get 30% off the total amount! What are you waiting for? Go ahead and place the order for the best Shared Hosting in Hong Kong.

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Announcements

Litecoin Accepted

As always, Internet Solutions HK, one of the best Hosting providers in Hong Kong SAR, continues to update and keep up with current trends in the technology industry. We now welcome Litecoin, the sixth largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of $9 billion, as another method of payment that offers low transaction fees, anonymous and almost instant transactions.

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Announcements

Now Accepting Bitcoin

We are glad to announce that you can now use Bitcoins to pay for Website Hosting products. After a long period of testing and integration in our website www.internetsolutions.hk we are sure that this new option is safe and will bring convenience to many clients.

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. It is a consensus network that enables a new type of payment method and a completely digital form of money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is perhaps best described as ‘cash for the Internet’, but Bitcoin can also be seen as the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence.

Why Bitcoin?

The beauty of Bitcoin is that it requires no central servers or third-party clearing houses to settle transactions – all payments are peer-to-peer (P2P) and are settled in about 10 minutes – unlike credit card payments, which can take weeks or months before they’re finally settled.

Bitcoin is still a cutting-edge experiment in technology and economics, and like the worldwide web in 1995, its myriad potential, purposes and applications are yet to be decided. Is it just electronic money? A foundation for smart contracts and electronic shares? Is it underground and subversive, challenging the power of governments, or will it integrate into mainstream finance and go unnoticed? If you know the answers to any of these questions, or if you can figure out how to capitalize on them there may be many lucrative opportunities for you in the Bitcoin space.